Let’s be honest, some dairy-free ice cream out there has more of an icy texture than a creamy one, and I’m not into it. There’s a reason I’m choosing to eat ice cream over a sorbet or a bowl of ice chips - I NEED THE CREAM PEOPLE.
After a lot of trial and error with different dairy-free brands and flavors, I wanted to share 3 of my absolute favorites with you - these have all the creamy deliciousness without the post ice cream bloat and gnarly farts (or is it just me and my life partner who are incredibly lactose intolerant?).
1. BEN & JERRY’S NON-DAIRY MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIE
This is my favorite ice cream on the planet. WOW. The minty freshness, the perfectly proportionate bits of chocolate cookies, and THE CREAMY GOODNESS BABY. Mint ’N Chip has been my favorite ice cream flavor since I was a kid so I might be a bit biased, but I’ve tried many dairy-free minty creams out there and this one has really taken the cake (dairy-free cake) so far. Just a heads up, it’s impossible not to finish this all in one sitting so just accept that fact now and enjoy yourself.
2. SOY CREAMY NON-DAIRY CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP
Alright, this one is kind of a given - I mean creamy is in the name. The first time I tasted this gem of a treat, I had to double-check the ingredients because I thought there was absolutely no way there wasn’t dairy in this thing, I must’ve grabbed the wrong one! How else could they have gotten this ridiculous texture?! It’s utter perfection and it is in fact dairy-free. Plus, there’s very generous chunks of chip and cherry in here, they really don’t skimp out on those and I sincerely appreciate that.
3. SO DELICIOUS DAIRY FREE CARAMEL APPLE CRUMBLE
Anyone else have frequent, overpowering cravings for apple pie? Well, this cold little number is like apple pie a la mode in a cup! I didn’t even know oatmilk was a thing until recently, and to be honest I wasn’t a huge fan when I tried it, so when my fiance’ brought this ice cream home as a surprise (thank you, Cam, for continuing to feed me delicious things), I wasn’t expecting much since of said prior oatmilk experience. But damn, this is SO delicious (get it?). Plus, it makes you feel like you’re getting your daily fruit servings in so it’s very much a win-win.
There you have it. These are just 3 of my favorites. I didn’t want to bore you with my ongoing list of 23 dairy-free ice creams that I like to rotate between for different days and events and how the list keeps getting bigger because I continue to find more flavors I’m in love with and there’s never enough time to try all the ice cream that exists…
So, if you’re someone who is just starting to dip your toe into the dairy-free frozen product section (get your foot out of the freezer that is horrifying), or you’re a regular ol’ dairy-free veteran who just hasn’t tried these yet, any dairy-free flavor you find from these 3 brands should be absolute winners.
Let’s scream for ice cream. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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