A front-on image of a tub of Haagen-Dazs Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream on a kitchen countertop

Review Of Haagen-Dazs Macaron Strawberry & Raspberry Ice Cream

Haagen-Dazs makes one of my favourite vanilla ice creams, but how well does it make more complex flavours?

In this review, I’ll look at their Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream 420ml tub. I’ll help you decide if it’s worth the money.

A freezer stuffed with tubs of Haagen-Dazs.
Time to get busy tasting!

Quick overview

Haagen-Dazs Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream sits on supermarket shelves in the super-premium section. It competes with brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Connoisseur, and Murray Street Ice Creamery.

Artisanal tubs made by local producers also challenge them for much-prized retail shelf space.

Two flavour varieties from the Macaron Range on a kitchen bench with blurred background.
The Macaron range has two products.

The Macaron Range is a collaboration between Haagen-Dazs and Pierre Hermé, a French food maker. They make all the good stuff, like pastries, ice cream, chocolates, cakes, and macarons.

The release of this collab makes sense; they’re both firmly positioned as high-end food brands and have their production facilities in France.

A hand holding a tub of Haagen-Dazs Pierre Herme Paris Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream.
Will the ice cream match the impressive packaging?

Is this tub any good?

Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream is a mixed bag. On the positive side, its ice cream base contains a lot of cream and milk, resulting in 16% milk fat. That makes for smooth, creamy ice cream that’s rich and indulgent.

It would have been great ice cream if it had been left at that. But adding pools of raspberry sauce and sweet macaron pieces takes the ice cream too far.

An angled top-down image of unscooped HD Macaron Strawberry Raspberry ice cream.
The open tub, ready to scoop.

Although the Macaron Yuzu and Lemon variant from this range offer a little tartness for balance, this ice cream is all about the sweet. Lovers of very sweet food will appreciate this tub, but many will find it too much.

The sweetness overload is bearable for the first mouthful or two but soon becomes a chore.

A scoop of Haagen Dazs Macaron Strawberries & Raspberries icecream sitting on the open tub.
It’s one of the sweeter ice creams you’ll eat.

What I love most about Haagen-Dazs ice cream is its creamy texture. However, the macarons detracted from this and didn’t bring much to the table. They’re delicious, eaten on their own, but broken up in ice cream – well, it’s a no from me.

There are no other flavours remotely close to this in Australia. That meant it wasn’t possible to make competitor comparisons in this review.

A partly eaten container of HD Strawberry and Raspberry Macaron ice cream.
The add-ins are a distraction from the delicious ice cream.

This ice cream leaves out certain ingredients like stabilizing gums. This makes for better-tasting ice cream, but it also means the ice cream melts quicker than other store-bought brands. It refreezes with ice crystals once softened, so scoop out what you need and return it to the freezer immediately.

  • The fruity ice cream base is excellent.
  • With macaron shells and raspberry sauce added, it’s sweetness overload.
  • The Haagen-Dazs Strawberries & Cream ice cream is much better.
  • There are no similar supermarket ice creams sold in Australia at the time of writing this review.

If you enjoy creamy scoops, check out these reviews:

A macro shot of a spoonful of HD ice cream resting on the packaging.
I think their Strawberries & Cream pint is better than this one.


Finding supermarket ice cream without extras like stabilisers and preservatives is a challenge. That’s what makes a tub of this Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream stand out.

Haagen-Dazs uses mostly real cream, milk, eggs, and sugar. In contrast, cheaper ice creams have higher water content and use inexpensive dairy replacements. This variant contains 27% fresh cream, more than most competing brands.

Ingredients list: Fresh Cream (27%) (Milk), Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Water, Raspberry Puree (5%), Strawberry Pieces (4%), Egg Yolk, Almond Flour, Cocoa Butter, Egg White, Lychee Puree, Maize Starch, Strawberry Puree (0.6%), Concentrated Raspberry Puree (0.4%), Flavours, Sweet Potato and Carrot Concentrate, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Gelling Agent (Pectin).

A birds-eye image of the strawberry raspberry ice cream in collaboration with Pierre Herme Paris.
The ingredients list is one of the cleanest you’ll find.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Haagen-Dazs Macaron Strawberry and Raspberry Ice Cream has 10.8g of saturated fat per 100g and 20.4g of sugar.

Servings per package: 5
Serving size: 77g

Nutrition table

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total12.4g16.1g
Dietary Fibre0.2g0.3g


  • A creamy, enjoyable fruit ice cream base.
  • Made using fresh dairy, without additives.
  • Easy to find in most supermarket freezers.


  • Expensive.
  • Not Australian-made.
A closeup photograph of a scoop of Dazs Macaron ice cream.
Available in most supermarkets in Australia.

What other flavours are available in the Haagen-Dazs range?

Haagen-Dazs has a wide range of pints and multipacks. Some of the range includes:

  1. Macaron Yuzu and Lemon
  2. Pralines & Cream
  3. Vanilla
  4. Belgian Chocolate
  5. Dulce de Leche
  6. Caramel Biscuit and Cream
  7. Mango and Raspberry
  8. Strawberries and Cream
  9. Caramel Brownie
  10. Salted Caramel
A front-on shot of the Haagen-Dazs Pierre Herme ice cream pack.
Also available in Yuzu and Lemon flavour.

About the manufacturer

Haagen-Dazs is a renowned ice cream brand founded in 1961 by Reuben and Rose Mattus in New York.

Over the years, the company has expanded its product range to include ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogurts. Its products sell globally, reflecting its widespread appeal and recognition as a top-tier ice cream producer.

Learn more about the reviewed product on this page here.

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