Spoon up this thick, rich, and custardy pick and you’ll never think vanilla is, well, vanilla again.To buy: $3.30 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets.
A lush texture and an intense flavor—thanks to real vanilla beans, not just extract—put this family-size tub over the top.To buy: $5 for 48 ounces, at supermarkets.
The Vermonters may be famous for their wacky flavors, but they’re even better when they play it straight, as with this dense, velvety confection.To buy: $4.40 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets.
Many chocolate ice creams are chalky, gritty, or bland. So it’s no surprise that this smooth and fudgy champ iced the competition.To buy: $6.50 for 48 ounces, at supermarkets.
Boasting just five ingredients—berries, cream, milk, sugar, and eggs—and zero artificial flavorings, this sweet and tangy pick keeps it simple.To buy: $4.80 for 14 ounces, at supermarkets.
Retro in a good way. Picture large chunks of juicy fruit and a glorious bubble-gum pink color.To buy: $5 for 48 ounces, at supermarkets.
Call it the crème de la cream: This smooth offering is made with organic chocolate wafers and locally sourced dairy that comes from family farms.To buy: $5 for 16 ounces, at natural and specialty food stores.
No skimping on the cookies here. You’ll find big pieces in each spoonful—with the filling deliciously intact.To buy: $5.40 for 56 ounces, Whole Foods Market.
Infused with bracing peppermint, this tasty pick is like taking a plunge into a cold pool: totally refreshing.To buy: $4.80 for 14 ounces, at supermarkets.
Ever wish that the Girl Scouts made Thin Mints ice cream? (Of course you do.) This chunky chocolate-and-mint combo is the next best thing.To buy: $4 for 32 ounces, Trader Joe’s.
Grandma’s favorite flavor gets a sophisticated rethink: Roasted pecans add a toasty-sweet note to a not-too-buttery base.To buy: $4.80 for 14 ounces, at supermarkets.
Light, fluffy, and chockablock with chewy nuts, this freezer mainstay may also be the best bang for your buck.To buy: $5.70 for 56 ounces, at supermarkets.Get Daily Finds via e-mailSee all Daily Finds from this month