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Sep082011

Ben & Jerry's Debuts 'SNL'-Inspired 'Schweddy Balls' Ice Cream

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Ben & Jerry's(SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.) -- Ben & Jerry's has immortalized musicians and other entertainers with its ice cream flavors like "Cherry Garcia" and "Phish Food," as well as "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream," but the company's newest creation looks to Saturday Night Live for its inspiration.

The naughty-sounding "Schweddy Balls" ice cream gets its name from an SNL sketch featuring Alec Baldwin's Pete Schweddy character discussing his irresistible family dessert with a pair of NPR hosts, played by Ana Gastayer and Molly Shannon.

The double entendre-loaded skit became a classic, so much so that in a statement about the new ice cream flavor, Baldwin joked, "For a long time, I thought that 'Here Lies Pete Schweddy' would end up on my tombstone."

The 30 Rock star seems happy to pass the mantle, saying, "Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond.  It is immortalized here, right now, and it's an ice cream."

For the record, the limited-run flavor is described as "Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls."

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