The study stuck with classic vanilla ice cream and excluded both French vanilla and vanilla bean varieties in an attempt to have the truest comparison. The results showed that not all vanilla ice cream is equal in quality. Taste, appearance and consistency all varied greatly amongst the brands tasted.
The editors had several criteria when checking out pints of vanilla. They wanted a scoop that looked natural, froze well and could be enjoyed in a bowl, cone or à la mode.
The big shocker was that Ben & Jerry’s vanilla was not the winner, despite the brand dubbing it “the world’s best vanilla.”
So which brand was dubbed the best vanilla ice cream? Read on to find out the top contenders.