A Definitive Ranking of All 27 Classic Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Flavors
Baskin Robbins is a classic ice cream institution.
With delicious treats and interesting flavors, there's something for everyone in this iconic shop. And while I'd happily eat anything Baskin Robbins has to offer, I definitely have my favorites among these tasty desserts.
Wondering what those might be? Keep scrolling for my definitive ranking of all 27 classic Baskin Robbins ice cream flavors.
To be fair, I'm simply not a fan of chocolate ice cream. There's not much to it, and it's often too rich to really enjoy a full bowl. That sad, there's nothing that special about the Baskin Robbins Chocolate ice cream. If you like chocolate I'm sure it's fine, but it's definitely not my first choice when I'm ordering a scoop.
Sorry, ya'll—very close to my hate for pure chocolate is my hate for anything even remotely coffee-flavored. And sadly, that's exactly what the Jamoca ice cream is. It tastes like pure coffee, which I'm sure is enjoyable if you want some bitterness in your creamy treat. I, however, love to lean into the sugar, so Jamoca definitely isn't my favorite.
25. Rum Raisin
When I think Rum Raisin, I can't help but think of the ice cream my grandmother likes to order. This flavor just isn't enjoyable at all. Raisins ruin everything, including this subpar ice cream.
Vanilla ice cream is just so "meh." As in, it's really, really boring. Why would I ever order a plain vanilla scoop when there are tons of deliciously intricate options to choose from? The Baskin Robbins Vanilla is fine, but I'm never going to head to the shop for a plain vanilla scoop.
23. Very Berry Strawberry
Strawberry is a classic ice cream flavor. Unfortunately, it's also included among the list of flavors that I just don't enjoy. It feels very one-dimensional, the frozen hunks of fruit often cause a surge of pain if you make the mistake of biting into them, which I often do. Sorry, Very Berry Strawberry—No. 23 is where you belong.
22. World Class Chocolate
No, no, no—I am not a fan of this flavor. It's white chocolate ice cream blended with milk chocolate ice cream. First of all, who in their right mind would ever eat white chocolate? Second of all, the combo is overly-sweet, with no texture to break up the taste. I will say it was light and fluffy, but after a couple bites I was ready to toss my cup.
21. Nutty Coconut
Now that we've covered all the flavors I absolutely wouldn't eat, we can transition into flavors that I might possibly eat, if the mood were to strike. The first of these is Nutty Coconut. In truth, this is a pretty enjoyable flavor. The almonds, pecans and walnuts give the scoop a crunchy texture, and they each bring their own flavor the mixture. The downfall is the coconut base, which can get overwhelming after a few bites. As a lukewarm fan of coconut, I could have happily downplayed that flavor in this dessert.
20. Jamoca Almond Fudge
I know I said I hate coffee ice cream, and I stand by that statement. However, the addition of almonds and fudge in this mixture makes the bitter taste bearable. I still wouldn't order a scoop for myself, but I wouldn't mind a few bites here and there.
19. Chocolate Mousse Royale
Yet another instance where I have to contradict myself—the Chocolate Mousse Royale ice cream is actually pretty good, despite it's pure chocolate flavor. Once again, the change comes from the added texture of chocolate flakes. Plus, the ice cream seems to be creamier and more enjoyable. Even if it's all in my head, I definitely like this treat better than the plain ol' boring chocolate.
18. New York Cheesecake
The New York Cheesecake ice cream isn't all that bad, but it's also not all that good. It doesn't really seem to have a standout taste, which makes it difficult to really enjoy. Despite the bits of graham cracker that create a nice texture, the flavor itself is too rich to eat an entire scoop, which is not how I want to feel about my ice cream.
17. Icing on the Cake
The Icing on the Cake ice cream should be good, but it's just not. The real problem here is that the flavor is just too sweet. With cake-flavored ice cream, cake pieces, frosting bits and a candy confetti ribbon, there's nothing to break up the cloying sugar that characterizes this flavor. I can feel my cavities forming with every bite—definitely not what I want to be thinking of while enjoying my dessert.
16. Daiquiri Ice
Daiquiri Ice is a very interesting flavor. It's pretty plain and uneventful, which would usually cause me to veer away from it. However, it's oddly refreshing?? It tastes like lime and it's light and fluffy, making it the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Would I order it all the time? No. But do I enjoy it? Yes.
15. Oreo Cookies 'n' Cream
Now we start veering into the really good stuff, starting with Oreo Cookies 'n' Cream. Considering this a flavor that exists in pretty much every ice cream shop on Earth, it's hard not to enjoy it. However, Baskin Robbins does it well. The Oreo to ice cream ratio is particularly on point, and there's an especially milky taste to this mixture. It's like dunking your Oreos in milk, without the annoying result of soggy cookies. However, despite all its positives, it's still not my favorite flavor, making the No. 15 ranking pretty accurate.
14. Cherries Jubilee
I'm not the biggest fan of fruity ice cream, but Cherries Jubilee is the one exception. This fruity flavor is delicious. Somehow, the chunks of cherries don't freeze into a solid mound like elements of the Very Berry Strawberry ice cream, making them a deliciously chewy addition. However, once you eat a whole scoop, the flavor can take on a kind of medicinal taste. It reminds me of the cough syrup I used to take as a kid. But—as I happened to like that cough syrup—I don't mind it all that much.
