These Are The BEST Non-Dairy Ice Cream Brands

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.
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So Delicious
Offered in cashew, coconut, soy, and almond milk varieties, So Delicious covers a very wide non-dairy flavor range in each category — we're talking anywhere from Very Vanilla to Mocha Almond Fudge and many more folks.
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Nada Moo!
All made with organic coconut milk, Nada Moo! currently offers up 15 flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Birthday Cake Cookie Dough, The Rockiest Road, That Snickerdoodle Dough, Himalayan Salted Caramel, Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownie, Pistachio Nut, Lotta Mint Chip, Vanilla...Ahhh, Gotta Do Chocolate, Cookies & Créme, Mmm...Maple Pecan, Chocolate Almond Chip, Creamy Coconut, and Java Crunch.
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Ben & Jerry's
That's right, B&J's now offers non-dairy pints — try out the seven almond milk options in the following festive flavors: Caramel Almond Brittle, Cherry Garcia, Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and P.B. & Cookies.
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Talenti has always carried sorbetto (non-dairy) ice cream options — but the flavors fell in the fruit-flavored category. Now you can scoop up a creamy peanut butter fudge flavored version! Not milk based like other options, this dreamy pint is made up of peanuts, water, sugar, coconut oil, and a few other tasty ingredients.
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From almond, coconut, soy, and rice based ice creams, Dream carries an array of sweet flavors in each variety (e.g. from Praline Crunch to Cappucino Swirl).
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Trader Joe's
TJ's Soy Creamy non-dairy ice cream comes in either Cherry Chocolate Chip or standard Vanilla.
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Van Leeuwan
A craft creamery that originated in NYC (and now ships nationwide), Van Leeuwan offers up ten coconut cream-based vegan flavors: Sicilian Pistachio, Chocolate, Coffee, Honeycomb, Salted Caramel, Caramelized Banana Nut, Choc Chip Cookie Dough, Matcha Tea, Mint Chip, and Peanut Butter Choc Chip.
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Coconut Bliss
Coconut-based ice cream with some funky flavor profiles; a few of our favorites include Cinnamon Chocolate Fusion, Mint Galactica, and Ginger Cookie Caramel.
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