The 21 Best Non Dairy Vegan Ice Cream Brands

Before going vegan, I worked in ice cream.

I started my day making at least ten flavors.

Pouring buckets of cream into ice cream makers, decorating it with chunky handfuls of toppings, and finally rippling in sugary sauces.

So, I know ice cream intimately, and before going vegan, I ate it a lot.

It was actually when I was working as an ice cream maker that I went vegan and suddenly found myself cut off from those free scoops of ice cream.

I took pride in knowing it was the right ethical choice for me, but I still felt tempted and had to fight down major ice cream cravings.

It didn't take long for me to seek out vegan alternatives. Luckily, there were a few options. Even luckier is that each year we are getting more and more vegan ice creams and they seem to keep getting more delicious!

What I've done is made a master list of every available vegan ice cream brand I could find. My goal is to allow you to celebrate your choice to go vegan with a packed pint of creamy vegan ice cream.

There is no reason to feel in deprived because you've made the ethical choice to be vegan.

So Delicious Non Dairy Ice Cream


So Delicious is easy to find in grocery stores and offers four different ice cream types. You can have a cashew, almond, coconut, or soy based ice cream and each one has it's own list of flavors. Not only can you get pints of delicious non dairy ice cream but also vegan chocolate covered ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches. Yum!

Visit their FAQ for their Vegan Status

Flavors

They lack animal products, but So Delicious does not lack flavors. With a total of 33 flavors of vegan ice creams, 8 ice cream bar options, and 4 ice cream sandwiches this one tops the list.

There are the standard chocolate and vanilla for each milk type (cashew, almond, coconut, and soy) and the flavors branch out. Some cashew milk ice cream flavors include snickerdoodle, chocolate cookies and cream, and salted caramel cluster.

The almond milk ice cream brags mocha almond fudge, mint chip and more.

Their Coconut milk ice cream has the most flavors, including chocolate peanut butter swirl, cookie dough, Oregon mixed berry, and more.

The soy flavors are the standard favorites including a Neapolitan and gluten free cookie dough.

Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Ice Cream


Häagen-Dazs has recently branched out into non-dairy ice cream, and it's about time! Race over to your local Target (the only place they can be found at the time of writing this article) and feast your eyes on these vegan ice creams because they sound amazing. Then just plain old treat yo' self.

By the way, if you notice "Belgian chocolate" in the ingredient list there's no need to panic. If you check the allergy sections there is no mention of dairy, so eat on my vegan friends.

Flavors

Häagen-Dazs has four vegan flavors: chocolate salted fudge truffle, coconut caramel, mocha chocolate cookie, and peanut butter chocolate fudge.

Ben and Jerrys Vegan Ice Cream


It is no surprise to me that Ben & Jerry's offer vegan options now. I'm just surprised it took them this long! If you have been missing out on Ben & Jerry's fun flavors, that is a time of the past. They now offer 100% vegan ice cream made with almond milk.

Flavors

Ben & Jerry's has seven flavors, including some of their classic favorites. The vegan flavors are Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter and Cookies, Coffee Caramel Fudge, Caramel Almond Brittle, and Coconut Seven Layer Bar.

Tofutti Vegan-friendly Frozen Desserts


Tofutti has been offering us vegan ice creams, and ice cream treats for decades. Their cutie ice cream sandwiches are a favorite. However, they also offer a big selection of other non-dairy frozen novelties.

Flavors

Their ice cream comes in vanilla, chocolate, and vanilla almond bark.

Their ice cream sandwiches come in vanilla, chocolate, cookie n' cream, mint chocolate chip, and wildberry.

Don't forget to check out their ice cream bars, of which they have 8 varieties including vanilla ice cream coated in chocolate, fudge bars, and more.

Trader Joes Ice Cream


Trader Joe's has always had a nice collection of vegan products. Now they have their own vegan ice cream too! Trader Joe's Soy Creamy is an organic, soy based dessert that gives us yet another dairy-free ice cream choice. If you like soy milk, you will love this.

Flavors

Right now Trader Joe's Soy Creamy comes in two flavors: vanilla and cherry chocolate chip.

Breyers Non Dairy Ice Cream


Another well known “normal” ice cream brand breaches into the dairy-free game with almond milk ice creams. These frozen vegan desserts are now nationwide, and everyone is excited to see these.

Check out their FAQ for their Vegan Status

Flavors

Right now, Breyers offers two vegan flavors: vanilla peanut butter and cookies and cream.

Dream Plant Based Ice Cream


Dream is a non-dairy company that specializes in offering four different types of milk. These guys offer flavors in Almond, Coconut, and Soy bases.

They also offer ice cream treats, like bites, bars, and sandwiches. Unfortunately, you'll need to pass over most of those because they aren't vegan. This is a brand you'll want to check the nutritional facts on to be extra sure they haven't snuck in a milk product.

