5 Ice Cream Chains That Only Use Premium Ingredients

According to the company website, Big Gay Ice Cream is best renowned for its amazing soft-serve, which is created with all-natural milk, cream, sugar, and "a small bit of invisible emulsifier.

Big Gay Ice Cream

If extra decadence is what you're after, try one of Big Gay's packed pints created from egg-based recipes. These are denser, more indulgent, and have a lot more butterfat than the soft-serve.

Big Gay Ice Cream

Ben Van Leeuwen and his co-founders set out to make the best ice cream when they launched their ice cream company in 2008. They may have even just been successful.

Van Leeuwen

Van Leeuwen continues to be best recognized for its premium ingredients, while other flavours of ice cream at countrywide scoop shops and on supermarket shelves stand out thanks to their packaging and marketing initiatives.

Van Leeuwen

Award-winning ice cream maker and entrepreneur Jeni Britton Bauer uses a formula that she has spent 20 years refining to create Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.

Jeni's

The ice creams, which have been praised for their "smooth texture and buttercream body," are created from scratch with the finest ingredients, such as milk from family-owned farms, vegetables and fruits that are fresh, Fair and Direct Trade chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.

Jeni's

Due to its unconventional flavours and capacity to bring people together at its scoop shops, Salt & Straw ice cream has developed a cult following. Kim and Tyler Malek, cousins, founded the brand in 2011. It offers small-batch, seasonal flavours of ice cream produced using local cream and seasonal ingredients, including veggies.

Salt & Straw