While researching the best vegan ice cream – yum! – we were surprised at the variety of choices available.
Some people say that becoming vegan means eating a boring diet.
We respectfully disagree. We do know, however, that it can be hard to find great vegan dessert options in some supermarkets and bakeries.
The saving grace? There’s no end of excellent vegan ice cream to be had and as we head toward summer, who doesn’t want to enjoy a nice cold cone?
We looked at a lot of weird and wonderful products before we came up with out top 7 list and you’d be surprised at the variety or materials which can act as an effective milk substitute in these tasty non-dairy vegan treats!
Our Top 7 Vegan Ice Creams
#1 Ben & Jerry’s (Almond Milk-based)
Ben & Jerry’s is one of the world’s largest ice cream manufacturers and it would be impossible to pretend that they’ve gone completely vegan.
However, they’re making steps in the right direction and their almond milk dairy alternative is scrumptious and it was our kid’s favorite of any vegan ice cream in our tests.
#2 Luna + Larry’s Coconut Bliss (Coconut-based)
Luna + Larry’s Coconut Bliss is absolutely amazing; the chocolate flavor is one of our new favorite dessert options.
They want you to remember that not only does it taste good but this ice cream substitute will help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, will help lower hypertension and as part of a keto diet, may even help reverse the symptoms of diabetes!
#3 NadaMoo (Coconut-based)
We cannot get over the incredible number of flavor options in NadaMoo’s range. All of their ice cream is not just vegan but also organic and non-GMO.
The banana caramel crunch is one of the best things that we’ve ever tasted and we’d be happy to recommend the marshmallow stardust to anyone too.
The best way to try NadaMoo is to buy a mixed 5 pack of flavors, you won’t regret it.
Steve’s Ice Cream (Sri-Lankan Coconut Cream-based)
Steve’s dairy free ice cream is all made with ethically sourced coconut cream from Sri Lanka.
We also found that the flavors were really adventurous. Who wouldn’t want to dive into a tub of cold-brewed cinnamon coffee ice cream?
Tofutti (Soy and Tofu-based)
If you want a great ice-cream sandwich vegan-style then Tofutti are the people to make you happy.
These vegan, kosher, no cholesterol, non-GMO vanilla cuties are incredibly good and the we found ourselves straying to the freezer rather more than we should until we’d finished the box. They’re so more-ish.
Jeni’s Dairy Free (Coconut-cream based)
Jeni’s is a relative new comer to the market but with their bright, cheerful branding and incredible flavor choices (check out the roasted peanut butter with strawberry jam – it’s to die for), we’d be remiss if they didn’t make our list.
This is vegan ice cream that’s so good, you won’t believe it’s not dairy.
Cado Ice Cream (Avocado-based)
We weren’t sure that it was possible to make an ice cream out of avocados but not only did Cado manage it but it’s delicious too.
The fats in avocado are particularly healthy (much more so than in dairy) and there’s less than half the sugar in this product when compared to standard ice cream as avocado lends a natural sweetness to the taste!
How To Make Vegan Ice Cream
Are you interested in making your own vegan ice cream?
We recommend you check out the vegan chocolate ice cream recipe from The Minimalist Baker. Get Recipe Here.
This post – How To Make Vegan Ice Cream – from the kitchn is also a great starting point.