Food Product Review: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin is a great dessert vegetable so when I saw the seasonally available Pumpkin flavored Ice Cream at the store, I decided to try it. I have also tried some of their non-dairy soy milk ice creams. Check out my product reviews for Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Mango Vanilla and Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip.

The store used to sell Double Rainbow Pumpkin Ice Cream. What I found was currently on offer was Pilgrim Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream Super Premium. This associated content / Yahoo! Voices article is my review of the Trader Joe’s store brand Pumpkin Ice Cream.


The 1 quart (946ml) of Trader Joe’s own store brand of Pilgrim Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream Super Premium was purchased for $3.99. The friendly cashier said it was really good. Packaging is a round cylinder paperboard ice cream container. A small amount of shrink wrap type plastic is around the lid which my curbside recycling takes with the plastic bags. Curbside recycling also takes the container.

Vegetarian, Kosher, Allergy Info

Not only is this creamy ice cream like dessert vegetarian, it’s also Kosher and has the circle U symbol and the letter D for dairy. There are no artificial colorings or flavorings in the all natural ingredients. The packaging of this dessert notes that this product has milk and eggs.

Dessert Nutrition

This ice cream frozen dessert is 250 calories for a 100g serving. 90 calories are from fat. There is 10g total fat, 6g saturated fat, and 0g trans fat.

There is 50mg of cholesterol and 60mg / 3% of sodium. There is 30g of total carbohydrate, less than 1g of fiber, and 28g of sugar. There is 3g of protein, 15% of vitamin A, 10% of calcium, and 4% of iron. Percents are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The pumpkin colored ice cream tastes just as expected, like pumkin pie filling turned into ice cream and has the texture of cream and pumpkin. Looks like this vegetable works just as well for a frozen dessert as a warm pie.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream was delicious and I would buy it again. It’s suitable for those who prefer or require a Kosher dessert. I liked this seasonal ice cream a lot and I think it would go well with fresh fruit like bananas. I’d like to see Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy offer this flavor in a non-dairy ice cream. I’d also like to try making my own with their soy milk vanilla frozen dessert, a can of pumpkin, and a few spices to enjoy any time of year.

Remember to recycle the package :)

Check out my product reviews for Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Mango Vanilla
and Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip

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