A Definitive Ranking of the Best Ben & Jerry's Flavors
But what about the actual flavors of Ben & Jerry's? How do they rank when pitted against each other? Before you get ready to run to the grocery store and buy a pint of each to sink your spoon into to test the flavors for yourself (as good of an idea as that sounds), don't worry—we've done that work for you. With that said, let's dive into the most delicious definitive ranking of the best Ben & Jerry's flavors, starting with:
10. Salted Caramel Core
While the core flavors of Ben & Jerry's can be a bit divisive, we had to include at least one on this definitive ranking of the best flavors. Truly, it was no question which one earned its place here: the Salted Caramel Core. If you swirl your spoon just right, you get the perfect mouthful of ultra-gooey salty caramel with creamy dreamy ice cream, and that's a bite that's hard to beat.
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9. Pistachio Pistachio
We would have placed this one closer to the top of this list, but unfortunately, not everyone is a huge fan of this green goddess of a delight. If you are one of lucky ones with a palate well-developed enough to appreciate pistachio-flavored desserts (and honestly, even if you're not), we couldn't recommend this Ben & Jerry's flavor more.
8. Chunky Monkey
If you're a fan of the classics, then Chunky Monkey may be more of the flavor for you. It's everything you could ever want in a pint with its rich, creamy fudge chunks and walnuts for some much-needed texture, and it's all carried along by the distinctive banana ice cream. Nostalgia? Check. Good enough to eat for breakfast or dessert? Also check.
7. Phish Food
This one is so classic it could only ever belong to Ben & Jerry's and their iconic flavor combinations. It features chocolate ice cream, a caramel and marshmallow swirl and the extra it factor of fish-shaped fudge that's almost too cute to eat—almost.
6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Here's another one that we would have put higher on this list, except that we spend half the time eating it just digging out the little cookie dough pieces. Fortunately, they now sell those on their own, so we get to have the best of both worlds.
5. Half Baked
Combining the best of both brownies and cookie batter, Half Baked just squeezes past its cookie dough-only counterpart on our list of the best Ben & Jerry's flavors. It's everything we love about eating two forbidden delights, and we don't need to heat up an oven to pretend we're going to actually bake anything, earning it a strong No. 5 on this list.
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4. Netflix & Chill'd
The sole peanut butter-forward delight on this definitive ranking is Netflix & Chill'd, which is both delicious and fun to say. A peanut butter base strikes gold when paired with brownie pieces and a pretzel swirl, making this flavor the perfect accompaniment to your next Netflix binge-watching session.
3. Cherry Garcia
Is there any flavor more iconic to the Ben & Jerry's brand than the world-famous Cherry Garcia? We would argue not. Unless you just truly dislike anything remotely cherry-related, there's really nothing to not love about this chocolatey, cherry-y pint.
2. The Tonight Dough
Now we're getting controversial. Whether you care for Jimmy Fallon or not, this punny flavor is full of things you certainly are a fan of: caramel and chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookie swirls, chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough. All. In. One. Just try not to love it after giving it a go, we dare you.
1. Americone Dream
And finally, the real winner of our ranking of the best Ben & Jerry's flavors is (insert drum roll): Americone Dream. It's the perfect mix of classic ice cream cone goodness with the vanilla base and waffle cone pieces, but the fudge covering of said waffle cones and a final touch of a caramel swirl just cements this flavor as the greatest of all time—or at least until they come up with their next great creation, of course.
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