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Ice Cream Battle

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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  1. 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. Vanilla Swiss Almond--no contest.

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

        absolutely amazing

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        1. re: westsidegal

          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.

        2. 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!

          1. I'd totally pick cookies & cream or Party Cake

            1. 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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              1. re: skippy66

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

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

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: swamp

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

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


                      1. 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.

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

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

                            1. For me it's Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin.

                              1. 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).

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

                                  1. Häagen-Dazs
                                    Chocolate Peanut Butter
                                    Rocky Road
                                    Pineapple Coconut

                                    Ben & Jerry's
                                    Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
                                    Chocolate Fudge Brownie

                                    Ciao Bella
                                    Maple Ginger Snap
                                    Roasted Hazelnut