Bruster’s Ice Cream in Birmingham is selling a flavor called Good Heavens, made with Honey Nut Cheerios, peanut butter and vanilla ice cream. Burroughs, 20, is a mild-mannered guy who’s been known to say “Good heavens!” on the ABC reality series, and his gentlemanly exclamation inspired the flavor.
Burroughs, a Birmingham native, touted his signature ice cream on Monday’s episode of “Idol.” (Watch that moment in the video below.)
“It’s what I eat for breakfast,” he said.
“Idol” host Ryan Seacrest mentioned the sweet tribute from Bruster’s shortly before announcing that Burroughs was one of the show’s top 10 singers.
“Get me a pint!” said judge Katy Perry.
After Burroughs performed a cover of the Jonas Brothers’ “Lovebug” as a celebratory tune, a container of ice cream appeared on the “Idol” stage and was promptly stolen by Perry.
“I have secured the bucket,” she said.
All three judges had a taste of Good Heavens, along with Seacrest and Burroughs.
“That’s really good,” Lionel Richie said.
“We have a lot of spoon sharing going on right now,” Luke Bryan said.
Bruster’s, which has two locations in Birmingham, has been spreading the word about Good Heavens on its Instagram page, with a little help from Burroughs.
“SOOOOOO funny, I was shocked when they brought it out!” Burroughs said on Instagram.