A pint of Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough sitting on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough Ice Cream 458ml

Ben & Jerry’s is an iconic ice cream brand loved for its imaginative range of flavours. Their pints usually include a lot of extra chunks and swirls to keep things exciting.

I taste-tested the entire range to work out if they live up to the hype. This review looks at Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough 458ml. Find out if it’s worth a spot in your freezer.

Holding a container of Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough with a home freezer in the background.
A look at the front of pack.

Is B&J The Tonight Dough any good?

The Tonight Dough takes chocolate and caramel ice cream and adds chocolate cookie swirls. There are also big chunks of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie dough.

The sweet ice cream bases serve as a simple canvas for the mix-ins. Big cookie dough chunks are enjoyable, although some may find them a little grainy.

A lot is happening in the tub; it won’t be for everyone. If you prefer simpler premium ice creams, you’re better off with a Haagen-Dazs tub. 

An open pack of Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough 458ml with the lid resting against the side.
A lot of cookie dough can be found in this pint.

What inspired the creation of The Tonight Dough?

The Tonight Dough is inspired by the late-night show and its host, Jimmy Fallon. It’s created to make the perfect snack for late-night enjoyment. This unique pint is dedicated to the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a worldwide network of camps designed for children battling serious illnesses.


  • Indulgent, rich ice cream.
  • A lot of big cookie chunks.
  • One small tub lasts longer than you’d expect.


  • Expensive for the pack size.
  • The cookie dough is grainy.
  • It’s not made in Australia.
A vertical photo of the Tonight Dough pack and a scoop resting on the top of the tub.
The pint has its pros and cons.

What do other customers think of this ice cream?

I looked at online reviews to see what others think of this product. Here’s a summary:

The ice cream has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, although there were fewer reviews than most other flavours.

Reviewers consistently praise the ice cream for its rich, indulgent flavour profile. They highlight its combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and cookie dough.

Many describe it as the best flavour from Ben and Jerry’s – a perfect mashup of favourite flavours, creating a party for the taste buds.

A few mentioned their habit of consuming the entire tub in one sitting without regret. There’s a sense of loyalty towards the product, with some even humorously mentioning they would confront anyone who shares their pint.

A bowl of BJ The Tonight Dough with the container in the background.

What other pints are available in the B&J’s range?

  1. Chocolate Fudge Brownie write-up.
  2. Berry Revolutionary (non dairy) write-up.
  3. Chocolatey Love A-Fair write-up.
  4. Chewy Gooey Cookie​.
  5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough write-up.
  6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (non dairy).
  7. The Tonight Dough (non dairy).
  8. Cookie Dough S’Wich Up write-up.
  9. Half Baked write-up.
  10. Hazel-nuttin’ but Chocolate write-up.
  11. Mint Chocolate Cookie.
  12. Oh My! Banoffee Pie! write-up.
  13. PB Over the Top write-up.
  14. Phish Food write-up.
  15. Sofa So Good Together.
  16. Strawberry Cheesecake.
  17. This is Our Whirled.
  18. Tiramisu write-up.
  19. Triple Caramel Chunk write-up
Holding a partly eaten pack of The Tonight Dough ice cream to show what's inside.
There’s a big range of flavours made by Ben & Jerry’s.

What are some alternatives?

Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough is a unique flavour with little direct competition. Consider these products if you want something similar:

Much Moore Awesome Cookie Dough 2L: This is a good option if you’re looking for a cheaper family pack with fewer mix-ins.

Norco Cape Byron Classic Cookie Dough: Vanilla ice cream with pieces of biscuit, cookie dough chunks, and chocolate sauce. This tub has 9% cookie dough, while B&J has 14%.

Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 437ml: A creamy vanilla ice cream with cookie dough bites and choc chips. There’s less sugar cause they use erythritol and stevia. There are also fewer calories as reconstituted skim milk is the primary ingredient.

Closeup of a scoop of Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough.
There are a few similar cookie dough ice creams sold in Australia.


Cream and skim milk are the primary dairy ingredients for making this ice cream. The tub contains 9% chocolate cookie swirls and 7.0% chocolate chip cookie dough chunks. Pieces of peanut butter cookie dough also comprise 7.0% of the contents.

Ingredients List: Cream, liquid sugar (sugar, water), skim milk, water, wheat flour, sugar, canola oil, brown sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali), egg yolks, peanut butter (peanuts), corn syrup, eggs, butter (cream, salt), cocoa, expeller pressed soybean oil, butteroil, salt, chocolate liquor, tapioca starch, guar gum, natural flavour, vanilla extract, molasses, sodium bicarbonate, cocoa butter, carrageenan, soy lecithin.

Milk fat

Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother texture associated with superior ice cream.

Unfortunately, B&J doesn’t disclose the milk fat percentage in their products. I reached out to the company to get this information, but they responded with:

“We cannot give you the exact amount, but it is greater than 10%, meaning it is ice cream under the Australian and New Zealand regulations (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.5.6). We hope this information is helpful.”

B&J Customer Support.

Nutrition information

Frozen desserts aren’t good for you, so eat them in moderation. This Ben & Jerry’s pint has 7.5g of saturated fat per 100g and 25.2g of sugar.

Servings per package: 4
Serving size: 107g

Nutrition table

Quantity Per ServingQuantity Per 100ml
Fat, Total16.4g15.3g
Dietary Fibre
Top down photo of a bowl of The Tonight Dough frozen dessert.
The ice cream has 25.2g of sugar per 100ml.

About the manufacturer

Ben & Jerry’s is an American company known for its innovative, chunk-filled ice cream flavours. It was founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont, by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

The brand has built a reputation for its commitment to social causes and environmental sustainability.

Ben & Jerry’s operates as a subsidiary of Unilever following its acquisition in 2000.

B&J is recognised for its creative flavour names and focus on using fair trade-certified ingredients and cage-free eggs. It maintains a global presence, selling products in over 35 countries.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *