What Is Moose Tracks Ice Cream?

There are two types of people in this world: those who don’t like chunks and bits and pieces in their ice cream, and those who can’t get enough of the stuff. We can’t say much for the former, but to the latter, we say: Today is your day. For today, we break down everything about one of the best chunk-based flavors out there, one that is fast becoming a stone-cold classic (it’s ice cream, so any temperature other than stone-cold would pose a problem): Moose Tracks! What is Moose Tracks ice cream and what does it have to do with Maine’s state animal? Let’s get into it.

What is Moose Tracks ice cream?

Known for its indulgent combination of creamy vanilla ice cream swirled with ribbons of rich fudge and studded with peanut butter cups, Moose Tracks ice cream was first invented in the late 1980s in Michigan. It’s a licensed ice cream flavor (hence the capitalization) owned by Denali Flavors. Denali also licenses flavors such as Caramel Caribou, Bear Foot Brownie, Kodiak Island Fudge, and Otter Paws.

What’s in Moose Tracks ice cream?

Luckily, no moose meat or fur can be found in Moose Tracks ice cream. Instead, it is characterized by its base of vanilla ice cream, ribbons of thick fudge, and generous chunks of peanut butter cups.

Why is it called Moose Tracks ice cream?

Moose Tracks derives its whimsical name from the concept that the tracks left by a moose traversing through the wilderness would resemble the ingredients scattered throughout the frozen landscape of vanilla ice cream. Or, in layperson’s terms, the stuff looks like a dang moose walked through it! Does that mean the peanut butter cups are meant to represent moose dung? Maybe!

About the Author

Joe Rumrill

Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929 by E.C Se- Wait, no, that's not right... Joe Rumrill is a stand up comedian and writer currently based in Los Angeles. His favorite thing about food is a close tie between the taste and the nutrients one gets from it. His least favorite thing about it is the "gritty, dirt-like quality some food has", but he's most likely referring to the time in third grade he was dared to eat playground sand.

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