05/20/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Sep 30, 2015

All The Treats Scored From The Ice Cream Truck, Ranked From Worst To Absolute Best

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We live in a gourmet ice cream world, one with lemon curd swirls and balsamic surprises. Admittedly, access to so many amazing ice cream flavors has made us pickier when it comes to our favorite summer dessert. But no matter how fancy we get with our cones, we'll never be too fancy for classic treats sold by the ice cream man. Not only are they nostalgic, they're downright classic -- and absolutely irresistible, for the most part.

With summer peeking its head around the corner and the song of the ice cream man playing in the air, we rounded up the best treats the truck has to offer, in order from not terribly exciting to downright heavenly.

Disagree with our choices? Speak your mind in the comments below!

  • 13 Popsicle Snow Cone
    The paper cup usually disintegrates into a soggy mess before you can get to the sugary liquid that's at the bottom, so you're basically just eating ice. Major fail.
  • 12 Fudge Bar
    Blue Bunny
    B-O-R-I-N-G. Does anyone actually order these?
  • 11 Pop Up
  • 10 Choco Taco
    Greatest taco that ever was, but not the greatest ice cream treat.
  • 9 Blue Turbo Rocket
    Refreshing, but wholly forgettable.
  • 8 Orange Dream Bar
    Blue Bunny
    It's hard to beat the flavor of a creamsicle.
  • 7 Big Dipper Ice Cream Cone
    Blue Bunny
    Solid choice.
  • 6 Ice Cream Sandwich
    Good Humor
    Yes. Always and forever.
  • 5 Strawberry Shortcake
    Good Humor
    Never, ever, ever have strawberries tasted so fine.
  • 4 Pink Panther
  • 3 Chocolate Eclair
    Good Humor
    The Chocolate Eclair offers three layers of awesome because you deserve nothing but the best.
  • 2 Screwball
    Not one, but TWO gum balls awaiting you at the bottom. Score.
  • 1 Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
    Good Humor
    So many chocolate chips, so little time. Basically, this is what heaven tastes like.


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