Ice Creams You'll Love
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18 Irresistible Ice Cream Flavors from the Freezer Section

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Ice Creams You'll Love
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With so many brands of ice cream and so many flavor iterations on the shelves, deciding what to pick up at the store can seem overwhelming. (The options seem to get weirder by day with French's offering a mustard flavor and Oscar Mayer pitching an Ice Dog Sandwich.) So maybe you're looking to shake things up from your usual dessert routine and try something new. To help you narrow your selections the next time you get a craving for something sweet, Cheapism sampled some buzzy new flavors, some can't-miss classics, and even some vegan desserts to bring you the best freezer finds that will keep your sweet tooth satisfied this summer.

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Related: 27 Indulgent Ice Cream Sundaes Across America

Blue Bell Raspberry Fudge Brownie ($2.99 / per pint)
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Raspberry Fudge Brownie | Blue Bell Creameries

Price: $2.99 per pint
This is not your typical fudge brownie ice cream. Blue Bell's Raspberry Fudge Brownie features almond ice cream as a base, which pairs perfectly with the brownies and flakes of dark chocolate. Topping it off is a raspberry sauce swirl that completes the indulgent experience. A new addition to the Blue Bell lineup, it's available at Walmart, Target, and most major grocery stores.

Van Leeuwen's Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch ($7.99 / per pint)
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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch | Van Leeuwen

Price: $7.99 per pint
Van Leeuwen started out making ice cream from scratch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Today, they can be found in stores nationwide. Organic peanut butter and sweet cream form the base of this truly tantalizing treat. A brittle of caramelized sugar, peanuts, and cacao nibs are laced throughout, while mini-marshmallows are folded in. Wickedly amazing.

McConnell's Turkish Coffee ($8.99 / per pint)
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Turkish Coffee | McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

Price: $8.99 per pint
Founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1949, McConnell's just introduced their dairy-free, gluten-free line and it does not disappoint. Turkish Coffee has the consistency of real ice cream, but it's not quite as sweet. It's smooth and rich and has a full-bodied, complex coffee flavor. Made with pea protein, it has little flecks of espresso folded throughout. We went through a pint in about 10 minutes. McConnell's ice cream is available at retailers nationwide, and can also be shipped.

Haagen Dazs Amaretto Black Cherry Almond ($4.49 / per pint)
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Amaretto Black Cherry Almond | Haagen Dazs

Price: $4.49 per pint
There are some things that are so wickedly delicious they seem made to go together. In the case of Haagen Dazs' new Spirits Collection, that's booze and ice cream. These pints contain less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, so while you aren't likely to feel tipsy after eating it, this one's probably best reserved for the older crowd. We opted for the non-dairy rush of Amaretto, rich black cherry jam, and sweet toffee pieces. Cheers. This one's a keeper.

Turkey Hill Trio'politan ($5.49 / per 1.5 quart)
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Trio'politan | Turkey Hill

Price: $5.49 per quart
Giving the traditional Neapolitan ice cream a bit of friendly competition, Turkey Hill introduces its Trio'politan lineup. These pints combine three new flavors — not just the standard trio of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Mint Cookie consists of vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls, dark chocolate ice cream, and mint ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces, while American Dream features blueberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream with strawberry swirl and strawberry ice cream with chocolate chips.

Breyers Delights Mint Chip Reduced Fat Ice Cream ($4.99 / per quart)
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Mint Chip | Breyers Delights

Price: $4.99 per quart
Breyers Delights are lower in calories and fat than other ice creams, have natural ingredients, and come in eight new flavors that allow you to indulge without the guilt. We tried the Mint Chip — 310 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 20 grams of sugar per pint. Finally, an entire pint you can eat in one sitting and not feel like you've blown your diet.

Gifford's Maine Wild Blueberry ($3.99 / per quart)
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Maine Wild Blueberry | Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

Price: $3.99 per quart
The official ice cream of the Boston Bruins, Gifford's has been churning out quality ice cream since the late 1800s. The recipes all use a special blend of fresh milk and cream from local farms and Maine Wild Blueberry showcases wild blueberries sourced from Ellsworth, Maine. The result: an award-winning taste sensation. Gifford's can be found at major supermarkets and retailers from Maine to the Mid-Atlantic, as well as throughout the Midwest and as far west as Nevada.

Lopez Island Decidedly Chocolate ($5.99 / per pint)
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Decidedly Chocolate | Lopez Island Creamery

Price: $5.99 per pint
This Seattle creamery is only 20 years in the making, but it's been able to perfect delicious ice cream flavors on par with larger, familiar brands. They even make a seasonal licorice ice cream that is scrumptious. We tried Decidedly Chocolate lover's ice cream that is melt-in-your-mouth creamy perfection. Look for Lopez Creamery pints and quarts throughout Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.