13. Chocolate Chip
Yet another classic flavor, it's really hard to go wrong with Chocolate Chip ice cream. It has a nice crunch and a smooth flavor, which is probably why it's such a fan favorite. While Baskin Robbins version is good, it's not the best. The use of semi-sweet chocolate chips tones down the sugar, but it can sometimes result in a sort of bland flavor. If you want a classic option that won't disappoint, this is the choice for you. If you want something that tickles your every taste bud, this flavor probably won't satisfy you.
12. Wild 'n' Reckless Sherbet
As a kid, I always veered towards the bright, electric color of Wild 'n' Reckless. And as an adult, I find that I still enjoy this sour flavor. Green apple, blue raspberry and fruit punch are combined to form this yummy dessert. The sherbet is definitely tart, which means it might not be what you're craving when you think ice cream. For me, however, it's a nostalgic nod to my childhood and a pretty darn delicious treat.
11. Rocky Road
I'm a big Rocky Road fan, which also means I have a very critical palate when it comes to this dessert. I enjoy the Baskin Robbins version—don't get me wrong. The texture is perfect and the flavor is everything you want out of a Rocky Road dessert. My one complaint involves the marshmallows. Instead of a gooey consistency that runs through the ice cream, Baskin Robbins marshmallows are tough little pockets that may or may not appear in every bite. Still a totally yummy flavor, but it could do with a little improvement.
10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
A similar, but improved version, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough definitely outperforms its semi-sweet cousin, Chocolate Chip. The addition of cookie dough bites really amps up the flavor of this treat, which isn't at all a surprise considering the popularity of this flavor. Unfortunately, the cookie dough parts tends to get a little tough and difficult to chew, which can affect the consistency of the dessert. Overall, however, I would happily munch on this flavor time and time again.
9. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
I'm of the opinion that you can add Reese's to anything and automatically improve its flavor. Well, maybe not anything, but that statement is definitely true for this dessert. Vanilla ice cream interspersed with peanut butter cups—what could go wrong? It's a particularly chewy dessert, so it's not always my top choice, but it's definitely on the list of my very favorite Baskin Robbins flavors.
8. Rainbow Sherbet
Ah, another refreshing treat. Rainbow Sherbet has an almost fruity taste that's a little tart, without fully delving into the realm of sour. While it has a refreshing flavor, it's also rich and creamy, making it everything you could want out of a light and airy ice cream. It's a flavor anyone and everyone can enjoy, no matter your age or specific preferences.
7. Pistachio Almond
I hated Pistachio Almond with a burning passion for a very long time. Then suddenly, I changed my mind. Now this yummy flavor is one of my all-time faves. Some people think of it as another grandma-level order, but I happen to think it's delicious. The pistachio ice cream is a classic, but the added addition of almonds introduces a new flavor and a satisfying crunch to this dessert. Plus, with its bright green color, it's hard to keep your eyes away from this satisfying treat.
6. Old Fashioned Butter Pecan
Yet another dessert that's not given the respect it deserves. To me, Old Fashioned Butter Pecan is always a winner. It's definitely sweeter than some other options, but the crunchy pecans add some interest to the flavor that actually makes me enjoy the sugar. I don't want it every time I go, but it's one of my favorite treats to order, so it definitely deserves to be No. 6 on this list.
5. Made With Snickers
Snickers are my favorite candy bar, so it should come as no surprise that Made with Snickers ranks at No. 5. This flavor combines vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and bits of Snickers together to create a mouthwatering dessert. It has a chewy texture, but the Snickers pieces are small enough that they're actually enjoyable, instead of a total pain to eat. It's good—there's really nothing more to say.
4. Gold Medal Ribbon
Gold Medal Ribbon basically has the best of everything. Chocolate, vanilla and caramel are combined in this flavor, resulting in a perfectly balanced dessert. The chocolate adds a rich flavor, the caramel adds a nice dose of sugar and the vanilla ties it all together. It's creamy, delicious and perfect for any taste, which is why it's No. 4 on my list.
3. Pralines and Cream
Even if you're not a fan of nutty ice cream, you have to admit that Pralines and Cream is a pretty amazing flavor. The Pralines add a dose of sugary crunch to the ice cream, but the real standout of this dessert is the caramel. It oozes throughout the creamy base, creating a flavor that's equal parts rich and sweet.
2. Mint Chocolate Chip
Mint Chocolate Chip is my all-time favorite flavor of ice cream. While I might be loyal to this delicious treat, I particularly love Baskin Robbins' version. It's minty and refreshing without overwhelming your tastebuds with a cloying peppermint flavor, and it has a perfect ratio of tiny chocolate chips that result in a flawless consistency. There's truly nothing bad to say about this delicious dessert.
1. Peanut Butter 'n' Chocolate
My undying love for Mint Chocolate Chip can only be outdone by one thing—Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter 'n' Chocolate ice cream. Truthfully, I don't think there's anything better than this delicious treat. The peanut butter is interspersed throughout the ice cream in delicious wafer-like mounds, filling every spoonful with the salty taste. Plus, the chocolate has a creamy texture that's neither too rich nor too bland. I can't go to Baskin Robbins without ordering this ice cream—it's that good.
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