If I go out for ice cream, I prefer soft serve. With sprinkles (or whatever your region calls them). Rainbow ones.
If there is no soft serve then I am team mint ice cream all the way. My backup plan is cookie dough ice cream.
Taste and review
But really I love mint ice cream. I'm so used to it being of a bright green hue. It almost doesn't look like "mint ice cream" without it.
Since Trader Joe's does not use any artificial coloring, I was staring at what looked like vanilla ice cream that had the most generous amounts of chocolate chips.
And as you were previously advised, you shouldn't look at the nutritional information. In a time of Halo Top ice cream where you can eat an entire pint of ice cream (depending on the flavor) for what ½ a cup of this will. No seriously, this is 320 calories of goodness.
The calories melt from the container to your mouth to your waistline.
If you understand the premise that this isn't trying to be diet food and is trying to be a rich indulgence, then this is really up there with the best mint ice creams I've ever had.
It's rich, creamy, and tastes completely natural. Mint ice cream has a bad reputation of tasting like mouthwash to some people. Not here though.
It was smooth, creamy, and will make any mint chip fan who isn't watching their caloric intake go yum.
For $3.99 it's not a bad deal for super-premium ice cream. Why is this labeled as super premium? According to the International Dairy Foods Association, "Superpremium" ice cream tends to have very low overrun and high-fat content, and the manufacturer uses the best quality ingredients." Overrun refers to the amount of air in the ice cream.
The quart of Trader Joe's Mint Chip Ice Cream:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package and scooped out you get:
Would I buy this again? If calories no longer counter then Trader Joe's Mint Chip Ice Cream would be my dessert of choice. With this calorie count, I'll keep this to special occasions only.
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The Bottom Line
Don't forget to share your thoughts by going to the "user review" at the bottom of the box (click on the number of stars you believe this product deserves) and leave a comment below.
You can also FOLLOW ME on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to see what I'm up to.
Trader Joe's Mint Chip Ice Cream
Product Name: Trader Joe's Mint Chip Ice Cream
Product Description: Trader Joe's Mint Chip ice cream is a super premium and super delicious ice cream option.
Trader Joe's Mint Chip Ice Cream is among the best mint ice creams out there.
- Trader Joe's Mint Chip Ice Cream is one of the best mint chip ice creams that I've ever had.
- Don't look at the nutritional label. Just. Don't. Do. It.
- No artificial green color.
I love mint chocolate ice cream. I will have to give this one a try. Thanks!
Hey aRENOlife! Would love to hear your thoughts on this when you get a chance to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by!
I love mint ice cream and do wish it come without chocolate sometimes. I understand there are peppermint flavor but what about mint ice cream. Or even mint sorbet. YUM!
Hey Alek! I agree with you. My absolute favorite is actually Candy Cane ice cream. There is one pink container that I look for in my local Stop and Shop around December. It's so minty and so good, but oh how I hate the fact that is seasonal! Mmmmm...the idea of mint sorbet sounds just awesome. Maybe even a mojito sorbet sounds pretty darn amazing. Thanks so much for sharing the awesome ideas!
I love mint chocolate chip ice cream but I'm not sure I can get past calories, sugar & fat content. I wonder if the mini cone mint chocolate chip is the same mint chocolate ice cream?
I did find a brand called Chilly Cow not to be confused with Skinny Cow that has a pretty great tasting mint chocolate chip with dark chocolate chips/flakes. They sell it as two half pints together. I think each half pint has 190 calories. And they also have bars. I like the portion control LOL. I am surprised that Trader Joe's hasn't gotten on this light ice cream bandwagon.
Hey Dag! You and I are on the same page on this one. I'm totally shocked they don't seem to have some sort of TJ's answer to Halo Top Ice Cream by now. But I never look at the nutritional labels before bringing them home. I'll have to keep an eye out for Chill Cow now 🙂 Thanks so much as always for stopping by!
Hopefully they'll get on the bandwagon with the lower fat lower sugar lower lactose ice cream or dairy free product. The Chilly Cow is ultra filtered so those with lactose sensitivity don't have unwanted side effects per se. That was the reason I tried it it initially. But it is really yummy as well as the brownie batter version. I feel confident Trader Joe's is not far behind.