What will we be doing this summer besides soaking up sun and sipping frosé? Eating ice cream, of course. Because it is, after all, the official season for the sweet and frosty stuff. And while there's absolutely nothing wrong with the classic dairy-based varieties, lately we've been trying the new and improved vegan options that are popping up all over the frozen dessert scene.
From almond, cashew, coconut, soy, rice, and even whey protein-based flavors, brands have been jumping into non-dairy alternatives with major creative gusto. Even a few of our favorite OG brands (we're looking at you, Ben & Jerry's) have taken a stab at it with their proverbial spoons. The best part of all? No specialty ice cream shop required, because most all of these brands can be purchased in any grocery shop or even online. So without further ado, we've rounded up nine of the best options out there. Scroll on to check out the funky flavor combos, select your top picks, and stock up for summertime scooping.