Ice Cream for the Holidays

Comments 74 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The snow has stopped falling outside and although a cool treat may be the last thing on your wind-chilled mind, I have a something sweet to offer a few readers that just might warm up their day.

If I had a million flavours If I had a million flavours If I had a million flavours

Ben & Jerry’s has given me 5 pints of ice cream to give away in the hopes that people will consider ice cream as a holiday party host/hostess gift this season. The idea is that sure, you could show up with wine or crackers but sometimes the sweet surprise of Chunky Monkey, If I had 1,000,000 Flavours, or Cherry Garcia can light up any event. You can give the ice cream as a gift, keep it for yourself, or donate it to someone you think would really appreciate the treat this season.

To enter, just leave a comment or re-tweet this post and I’ll draw 5 winners on Monday. The pints of Ben & Jerry’s (in free coupon form) will then be mailed so that you can select your own flavours and pick them up whenever you like over the holidays. It’s just a small token of appreciation from me to you as you’ve helped have such a great year — and there’s even more things like this to come. Have a great weekend everyone!

Update: My winners are… Erin Maher, Kate T, Gloria, Robert, and Heather. I’ll send you each an email shortly to get your details. Congratulations!

74 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. lucFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 2:08pm PST

    Mmm, ice cream!

  2. VancityAllieFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 2:15pm PST

    Merry Christmas! I LOVE ice cream 🙂

  3. Patrick MeehanFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 2:17pm PST

    I like ice cream…

  4. Tyler IngramFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 2:26pm PST

    Will they still be around for Monday 😉 How will delivery be done? lol Yum.. chunky monkey

  5. Tyler IngramFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 2:27pm PST

    Ignore my question in the last comment.. I somehow missed the via coupon part

  6. RobFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 2:50pm PST

    Chunky Monkey is my favourite!

  7. Michael KwanFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 3:42pm PST

    I’ve never had it, but I really want to try Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream flavour from Ben and Jerry’s. 🙂 Can’t call yourself a part of the Colbert Nation until you’ve had a taste of the Kool-Aid ice cream.

  8. LynnFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 3:45pm PST

    There’s never a bad time for ice cream! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  9. HeatherFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 4:08pm PST

    Who doesn’t love ice cream as a gift? Merry Christmas! 🙂

  10. Miss604Friday, December 11th, 2009 — 4:10pm PST

    @Tyler yeah it could get messy otherwise 😛 the winners will get their coupons mailed to them directly (either that or they could get mailed to me and then I’ll dispense them but that may just take a bit too long at this time of year).

  11. A Little CoffeeFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 4:33pm PST

    Awesome idea! I never would have thought of ice cream as a hostess gift. Please enter me in the contest 🙂

  12. Julie NichollsFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 4:52pm PST


  13. RobertFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 5:00pm PST

    I love Coffee Ice Cream all-year-round.

    Maybe some 49th parallel espresso over Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla ice cream?

  14. klparrotFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 6:22pm PST

    Mmm, just finished dinner and some ice cream would really hit the spot!

    Congrats BTW, Rebecca, on the inclusion of your map in Google’s local experts’ favorites! (but your GE Ice Plaza pin is at Library Square, not Robson Square)

  15. JulieFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 7:00pm PST

    When my husband had H1N1 recently, the only cure for his grouchiness was a pint of Cherry Garcia…

  16. CathyFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 7:12pm PST

    Mmmm cookie dough..

  17. mariaFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 7:13pm PST

    This is a fun contest!

  18. miraj kFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 7:20pm PST

    wonder if they have ‘Tom & Jerry’ flavor?

  19. angelaFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 7:34pm PST

    so many yummy flavours to choose from! Such a fun treat!

  20. JenFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 9:22pm PST

    I love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, thanks for the entry!

  21. ElaanFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 9:36pm PST

    Ice cream for the holidays is never a bad idea! 🙂

  22. ApollineRFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 9:45pm PST

    good idea 🙂

  23. JenFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 10:07pm PST

    Ooh, I love ice cream! Thanks for the chance
    to win!

  24. BrendaFriday, December 11th, 2009 — 10:34pm PST

    ben and jerrys is my favorite ice cream brand! chocolate fudge brownie is my favorite : )

  25. AriaSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 12:41am PST


  26. PeterSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 12:45am PST

    I scream for ice cream!

  27. JillianSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 8:05am PST

    I wish B&J had a peppermint flavoured ice cream, but in the meantime, their mint oreo ice cream is phenomenal!

  28. ScratchySaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 8:12am PST

    Genius idea! I would love it as a hostess gift.

  29. NickiSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 9:24am PST

    Mmmm ice cream! Great idea!

