Sticky Fingers: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Ice Cream

Dave Matthews once had his own brand of Ben & Jerry's: "Magic Brownies."
Dave Matthews once had his own brand of Ben & Jerry's: "Magic Brownies."
Photo by Jim Bricker

Ice cream is good -- especially in the summer and of course today. With the advent of the deliciously yummy Ben & Jerry's ice cream, among others, ice-cream companies have been naming their flavors after artists for years.

Ben & Jerry's especially has been at the forefront of naming their ice creams after watershed moments in history, including music. But they haven't named everyone yet. So go have that pint or half-pint of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream and read our list of a few more potential flavors.

10. Kiss, "Detroit Rock City": Since Kiss likes to market their name on everything including condoms, caskets, costumes and even dolls, Gene Simmons should let KISS have their own ice cream. Imagine this: a blackberry and vanilla ice-cream swirl with nuts and chocolate bits.

9. The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb": Though they weren't that successful, legendary U.S. pre-punk band the Runaways were the spark that inspired such artists and bands as the Go-Go's, Courtney Love and all the Riot Grrrl music. The ice cream would contain vanilla and cherries with a cherry-syrup blast.

8. Jimmy Buffett, "Margaritaville": Music and business mogul Jimmy Buffett has made a killing off of songs like "Cheeseburger Paradise" and "Margaritaville." Through both those songs, he has started a radio station on Sirius called "Radio Margaritaville," the Cheeseburger in Paradise and Margaritaville, plus plenty more. He should also have his own "Margaritaville"-flavored ice cream. Either one of his restaurants or Ben & Jerry's could sell it to all Parrotheads. It could come in two versions: One with alcohol and another without.


7. The Pretenders, "Mystery Achievement": You know how sometimes you get one of those dum-dum lollipops that says "Mystery Flavor" on the wrapper? That's what the Pretenders' "Mystery Achievement" vegan ice cream would be. One pint would be pineapple-flavored, the next maybe chocolate.

6. Gretchen Wilson, "All Jacked Up": Since the Jack Daniel's corporation seems to now sell barbecue sauce in addition to its whiskey, why not have a Jack Daniel's-flavored ice cream? However, in true Gretchen Wilson style, there would be two versions: One that actually has alcohol in it and one that only has the flavor, but no alcohol.

5. Psychedelic Furs, "Pretty in Pink": Named after the song that later became a 1986 film starring Molly Ringwald, this ice cream would have a light bubblegum flavor.

4. Elvis Ice Cream: The Elvis Ice Cream would be for true Elvis fans. It would have peanut butter and banana flavored with a honey and grape jam sherbet swirl. After all, this is inspired by Elvis's favorite sandwich: A peanut butter and jelly sandwich with bananas and bacon. (The bacon part would be left up to you!)


3. Trisha Yearwood, "The Wrong Side of Memphis": If you have ever watched country superstar Trisha Yearwood's new cooking show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, on the Food Network, you will know that her food looks delicious. One thing that caught my eye the last time I saw her show was her Key Lime Cake. It looks delicious and would be delicious as an ice cream or even a sherbet.

2. Rolling Stones, "Sticky Fingers": Imagine this: a Cadbury Flake chocolate bar (British import) crumbled up into a crème brûlée swirl topped off with a taste of brown sugar. To take a quote from the ever popular Rolling Stones song "Brown Sugar" -- "Ah, brown sugar, how come you taste so good?"

1. The Human League, "Total Panic": Taken from the B-side to "(Keep Feeling) Fascination," this ice cream would be a berry explosion. It would have a dash of strawberry, boysenberry and a hint of cherry. However, it would also have milk chocolate in it.

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