The Best Vanilla Ice Cream for Pie
We got pie-eyed on vanilla ice creams to find ones that are worthy of your Thanksgiving table.
The competition for this category was fierce. HäagenDazs won us over with its richness, simple ingredients, and the one-two punch of vanilla extract and vanilla bean. It's a natural with apple pie. ($4.49 for 14 oz.)
Organic coconut milk is the first ingredient, but NadaMoo! won't hit you like a tropical tidal wave. This vegan pick is a creamy blank canvas, ideal for topping a tart pie like cranberry. ($5.99 for 1 pt.)
To be a little less indulgent, just slow your churn. Low-speed processing turns nonfat milk into this velvety treat. ($4.99 for 1.5 qt.)
Talenti's secret weapon is a touch of lemon zest. That subtle zing can cut through the richness of a buttery, sticky pecan pie. ($3.98 for 1 pt.)
Trying to cut back on sugar (beyond the pie)? All hail Halo Top. It's sweetened with erythritol, which doesn't have that cloying aftertaste. ($4.29 for 1 pt.)