Streets has been churning out ice cream since 1968. While the original recipes have evolved, Australians still can’t get enough of this brand.
I bought a two-litre container of Blue Ribbon Neapolitan Ice Cream and got busy eating. Find out whether this tub is worth a spot in your home’s freezer.
Is Blue Ribbon Neapolitan Ice Cream any good?
Streets Blue Ribbon Neapolitan is a delicious combination of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream. It’s ideal for families and households that can’t agree on what flavour to buy.
Blue ribbon Neapolitan is great value for money. The flavours aren’t too punchy, so the product will appeal to most. The texture is smooth, creamy, and easy to scoop. It is slow to melt once removed from the freezer.
No ice cream is perfect, though. This economy ice cream won’t compete with more expensive brands like Bulla Creamy Classics, which also makes a Neapolitan variant. Bulla uses fresh milk and cream as well as real strawberries, so the ice cream is creamier, smoother, and has a better flavour.
Overall, Blue Ribbon Neapolitan ice cream offers excellent bang for buck. It provides a large pack size for families and large households for less than most premium pints.
- Excellent ice cream at an affordable price.
- Easy to scoop and slow to melt.
- Australian made.
- 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:
- Blue Ribbon Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Review.
- Blue Ribbon Light Vanilla Review.
- Blue Ribbon Classic Chocolate Ice Cream Review.
- Blue Ribbon Choc Mint.
- Blue Ribbon Cookies and Cream.
What do other customers think?
I read dozens of online customer reviews to see what they thought. Here is a summary of their feedback:
Blue Ribbon Neapolitan Ice Cream mainly received positive reviews, praised for its high quality and simple, classic flavours.
Customers love its creamy texture and the mix of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, appealing to different flavour preferences. Many consider the tub delicious, convenient, and good value for money.
What are the best alternatives?
Here are some tasty substitutes if Blue Ribbon isn’t available or you want to try a different brand.
Peters Original Neapolitan 2L: A slightly cheaper option when reducing the shopping bill is a priority.
Bulla Creamy Classics Neapolitan Tub 2L: It may cost almost double the price, but the quality is much better.
Woolworths Neapolitan Ice Cream 2L: A low-cost option similar in quality to Blue Ribbon.
Coles Simply Neapolitan 4L: A massive tub for large households that eat a lot of ice cream. Ideal when quantity matters more than quality.
The main dairy ingredients in this tub are reconstituted buttermilk and/or reconstituted skim milk, as well as butter fat. Milk solids and cream help dial up the creaminess.
Ingredients list: Dairy ingredients [reconstituted buttermilk (milk) and/or reconstituted skim milk, butter fat (milk), cream (milk), milk solids], glucose syrup, sugar, vegetable oil, cocoa powder, emulsifier (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids), stabilisers (guar gum, tara gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan), flavours, colours (annatto, carmine).
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 is a low fat product with 5% milk fat. More expensive brands have much higher milk fat levels.
Did you know? Ice cream products sold in Australia with less than 10% milk fat can’t label the front of pack “ice cream”.
No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. This tub has 5.0g of saturated fat per 100g and 17.9g of sugar.
Servings per package: 20
Serving size: 45g
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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 Neapolitan 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.