Dear Nancy Pelosi, You Don’t Need To Pay $13 A Pint For Good Ice Cream

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was slammed by lawmakers and media alike this week after she simultaneously blocked funds for America’s suffering small businesses, and showed off her gourmet ice cream stockpile.

House Republicans have attempted for over a week to pass a clean funding bill to replenish funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, of which all $349 billion available was officially depleted on Thursday. Democrats blocked the assistance, offering a counter-proposal with a wish-list of progressive propositions. As Republicans and even some Democrats begged for Congress to bail out more small businesses, Pelosi called it a “stunt” and claimed there’s “no data as to why we need it.”

Meanwhile, in an undeniably tone deaf move, the millionaire congresswoman from California appeared on CBS’ “Late Late Show” Monday, standing in front of a refrigerator that costs more than many Americans earn in a year, and opened her freezer to reveal it was full to the brim with ice cream and gelato.

Clearly, the staffer that thought this was a cute idea has yet to lose their own paycheck like 22 million other Americans, or at least they hadn’t until this video aired. Not to mention, any experienced communications staffer would also know the last time a politician indulged in ice cream gluttony, it made blaring headlines. “PRESIDENT GETS 2 SCOOPS OF ICE CREAM, EVERYONE ELSE 1,” as CNN’s chyron once read.

Of course, Pelosi should be shamed for her bad politics and lacking leadership during this time of crisis, but I’m here to talk about ice cream. Any ice cream connoisseur took one look at Pelosi’s freezer and saw stacks of cash. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, the colorful pints you see on the right, cost $13 per pint in the grocery store, or $68 for 6 pints if you mail order like the Speaker suggests in the interview. Talenti gelato, which she points out as her two chocolate favorites on the left, are $5 a pint, but still on the higher end of grocery story options.

I will concede, Jeni’s is very good ice cream. It’s a premium, Philadelphia-style ice cream, which means it doesn’t contain any eggs or yolks. It has a creamy and smooth texture — some even complain too creamy. Jeni herself describes it as a “buttercream body.” Their flavors are top-notch and are often perfect balances of salty and sweet, like the popular Brown Butter Almond Brittle. So I do not blame Pelosi for her obsession one bit, but there are other amazing, less expensive options.

As a resident Texan, my first recommendation has to be Blue Bell. The little creamery in small town Brenham, Texas, only delivers to 13 southern states to which it can drive within a day, and California is not included, but Pelosi has already established she’s happy to mail order. A pint of Blue Bell will cost you $2.57, a half-gallon $6, and you will not be sacrificing an ounce of flavor or texture.

When Blue Bell had to halt production in 2015 after a deadly listeria outbreak, some Texans hoarded their dwindling supplies, while others auctioned off their half-eaten cartons on eBay to the deprived. It was devastating, and Texans collectively fought for the company to make a comeback. When freezer aisles were finally restocked, one Kroger public relations rep said customers had vocal reactions, exclaiming “God is Good!” or “Amen!” So yes, it’s that good for costing $2.57 a pint.

Despite churning out cheese and other dairy products for over 100 years, Tillamook recently relaunched and rebranded itself into the ice cream competition, and quite successfully. It has a soft, fluffy texture, almost as if it’s been whipped, but doesn’t lose it’s creaminess. And a whole quart costs $4.99.

Häagen-Dazs will do in a pinch, and let’s be honest, it just sounds like something Nancy Pelosi would like. It’s also Ina Garten-approved. Being so creamy and thick, it just tastes expensive, and it’s usually $4 to $5 a pint. Pricey, but not Jeni’s pricey.

This winner may be surprising, but the Snickers ice cream bar, specifically the Snickers Dark ice cream bar, takes first place in the novelty frozen treat category. They’re only $4.19 for six at Walmart, and you can often find them for an even better price at Sam’s Club or Costco. This dark-chocolate bar, filled with peanut butter-chocolate ice cream, peanuts, and caramel, is everything you want in flavor and texture. Plus, you can eat it right out of the wrapper. No need to even get a scoop involved, Nancy.

I would hope that if Pelosi has a $24,000 refrigerator, she also has an ice cream maker somewhere in that chef’s kitchen. Homemade ice cream is undoubtedly the most delicious and cheapest ice cream. At a time when we are all baking our own bread and cutting our own hair, making our own ice cream is on the horizon with warming months of social distancing approaching. There are countless easy recipes, and you can make as much as you want for pennies on the dollar. If all else fails and you’re still missing the $13/pint confection, try making Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at home.

Obviously Pelosi is in no real need of ice cream recommendations as we’ve just seen some of her most extravagant assets. But perhaps she can finally get around to doing what she’s stalled on for over a week and support American small businesses like her local ice cream shop. If she won’t give them a loan so they can make payroll, she could at least buy a scoop. Maybe even leave a tip. I’m sure they will even sell it to her by the pint to put in her safe of sorbet.

via thefederalist


  1. This pos should be ashamed of herself but will never be. She thinks she is the elitist of the world. She is just a ‘cotchity old biotch’. The people that vote for this pos are fools. I am so glad I don’t live in CA., but I do live in IL. Which is not much better. Both have been run into the ground by demoncraps.

    1. Every place where Democrats are elected to office ends up being run into the ground. Just look at Detroit or Pelosi’s district of San Francisco.

