Everyone, listen up! We’ve got the scoop on vegan ice cream. Since so many brands are coming out with nondairy varieties, it’s clear that everyone is screaming for vegan ice cream. And with so many humane options, there’s no reason to eat ice cream made from cow’s milk—which is cruel, not cool. Here are some of our favorite vegan varieties:
The Whole Foods brand has recently started selling an almond milk-based vegan ice cream in select Southern California stores, and we hope if people buy enough of it, it’ll be sold in more stores soon. The long list of flavors includes Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Berry Chantilly Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl, Coconut Almond Bliss, and Mocha Java Fudge. The product line is also gluten-free.
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The dairy-free ice creams in these lines come in a bunch of different flavors, like Praline Crunch, Toffee Almond Fudge, Vanilla, and Chocolate. You can also find Rice Dream ice cream bars and Frozen Dessert Bites and Coconut Dream Frozen Dessert Bites.
Target stores are now even more vegan-friendly, thanks to its store brand’s new vegan ice creams. The nondairy frozen desserts from Archer Farms are made with almond milk and come in seven delicious flavors. Choose from Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough, Caramel Fudge Brownie, Cashew Caramel, Strawberry & Fudge, Vanilla Bean, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, and Mocha Almond Fudge.
Now that Ben & Jerry’s offers dairy-free ice cream, there’s truly no excuse not to go vegan. The company currently offers 11 nondairy flavors, and they’re all the best. Honestly, we can’t pick a favorite.
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This popular brand has two flavors made from almond milk: Vanilla Peanut Butter and Oreo Cookies & Cream.
All the other ice creams on this list are made with different nondairy milk bases, but Cado is made from avocados. Yes, avocados!
This brand has so many sorbetto flavors that are vegan—like Chocolate, Blood Orange, Lemon, Mango, and more.
If coconut milk is your fave, Coconut Bliss is the brand for you. It also offers scrumptious ice cream bars that everyone you know will adore.
Coolhaus has a new line of dairy-free pints, with flavors such as Salted Caramel Crunch, Dirty Mint Chip, and Peanut Butter Fudge Chip. The cherry on top? The brand has also introduced four new vegan ice cream cookie sandwiches, including Cookies & Cream and Tahitian Vanilla. Yes, that’s right: Vegan. Ice. Cream. Cookie. Sandwiches. ?
Dippin’ Dots are ice cream beads—created by flash-freezing the ingredients to lock in the freshness—that melt in your mouth. You’ve probably seen them at fun places like theme parks, sports arenas, or festivals, but did you know that some of the flavors are vegan? Check them out: Blue Raspberry Ice, Lemon Ice, Liberty Ice, Lime Ice, Orange Ice, Rainbow Ice, and Strawberry Ice.
These soy ice cream flavors are almost too good to be true: Blueberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, and Very Cherry Chip.
Check out this brand’s dairy-free Chocolate Peanut Butter, Triple Shot Espresso, Chocolate Almond Macaron, and Monkey Business flavors.
Häagen-Dazs offers seven vegan ice cream flavors available in the U.S.: Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle, Coconut Caramel, Mocha Chocolate Cookie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Bar, Coconut Caramel Dark Chocolate Bar, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bar.
Halo Top offers pints of ice cream in 15 vegan flavors! Take your pick from Peanut Butter & Jelly, Mint Fudge Cookie, Chocolate Hazelnut, and more. Pumpkin fans can even dig into Pumpkin Pie ice cream for a limited time during the fall. Score! ?
Word on the street is that Hudsonville’s dairy-free ice cream is some of the best vegan ice cream around. Guess you’ll just have to try it for yourself!
Magnum released two nondairy ice cream bars—in Almond and Classic flavors—that are super-yummy and bound to cool you down.
If you can’t decide on your favorite ice cream flavor, NadaMoo! is your brand. The company has so many options to choose from that just looking at its section in the freezer aisle will make your head spin. Looks like you’ll have to try them all! ?
Perry’s Ice Cream now has dairy-free Oats Cream. The brand partnered with plant-based beverage maker Elmhurst to create seven oat milk ice cream flavors (mmmm). Try Apple Strudel, Blueberry Pancake, Coconut Caramel, Oat Latte, Peanut Butter Coffee Cake, Peanut Butter & Cookies, or Snickerdoodle Oats Cream.
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This is the Kroger and Ralphs brand, and it has the perfect, classic flavors that you crave.
The So Delicious brand—which can be found in many grocery stores across the country—offers ice cream made from soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, and now oat milk. While the oat milk ice cream comes in flavors like Caramel Apple Crumble, Oatmeal Cookie, and Peanut Butter and Raspberry, you can get a variety of flavors made from all the other bases, too—like Peachy Maple Pecan, Bananas Foster, Blueberry Cardamom, Toasted Coconut Key Lime, Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel Cluster, and Cookies ‘n’ Cream.
So Delicious offers ice cream sandwiches and bars, too.
Each sorbet from this brand is made with a different nut butter or fruit to create each individual flavor. With seven unique flavors—like Cocoa Haze, Peanut Butta Luva, and Pistachio & Caramel—that’s pretty impressive!
Now, not only does Talenti have a few fruity sorbets, but it also has a new rich and delicious flavor: Peanut Butter Fudge. Mmmm.
Tofutti’s premium pints were the first nondairy frozen dessert to be sold to the general public in grocery stores. So basically, the company made it possible for compassionate people everywhere to enjoy delish dairy-free ice cream at home. The pints come in several flavors, too, including Vanilla Almond Bark, Better Pecan, and Chocolate Chocolate.
This brand is also awesome because it offers ice cream desserts with cool names like Hooray Hooray and Totally Fudge, so eating these tasty treats is as fun as it is delicious.
And if you love ice cream sandwiches, Tofutti is your brand! It offers a variety of flavors to satisfy any ice cream sandwich lover.
Trader Joe’s has a couple of vegan ice cream options, too. Check out its Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip and Vanilla flavors—and don’t forget to try its nondairy mochi options in flavors like Mango, Strawberry, Thai Tea, and Chocolate.
Good news! You can create your own vegan ice cream right at home. Just ask your parents to help you blend together one frozen banana, one tablespoonful of peanut butter, and one teaspoonful of cocoa powder.
Now that you know all about the magical world of vegan ice cream, be sure to share it with your friends, too. The more people who discover how delicious vegan eating can be, the better!