Top 10 Best Ice Cream Companies

The Top Ten
1 Ben & Jerry's Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings Inc, trading as Ben & Jerry's, is a company that manufactures ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet.

Ben & Jerry's is worth a big Oh my gosh and a round of applause. Who, may I ask, doesn't like their flavors? My favorite flavor there is Fish Food. Does it sound disgusting? Well, if you've already lost your appetite, I really doubt you should still miss this flavor, because it's totally not made out of fish food! Basically, it's a whopping of chocolate ice cream with frozen chocolate fish inside. Your stomach's gurgling, huh? Well, I don't blame you! Stop by Ben & Jerry's before you die of hunger!

It was very hard to choose between this and Haagen Daaz, but I vote for Ben & Jerry's because it has a delicious variety of flavors. There are probably over 200 Ben & Jerry's flavors of ice cream. I love Strawberry Cheesecake the most, and there are so many other amazing flavors. Some that you can't even imagine in your head. Now excuse me, I must drive to the supermarket for anonymous reasons.

2 Häagen-Dazs

Texture and flavor... period. Most Americans must think Häagen-Dazs is some form of foreign motor oil. The richness of their product is enhanced with the finest vanilla available. It retains its firm texture when you put it in your mouth, so you know it's not a mushy texture.

In other words, it entices you to chew it so you can also appreciate the texture.

Aside from its rich, creamy, velvet texture and scrumptious flavors, being lactose intolerant, I can actually sit and enjoy a fresh bowl of ice cream with friends without worrying about discomfort to follow! I love it!

3 Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

Dairy Queen has a mix of great flavors and tastes delicious with every bite. It never gets old and is quick in making the ice cream and putting everything on it. All the employees at Dairy Queen are nice, funny, and especially polite if someone's impatient or takes too long.

When I think of ice cream, Dairy Queen pops right up in my mind. Nothing can ever take away Dairy Queen because it's great and fun. And I would take my kid there every day if I had one. Anyway, Dairy Queen is the best in the world to me.

4 Baskin-Robbins

Watch for Baseball Nut. It's only offered for a short time before the baseball season gets rolling. It's a nice vanilla with ribbons of raspberry and blueberry sauces through it, and nuts. My new favorite. Another top flavor is the pistachio almond. It's the number one pistachio I have tried. My son was addicted to the mint chocolate chip. I think he was right, as no other brand competes. Their number one seller is Pralines and Cream. That one will satisfy anyone's craving for an awesome flavor. I don't dare buy a half gallon, as it would be gone in no time. LOVE this store!

5 Breyers

Breyers ice cream is triple awesome. My favorite flavor so far is the Oreo Cookies and Cream. Getting some this weekend. I have yet to try Ben and Jerry's, seeing that it is number one on the list, it's now on my list of ice creams to try.

Grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and went to college in Texas. Many have tried to convince me that Blue Bell is the best, but Breyers prevails as my choice. Blue Bell does not have the creamy richness and bits of fruit as Breyers!

The brands of Breyers that say "ice cream" are the best. They know how to put in ingredients that are very good for a grocery store brand.

6 Blue Bell

Just like others have said, Blue Bell is the BEST! I, too, have tried just about every other brand, some that people bragged was the best...but no way, no how...NOTHING can beat the awesome taste of Blue Bell! It's not too sweet and artificial tasting like's just simply the BEST! I'm holding off disclosing my favorite flavor for fear that someone will discover it and buy it all up. I actually have to drive to every Publix grocery store in our town to find my flavor. They sell out so quickly! I'm on the Blue Bell Diet and loving every bite!

7 Cold Stone Creamery

It's the best Super Premium Ice Cream that I have ever tasted. Among their 20 Signature Creations, Cheesecake Fantasy is one of my favorites.

I also got the chance to Create My Own ice cream: Dark Chocolate flavor mixed with pecans, placed in a freshly made waffle bowl. It really tastes so good. Can't wait to get another 'Love It' cup this weekend and feel the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. The happy store personnel juggle, throw, and try to catch my ice cream. Watching them singing and dancing makes my day wonderful.

8 Turkey Hill

I think Turkey Hill is the softest ice cream. It could be in the freezer forever, and every time you get it out and scoop it, it's like cutting through butter.

Cookies and cream is great, one of my favorites. There is nothing better than dishing your scoops of ice cream into your bowl, then pouring a tad bit of milk over the top of the ice cream to give that ice crystal layer.

I grew up on Turkey Hill ice cream and I've become addicted to their Chocolate Marshmallow flavor. After moving to North Carolina from Pennsylvania, I was having major withdrawals since I wasn't able to find it down here. But after persevering, we found a store that sells it! Life is good again!

9 Friendly's

Absence does make the heart grow fonder! I grew up with this wonderful place in upstate New York. I haven't had Friendly's in 40 years, but just seeing the name makes me remember how delicious it was. Yum!

I know its chocolate is the best. Dutch chocolate, chocolate marshmallow, Chocolate Chocolate, any kind of chocolate is the best.

They are known to have the very best Chocolate Ice Cream anywhere! But I love the Pistachio and the Black Raspberry!

