05/11/2012 09:32 am ET Updated Apr 09, 2013

Taste Test: The Best Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

Whether you call it mint chocolate chip, mint chip or peppermint bon bon, this ice cream flavor has some truly loyal fans.

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, mint chocolate chip is one of the 10 most popular ice cream flavors -- and it's easy to see why. It's got everything you could want in a frozen treat: sweet, chocolatey indulgence balanced by the bright flavor of mint. And while we could go on for ages touting the genius qualities of this ice cream flavor, what we really want to know is which brand makes it best. It's clear that no two are created equal. Some of them come in a neon shade of green while others are white -- some barely contain any chips, while others double-down on the chocolate.

Our panel of editors blind-tested 10 different brands of mint chocolate ice cream to determine which brand makes it best. We tried it all -- green, white, double chip, chocolate cookie -- you name it. Click through the slideshow below to find out which mint chocolate ice cream you should be picking up at your next visit to the grocery store (and which to steer clear of).

How did your favorite mint chocolate ice cream rank? Leave a comment below.

As always, our taste tests are in no way influenced by or sponsored by the brands included.

Mint Chocolate Chip

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