Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sits alone at the top of most people’s ice cream rankings. Their variety, fun packaging and flavor names, general elite taste, and ability to satisfy every craving are just a few of the reasons we’ve seen this ice cream brand explode the past few decades. But which flavor reigns supreme? We have created a list of the 11 best Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors.
11. Pistachio, Pistachio
There are people who love pistachio, and then there is this. Pistachio ice cream with roasted pistachio in the ice cream. The name of this flavor isn’t to posture, it really amplifies just how much pistachio is in a pint of this Ben & Jerry’s favorite.
10. Mint Chocolate Cookie
For most, a simple mint chocolate chip ice cream is great. So is a cookies and cream. But put those two together and you have Ben & Jerry’s mint chocolate cookie iteration. It’s really the crossover event of the century that we all subconsciously knew we needed.
9. Phish Food
Phish food exploded on the scene after hitting the freezer shelves with its marshmallow and caramel swirl and the iconic fudge fish. However, like the band it namesakes, it slowly started to lose relevance and this one-time B&J’s titan slowly moved down the rankings.
8. Chunky Monkey
There is a very specific type of individual that enjoy’s Chunky Monkey. I mean, it is banana ice cream after all. This Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor is made with fairtrade certified bananas and is loaded with fudge chunks and walnuts. It is a great hack to make it seem like you’re eating healthy when really you’re still devouring ice cream.
7. Cherry Garcia
The ice cream for Dead Heads. The website calls it euphorically edible, which is what most of the world calls edibles. But while Cherry Garcia is revered and will always be popular, it’s probably Ben & Jerry’s most overrated flavor.
6. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Ice cream with a purpose. The fudge brownies in this iconic Ben & Jerry’s flavor come from New York’s Greyston Bakery, where producing delicious baked goods is part of their greater-good mission to provide jobs and training to low-income city residents.
5. Peanut Butter Fudge Core
Not every single one of Ben & Jerry’s fudge core flavors hit. But the Peanut Butter Fudge Core does. Peanut butter and chocolate will always be an iconic combination and the contrast of the gooey fudge center with the peanut butter cups works, and works well.
4. Half Baked
Cookie dough and fudge brownies. The fun part about Half Baked is that I usually only eat it when fully baked. Again, just like the Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Ben & Jerry’s teams up with local bakeries doing good to source their ingredients for this ice cream flavor making it a shoo-in for the Mt. Rushmore of flavors.
3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Sometimes, the original is the best. If you are looking for the best Ben and Jerry’s flavors, we recommend purchasing the classic chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Every single variation of this flavor, from the pint slices, to the chunks, to the low-cal or non-dairy pints, is the best. Life is better when you don’t overthink things.
2. Tonight Dough
Ben & Jerry’s and celebrity is a tale as old as time. For this flavor, it’s perfectly Jimmy Fallon, with two types of ice cream, chocolate cookie swirls and gobs of cookie dough. It’s rich and it’s perfect. You can’t go wrong with a pint of Tonight Dough.
1. Americone Dream
Fudge-covered waffle cones, caramel swirl, vanilla ice cream, and proceeds going to The Stephen Colbert AmeriCone Dream Fund? I mean, does it get better than this? Americone Dream is the elite of the elite when it comes to Ben & Jerry’s flavors and that will never change.