Ice cream is one of those things that you really can’t go wrong with.
No matter if you like a creamy or soft churned variety, fruit-filled flavors or death by chocolate, in a cup or in a cone, there’s something for everyone. So what ice cream brands can you find at the Southeast’s favorite supermarket?
Publix has an entire aisle devoted to ice cream. Gallons, pints, bars – you name it. They offer private label as well as name brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Haagen-Dazs, Edy’s, Tillamook, and more. Prices typically start around $4.99 and go up to $8 or more for some of the specialty brands.
Publix Brand Private Label Ice Cream
Publix’s private label ice creams come in a variety of flavors and sizes. The standard Publix Ice Cream is offered in both a half-gallon and 4-quart size and comes in traditional flavor combinations.
|Publix Brand Ice Cream||Size||Sample Price|
|Publix Ice Cream||½ Gallon||$4.99|
|Publix Ice Cream||4-qt.||$8.99|
|Publix Premium Ice Cream||½ Gallon||$5.99|
|Publix Premium Ice Cream||1-qt.||$3.99|
|Publix GreenWise Ice Cream||1-qt.||$4.15|
|Publix Ice Cream Sandwiches||12 count||$4.31|
|Publix Fudge Bars||12 count||$4.39|
Private label (store brand) ice cream is a great way to sample many different product types and flavors available at a lower price point than what you’d find with national brands.
Publix brand ice cream is high-quality and often tastes better than some of their competitors.
It’s interesting to note that Publix ice cream is one of the very few brands that still offers a true half-gallon container. Many of the other national brands have gone to a 1.5 quart container, instead.
Publix ice cream is manufactured at the company’s own plant in Lakeland, Florida, where they make many of their other private-label products.
Publix GreenWise Ice Cream is organic and comes in a variety of flavor offerings. It’s one of the most budget-friendly options for natural/organic ice cream.
Publix Brand Ice Cream Flavors
Publix brand ice creams come in all the tried-and-true favorite flavors, plus some extra special edition options.
These flavors have their own cult followings, as many of them are only offered during certain times of year.
Publix Ice Cream Flavors ($4.99+):
- Party Time (vanilla-chocolate swirl)
- Fudge Royal
- Mint Chocolate Chip
Publix Premium Ice Cream Sample Flavors ($3.99 – $5.99):
|Cookies & Cream||Homemade-Style Chocolate||Rum Raisin|
|Moose Tracks||Chocolate Trinity||French Vanilla|
|Maple Walnut||Butter Pecan||Chocolatey Chip|
|French Vanilla||Heavenly Hash||Cherry Nut|
|Chocolate Almond||Banana Split||Brownie Moose Tracks|
|Mint Moose Tracks||Cappuccino Fudge Blitz||Chocolate Moose Tracks|
|Chocolate Cherish Passion||Dulce De Leche||Mint Chocolate Chip|
|Black Jack Cherry||It’s Your Birthday Cake!||Choc. Chip Cookie Dough|
|Bear Claw||Peanut Butter Cup|
Publix GreenWise (Organic) Ice Cream Sample Flavors ($4.15):
- Cookies & Cream
- Salted Caramel
- Chocolate Truffle
- Mint Chocolate
Publix Limited Edition Sample Ice Cream Flavors:
- Maple Tiramisu
- Strawberry Shortcake
- New Orleans Caramel Praline
- Hazelnut Amaretto Biscotti
- Irish Creme Salted Caramel
- Peanut Butter Pie
- Bananas Foster
- Salted Caramel Toffee Crunch
- Praline Pecan Bread pudding
- Caramel Mountain Tracks
- Deep Dish Apple Pie
- Marshmallow, Candy Cane & Cookie Blast
- Mocha Mud Pie
- Pecan Turtle Fudge
- Peppermint Stick
- Pumpkin Pie
- Santa’s White Christmas
National Brand Ice Cream
Publix offers more than just their own brand name ice cream products, so if you’re looking for a well-known national brand, they’ve got you covered.
|Ice Cream Brand||Size||Sample Price|
|Baskin Robbins||14 oz.||$4.69|
|Rebel Ice Cream||16 oz.||$5.99|
|Ben & Jerry’s||1-pint||$5.69|
|Mayfield Creamery||1.5 qt.||$6.23|
|Blue Bell||½ gallon||$6.59|
In addition to standard ice creams, there are endless options for ice cream bars, sandwiches, and other novelties.