10 Blue Bunny

My favorites are the ones shaped as characters like Sonic, Pink Panther, Minion, Batman, SpongeBob, Dora, etc., and have gumball eyes! They were always my favorite as a kid. Whenever the ice cream truck came to my neighborhood, I would get it all the time.

I always compare the vanilla of different ice creams since every brand makes that flavor. I discovered this Blue Bunny ice cream a few years ago and have pretty much stuck with it. Smooth, rich, not too heavy, and flat out tasty.

Blue Bunny may not have the richest taste due to less cream fat content, but they are one of the best values for the money. Great go-to brand for normal indulgence. Good quality ingredients.

The Contenders
11 Edy's

Being from Philadelphia, PA, I was hooked on Breyers. It was smooth and creamy. After Unilever bought Breyers, it changed. It is now more like ice milk. So, I tried several others. Some were creamy and smooth, but the chocolate taste was not right.

Then I discovered Edy's. It is by far the best ice cream made. It is 10 times superior to any other ice cream. The chocolate taste is perfect, and it is creamy and smooth. You will not find a better ice cream than Edy's.

It's rich and creamy. They really put a lot of work into making it so that people will buy it and absolutely love it. I love it - best ice cream ever, especially their vanilla. Can't believe it's only number 7! Rocks on Edy's!

12 Amul

Amul is the only branded Indian ice cream company offering pure and innovative ice cream for all classes of people, something which no other brand can do. This is the reason why Amul is the best-selling ice cream in India.

I am a Canadian living in Toronto. I have tasted ice creams from almost 45 countries, belonging to different tastes, mixes, and cultures. I like Amul the best.

I really love it, but I can't resist eating it again and again, even when my tummy is full. I am also so happy that my country's company has got a good place in the world standard. Hats off to Amul.

13 Hershey's

Hershey's Ice Cream would be much higher on the list, but it's only available in about half the country, I think. I never see it out West. Salty Caramel Truffle, Banana Pudding, Extreme Chocolate - amazing quality ice cream and by far the best!

The only ice cream that does not whip air into it, while most other companies do. Great tasting ice creams.

The best ice cream I have ever tasted. Hershey's ice cream should be first ranked. This is not good.

14 Bruster's

Fresh, rich, and delicious store-made ice cream!

15 Perry's Ice Cream

Perry's is local, located in Western NY. They have a fantastic variety of flavors. My favorite is White Lightning, which is dark chocolate with streaks of white mint.

It is hard to find real dark chocolate in any brand, but here it is. They also have a plain dark chocolate. This is the chocolate that is healthy!

I moved away from Western New York, and with regard to groceries, Perry's is what I miss most. I have not found any brand I like as well.

The best taste of ice cream out there. Try it, you'll love it! So creamy and full of flavor.

16 Rossi
17 Green's Ice Cream
18 Bassetts Ice Cream

There is something unique about the flavor and creaminess of Bassetts. It tastes like cream, fresh from the farm. Their chocolate is the standard by which all others should be judged!

Because of limited distribution, it remains relegated to a low position. However, popularity does not equal quality. I urge you ice cream aficionados to seek this out and post comments. It's worth a trip to Philadelphia or to Sparks Steak House in NYC.

Bassetts is the real deal. If you ever try it, you would never want any of the supposedly top ten again. Well, maybe Haagen-Dazs.

19 Culver's Frozen Custard

Primarily in the Midwest, frozen custard is like heaven and the flavors are out of this world. You can see the custard being made, and the toppings are added just as you order. This is important because the salted pecans are crisp, not soft from sitting in a freezer. Check out their website and drool at the many flavors of the day.

I don't live near a Culver's, which could be good. I'd weigh 300 lbs if I did. Culver's hasn't come to California yet, but when I visited friends in Bakersfield, my host said he was going to take me to a place I'd really love. I was excited when we pulled into a sign that said "Freddy's Frozen Custard." However, they only serve two flavors, vanilla and chocolate. I guess I've been spoiled by Culver's!

20 Dairy King

What! What! What the heck is wrong with this company? They are clearly trying to take Dairy Queen's fame. Obviously, it will never happen though.

21 Natural Ice Cream

Your ice creams are really very nice and tasty.

Down-to-earth flavors! That's why I like them.

Real fruit taste with a great creamy texture.

22 Carvel

I love Carvel, flying saucers, brown bonnets, and ice cream cakes with crunch. This is in the top five in my book!

REAL ice cream. So many different flavors and always super fresh. The chocolate crunchies are amazing.

Why is this so low? I love their ice cream cake!

23 Dippin' Dots

Love the texture and coolness, just wished it was a little cheaper as it doesn't equate to as much ice cream. (Although I can understand the price of liquid nitrogen isn't very cheap.)

Wish there were more stores of this. Now I only see it in carnivals or amusement parks. Cool texture with the tiny spheres and good flavors. Pricing is a little high.

Kids like this ice cream more than any other. This is the future of all ice creams.

24 Cream Bell

The sach much of Cream Bell is the best in the ice creams that I have had. It is the closest to the actual fruit feel. I would love to have Cream Bell Ice Creams all day.

25 Dairy-Go-Round
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