Tasting ice cream in the Food & Wine Test Kitchen; Photo Isabel Slepoy
Think all vanillas are created equal? F&W staff sampled some of the most popular supermarket ice creams to find the creamiest, most deliciously vanilla offerings available for your summer pies. Here, the results, including an interbrand tie for the top spot.
Editor Favorite: Häagen-Dazs Five All-Natural Vanilla Bean, $4.99/pint
“Fantastic.” “This just rocks the house! Awesome all the way around.” “This has such a custardy texture - it's wonderful.” “A little too sweet, but nice strong vanilla flavor and smooth, creamy texture” “ Yummy - I love this one! Such great flavor. Tastes very natural.” “Perfect creaminess. Not too sweet.”