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.
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Classic

Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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.)

Vegan

Nadamoo! Vanilla…Ahhh

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.)

Low Fat

Edy’s (A.K.A. Dreyer’s) Slow Churned Vanilla Bean

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.)

Gelato

Talenti Madagascan Vanilla Bean Gelato

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.)

Low Sugar

Halo Top Vanilla Bean

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.)