Want some “Schweddy Balls”?
Ben and Jerry .. WTH?!?!? Schweddy Balls Ice Cream ?!?!
The seasonal treat was first made iconic in the Saturday Night Live skit by Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon as hosts of NPR’s fictional program “Delicious Dish,” and Alec Baldwin as guest Pete Schweddy – the owner of holiday confectionary company Season’s Eatings that specialized in spherical sweets.
Now, after thirteen years, you too can be a sucker for Mr. Schweddy’s misshapen, glistening balls – so long as you don’t mind them frozen.
Ben & Jerry’s announced its newest limited-batch flavor will indeed be “Schweddy Balls,” and will be released for the 37th season premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 24 .
“For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone,” said Baldwin. “Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond.”
So what exactly will this variation of Schweddy Balls taste like? Ben & Jerry’s said each pint will have a rum-spiked vanilla ice cream base with fudge-covered rum and malt balls aplenty mixed in.
Mmm, good times