Top 5 Delicious and Great Choices for Vegan & Dairy-Free Ice Cream

a bowl of ice cream

Cutting out dairy can appear to be a daunting task, especially given how common cow’s milk is in all our favorite foods. So, if we decide to stop eating dairy (for health or other reasons), do we have to give up everything that contains butter, yogurt, or cheese? Wrong! You’re in luck if you’re lactose intolerant or prefer a non-dairy diet. The powers that be have created a variety of vegan “dairy” options, including vegan cheeses and a plethora of plant-based milk alternatives. Not to mention that there are a plethora of delicious non-dairy ice cream options available. Here are some of them.

Noona’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream Collection

Noona’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream Collection
This Brooklyn-based company was founded on the idea of making ice cream using ingredients commonly found in Asian-American households. That means they have delicious creative flavors like Rose Ginger and Black Sesame that you must try. Oh, and just so you know, their vegan items are made with coconut cream, which means extra deliciousness.

Magnum Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Magnum Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
If you can’t resist the temptation of eating chocolate-covered products, get excited because Magnum has something delicious just for you. They make dairy-free bars in a variety of flavors with a unique combination of pea protein and coconut oil. They manage to taste identical to their dairy-filled counterparts.

Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream (4-Pack)

Craig's Vegan Ice Cream (4-Pack)

Craig’s vegan ice cream, popular at the Los Angeles restaurant, is now available for purchase nationwide. After you’ve had a taste, you’ll be eternally grateful. Craig’s cashew milk base is extremely creamy, and all of its flavors are also gluten-free.

Jeni’s Splendid Dairy-Free Collection (6-Pack)

Jeni's Splendid Dairy-Free Collection (6-Pack)
Jeni’s Splendid, an Ohio-based ice cream company, debuted its new dairy-free line earlier this year, with four new flavors including Cold Brew with Coconut Cream and Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Truffle. Each pint is made with high-quality coconut cream. It gives it the body and texture of traditional ice cream. DROOL.

Van Leeuwen’s Vegan Ice Cream Line

Van Leeuwen's Vegan Ice Cream Line

This artisanal brand from Brooklyn began as an ice cream truck. They now sell their drool-worthy dairy-free ice cream pints in supermarkets across the country. Organic coconut milk, cashew milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, and organic carob bean are used to make the vegan flavors (which include Caramelized Banana Nut and Mint Chip). There isn’t a cow in sight.