  30. RyanSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 11:46am PST

    OMG.. If I had 1,000,000 Flavors is soooo good.

  31. GilSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 12:06pm PST


  32. GideonSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 3:58pm PST


  33. SarahSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 5:08pm PST

    More ice cream is eaten in the cold weather of winter than the hot summer weather. I might be contributing to that statistic!

  34. BrianSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 8:48pm PST

    So yummy!

  35. RachelSaturday, December 12th, 2009 — 9:22pm PST

    it’s never too cold for ice cream 🙂

  36. ErikSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 2:04am PST

    Oh I would love som Ben n Jerry in the cold, walking around in the streets of Vancouver and just enjoy!

  37. GarySunday, December 13th, 2009 — 2:41am PST

    Great contest! Count me in please!

  38. LiisaSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 2:50am PST

    Oooh, I love ice cream and I’ve never tried Ben & Jerry’s, although I’ve heard such good things about it!

  39. BJSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 7:16am PST

    I would take ice cream as a host gift any day…!

  40. Erin MaherSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 2:57pm PST

    I’m down for a little ice creamy goodness.

  41. LanaSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 8:01pm PST

    oooh! I love me some half baked. 🙂

  42. Duncan StephenSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 8:21pm PST

    I love ice cream!

  43. KateSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 8:55pm PST

    One of my favorite flavors is Phish Food.

  44. JosipSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 9:02pm PST


  45. AnnSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 9:05pm PST

    Ooh! Fantastic dessert!

  46. Jim DeLaHuntSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 9:40pm PST

    I’m about to link to you in a blog post of mine, so I might as well get my ice cream lottery ticket in return!

  47. JasonSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 9:56pm PST

    My favourite kind is chocolate.

  48. AnnSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 10:25pm PST

    What a sweet giveaway. Tehe.

  49. JaniceSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 10:26pm PST

    Would love a pint.

  50. KatSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 10:34pm PST

    Yum! My favourite is Imagine Whirled Peace.

  51. roseSunday, December 13th, 2009 — 11:49pm PST


  52. angelaMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 1:02am PST

    i like cherry garcia!

  53. GloriaMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 1:03am PST

    mmm chunky monkey

  54. NicoleMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:35am PST

    Mmm, even when it’s cold out, Ben & Jerry’s is so yummy!

  55. Jenneil PetersMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:36am PST

    chunky monkey i luv you!

  56. august95Monday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:37am PST

    Oh Ice Cream and snow. Great combo! 🙂

  57. HollyMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:37am PST

    thanks for the chance to win, I can remember the flavour, but it has chocolate swirled throughpour and is embedded with chocolAte covered cashews, yummy yummy…hope I win….

  58. PeterMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:38am PST

    I’ve never had any and consequently don’t know a flavour to pick.

  59. JenniferMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:40am PST

    Mmm, Caramel Chew Chew.

  60. Crystal AllenMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:42am PST

    I remember searching everywhere for Ben & Jerry’s icecream when it first became available in Canada. I used to drive down to Bellingham for it!

  61. Kate TMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:42am PST

    Mmmm … ice cream. I love it – even when it’s cold outside!

  62. Brian WawryshynMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:43am PST

    You had me at Chunky Monkey. 🙂

  63. Victor TangMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:51am PST

    ice cream is good for any season. 🙂

  64. Tanya RobertsMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:55am PST

    Yummy! I absolutely LOVE chunky monkey. Who thought that banana flavored ice cream could be tasty?! I would be more than happy to load that on my holiday apple pie…

  65. MaggieMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 9:58am PST

    You have the best contests!

  66. KelsMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 10:07am PST

    I love chocolate chip cookie dough…my fav flavor! But the 1,000,000 flavors one sounds interesting!!!

  67. JewelsMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 10:12am PST

    Ice cream is the cure all for a runnin nose and cough. Both of which I have. 🙂 I love Ice cream.

  68. RosemaryMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 10:30am PST

    Ben & Jerry’s is still my favourite – even if they did do away with Bovinity Divinity – the best flavour of ALL TIME.

  69. Carla ShoreMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 11:03am PST

    Gotta love Ben & Jerry’s!

  70. hansolocujoMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 11:05am PST

    Everyone needs ice cream over the holidays.

  71. rudy kehlerMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 11:14am PST

    B&J’s – haven’t tried it yet. I know – unbelievable. And yet, true.

  72. JenMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 11:37am PST

    If I had a 1000000 flavours is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

  73. TeresaMonday, December 14th, 2009 — 11:59am PST

    So good.

  74. VivienSunday, December 20th, 2009 — 10:51am PST

    Sounds yummy! My kids would love it!

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