Ben & Jerry’s Founder Whips Up 40 Pints of ‘Bernie’s Yearning’

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Some might say politics is a dish best served cold.

That’s why Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen decided to whip up a small batch of ice cream in honor of his favorite presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.

Cohen made 40 pints of a flavor he calls Bernie’s Yearning in his own kitchen after musing about it on CNN back in October.

At the time, Cohen told CNN’s Carol Costello that Sanders’ ice cream would be mint flavored, and topped with a giant chocolate chip that “represents all the wealth that’s gone to the top 1% of the population over the past ten years.”

“And the way you eat it is that you whack it with your spoon, then you mix it around. That’s the Bernie’s Yearning,” Cohen said.

Cohen made the politically-flavored ice-cream over the weekend. He’s giving away twenty-five pints in a contest run by Sanders’ campaign that launched Monday and ends at noon on February 3.

An online mock up of the ice-cream’s packaging says the flavor “includes a graphic description of what’s wrong in our country (in 3D frozen confectionary form).” It also promises that there is a “political revolution inside.”

It’s branded as “Ben’s Best” and doesn’t include a Ben & Jerry’s logo.

“Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. has nothing to do with this pint of ice cream. All costs associated with it, except from Ben’s labor which he volunteered, have been paid by Bernie 2016,” the website says.

The ice cream company, based in Vermont, is often outspoken when it comes political issues, though it’s stopped short of publicly endorsing a candidate.

Sanders has served as a Vermont Senator since 2007.

Cohen and co-founder Jerry Greenfield have each donated more than $1,400 to Sanders since he launched his bid for president last April, according to

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