While Baskin-Robbins rotates its selection of flavors as of 2015, some of the original Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors were Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Peach and Coffee. Some of the more creative original flavors were Black Walnut, Banana Nut Fudge, Pineapple Sherbet, Green Mint Stick and Date Nut.
Of the 31 original flavors created, only Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Rocky Road are available on the Baskin-Robbins Classic menu as of 2015. Some original flavors are still available on seasonal occasions, such as Black Walnut and Eggnog. Other original flavors have been slightly altered or enhanced. Strawberry, for example, is now Very Berry Strawberry, with real strawberry pieces mixed in; instead of the original Pineapple or Orange Sherbet, Rainbow Sherbet combines pineapple, orange and raspberry flavors. Other original flavors, such as French Vanilla, have been retired permanently.
The 31 flavors concept that became iconic to the Baskin-Robbins brand was created when the owners, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, were officially merging their ice cream companies in 1953. Burt's ice cream stores already sold 21 different flavors of ice cream, and an advertising company encouraged the two to expand to 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. Over the years, the ice cream makers expanded their menu to include even more flavors. Baskin-Robbins has created more than 1,000 ice cream flavors throughout its history.