Hostess Just Turned Twinkies and Sno Balls Into Ice Cream

Five years ago, we thought we’d have to stockpile our favorite Hostess treats when the brand filed for bankruptcy. They ended up making the sweetest comeback ever, and have more than made up for putting us on that emotional rollercoaster with delicious riffs on their classics. (Deep-fried Twinkies, anyone?) Now it’s a new kind of convenient-store snacks that are melting our hearts.

After one consumer in Ohio spotted Hostess-branded ice cream on shelves, news broke that both Twinkie and Sno Ball ice cream would be rolling out to stores nationwide. The Twinkie-themed dessert appears to be cake-flavored ice cream with vanilla cream swirls and sponge cake pieces while this rendition of the Sno Ball is marshmallow ice cream studded with chocolate cake pieces and a coconut swirl.

So far, it’s unclear when the cartons will be available, but Uproxx reports that fans should expect to see the limited-edition flavors at Dollar General and convenience stores from February through May. What’s more, Hostess Cupcakes will also makes its ice cream debut.

So far, it’s unclear when the cartons will be available, but Uproxx reports that fans should expect to see the limited-edition flavors at Dollar General and convenience stores from February through May. What’s more, Hostess Cupcakes will also makes its ice cream debut.

But we’ve also been tracking the rumor swirling that the coconut-covered cakes are getting turned into ice cream bars, too—with a chocolate ice cream core surrounded by a layer of vanilla ice cream and topped with pink coconut flakes.

TBH, we kind of wish they looked more like the OG Sno Ball and less like a Strawberry Shortcake bar … but beggars can’t be choosers.

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