GLENDALE, Calif. -- First it was deep-fried Twinkies in the frozen-food section. Now Hostess Brands is adding more in the freezer, teaming up with Nestle on pints of ice cream featuring other popular Hostess products.
Keep an eye out around February for ice cream featuring Hostess CupCakes, Sno Balls, and, of course, Twinkies.
A Nestle spokesperson in Washington, D.C., said Hostess ice-cream pints will be available in mid-February at Dollar General and in convenience stores between February and May, based on the stores’ own schedules.
Twinkies Ice Cream features sweet buttercream-flavored ice cream, sponge cake pieces and a vanilla frosting swirl; CupCakes Ice Cream combines chocolate ice cream, cake pieces and a cream frosting swirl; and Sno Balls Ice Cream is a marshmallow-flavored ice cream with chocolate cake pieces and a whipped coconut swirl.
Another frozen treat is the Ding Dong Ice Cream Sandwich, which is scheduled to hit convenience stores by the end of December. Kroger will carry the multipack size starting in late January.
Other ice cream brands owned by Nestle USA, which is based in Glendale, Calif., include Haagen-Dazs, Dreyer’s/Edy’s, Skinny Cow and Drumsticks.
Hostess Brands Inc. is based in Kansas City, Mo.