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Ben & Jerry's Gives Stephen Colbert A Scoop

"Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream" was named in honor of the comedian. It's vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel. Announcing the new flavor, Ben & Jerry's called it: "The sweet taste of liberty in your mouth." The Vermont-based ice-cream maker is known for naming its flavors after people such as Jerry Garcia, Wavy Gravy and the band Phish -- which Colbert sees as a political bias.

"I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda," Colbert said in a statement. "What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case." Colbert, star of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," is donating his proceeds to charity through the new Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund.