A container of Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla Ice Cream on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Streets Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla Ice Cream 2L

Streets has been churning out ice cream since 1968. While the original recipe has evolved, Australians still can’t get enough of this brand.

I bought a two-litre container of Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla Ice Cream and got busy eating. Find out whether this tub is worth a spot in your home’s freezer.

Is Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla Ice Cream any good?

Streets Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla is an excellent option for ice cream lovers who want less fat in their diet. Considering it’s 97% fat-free, the frozen dessert is surprisingly creamy and delicious.

The flavours aren’t too punchy, so the product will appeal to most. Its texture is airy, light, and easy to scoop. It is also slow to melt once removed from the freezer.

Top down image of a a scoop of Streets Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla Ice Cream resting on the pack.
It’s good ice cream considering it’s 97% fat free.

No ice cream is perfect, though. This economy ice cream won’t compete with more expensive brands of texture. It lacks the smooth, creamy consistency that can only come from products with dairy as the main ingredient.

Overall, Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla ice cream offers excellent bang for buck. It provides a large pack size for ice cream-loving households needing a sweet treat with less fat.

A bowl of Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla 2L with the container in the background.
Ideal for households looking to shred the fat.


  • A decent reduced-fat frozen dessert.
  • Easy to scoop and slow to melt.
  • Australian made.
  • 97% fat free.


  • Not as smooth and creamy as regular ice cream.
  • A lot of air is churned into the tub.

What other flavours are available in the Blue Ribbon range?

You’ll find the following additional products in Australian stores:

  1. Review of Blue Ribbon Classic Vanilla 2L.
  2. Review of Blue Ribbon Classic Neapolitan 2L.
  3. Review of Blue Ribbon Classic Chocolate 2L.
  4. Blue Ribbon Choc Mint.
  5. Blue Ribbon Cookies and Cream.
A selection of packs from the the Blue Ribbon 2L Range.
Some of the Streets Blue Ribbon range.

What do other customers think?

I read dozens of online customer reviews to see what they thought. Here is a summary of their feedback:

The reviews for this ice cream are overwhelmingly positive, with most customers giving it a high rating. Many emphasise the ice cream’s creamy texture and delicious taste, noting that it doesn’t seem like a low-fat product.

A few customers mention it has a high sugar content, and some prefer the regular Blue Ribbon Vanilla version.

Overall, it’s well-received for its taste and quality. It’s popular for those seeking a lower-fat option without sacrificing flavour.

What are the best alternatives?

Here are some tasty alternatives if Blue Ribbon isn’t available or you want to compare similar products.

Peters Light & Creamy French Vanilla 1.8L: If you prefer the taste of French vanilla, this is a good option. A slightly more expensive tub that receives excellent online feedback.

Peters Light & Creamy Classic Vanilla 1.8L: A closer substitute for Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla. It’s got a mild vanilla flavour that Aussies rave about.

Peters No Sugar Added Vanilla 1.8L: If you want less sugar and fat in your diet, this product replaces the sugar with sweetener.

Bird's eye shot of a bowl of reduced fat vanilla ice cream.
The competition is hot for vanilla ice cream supermarket freezer space.


The main dairy ingredients in this tub are reconstituted buttermilk and/or reconstituted skim milk. Milk solids and cream help dial up the creaminess.

Ingredients list: Dairy ingredients (reconstituted buttermilk and/or reconstituted skim milk, milk solids, cream [milk]), glucose syrup, sugar, emulsifier (471), stabilisers (410, 407), gelatine, flavour, 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 textured ice cream associated with superior ice cream.

Blue Ribbon has 2% 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”.

A scoop of RF Vanilla Ice Cream lying on the top of the Blue Ribbon tub.
It’s got 2% milk fat.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. This tub has 1.9g of saturated fat per 100g and 20.6g of sugar.

Servings per package: 20
Serving size: 45g

Nutrition table

 Quantity Per ServingQuantity Per 100ml
Fat, Total1.2g2.6g
A partly eaten pack of Blue Ribbon RF Vanilla.
The ice cream has 20.6g of sugar per 100g.

About the manufacturer

Streets is an iconic Australian ice cream manufacturer that started in the small town of Corrimal, NSW. Edwin Ted Streets founded the business in 1968.

The journey began with Ted selling his prized buttermilk Light Vanilla ice cream to neighbours. Word quickly spread.

This local venture grew with support from his wife, Daisy, and his brothers. It developed into one of Australia’s most recognised ice cream brands and is now a favourite in Australian households.

Over the years, Streets expanded its range. It now includes flavours like and choc mint and cookies & cream.

Unilever is the parent company.

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