Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream + Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream + Lemon Sherbet (Dollar Tree)

Ice cream is my favorite dessert. I’ll often choose it over most other options, including cake, pie, or even cheesecake. Moose tracks is my favorite flavor, with its rich vanilla ice cream swirled with fudge and dotted with chocolate peanut butter cups. I’ll eat just about any flavor, though.

Aldi sells a variety of good ice cream, ranging from simple minimal-ingredient ice creams to flavor favorites such as cookies and cream or chocolate chip cookie dough. I also like the ice cream options at Trader Joe’s, which include some amazing ice cream sandwiches as well as a delicious French vanilla.

Surprisingly, Dollar Tree also sells its own ice cream in small containers that come in at just less than a pint. At the time of publication, I found three flavors available at my local store: Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, and Lemon Sherbet.

Dollar Tree Ice Cream

The ice cream and sherbet each cost $1.25 for a 14-ounce container. Most ice creams of this size are sold in pint-sized 16-ounce containers. Dollar Tree is known to keep prices down by sometimes selling custom or unconventional sizes. In this case, they’re not selling a full pint and are offering 14 ounces instead.

These Dollar Tree ice creams come out to about 9 cents per ounce. For comparison, Walmart sells full pints of Great Value store brand ice cream — just two ounces more than the Dollar Tree ice cream — for about 9 cents per ounce as well at the time of publication. Of course, if you want name brand ice cream pints, those will cost more. A pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at Walmart runs about 28 cents per ounce at the time of publication. But if you’re okay with store brands, this Dollar Tree ice cream is on par with Walmart store brand ice cream in terms of price. You just don’t have as many flavor options at Dollar Tree compared to Walmart.

The Dollar Tree ice cream flavors are distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc., which is the company behind Dollar Tree store brands.

Each container has about 2.5 servings, with one serving being 2/3 of a cup.

If you’re wanting ice cream with simple, whole ingredients such as only milk, cream, sugar, etc., this isn’t the ice cream for you. These flavors contain ingredients such as corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, guar gum, locust bean gum, and carrageenan (although the lemon sherbet does not have carrageenan). But my family wasn’t expecting these to be health foods, and dollar stores aren’t exactly known for carrying lots of healthy food anyway.

All of these ice cream flavors were on the softer side when my family sampled them, so I recommend serving them right away once you take them out of the freezer because they seem to soften quickly. It’s possible this ice cream has more air whipped into it compared to other ice creams, which is a cost-saving measure some ice cream producers use and which would account for the softer consistency.

My family approved of all of these ice cream flavors. Sometimes we aren’t sure what we’re getting with dollar store food, but all of these ice creams were comparable to ice cream flavors we’ve gotten from regular grocery stores in terms of flavor and texture.

Read on for more information about each flavor.

Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

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The container describes this as “chocolate ice cream with chocolaty flakes and fudge swirl.” This has good chocolate flavor and a smooth consistency, with a few small ribbons of fudge swirl. The chocolaty pieces add a nice bit of crunch.

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Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving has 170 calories, 7 grams of total fat (9% DV), 5 grams of saturated fat (25% DV), 40 mg of sodium (2% DV), 22 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 15 grams of total sugars, and 11 grams of added sugars (22% DV).

Dollar Tree Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this flavor contains milk and soy. It was processed on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and eggs.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Dollar Tree Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

The container describes this as “artificially flavored cheesecake ice cream with strawberry flavored swirl.” This ice cream is as advertised: cheesecake-flavored ice cream with a gooey strawberry swirl. Unlike some cheesecake ice creams, this does not contain graham cracker crust bits or chunks of cheesecake. It’s pretty simple, but it tastes good.

Dollar Tree Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving has 170 calories, 8 grams of total fat (10% DV), 5 grams of saturated fat (25% DV), 100 mg of sodium (4% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 17 grams of total sugars, and 13 grams of added sugars (26% DV).

Dollar Tree Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk. It was processed on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and eggs.

Lemon Sherbet

Dollar Tree Lemon Sherbet

The container states, “enjoy our light & refreshing desert made with the finest ingredients.” This has a good, refreshing lemon flavor that we enjoyed. It reminds me a bit of lemon ices I’ve gotten at concession stands during the summer.

Dollar Tree Lemon Sherbet

Lemon Sherbet ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving has 150 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (2% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 30 mg of sodium (1% DV), 34 grams of total carbohydrates (12% DV), 23 grams of total sugars, and 21 grams of added sugars (42% DV).

Dollar Tree Lemon Sherbet

Lemon Sherbet nutrition information. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk. It was processed on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and eggs.

The Verdict:

Dollar Tree sells Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, and Lemon Sherbet. They’re all good in terms of flavor and texture and are comparable to similar ice cream or sherbet flavors we’ve gotten from regular grocery stores. They also cost about the same per ounce as other store brand ice cream pints. These Dollar Tree ice creams seem to soften quickly once out of the freezer (possibly because they have more air whipped into them compared to other ice cream brands), but otherwise we like all of these ice cream flavors.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Dollar Store Reviewer. A writer and editor, she also enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

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