Non-Dairy and Vegan Ice Cream at Publix
For those who don’t eat dairy products, there are still plenty of choices for frozen desserts at Publix.
The store sells their own private label brand of non-dairy ice creams with flavor options like Chocolate Cocoa Chip, Peanut Buttery Cocoa Chip, and Strawberry.
Publix non-dairy ice cream is sold in 1-qt. (32 oz.) containers priced at $5.99. Their larger containers are double the size of most of the other non-dairy ice creams you’ll find, making them a better deal for your dollar.
Non-Dairy Ice Creams
|Publix Premium||1 quart||$5.99|
|So Delicious||1 pint||$4.99|
|Ben & Jerry’s||1 pint||$5.89|
|Cado Avocado||16 oz.||$6.29|
|Planet Oat||16 oz.||$3.99|
In addition to true vegan and non-dairy ice creams, there are also several lactose-free options, like Breyers Lactose-Free and Lactaid Ice Cream.
Ice Cream Bars and Novelties
“Novelties” refers to an ice cream product that you can hold in your hand and eat, like ice cream bars, premade cones, popsicles, and so on.
It can also refer to small single-serving cups. Publix sells many types of novelties from many of the brands we’ve already mentioned, and then some.
These products are typically priced between $4 and $7 depending on the item, brand, and size.
Here are some examples of novelties available at Publix:
|Novelty Brand or Product||Sample Price|
|Magnum Ice Cream Bars||$5.49|
|Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bars||$6.29|
|M&M’s Cookie Sandwiches||$5.59|
Ice Cream Toppings and Cones
On its own, ice cream is a delicious treat. Still, covering it in tasty toppings or eating it from a crispy cone makes it even better. Publix carries a selection of items to turn your ice cream into a delectable dessert.
Some of the most popular ice cream toppings include dry chopped nuts, walnuts in syrup sprinkles, hot fudge, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, whipped toppings, and more.
As far as ice cream cones, you can get sugar cones, waffle cones, rainbow cones in a variety of fun colors, kid-sized cones, and even waffle bowls!
Here are some sample items that you can purchase to go along with your favorite ice cream flavors, and examples of what you could expect to pay.
Ice Cream Toppings and Cones
|Smuckers Walnut Ice Cream Topping||$2.69|
|Betty Crocker Parlor Perfect Ice Cream Rainbow Sprinkles||$5.39|
|Smucker’s Hot Fudge||$2.99|
|Hershey’s Hot Fudge Topping||$2|
|Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup||$3.29|
|Smucker’s Sundae Syrup (Caramel)||$2.99|
|Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup||$3.29|
|Diamond Chopped Walnuts||$5.19|
|Publix Sugar Cones||$2.35|
|Publix Original Cake Cones||$1.59|
|Publix Waffle Cones||$3.50|
|Publix Jumbo Cones||$2.35|
|Publix Waffle Bowls||$3.50|
The Bottom Line
Publix carries a wide selection of ice cream brands, flavors, and other frozen dessert products. Their private label ice creams are delicious and high-quality, and you can find them at a lower price point compared to the national brands.
Plus, Publix is one of the few ice cream brands that still comes in a true half-gallon size, making it an even better value.
If you’re dedicated to a specific brand or flavor of ice cream, you can still find what you’re looking for at Publix.
They carry all the top national brands like Breyers, Edy’s, Tillamook, Ben & Jerry’s and more.
The frozen novelties category is expanding all the time. As people have become more health conscious, the availability of low-calorie, low-carb, vegan, and non-dairy ice cream options have increased significantly. There are even ice creams on the market that are Keto friendly!
So, no matter what you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find an ice cream you like at Publix.
Their limited edition offerings are always popular, with new and exciting flavors coming out each season. But if you’re more of an ice cream purist, they’ve got the standard chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry options, too.
My name is Keren Tayler. I am a stay-at-home mama to three lovely girls, Sarah + Rachel + Hannah. Prior to becoming a mom, I had a successful career in the accounting field, steps away from becoming a CPA. I decided to give up on my career in order to raise my own kids (as opposed to letting a nanny do it, no judgment here :)) I learned a lot and I love sharing it with other moms. Along the way, I also became a Certified Food Handler.