Best-Rated Ice Cream Multipacks

Canstar Blue’s latest ice cream multipacks review compares brands including Connoisseur, Maxibon, Weis, ALDI Monarc, Coles, Streets, Drumsticks, Bulla, Woolworths and Cadbury on taste, consistency, range variety, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Best ice cream multipacks 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Connoisseur

Connoisseur was rated the cool pick in Canstar Blue’s ice cream multipacks ratings, with five-star reviews for taste, consistency, range variety, packaging and overall satisfaction.

Connoisseur ice cream

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Connoisseur scoops up best rating for ice cream multipacks

“I hate ice cream”, said no one ever. After all, it’s the go-to sweet frozen treat for every mood – for when you’re feeling peckish, cheerful, and of course for when life gives you lemons. It’s the dessert that never disappoints – and that’s why Canstar Blue set out to find the scoop on which ice cream multipack brands Aussies across the country rate the highest.

To do this, we’ve again surveyed more than 1,700 consumers for their feedback on multipack ice creams they’ve bought (from a supermarket or grocer) and eaten over the last six months. Respondents rated brands on taste, consistency, packaging design, variety, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that met the minimum required survey sample size (30 responses) are included in the results.

Connoisseur is back on top as the crème de la crème in this year’s ratings, achieving five-star reviews in five out of six categories ─ including overall satisfaction. It was previously rated best in our ice cream multipack ratings in 2020.

Best Ice Cream Multipacks

Connoisseur ice cream

Here are the best ice cream multipack brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:

  1. Connoisseur
  2. Maxibon (Peters)
  3. Weis
  4. Monarc (ALDI)
  5. Coles
  6. Paddle Pop (Streets)
  7. Magnum (Streets)
  8. Drumsticks (Peters)
  9. Bulla
  10. Woolworths
  11. Golden Gaytime (Streets)
  12. Cornetto (Streets)
  13. Cadbury

Connoisseur creamed the competition after receiving five stars for overall satisfaction and most other categories, while the remaining brands ended with four stars overall. Cornetto and Cadbury were the only exceptions, landing three stars for overall satisfaction.

ALDI’s Monarc brand was rated best for value for money, while Maxibon and Weis similarly impressed consumers on taste and consistency.

Top Ice Cream Multipack Brand – Connoisseur

Connoisseur ice cream compared

Any self-confessed ice cream connoisseur knows Connoisseur. It’s a leading brand of premium ice cream claimed to be made with fresh cream from Australian pastures and decadent flavours of sophisticated combinations. The Connoisseur range includes ice cream tubs and both mini & full-size ice cream bars (multipacks) with gourmet flavours such as:

  • Mango & coconut
  • Vanilla brownie
  • Salted caramel & macadamia
  • Mint & cookies
  • Blood orange & chocolate

Connoisseur was rated number one after scoring five-star reviews for taste, consistency, packaging, range variety and overall satisfaction. It got three stars for value for money.

Australia’s favourite ice cream flavours

Which ice cream flavour is best? It’s a question for the ages, but we may finally have an answer. Here are the flavours Aussies picked as their favourite in our survey:

  • Vanilla: 24%
  • Chocolate: 13%
  • Caramel or salted caramel: 12%
  • Cookies & cream: 10%
  • Mint chocolate chip: 8%
  • Berry: 5%
  • Chocolate chip: 5%
  • Neapolitan: 5%
  • Coffee: 4%
  • Fruit: 4%
  • Hokey Pokey: 3%

Other interesting finds from our survey results revealed that 10% of respondents eat ice cream every day during summer, with one in three (37%) stating they prefer to eat single serves compared to a tub – it certainly might help with portion control! Nearly one in five of those surveyed (15%) only enjoy the treat on special occasions and 14% feel guilty eating it. Nevertheless, 33% say they buy ice cream during their regular shop.

So, what is ice cream anyway?

Today is the day you find out you’ve been living a lie! The ice cream you have in your freezer might not actually be ‘ice cream’ at all! According to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), ice cream is officially defined as ‘a sweet frozen food that is made from cream or milk products or both, and other foods, and is generally aerated’. A food that is sold as ‘ice cream’ must, by law:

  • be ice cream; and
  • contain no less than:
  • 100 g/kg of milk fat; and
  • 168 g/L of food solids.

This means many of the ‘ice creams’ you buy from the supermarket are in fact confectionery due to the lack of dairy cream they contain. Generally speaking, we refer to all products in the freezer aisles as ice cream for the sake of our ratings. You know what we mean…

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 5,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have bought and eaten ice cream from an ice cream multipack from a supermarket or grocer (i.e. not from an ice cream store or café/restaurant) in the last six months – in this case, 1,762 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best ice cream multipack for overall satisfaction: Connoisseur was rated number one overall.
  • Best ice cream multipack for value for money: ALDI’s Monarc proved to provide the best bang for buck.
  • Best ice cream multipack for taste: Connoisseur was seen as the tastiest ice cream brand.
  • Best ice cream multipack for consistency: Maxibon was rated to have the best consistency.
  • Best ice cream multipack for range variety: Consumers rated Connoisseur to have the best flavours available.
  • Best ice cream multipack for packaging: Connoisseur scored best for packaging.

Here are the previous winning brands for ice cream multipacks:

  • 2021: Weis
  • 2020: Connoisseur
  • 2019: ALDI Monarc Utopia

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