Ben & Jerry's promises good times with Schweddy Balls
September 8th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
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No one can resist Pete Schweddy's balls.

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 with Alec Baldwin - fittingly enough - as host.

“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.

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  2. Dollykatz

    Where can I find it in MA. Want to bring it to a Halloween Partyh (adult party)

    October 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  3. vonspoo

    the only people worried about this are pearl clutching, attention w0reing, Gladys who are so desperate to be victims, they will complain about anything. not getting enough attention seeking material peeking in windows or looking over fences? the internet will save you!!! now you and your unloved hen pack can band together and lick each others imagined wounds! you hand wringing ladies can join one million moms and create a mega group, the BBOA (busy bodies of america) and take turns catching each other as you swoon and pretend to faint over every perceived offense! schweddy balls? karamel sutra? for the love of god won't anyone think of the children!!!!! stop the ice cream monstrosity now!!!

    September 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  4. Ballson Chinn

    I'm nuts about Scweddy Balls!

    September 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
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