HOME > Chowhound > Chains >

Discussion

Ben & Jerrys, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery?

I'm planning on getting a custom made birthday cake and wanted know which place I should get it from. Does Ben & Jerrys, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery have the best cakes? Or should I just get it from a local grocery store?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. I can't comment on cakes, but I would rather lick my dog's bollocks for dessert than eat Cold Stone 'ice cream'.

    2 Replies
    1. re: ricepad

      Yeah, but what kind of mix-ins are we talking about?

      1. re: ricepad

        Don't sugar-coat it or anything...

      2. I don't like Cold Stone creamery because they're a gimmick, and don't like Ben and Jerry's because they sold out to the 'man', and Baskins Robbins is an inferior product, imo, so I go with Haagen Dazs every time.

        I've never been disappointed with their cakes.

        No to the grocery stores and Carvel, unless you have a realllllly good grocery store near you.

        3 Replies
        1. re: anonymouse1935

          anonymouse, I could have written your post myself. I agree with everything you stated.

          1. re: mels

            Haagen-Dazs is owned by Pilsbury and manufactured by Nestle, so I don't know how they lose to Ben & Jerry's on the selling out point. I would say choose what your taste prefer between B&J and HD, both of which are far better products than Cold Stone or Baskin Robbins, in my opinion.

          2. re: anonymouse1935

            Thanks for the suggestions.

          3. Go with Baskin Robbins - they practically invented ice cream cakes. Yum!

            1. Carvel. The best ice cream cakes. I guess this may not be an option depending on where you live.

              We used to get Baskin Robbins as kids. They are actually cake and ice cream. Carvel is pure ice cream with crushed oreo cookies separating the layers. So much better than BR.

              1 Reply
              1. re: Brian_G

                Thanks for the info.. I never knew that.

              2. Blue Bell ice cream....not a cake, but best ice cream

                1. I got a Cold Stone Creamery cake for a birthday last year and it was vile. I was really disappointed because I had been so excited to get it, thinking it would be fabulous. My family tends to rely on Carvel cakes purchased at the grocery store, but I'm not a fan - they taste very artificial to me, too. I can't speak to the others - planning to try a Baskin Robbins cake later this summer for my daughter's birthday.

                  1. Based on quality of ice cream I'd vote in order of preference: Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, Baskin Robins, Cold Stone.

                    From experience, I've only had an ice cream cake from Ben & Jerry's, which was excellent.

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: bluemoon4515

                      Depends on the flavor. Generally I think Hagen-Dasz is the best. Best basic flavors such as Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and coffee. Ben and Jerry's has more unusual flavors,and I don't care for the oreo crumbs between the layers on a Carvel cake. Cold Stone way over priced for a mediocre cake. Baski Robbins is OK.