For over 100 years, Ice Cream has been the MVP when it comes to summer time treats. Unfortunately, New York State might sell some of the best, but we also sell the worst too.

The Ice Cream Industry has come a long way since Harry Burt founded Good Humor Ice Cream in the early 1920s.  Many of today's top Ice Cream Producers have discarded his vision of a product that is high quality and safe to consume for everyone to enjoy.

"Today, many Ice Cream brands put different chemicals into their products that can cause health problems. For example, various types of Corn Syrup have been used as a cheap alternative to Pure Sugar for the last 40 years in many products. However, studies show that continued consumption of corn syrup has been linked to Heart Disease, Liver Issues, and Type 2 Diabetes."

Which Of America's Worst Ice Cream Brands Are Sold in New York?

The website 24/7 Wall St has organized and ranked the Worst Ice Cream Brands in America based on user reviews and product ingredients. These are the Ice Cream Brands you should avoid that are sold in New York:

10) Blue Bunny

Blue Bunny made the list due to the fact that their vanilla-flavored products rely on artificial vanilla:

"If they’re using artificial vanilla, what other questionable ingredients might they employ? Fructose, mono and diglycerides, carob bean gum, cellulose gum, cellulose gel, carrageenan, tara gum, xanthan gum, guar gum, maltodextrin, and salt are all listed on Blue Bunny Homemade Vanilla Flavored Ice Cream. While not all of these ingredients have health concerns, all of them are completely unnecessary."


9) Good Humor

Some of their ingredients are questionable:

"The ingredients list for their Vanilla Viennetta includes nonfat milk, coconut oil, glucose-fructose syrup (wheat, corn), sugar, water, corn syrup, Whey Protein Concentrate, Mono and Diglycerides, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Ammonium Phosphatides, Carrageenan, Natural Flavor."


8) Friendly’s



2) Breyers Frozen Dairy Desserts

"The brand that once touted its list of easy-to-read ingredients now manufactures products that can’t be labeled ice cream as they are bereft of the creamy fat content that makes ice cream ice cream."


1) Turkey Hill

Turkey Hill manufactures some decent ice cream, but that's not why they landed at number one:

"Also like Breyer’s, Turkey Hill produces its share of lackluster, lower-quality frozen treats. They use the same principal offenders- cellulose gum, cellulose gel, and carrageenan- as other brands on the list."

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Road Trip Through New York's Ice Cream Trail

Did you know there's an ice cream trail here in the great state of New York? Yup. Created by Only In Your State, the trail takes you all throughout the Adirondacks, allowing you to "take in the sights of our tallest mountains and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of New York" while licking your favorite kind of ice cream.

Hop aboard the New York Ice Cream Trail!

Gallery Credit: Dave Wheeler

Is This the #1 Ice Cream Parlor in Upstate New York?

As a longtime travel writer who has clocked many thousands of miles traveling Upstate New York back roads and highways, I always find it hard to pass an ice cream parlor in the summer. I have been to waaaaay many more than my doctor says I should have. But, I do have a favorite. In one man's opinion, may I present to you the best ice cream parlor in Upstate New York for your consideration. Here are 20 reasons why we love Jerry's Place Ice Cream!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

These 10 Upstate New York Iconic Ice Cream Stands Have Earned Their "Cherry on Top!"

As the heat of an Upstate summer settles in around us this year, put "stop at an ice cream stand" on your to-do list! Here are ten that have been around for a very long time and continue to serve outstanding ice cream products!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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