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21 sweet vintage ice cream flavors of the fifties

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Vintage ice cream flavors: Sweet old-fashioned treats

Here are some of the coolest vintage ice cream flavors (and a few sherbets) introduced during the 1950s. Many of these flavors are long gone, and it was clear that fruit — especially cherry and pineapple — were especially popular.


1. Cherry-Coconut ice cream (Borden’s – 1951)

It’s the creamiest of ice creams… and just filled with juicy red cherries and snow-white coconut aplenty. Wait till you taste it!

Cherry-Coconut ice cream (Borden's - 1951)


2. Burgundy Cherry vintage ice cream flavor (Borden’s – 1951)

Invite delight tonight! Serve this beautiful-looking, luscious-tasting dessert. Big, juicy Burgundy cherries peeking out of smoother-than-smooth Lady Borden ice cream.

Burgundy Cherry vintage ice cream flavor (Borden's - 1951)


3. Strawberry ice cream (Meadow Gold – 1951)

1951 Strawberry ice cream


4. Black raspberry vintage ice cream (Sealtest – 1952)

1952 Black raspberry ice cream

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5. Coronation Vanilla ice cream (Meadow Gold – 1953)

To a queen’s taste… and yours: Coronation vanilla

We want you to try this special June delight — that’s practically a sundae in itself! Red and green chunks of Hawaiian pineapple — sun-ripened sweet and juicy. Rich, golden country cream. Pure vanilla from the spice islands. All smooth-frozen the Medal Gold way…

Coronation Vanilla ice cream (Meadow Gold - 1953)


6. Hawaiian ice cream (Meadow Gold – 1955)

New treat! Pink pineapple sherbet loaded with bright, tropic-ripened fruit!

Taste what happens when we take the tangy juice of ripe Hawaiian pineapples, bits of the same good fruit, and smooth-freeze them into pink, frosty sherbet. Even thinking about it makes you feel cooler, doesn’t it?

Hawaiian ice cream (Meadow Gold - 1955)


7. Holiday bisque tortoni ice cream (Lady Borden – 1955)

It’s here. The gayest ice cream of the season. Bright idea for a holiday get-together. Lady Borden Holiday Bisque Tortoni, confetti-ed with luscious red and green pineapple.

Holiday bisque tortoni ice cream (Lady Borden - 1955)


8. Candied apple vintage ice cream flavor (Sealtest – 1956)

Old-fashioned taste treat in a brand-new ice cream – All the tantalizing goodness of old-time candied apples… completely recaptured in this brand new Sealtest taste treat.

Candied apple vintage ice cream flavor (Sealtest - 1956)


9. Black Sweet Cherry vintage ice cream (Party Pride – 1956)

Black Sweet Cherry vintage ice cream (Party Pride - 1956)

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10. Banana-Strawberry classic ice cream (Sealtest – 1957)

Banana-Strawberry classic ice cream (Sealtest - 1957)


11. Triple Treat ice cream (Sealtest – 1957)

Dig this crazy mixed-up ice cream! Triple treat – It’s raspberry, vanilla and orange-pineapple. (Man, it’s real cool!)

Triple Treat ice cream (Sealtest - 1957)


12. Cherry-Pineapple vintage ice cream flavor (Sealtest – 1957)

You just never tasted anything so deliciously cool!

Cherry-Pineapple vintage ice cream flavor (Sealtest - 1957)


13. Marshmallow Mint ice cream (Meadow Gold – 1957)

Chocolate ice cream with a bright surprise in every bite!

For our special flavor this month, we’ve taken creamy, colorful mint-flavored marshmallow sauce, and marbled it all through chocolate ice cream.

Marshmallow Mint ice cream (Meadow Gold - 1957)


14. Coconut-Pineapple ice cream (Foremost – 1957)

Shades of the South Pacific! Here’s an exotic ice cream just bursting with fresh sun-sweetened pineapple and crisp snow-white coconut. Set sail for your favorite store, and discover the happiest treat from here to Hawaii.

Coconut-Pineapple ice cream (Foremost - 1957)


15. Cherry Nugget ice cream (Sealtest – 1957)

A masterpiece! The all-time favorite! One taste tells why.

Cherry Nugget ice cream (Sealtest - 1957)

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16. Lemon drop sherbet (Sealtest – 1957)

Double your pleasure! Luscious lemon sherbet accented with tasty bits of lemon candy.

Vintage Lemon drop Sealtest sherbet from 1957


17. Butterscotch-Pecan vintage ice cream (Borden’s – 1957)

This best-of-butterscotch ice creams has crunchy pieces of pecan in every delicious bite.

Butterscotch-Pecan vintage ice cream (Borden's - 1957)


18. Coconut fudge ice cream (Sealtest – 1957)

The flavor you’d most like to be marooned with

Coconut fudge ice cream - Sealtest 1957


19. Choco-o-Nut classic ice cream (Sealtest – 1958)

Select buttered almonds in luscious milk chocolate

Choco-o-Nut classic ice cream (Sealtest - 1958)


20. Mint chocolate chip flavor ice cream (Lady Borden – 1958)
1956 Mint chip ice cream


21. Big Dip ice milk (Sealtest – 1958)

Big Dip ice milk vintage ad 1958

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