  2. Nancy has no business in politics she can’t relate to the American people and the financial needs not everybody is wealthy Orwell off she has no idea what it’s like to work and struggle especially people with families trying to raise the kids she is selfish uncaring unpassionate person I have everseen in my 60 years old. Even Christians I’m on compassionate and caring to the needs of people that’s why I’m there organizations pass out free food to people in need she will stand accountable but the way that she is and how she lives only thinking of herself she don’t know what it’s like to suffer and do without she’s disgusting disgusting to even try to represent American people you can’t help people if you never been in the shoes you can’t have compassionate on someone if you never been in the shoes and because of her remarks in the way that she does things chose she doesn’t have any idea what it’s like describe them and trying to make a living and trying to make it in this life also Hardeep jealousy which is deep running in her soul shows buy the thing she does the President Trump trying to scam him and go against everything good he tries to do it’s hard jealousy that rules not a Caring Heart or Compassionate Heart Mia Li she’s disgusting very disgusting to represent America and the people she is who they need to cast out of there she doesn’t belong there instruments to be humble she needs to be very very humbled maybe if she loses her home and her money and her my frigerator and how refrigerator maybe then she might be humble green day’s going to come when she’s going to have to get down on her knees and beg for help if you don’t help those in need when you have the power in the means to do so someday you will be in those shoes disgusting despicable

  3. What! You mean everybody doesn’t have a $25,000 frig in their multi million dollar mansion!? Wonder what drug cartel paid for that? Maybe the same one that provides her with farm workers for her vineyards, and pays her millions under the table!

  4. She just needs to get out of politics now and stay out of politics period. She don’t know what it is like to stretch money like the poor people on Social Security does and live paycheck to paycheck. Let her see what it is like and make her resign and lose her pension and pay like most of us older people do.

  5. Pelosi needs to have an unfortunate accident where she finds out just what it is she done to obstructing America’s progress since her party has done nothing to help America but spent 3years trying to shamm the public with their hatred for losing the election of their “Queeny” Clinton to a much better and smarter person that she ever could be…where is Clinton and her aid to America in it’s time of crisis…hmmm?….Pelosi must be removed by any means necessary…ANY means!!!

  6. nasty is the corrupt daughter of the most corrupt mayor in the history of the country. his name was delasandro and he was owned by organized crime. during his reign, baltimore became the hub for heroin in the united states. the rotten apple did not fall far from the corrupt tree.

  7. pelosi cares more about having an ice cream in her mansion than passing $250 billion bill to save small business’s. she is a disgrace! douglas

  8. My attitude is to cut Nancy some slack. She thinks ice cream comes from refrigerators and always wondered where the ice cream was stored. Home alone with Nancy means she only ventures into the kitchen for at home manicure appointments.

  9. There is no bigger disgrace than Nancy Pelosi. The spawn of Hitler,,,she needs dynamite, where suppositories go….. Her and her crew should be sent to their on island (Alcatraz)… She and her Democraps should be sued for the monies spent on trying to impeach our President.. They should not get away with degrading our President and wasting our money in this way…..They should have to come up with this money wasted from their personal funds….and we would have no problem helping the American people financially during this Coronavirus pandemic.

  10. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Shiff and the rest of the Democrats should be SUED…just like the Chinese they take up for…..They should have to pay for their attorneys and all cost… plus the time and the effort and the money’s spent on this joke of an impeachment…..It is on tape 19 minutes after President Trump was swarn in they were already trying to impeach the people’s President….THE DEMOCRAT NEWS MEDIA. HAD BEEN SLAPPED IN THE FACE. BECAUSE WE DIDN’t listen to their political BS.
    Get rid of the swine in the swamp Then America will be GREAT AGAIN

  11. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schummer, and Adam Schiff should be thrown out of Poltics, sent to one of the countries where all the Illegals are trying to sneak into America, then put into a mental Instatution. I was a Democrat over 65 years ago when being a Democrat was a proud thing. When the Democratic party was truely for the American middle class people. Nowdays all they all care about is who will contribute to their compaigns, who will vote Democrat, and how many millions of Illegals they can let into our country. Just so they can get votes. All the Immagrants these days want is free programs, free housing, our jobs, free benefits and most of all how much money can they immediatly receive. The biggest things Democrats want now is turing our beautiful America into a communist socialist 3rd world country.

  12. The fact that Pelosi called a recess amidst this national disaster is despicable. She said “come to celebrate Chinese New Year in San Francisco, there is nothing to fear” tells us that she is partially responsible for maximizing the outbreak at a crucial stage. I hope her constituents can see her incompetence and Vote her out this fall. Pelosi is proof that America needs to eliminate all lucrative political careers and eliminate all taxpayer paid golden parachute retirements immediately

  13. Did she really think that showing off her expensive refrigerators and ice creams would endear her to the American people? I can’t think of a more despicable show of wealth when the country is on lockdown and many people don’t have jobs. Are her constituents as tone deaf as she is? She should have been voted out of office years ago. Lifetime politicians like her and Chucky Schumer think they own the government and can do what they want; they are the ones who have created the enormous debt that we have; yet they live like Kings.

  14. Hey, Nancy,
    Go home and eat your ice cream and leave the real patriots do the job that needs to be done, that would be President Trump and our team of conservatives who care about the people not the ice cream.

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