Ben & Jerry’s Introduces Schweddy Balls Ice Cream Based on the Alec Baldwin SNL Sketch

     September 7, 2011


Schweddy Balls: It’s not the cleverest bit Saturday Night Live came up with, but it’s among the most memorable.  For those unfamiliar with the sketch, Alec Baldwin is Pete Schweddy, the owner of Season’s Eatings.  He brings his specialty, the Schweddy Balls, to the NPR radio show Delicious Dish.  The next three minutes are filled with double entendres in hushed tones.

A decade later Ben & Jerry’s—the clowns of the dairy industry—have adopted the name for their newest flavor of ice cream, made up of “vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.”  That sounds delicious, but how could I eat it with Baldwin’s sultry voice playing in my head, talking about his balls?  Do you eat around the balls?  According to NPR, Schweddy Balls ice cream will be available for a limited time in about 30% of stores that carry Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  I’m not sure if I hope my store carries it.  The sketch is embedded after the jump.

Schweddy Balls ice cream.