Our Favorite Supermarket Ice Creams

To find out, our experts blind-tasted seven store-brand vanilla ice creams as well as two famous brand-name ones: Breyers and Häagen-Dazs. Some of the ice creams we tested are billed as “premium,” like the Häagen-Dazs, Aldi, and Trader Joe’s products shown below. This means they usually contain less air and have a richer, denser texture (along with more calories, added sugars, and saturated fat) than regular ice creams, like Breyers. (Check out our review of 70 store-brand foods.)

What we found: All of the supermarket vanilla ice creams tasted great and were less expensive than the big name brands. What’s more, the supermarket brands we liked also had fewer additives—much like the pricier ice creams we tried. Here are our top choices. (Nutrition information is per ⅔-cup serving.)