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BEST PACKAGED ICE CREAM

Please nominate some brands or flavors for best packaged ice cream. Small maker or large, odd flavor or normal, let me hear your choices. When l used to teach a food course, one class was on ice cream. On that night everyone would bring their favorite, homemade, artisinal, or commercial and we would pick. At that time Haagen Daaz rum raisin won three years running. Let's see what is new (or old ) out there.

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  1. I really like Ben & Jerry's chocolate. It's dense and chocolatey. Biggest problem? Finding it. No one seems to stock it regularly. Then again, maybe it's better that way.

    1. Blue Bunny peanut butter cup ice cream is really great...our other favorite is
      Publix fried ice cream (which is like cinnamon ice cream) was fabulous but I haven't seen that particular flavor in a long time...drat...we also love Publix mint choc chip ice cream.

      1. I haven't really tried many of the newer ice creams.

        Pretty much stick to Häagen-Dazs vanilla when buying packaged ice cream, but have given that up too because it's become too expensive.

        My real favorites were all taken off the market: Edy's Dreamery Vanilla, Cashew Praline Parfait, and Blue Ribbon Berry Pie.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5010...

        1. If it's going on a pie, cobbler, etc, I like Haagen Daaz vanilla bean. If I'm having it by itself I'm all about Ben & Jerry's Imagine Whirled Peace.

            1. re: beevod

              Edy's +1--the Slow churned light ice cream in Vanilla Bean isn't half bad either.

              But overall if calories don't count, Haagen Daaz Vanilla.

              1. re: iluvcookies

                Not sure what Edy's put in their slow churn, but the few times I've had it, I've had stomach cramping. Never experienced such except with some soft serves.