A tub of Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is part of the one-litre Irresistible range. If you’re thinking about buying a container, keep reading. I’ve tested this product to help you decide whether it’s worth the money.

What’s in a container of Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream?

A one-litre tub contains vanilla ice cream with tiny flecks of vanilla bean. It is sold at Coles Supermarkets throughout Australia and is positioned as premium ice cream at an affordable price.

An opened pack of Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with the lid resting on the side.
The ice cream ready to scoop.

Is this tub worth it?

Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream provides consumers with a good quality product at an affordable price. It bridges the gap between budget family packs of vanilla ice cream and premium tubs.

Coles Vanilla Bean keeps it simple. It’s perfect for anyone looking for no-frills ice cream that tastes good.

  • The vanilla bean flavour isn’t too strong, which will appeal to a broader audience.
  • A clean-tasting, smooth ice cream base makes it hard to stop eating.

A one-litre container means getting your money’s worth. It’s big enough to feed a whole family hungry for dessert.

A top-down image of Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream ready to be scooped.
Tiny specs of vanilla bean won’t appeal to everyone.

What are some similar products to try?

Extra milk fat in the Woolworths Vanilla Bean tubs provides a slightly creamier, smoother texture. However, the difference is minimal.

Bulla Murray Street Vanilla Bean uses fresh cream and milk along with free-range egg yolks. It’s a better ice cream than the Coles offering, but it costs more.

Shoppers looking for super-premium ice cream may prefer to pay extra for a tub of Haagen-Dazs. This tub costs extra, but it has a cleaner flavour profile and a more natural ingredients list.

If you’ve got an Aldi nearby, also check out my review of Kapiti Vanilla Bean which is delicious and affordable.

Murray Street Vanilla Bean 2L1% vanilla bean extract and seeds.
Woolworths Vanilla Bean 1L0.03% vanilla beans.
Coles Vanilla Bean 1L0.03% vanilla beans.


  • A tasty vanilla bean flavour profile.
  • The one-litre container offers excellent value.
  • Easy to find in Coles supermarkets Australia-wide.
  • Made in Australia.


  • Less clean ingredients label than Bulla Murray Street or Haagen-Dazs.
A partly eaten container of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
The vanilla bean flavour isn’t too strong.

What other flavours are available in the Coles Irresistible range?

Holding a tub of Coles Irresistible Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a blurry kitchen in the background.
Holding a tub in the kitchen.


The main dairy ingredients in this tub include cream and/or butter, milk solids, and skim milk concentrate. Mixed through the tub, there are tiny specs of vanilla bean, which make up 0.03% of the ice cream.

Ingredients list: Dairy Ingredients (Cream and/or Butter, Milk Solids, Skim Milk Concentrate), Water, Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup (Wheat), Emulsifiers (477, 471 from Palm), Vegetable Gums (412, 410), Natural Flavours, Vanilla Bean Seeds (0.03%), Natural Colours (Caramelised Sugar, Carotene).

Milk fat

Milk fat is essential in improving ice cream’s mouthfeel and consistency. More of it results in creamier, smoother textured ice cream you’d expect from the best products.

Coles Vanilla Bean ice cream contains 10% milk fat. That’s the same as a tub of Much Moore Awesome Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. For higher milk fat, choose a pack of Woolworths, Bulla Murray Street, or Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean.

A bowl of Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with the tub in the background.
The ice cream is similar to the Woolworths branded tub.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 1L has 9.8g of saturated fat per 100g and 18.6g of sugar.

Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 68g

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total11.5g14.0g
Dietary Fibre0.8g1.1g

Read more: Check out the Coles Vanilla Bean Ice Cream page.

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