It’s summertime, which means ice cream is that much more refreshing during or after a day in the sun. With the rise of vegan and plant-based eating, there is no shortage of ice cream offerings that fit the bill.
Don’t worry, we made the sacrifice and tasted them all so we could come up with a list of favorites that you can find in a grocery store near you.
Ingredients: Non-GMO Yellow Peas, Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Brown Sugar, Water, Molasses, Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, Salt, Organic Safflower Oil, Non-GMO Cookie Dough Flake (Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Cane Sugar, RSPO-certified Palm Oil, Powdered Cane Sugar [Cane Sugar, Corn Starch], Coconut Oil, Water, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Cocoa, Tapioca Syrup, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Baking Soda, Sunflower Lecithin), Vanilla Extract, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Acacia Gum.
Other vegan flavor options to try: Mint Chip, Mocha Marcona Almond Fudge, Vanilla, Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch
2. Enlightened – Monkey Business (Banana with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate chips)
Ingredients: Almond milk (almonds, water), tapioca syrup, non-GMO soluble corn fiber, broad bean protein, erythritol, bananas, cane sugar, ditched cocoa, peanuts, peanut oil, contains 2% or less of: coconut oil, natural flavor, salt, tara gum, guar gum, monk fruit extract, corn starch, carob gum, sunflower oil, lemon juice concentrate, cinnamon, sunflower lecithin
More vegan flavors to try: Candy Bar Crunch, Cookies & Mint, Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Bun, Triple Shot Espresso
3. Ben & Jerry’s – Cherry Garcia (non-dairy cherry creation, made with creamy almond milk and boldly loaded with cherries and fudge)
Ingredients: Almond milk (water, almonds), liquid sugar (sugar, water), cherries, coconut oil, corn syrup solids, dried cane syrup, sugar, cocoa, pea protein, sunflower lecithin, fruit and vegetable concentrates (color), guar gum, natural flavor (coconut), lemon juice concentrate, soy lecithin, vanilla extract, locust bean gum, carrageenan.
Other Non-Dairy flavors to try: Creme Brulee Cookie, “Milk” and Cookies, Mint Chocolate Cookie, PB & Cookies
Ingredients: Oatmilk (Filtered Water, Whole Oat Flour), Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Coconut Oil, Hazelnut, Cane Sugar, Rice Flour, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Sunflower Oil, Water, Pea Protein, Palm Oil, Salt, Canola Oil, Guar Gum, Chocolate Liquor, Locust Bean Gum, Natural Flavor, Cocoa Butter.
More flavors: Check out their Cashew Milk, Oat Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, and Soymilk based ice creams
Ingredients: Organic coconut milk, water, organic agave syrup, organic cane sugar, organic inulin, organic tapioca syrup, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla powder, organic peppermint oil, organic rosemary, sea salt, organic guar gum, organic gum arabic, organic locust bean gum, organic spirulina powder (color).
More organic, non-dairy flavors to try: Rockiest Road, Peach Cobbler, Strawberry Cheesecake, Birthday Cake Cookie Dough
Ingredients: Coconut Milk (Water, Coconut Cream), Inulin, Sugar, Erythritol, Fava Bean Protein Concentrate, Tapioca Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Contains 1% or less of Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Pea Protein Isolate, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Pectin, Caramel Color, Stevia Leaf Extract (Reb M).
More vegan and dairy-free flavors to try: Birthday Cake, Candy Bar, Chocolate, Chocolate Almond Crunch, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup