5 Non-Dairy Ice Creams That Taste as Great as the Real Thing
You've probably heard the buzz about Ben & Jerry’s new vegan flavors. But there are plenty of other non-dairy treats to love! These are our personal favorites.
Well, if you live in the world, you know that Ben & Jerry's released four vegan ice cream flavors this week, and nearly broke the Internet. But there are plenty of other non-dairy frozen, creamy treats out there to love! Below, we've rounded up five of our favorite make-you-want-to-eat-the-whole-pint brands. (Just remember, they're dairy free not sugar free, so, you know, go easy.)
Whether you prefer almond-, coconut- or cashew-based ice cream, you'll find just the pint for you made by So Delicious. With flavors like Salted Caramel Cluster, Cherry Amaretto and Butter Pecan (alongside the classic vanilla, chocolate, mint chip, etc.), there's plenty to dig your spoon into.
Try it: $52 for 8 pints, amazon.com
Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss
Three words: Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge. If we had to pick one flavor among Luna & Larry's aptly named Coconut Bliss pints, this would be—oh wait, there's also Mocha Maca Crunch. And Ginger Cookie Caramel. And Summer Berry Swirl. Never mind, we can't pick just one. One caveat: These luscious, organic, and gluten-free concoctions do taste of coconut (some more strongly than others), so that's something to consider if you don't care for the flavor.
Try it: $7, wholefoodsmarket.com
Steve's Ice Cream
We remember going to Steve's Ice Cream shop when mix-ins in ice cream were the newest thing. These days, thankfully, you don't have to wait on line at one store in New York City for Steve's. Even better, the non-dairy flavors, which are organic and coconut-based, include the likes of Burnt Sugar Vanilla, Blackberry Honey, and Speculoos Cookie Butter.
Try it: $6, wholefoodsmarket.com
AlmondLicious Ice Supreme
It's a given that this almond- and cashew-based ice cream is smooth and luscious, and comes in fantastic flavors (Chocolate Nibs, Coconut Supreme, Pecan Passion, Strawberry Bliss). But what we love most is what it doesn't have—namely, gums and stabilizers. We can pronounce all of the ingredients in these treats, which is a huge plus in our book.
Try it: $30 for 4Â pints, amazon.com
Laloo's Goat Milk Ice Cream
If you're reading this and thinking, Wait a minute. Isn't goat milk considered dairy? Yes, you're right. But we wanted to include this ice cream because a) it's delicious and b) some people who can't tolerate cow's milk do fine with goat's milk. Goat's milk more closely resembles mother's milk than cow's milk, so it's easier to digest. (Of course, if you're allergic to milk or have a very strong lactose intolerance, a truly nondairy milk is a better choice for you.) We love the yogurt-y tang of Laloo's, which works beautifully in traditional flavors like Vanilla Snowflake, Deep Chocolate and Mystic Strawberry, as well as more exotic ones. That's you, Black Mission Fig and "Capraccino" Almond Fudge.
Try it: $8, icecreamsource.com