A tub of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Mint & Cookies 1L on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Connoisseur Mint & Cookies 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 Mint & Cookies 1L is any good? I bought a tub to see if it’s worth a spot in your freezer.

An unscooped pack of Connoisseur Ice Cream Mint & Cookies with the lid leaning against the side.
The ice cream ready to eat.

Is Connoisseur Mint & Cookies Ice Cream any good?

Connoisseur Mint & Cookies is a popular 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.

Each mouthful delivers a cool blast of mint-flavoured ice cream, which we have matched perfectly with our famous chocolate cookies. So delicious, it will take your breath away.

Connoisseur Website

Well, that’s one way of putting it. The mint flavour gives you a hard smack in the face. It’s punchy and hard to miss.

The guy in the orange below is Connoisseur Mint & Cookies:


Lovers of strong, minty food will enjoy this ice cream. However, I found it too much. It was chemical-like and reminded me of toothpaste. It’s similar to Indulge Mint & Cookies 1L.

The ice cream also has a thick, gummy texture thanks to the vegetable gums. Haagen-Dazs is a better option if you prefer ice cream with a more natural consistency that melts in your mouth.

Closeup photo of Connoisseur Mint & Cookies Ice Cream
The peppermint flavour has a kick.


  • Premium texture.
  • Good-sized cookie pieces.
  • Made in Australia.


  • Strong peppermint oil flavour.
  • Priced on the higher side.
  • Some will prefer a lighter texture.
A bowl of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Mint & Cookies with the packaging in the background.
The ice cream has its strengths and weaknesses.

What do other customers think about this tub?

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

Connoisseur Mint & Cookies Ice Cream receives mixed reviews, with ratings ranging wildly. Critics often compare its intense taste unfavourably to toothpaste, citing an overpowering mint flavour that is unpleasant.

Top down image of a scoop of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Mint and Cookies in a bowl.
The ice cream has mixed reviews.

There are comments about the tub’s pricing, some mentioning it’s only worth buying on special.

However, fans of the product praise its minty freshness and the inclusion of chocolate cookies, calling it delicious and a favourite in their household.

Overall, satisfaction with Connoisseur Mint & Cookies Ice Cream depends heavily on personal preference for mint intensity and value for money.

Holding a partly eaten container of Connoisseur Mint & Cookies 1L.
If you enjoy strong minty ice cream, this is the tub for you.

What are some similar products to try?

Indulge Mint And Cookies 1L: This alternative resembles the Connoisseur product with the same “mint extreme” flavour. However, Indulge is sold at Aldi supermarkets for a much cheaper price.

Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie 458ml: Excellent ice cream, but you’ll pay much more for the privilege.

Bird's eye photo of a scoop of Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Mint & Cookies 1L resting on the top of the pack.
This product is similar to Indulge, sold at Aldi.


The main dairy ingredients in this ice cream are skim milk concentrate or solids and cream.

Ingredients list: Dairy Ingredients [Skim Milk (Concentrate or Solids), Cream (Milk) (24%)], Water, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Solids, High Fructose Syrup, Vegetable Origin Emulsifiers [471, 322 (Soy)], Invert Syrup, Wheat Starch, Vegetable Gums (412, 410), Mineral Salts (500, 503), Salt, Colour (141), Peppermint Oil (0.07%), Corn Starch, Antioxidant (319).

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”.

A shot of the Connoisseur Mint Cookies packaging with some ice cream scooped on the top of the pack.
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 20.9g of sugar.

Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 67g

Nutrition table

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total7.6g11.3g
Dietary Fibre

What other flavours are available in the Connoisseur range?

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  8. Cookies & Cream.
  9. Caramel Honey Macadamia.
  10. Vanilla Caramel Brownie.
  11. Café Grande.
  12. Derwent Valley Raspberry & White Chocolate.
  13. Hazelnut & Murray River Salted Caramel.
  14. Hazelnut Chocolate.
  15. Matcha Green Tea With White Choc.
Top down view of an unscooped pack of Connoisseur Mint Cookies.
There’s a big range of Connoisseur tub flavours.

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 made from a family recipe. 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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