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Saturday 27 December 2014

Telebest: The 10 tastiest ice creams

10. Mendip Moments Lemon Curd
A very zesty ice cream that is one of a range of traditional flavours from Somerset-based Mendip Moments and won a gold star at the Taste of the West awards. It?s not hard to see why with its pleasant blend of sharp lemon and vanilla.
£4.49 (500ml), Mendipmoments.co.uk
10. Mendip Moments Lemon Curd
A very zesty ice cream that is one of a range of traditional flavours from Somerset-based Mendip Moments and won a gold star at the Taste of the West awards. It's not hard to see why with its pleasant blend of sharp lemon and vanilla.
£4.49 (500ml), Mendipmoments.co.uk
9. Daylesford Organic Rich Vanilla
This golden-hued vanilla ice cream, which is made on the Bamford family?s organic farm, is packed full of real vanilla seeds and has the creamiest consistency of any of the ice creams sampled. Superb.
£3.99 (500ml), Ocado.com
8. Waitrose Banoffee Pie
Who can resist Waitrose's take on the classic banoffee pie? Certainly not us. The layers of toffee and biscuit make this an irresistible summer treat.
£3.45 (500ml), Waitrose.com
7. Mackie's Chocolate Mint
Mackie's is more than just your average mint choc chip. This Scottish company uses only locally sourced ingredients in its tubs, so you can fill your boots with this creamy concoction without worrying.
£1.97 (1L), Mackies.co.uk
6. Beechdean Honey & Ginger
Sweet with a touch of spice, this ice cream is a taste bud tantaliser. The kick of ginger is balanced perfectly by the honey and smooth Jersey milk.
£2.95 (1L), Waitrose.com
5. Antonio Federici Caffee Espresso
This authentic Italian ice cream, which follows a Federici family recipe, has a delicate coffee flavour that doesn?t overpower the creamy ice cream.
£3.99 (550ml), Sainsbury.com
4. Haagen-Dazs Pralines & Cream
From one of the biggest names in the ice cream industry, this nutty sensation of caramelised praline pecans and gooey toffee sauce has been delighting the sweet-toothed for more than three decades.
£4.15 (500ml), Haagen-dazs.co.uk
3. Kelly?s Strawberries & Cream
Get the Wimbledon vibe with Kelly?s strawberry and Cornish clotted-cream ice cream. If you?re feeling fancy, serve it with meringues. If you?re not, devour it straight from the tub.
£3.56 (1L), Tesco.com
2. Ben & Jerry?s Phish Food
One of the thickest and richest ice creams around, Phish Food is full of fish-shaped chocolate chunks and lumps of chewy marshmallow. Not the most delicately flavoured ice cream, but a moreish treat.
£4.18 (500ml), Benjerry.co.uk
1. Purbeck Honeycomb Hash
This smooth, velvety ice cream is made by the Purbeck family on their farm in Dorset. It contains top-quality organic milk and nice bits of crunchy honeycomb.
£3.69 (500ml), Purbeckicecream.co.uk

To make the perfect scoop, one worthy of both the supermarket freezer and the artisan deli, it takes a mixture of fine ingredients. Here are our top tubs

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