Dryer's Edy's Simple Recipes Slow Churned Light Classic Vanilla ($4.99 / per quart)
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Slow Churned Classic Vanilla | Dryer's/Edy's

Price: $4.99 per quart
Vanilla is a classic, favorite flavor and Dreyer's Slow Churned Vanilla is no exception. It's a flavorful ice cream that is not too rich or too heavy. Using only fresh milk, cream, and natural ingredients — no rBST or artificial colors or flavors — and half the fat of its original line, it's a great value. If you live in midwest, east coast or southern states, you'll find it under the Edy's label, while in the western U.S., it's known as Dreyer's. 

Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ($6.19 / per pint)
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Cherry Garcia | Ben & Jerry's

Price: $6.19 per pint
Cherry Garcia — with its smooth cherry vanilla ice cream, chunks of dark chocolate, and cherry pieces — is still one of the best flavors the duo from Vermont churn. Named after the legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia, one would expect this flavor to be nothing short of spectacular — and it is. Plus, it's non-GMO and hormone-free. It's available at Krogers and most supermarket chains.

Baskin Robbins Pralines & Cream ($4.49 / per pint)
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Pralines & Cream | Baskin Robbins

Price: $4.49 per pint
This one's a classic flavor with a vanilla base and crunchy pralines that add a salty component to the affair. Even better, it's topped off with swirls of delicious caramel. Available at most major grocery stores nationwide.

Van Leeuwen's Sicilian Pistachio (Non-Dairy) ($7.99 / per pint)
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Sicilian Pistachio (Non-Dairy) | Van Leeuwen

Price: $7.99 per pint
It's been said that the finest pistachios in the world grow on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, where they acquire a unique emerald color and intense fragrance. It's these pistachios Van Leeuwen uses in their Sicilian Pistachio non-dairy dessert, made with housemade cashew milk, organic coconut milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, and organic carob bean. We love it.

Big Gay Ice Cream Rocky Roadhouse ($5.99 / pint)
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Rocky Roadhouse | Big Gay Ice Cream

Price: $5.99 per pint
In 2009, New Yorkers Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint opened their Big Gay Ice Cream truck. Since then, the duo has introduced new takes on the old-school ice cream parlor experience by mixing high-quality ingredients with guilty pleasures, traditional flavors, and the unexpected. Rocky Roadhouse is a milk chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate chunks, almonds, mini-marshmallows, and swirls of hazelnut fudge. It's extra gooey and extra delicious. It's available at grocery stores and retailer throughout the Northeast and California, and in select cities across the U.S. through Amazon Fresh.

Tillamook Marionberry Pie Ice Cream ($5.99 / per quart)
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Marionberry Pie Ice Cream | Tillamook

Price: $5.99 per quart
Tillamook is a dairy co-op located in Tillamook, Oregon and Oregon is the home of marionberry — a sweet, juicy type of blackberry. Marionberry Pie ice cream features them in jelly swirls paired with chunks of pie crust in a vanilla base. It's just like having a slice of pie a la mode. So good. And available at grocery stores and retailers nationwide.

Magnum Milk Chocolate Almond ($4.49 / Tub or 2 for $7 at Target)
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Milk Chocolate Almond | Magnum

Price: $4.49 per tub (14.8 ounces)
A base of vanilla ice cream is filled with almond pieces and milk chocolate shards, then surrounded by a layer of decadent milk chocolate you can crack with your spoon. An independent reviewer says it best: "Perhaps the best bit is that the chocolate layer doesn't just cover the top like many other varieties; it is coated around the outside of the tub and throughout the ice cream. This means that every serving has a good mix of smooth, light ice cream and thin chocolate pieces." Magnum's Milk Chocolate Almond and other flavors can be found at Target, Walmart and other grocery retailers.

Alden's Dough Yeah Cookie Dough Fudge ($7.19 / per 1.5 quart)
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Dough Yeah Cookie Dough Fudge | Alden's Organic

Price: $7.19 per 1.5 quart
Crafted in Oregon, this all-natural ice cream is pretty darn delicious and not a bad value for the money. Of their eight new flavors, we sampled Dough Yeah Cookie Dough Fudge — a vanilla based, non-GMO, ice cream ribboned with swirls of chocolate fudge. It's everything you want in a cookie dough ice cream and more. Available at Kroger's and most major supermarkets.

Talenti Organic Gelato Ginger Matcha ($5.99 / per pint)
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Organic Gelato Ginger Matcha | Talenti

Price: $5.99 per pint
While technically a gelato, we're willing to make an exception in a round up of ice creams for this frozen treat — and think you should, too. Talenti's latest sugar buzz comes in the form of ten new flavors, including four that are organic and one with less sugar. The Ginger Matcha is a green tea, ginger, and Japanese matcha-infused dream. This gelato is ultra-smooth and creamy. Talenti can be found in most major grocery chains and retailers across the U.S.

Talenti Organic Brown Butter Caramel ($5.99 / per pint)
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Organic Brown Butter Caramel | Talenti

Price:$5.99 per pint
Another worthwhile gelato exception from Talenti's new organic lineup, the Brown Butter Caramel tastes of a salted caramel gelato laced with nutty, smoky brown butter swirls and hints of bourbon, vanilla, sea salt, fresh milk, and cream. This is a deliciously decadent treat. Bonus: the gelato is packaged in BPA-free jars, which are also microwaveable and dishwasher safe.