Screaming for Vegan Ice Cream

It’s summer time and the warm weather is here. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have a nice cool treat? As the kids say “you scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream.” These days more and more folks are screaming for dairy free, no cholesterol, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable “ice cream.” Fortunately, as anyone who’s ever been to Seattle Vegfest knows, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here’s just a sample of some of the products available. Get ready for a taste adventure!

So-Delicious-AlmondSo Delicious is just that – delicious. They make so many flavors and “milks” to choose from, from Chocolate Velvet soy-based ice cream to an array of delicious flavors based on nut milks such as cashew (you gotta give the salted caramel cluster a try), almond and coconut.

coconutblisspintsSpeaking of coconut, why not give Coconut Bliss a try? They definitely got the bliss part right for this line of frozen treats made right next door in Oregon. For a real surprise, try the Mint Galactica!

Remember when Amy’s just made vegetarian and vegan frozen dinners and canned soups? Well, this completely vegetarian company now also makes dairy-free ice cream. Try the Mocha Chocolate Chip. Amy’s discovered this heavenly flavor high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Ben and Jerry’s has finally jumped into the non-dairy ice cream world with four new flavors, Chunky Monkey, PB and Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Coffee Caramel Fudge.

Dream foods is a dream come true when it comes to frozen desserts. Actually they have three dreams to experience: Almond, Rice and Soy Dream. The Praline Crunch Almond Dream is exotic, while the Butter Pecan Soy Dream is an exciting new rendition of an old favorite.

Speaking of old favorites, remember Tofutti? They’ve come a long way since their original vanilla-flavored ice cream sandwich bar. Now there are flavors such as Strawberry Rhubarb, and for those willing to take a chance how about their new flavor, Blind Date?

Nadamoo ice creamNow for the new kid on the block, Nadamoo, it’s a made up word which means no dairy. This new coconut-based frozen treat has flavors varying from Vanilla Chai to Snickerdoodle. Originally from Austin, Texas, Nadamoo is now available in the Seattle.

Non dairy ice “cream” has bright future. Ice cream guru, Malcolm Stogo, says he believes the US dairy-free frozen dessert category could “double or triple” in the next five years.