A tub of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Classic Vanilla 1L on the kitchen bench.

Review Of Connoisseur Classic Vanilla Ice Cream 1L

Connoisseur has built a solid reputation in Australia for its ice cream tubs and sticks. Made by Peters, it’s a premium range that offers a wide range of flavours.

Are you wondering if a container of Connoisseur Classic Vanilla 1L is any good? I bought a tub to see if it’s worth a spot in your freezer.

Holding a pack of Connoisseur Classic Vanilla Ice Cream.
A close look at the pack.

Is Connoisseur Classic Vanilla Ice Cream any good?

Connoisseur Classic Vanilla is an excellent ice cream that’s rich, indulgent, and creamy. It’s a good option for consumers who want premium ice cream without the hefty price tag of super-premium pints.

The vanilla flavour is well-balanced – stronger than the cheapest tubs but not as punchy as some brands using vanilla bean. There is also a delicious taste of dairy that you won’t get from most bulk family brands.

No ice cream is perfect, though. The ice cream has a thick, gummy texture thanks to various vegetable gums. If you prefer ice cream with a more natural consistency that melts in your mouth, Haagen-Dazs is a better option.

A closeup photo of a scoop of Connoisseur Gourmet Vanilla Ice Cream resting on the top of the container.
The vanilla flavour should appeal to a wide audience.


  • Premium texture and excellent flavour.
  • Minimal air churned into the tub.
  • Made in Australia.


  • Priced on the higher side.
  • Some will prefer a lighter texture.
A bowl of vanilla ice cream with the Connoisseur packaging in the background.
Some will find the texture too dense and gummy.

What do other customers think about this tub?

I read hundreds of reviews for Connoisseur Classic Vanilla Ice Cream to get the general consensus. Here’s a quick summary:

The ice cream is well-received by consumers for its creamy texture and punchy vanilla taste. Many reviews mention its suitability for pairing with various desserts.

Critiques are minimal, focusing mainly on the product’s price. Some consumers find it expensive unless it is on sale.

Overall, the ice cream is mainly described as high-quality. Despite the higher price point, it remains a popular choice in the premium ice cream category.

Top down shot of a bowl of Connoisseur Ice Cream Classic Vanilla.
Reviews are mostly positive.

What are some similar products to try?

Bulla Murray St Ice Creamery Vanilla Bean 1L: A similar price but contains fresh milk, cream and free-range egg yolks.

Haagen-Dazs Vanilla 457ml: If you prefer the taste of vanilla over vanilla bean, this tub is hard to beat.

Bulla Creamy Classics Vanilla 2L: A cheaper option in a family-sized pack.

Sara Lee Creamy French Vanilla 1L: Another premium ice cream that uses vanilla flavour instead of bean extract.

A pack of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Classic Vanilla on a kitchen bench with a scoop resting on the top of the pack.
The options for vanilla ice cream brands are widespread.


The main dairy ingredients in this ice cream are skim milk concentrate or solids and cream. There’s 0.05% Madagascan vanilla extract and other flavours that aren’t disclosed.

Ingredients list: Dairy Ingredients [Skim Milk (Concentrate or Solids), Cream (Milk) (26%)], Water, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Vegetable Origin Emulsifier (471), Vegetable Gums (410, 412), Flavours (contains Milk), Madagascan Vanilla Extract (0.05%), Colour (160b).

Milk fat

Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother texture associated with superior ice cream.

Since Connoisseur updated their packaging, the brand no longer reveals the milk fat percentage. They provide the same info as Ben & Jerry’s, saying, “contains minimum 10% milk fat”.

Holding a partly eaten container of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Classic Vanilla 1L.
It has at least 10% milk fat.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. This tub has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100g and 19.6g of sugar.

Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 94g

Nutrition table

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total10.1g10.8g
Dietary Fibre

Other Connoisseur flavours

  1. Connoisseur Jam Donut.
  2. Crunchy Peanut Butter Ice cream.
  3. Baked Choc Chip Cookie Ice Cream.
  4. Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream.
  5. Cookies & Cream.
  6. Caramel Honey Macadamia.
  7. Vanilla Caramel Brownie.
  8. Café Grande.
  9. Chocolate Brownie Custard Ice Cream.
  10. Derwent Valley Raspberry & White Chocolate.
  11. Mint & Cookies Ice Cream.
  12. Camarosa Strawberry Ice Cream.
  13. Hazelnut & Murray River Salted Caramel.
  14. Hazelnut Chocolate.
  15. Matcha Green Tea With White Choc.
An unscooped tub of Classic Vanilla by Connoisseur.
A look at the the unscooped ice cream.

About the manufacturer

Peter’s is an iconic Australian brand founded by American expatriate Frederick Augustus Bolles Peters in 1907. He used his mother’s recipe, selling it from a horse-drawn cart in Sydney.

The brand became popular for its distinctive ice cream. In 1927, Peters expanded with a factory in Melbourne, marking the brand’s growth.

Now a subsidiary of European food giant Froneri, Peter’s Ice Cream remains a beloved treat in Australia. It produces a wide range of ice cream products.

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