25 vintage ice cream flavors from the ’50s

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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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22. Vintage rainbow ice cream from the 50s (Sealtest – 1953)

Vintage rainbow ice cream from the 50s - Sealtest 1953


23. Vintage strawberry macaroon ice cream (Sealtest – 1957)

Vintage strawberry macaroon ice cream - 1957 Sealtest brand


24. Appla La Mode (Borden – 1956)

Vintage 1956 Borden's Appla La Mode ice cream from the 1950s


25. Vintage Plantation Peach ice cream (Lady Borden – 1953)

Vintage Lady Borden Plantation Peach ice cream - 1953

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2 Responses

  1. Ah, the feelings of nostalgia…I remember the Sealtest line of ice cream (particularly orange ice) from seventy years ago in Chicago…we moved to Texas in 1949, and Sealtest was lost forever…sad realization for the little kid that I was.
    Thanks for the memories!

  2. I remember delivering sealtest ice cream with my dad when I was 14.
    He had hangover on Saturday an I would pull customers order from truck until moon. Would fell fine then.
    I would get $2.00 a day plus lunch.
    Some of my greatest memories with my dad.
    George Lewis, Bill white, Harvey celburn. His best friends..
    What a time .loved it.

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