20 Blue Bell Ice Cream Flavors, Ranked Worst to Best

Different Blue Bell Ice Cream flavors

Forever in the pursuit of discovering the best ice cream flavors—from Van Leeuwen's French-style pints to the best of Halo Top—it's time for a taste test of all the different flavors from Blue Bell Creameries. It goes without saying, of course, that ice cream is subjective, but that hasn't stopped us from ranking some of our favorite (and least favorite) food items before. When it comes to ice cream, it's important to consider creaminess, flavor profile, texture, and likelihood of coming back for more.

Keep reading for 20 Blue Bell ice cream flavors, ranked worst to best.

20 Blue Bell ice cream flavors, ranked

20. Chocolate Chip

Don't get us wrong, it's hard to mess up chocolate chip, but when it comes down to it, this flavor just isn't our favorite Blue Bell. One thing that does set it apart from other chocolate chip flavors is that Blue Bell uses dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, which keeps it from getting into "too sweet" territory.

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19. Natural Vanilla Bean

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Again, there's nothing inspiring happening here with this standard flavor. If you're passionate about vanilla (and specifically vanilla bean), you're going to love this no matter what, but there's no reason for it to be closer to the #1 spot than this—not with so many other tasty options in the lineup.

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18. Milk Chocolate

We're getting warmer, but the milk chocolate Blue Bell flavor still has us unimpressed. It's a reliable classic, of course, but if we're ranking flavor profile and edibility (which we are), it's middle of the road.

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17. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Blue Bell pulls its secret weapon out once again in its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor—and by that we mean dark chocolate chips. Yep, you'll find dark chocolate as well as chocholate chip cookie dough chunks throughout this vanilla ice cream, and we have to say, it really does make all the difference. Of course, if you can't get on the dark chocolate train, it might be too bitter for your palette.

16. Pistachio Almond

Hardcore pistachio fans might be turned off by the idea of combining the iconic flavor with another nut, but the addition of almond in this ice cream flavor is as unexpected as it is obvious. It's good, it's real good.

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15. Rocky Road

Reaching for Rocky Road every time you crave ice cream might be a little too heavy on the belly, but for those famished moments when you crave it all, this Blue Bell flavor understands the assignment.

14. Pecan Pralines 'n Cream

Bringing iconic Southern flavors to ice cream is what Blue Bell does best, and Pecan Pralines 'n Cream is no exception.

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13. Cookies 'n Cream

Interestingly enough, there are whisperings that Blue Bell was, in fact, the first to invent this ice cream flavor. If that's true, then eh, we're not that impressed, but either way, it's a solid flavor. Our one criticism would be more cookie, 'n less cream.

12. Coffee

There is coffee-flavored ice cream and then there is Blue Bell's coffee ice cream. If you want some milky excuse of a latte, then this flavor isn't for you, but if you're serious about caffeine, this might be the most coffee-flavored coffee ice cream you'll ever try.

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11. Black Walnut

Another shoutout to its Southern roots (Blue Bell originates from Texas after all), Black Walnut ice cream has passionate fans that live for this local favorite. It's a bold and rich flavor that's not quiet at all, so take your first bite with the expectation of a walnut explosion.

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10. Cherry Vanilla

If you want to make an ice cream float, we highly recommend jumping to #6, however, the one caveat to that is this flavor. Cherry Vanilla is our runner-up in the ice cream float category. Best of all, this isn't some boring cherry-flavored pint; there are actual maraschino cherry chunks in there, which is an absolute must for all cherry flavors IMHO.

9. Cookie Two Step

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Cookie Two Steps is lightyears ahead of anything that Blue Bell is doing in the Cookies n' Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough department. We had to pit other cookie ice cream flavors against each other, but that's literally the point of the ranking, so don't @ us. Ultimately, this is the better cookie cone, thanks to chocolate creme-filled cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough chunks.

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8. Strawberries and Homemade Vanilla

You'll notice a theme here, as "homemade" is the way to separate the sub par flavors from the standouts (and it's the same story with #5 below, too). While conventional strawberry is nothing to write home about, the combination of it with Blue Bell's homemade vanilla is an unexpected thrill that we can't get enough of. It's a milkshake in a cup (or cone!).

7. Moo-llennium Crunch

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Others may go as far as to say that Moo-llennium Crunch deserves to be in the #1 spot, but after much debating among our taste-testers, it settled here. It has a vanilla ice cream base with chocolate chunks, caramel chunks, pecans, chopped almonds, and walnuts come together to make it one nutty, salty, chocolatey scoop. Delicious as it may be, we found that it couldn't hold a candle to the six below—however, when your sweet tooth's hankering for all the fixin's, Moo-llennium Crunch ought to be your first pick.

6. Dr Pepper Float

Wow. Just wow! The only way to improve upon the delicious taste of Blue Bell's Dr Pepper Float flavor is to drown it in even more Dr Pepper by literally making it into an ice cream float. Kids love it, adults love it, and it's a well-deserved nightcap after a long day.

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5. Homemade Vanilla

Blue Bell puts the "homemade" in Homemade Vanilla, and we're here for it. It's difficult to describe what is so much better about this vanilla versus the other one at #19, but what it really comes down to more cream, less sugar, and an all-around more homemade feel.

4. Banana Pudding

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Hear us out—even if you never thought you'd be the person eating banana-flavored ice cream, there's a time and a place. And Banana Pudding-flavored Blue Bell is peak Southern ice cream. Try it—you won't be disappointed.

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3. Buttered Pecan

Another iconic Southern taste, Blue Bell does Buttered Pecan right. A pint of this is the next best thing to your grandmother's own pecan pie recipe.

2. Dutch Chocolate

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Whereas Blue Bell's conventional chocolate leaves something to be desired, the Dutch chocolate is everything you could want in an ice cream and more. It's creamier, it's richer, and just the idea of adding a scoop of it to a pie slice or a brownie has us salivating.

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1. The Great Divide

Half chocolate, half vanilla, The Great Divide is all the goodness you remember from those elementary school ice cream cups—and more. It puts your traditional neopolitan to shame, and there's no need to choose between two flavors when one scoop can get you both.

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