A tub of Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla sitting on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla 1.8L

Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla 1.8L sits in the economy tub section of supermarket freezers. It’s a popular ice cream that’s 97% fat free.

This review looks at Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla Ice Cream to help you decide if it’s worth adding to the shopping list.

An open container of Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla with the scoop on the top.
A look at the packaging.

Is the ice cream any good?

Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla is a good choice for consumers seeking dessert with reduced fat. It has a creamy, smooth taste despite having less milk fat.

The flavour is mild, which is sure to appeal to a broad audience. Scoop it onto desserts like pie and brownie or eat it on its own.

Peters L&C’s texture is airy and foamy, making scooping effortless. It is also slow to melt once removed from the freezer.

A bowl of Classic Vanilla Ice Cream with the packaging in the background.
The ice cream has a mild, creamy flavour.

No ice cream is without its drawbacks. This budget-friendly ice cream doesn’t match the flavour and texture of pricier brands. It misses the rich, creamy consistency typical of ice creams where milk and cream are the primary ingredients.

Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla offers excellent value for money. A sizeable 1.8L tub makes it ideal for families looking to reduce the shopping bill.


  • Very creamy for low fat ice cream.
  • Less than 100 calories per serve.
  • Australian-made.


  • A lot of air is churned into this product.
  • Its texture is no match for higher-priced ice cream.

What other flavours are available in this range?

  1. Light & Creamy French Vanilla Review.
  2. Light & Creamy Choc, Caramel, & Vanilla Swirl Review.
  3. Light & Creamy Raspberry Ripple.
A scoop of Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla.
A closer look at the ice cream.

What are some similar products to try?

Here are some tasty alternatives if this product isn’t available or you want to try something similar.

Streets Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla 2L: A popular ice cream in Australia that’s made with buttermilk. It’s an excellent option.

Peters Light & Creamy French Vanilla 1.8L: If you prefer the taste of French vanilla, this is a good option. It is a VERY similar product to Peters Classic Vanilla.

Peters No Sugar Added Vanilla 1.8L: If you want less sugar and fat, this product replaces the sugar with a sweetener. Check out my review of Peters No Sugar Added.

A bowl of Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla on a white background.
There are a lot of vanilla ice cream brands in Australia.

What do customers think?

After reading all the online customer reviews for Light & Cream Classic Vanilla, I created a summary of what they thought:

Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla Ice Cream generally received positive reviews. Most customers enjoyed its creamy texture and rich vanilla flavour.

Many mention that despite being a light version, it offers a taste and creaminess comparable to full-fat ice creams. It was frequently described as a delicious treat that pairs well with fruits, desserts, or on its own.

Several reviews mentioned its suitability for those watching their calorie intake, with one noting its approval by Diabetes Australia.

However, a few noted a lack of flavour, possibly due to its light nature. You can’t please ’em all.

Holding a container of Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla.
Customer reviews are mostly positive.


The main ingredients in this ice cream are reconstituted low fat milk and glucose syrup. Milk solids and butter or cream are added to enhance the creaminess.

Ingredient list: Reconstituted Low Fat Milk (63%), Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Milk Solids, Water, Butter (Milk) or Cream (Milk), Maltodextrin, Vegetable Origin Emulsifiers [477, 471 (Soy)], Vegetable Gum (412), Flavours, Colour (160b).

Milk fat

Milk fat impacts ice cream consistency. Higher levels result in a creamier, smoother mouthfeel. The Peters range is 97% fat free, with 2.3% milk fat.

More expensive brands have much higher milk fat levels. For example, Haagen-Dazs Light Vanilla has 16%.

Did you know? Ice cream products sold in Australia with less than 10% milk fat can’t label the front of pack “ice cream”.

Bird's eye image of Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla.
It’s got 2.3% milk fat.

Nutrition Information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. This product has 2.1g of saturated fat per 100g and 21.7g of sugar.

Number of servings: 18
Serving size: 46g

Quantity Per ServingQuantity Per 100ml
Fat, Total1.3g2.8g
Dietary Fibre

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