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Whinerdiner Feb 14, 2011 02:28 PM

Ok - so in our house we have an ongoing battle. Party Cake Ice Cream -vs- Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond. Every now and then we'll throw pistachio cashew (me) and cookies and cream (them) into the mix. We're looking for a tie breaker. What are your favorites?

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    lisabee RE: Whinerdiner Feb 14, 2011 02:43 PM

    Haagen Dazs' Five vanilla is my favorite ice cream. Only five ingredients and the vanilla flavor shines through. Oberweis Dairy's vanilla is outstanding, too.

    1. DonShirer RE: Whinerdiner Feb 14, 2011 06:06 PM

      Vanilla Swiss Almond--no contest.

      1. westsidegal RE: Whinerdiner Feb 14, 2011 09:51 PM

        recently found this one
        Palazzolo's Toasted Coconut Almond Fudge Gelato.

        absolutely amazing

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          CCSPRINGS RE: westsidegal Feb 17, 2011 10:16 AM

          I agree the toasted almond coconut fudge gelato is quite excellent, Palazzolo also makes a dark chocolate gelato that ranks high.

          But my ultimate choice is Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby.

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          jbsiegel RE: Whinerdiner Feb 15, 2011 03:42 AM

          Of the store-bought brands, I like: Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone, Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup, Edy's Drumstick and Edy's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

          Cold Stone, though, wins it for me!

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            meateater71 RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 04:12 AM

            I'd totally pick cookies & cream or Party Cake

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              skippy66 RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 05:01 AM

              I vote for Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone, Chocolate Peanut Butter and/or Dulce de Leche. If they would bring back Mayan Chocolate, I would vote for that as the very best ice cream, hands down.

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                skippy66 RE: skippy66 Feb 16, 2011 10:12 AM

                Ciao Bella’s Key Lime Graham Gelato is really good. I've been eating way too much of it lately.

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                beevod RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 06:24 AM

                My ,local store has begun carrying a brand called LaSalle. $2.49 the pint. Best vanilla I've ever had.

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                  California Sunshine RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 07:13 AM

                  Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Caramel Fudge. Sometimes hard to find, but Safeway seems to carry it consistently. Yum.

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                    swamp RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 08:33 AM

                    It is one of their flavors they rotate with others, but when Blue Bell make it I love Southern Hospitality. Homemade vanilla, with pineapple, pecans, and strawberry sauce mixed in. Very good.

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                      Uncle Bob RE: swamp Feb 16, 2011 09:10 AM

                      Love Blue Bell Ice Creams....I have a weakness for their Dutch Chocolate!!!!

                    2. ipsedixit RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 08:45 AM

                      If you're talking about pre-packaged ice cream, it's hands down the Bourbon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from Silver Moon.

                      http://www.silvermoondesserts.com/ind...

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                        Whinerdiner RE: Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 09:09 AM

                        As a clarification, I am referring to pre-packaged or supermarket ice cream - something we can pull out of the freezer when the bug hits. Thanks for the great suggestions so far, looks like we have some fun taste testing ahead.

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                          meateater71 RE: Whinerdiner Feb 17, 2011 03:22 AM

                          Totally cookies & Cream.WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            FitMom4Life RE: Whinerdiner Feb 17, 2011 08:56 AM

                            Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby. Or Choc Chip Cookie Dough. Or Cinnamon Buns. I'm sure there's more... :-)

                            1. al b. darned RE: Whinerdiner Feb 17, 2011 09:53 AM

                              For me it's Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin.

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                                ediblover RE: Whinerdiner Feb 17, 2011 10:27 AM

                                Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream.

                                Hard to go wrong with any of the quality brands. That is, as long as the flavor has at least one other texture/flavor (ideally, a crunchy or chewy).

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                                  GK in SO RE: Whinerdiner Feb 17, 2011 11:27 AM

                                  Ben and Jerrys New York Super Fudge Chunk, FTW!!! A true chocolate lovers dream!!

                                  1. Cheese Boy RE: Whinerdiner Feb 17, 2011 09:41 PM

                                    Häagen-Dazs
                                    ===========
                                    Chocolate Peanut Butter
                                    Rocky Road
                                    Pineapple Coconut
                                    Mango
                                    Strawberry

                                    Ben & Jerry's
                                    ==========
                                    Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
                                    Chocolate Fudge Brownie

                                    Ciao Bella
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                                    Maple Ginger Snap
                                    Roasted Hazelnut
                                    Pistachio

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