However, the ice cream sandwiches and pints are vegan, and they don't lack a wide variety of flavor choices!

Flavors

The soy based ice cream has Butter Pecan, Vanilla Fudge Swirl, and French Vanilla.

Their Almond milk ice cream includes cappuccino swirl, chocolate, praline crunch, vanilla, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, and toffee almond fudge.

Lastly, rice milk options include cocoa marble fudge, mint carob chip, strawberry, and classic vanilla.

Steves Vegan Ice Cream Brand


Steve's believes dairy-free is in, and strive to make the best vegan ice cream around. Hype is up on this award-winning ice cream, and it tops many people's list of best tasting vegan ice cream.

Flavors

Steve's dairy-free ice cream offers a coconut base in six flavors—cold brewed cinnamon coffee, speculoos cookie butter, chocolate salty caramel, mint cacao chip, chocolate chip cookie dough, and burnt sugar vanilla. Excuse me while I mop my drool up from the floor.

Side note – This company has just switched hands, so make sure to keep an eye on their vegan status as the company changes.

NadaMoo! Frozen Desserts


This fun, family-owned company centers around making a coconut milk ice cream. They are all vegan, organic, non-GMO, and fair trade. This company cares, and they've got the ice cream to prove it.

Check out their About page for their Vegan Status

Flavors

NadaMoo! has fifteen ice cream flavors: chocolate cherry fudge brownie, Himalayan salted caramel, pistachio nut, mmm...maple pecan, the rockiest road, that snickerdoodle dough, chocolate peanut butter, birthday cake cookie dough, lotta mint chip, vanilla...ahhh, gotta do chocolate, cookies and crème, chocolate almond chip, coconut, and java crunch. They obviously have fun naming flavors.

Frankie and Jos Milk Free Ice Cream


Frankie & Jo's breathes unique. They love exploring new plant flavors and offering them to us in a delicious ice cream. This is artisan ice cream at its finest vegan form. Frankie & Jo's also sneak a few delicious sorbets into the mix.

Check out their About page for their Vegan Status

Flavors

Frankie & Jo's have 10 ice cream flavors, and it's hard to find a normal one in the mix. Salty caramel ash (yes, this ice cream is dark gray), tomato melon mint, cherry cocoa nib, California cabin (think pine trees), gingerbread golden milk, chocolate mint brownie, tahini chocolate, and Frankie's brown sugar vanilla.

The last two flavors, Date Shake and Chocolate Shake, are sweetened with dates.

Snow Monkey


Snow Monkey brags itself as a superfood ice treat. Their company hashtag is “#eatnoevil, ” and that's something we can all love. They enjoy making vegan ice cream inspired by unusual ingredients.

Check out their Story to read about their Vegan Status

Flavors

Snow Monkey has two flavors: goji berry, and cacao. Which happen to be two of my favorite superfoods.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream


Van Leeuwen started making artisan ice cream from a food truck in New York City. Their vegan line is made with a blend of coconut milk, cashew milk, and a handful of other fresh ingredients. Their ice cream is loved so much it went from tiny food truck to national ice cream empire in little time.

Check out their Story page for their Vegan Status

Flavors

Van Leeuwen has ten vegan flavors that range from traditional to funky. They are peanut butter chocolate chip, mint chip, matcha tea, chocolate chip cookie dough, caramelized banana nut, salted caramel, honeycomb, chocolate, coffee, and Sicilian pistachio.

DF Mavens


DF Mavins commits itself to dairy-free and offer coconut, almond, and soy milk bases to create decadent vegan ice cream. No holding back with this brand, everything they sell is 100% vegan. Also, not only do they offer scoopable ice cream but vegan ice cream bars too!

Check out their About page for their Vegan Status

Flavors

DF Mavins offers ten ice cream flavors and five ice cream bars. The ice cream flavors include mocha almond chip, orange creme vanilla, New Orleans salted praline, Alphonso mango, bananas fosters, chocolate almond fudge, del lago chocolate, key lime crème, Madagascar vanilla, and mint almond cookie.

The ice cream bars are available in mint almond cookie, del lago chocolate, key lime crème, chocolate almond fudge, and Alphonso mango.

Double Rainbow


Double Rainbow was awarded best ice cream in America, so don't be afraid to get your hopes up for their soy cream line of vegan ice cream. Their vegan products boast no “beany” flavor if you shy away from the flavor of soy milk.

Flavors

Their flavors include blueberry, mint chocolate chip, vanilla bean, and very cherry chip.

Blue Mountain Cashew Creamery


Blue Mountain Organics offers gourmet cashew cream ice cream that they call Cashew Creamery. It's vegan, organic, raw and is just as creamy as non-vegan ice cream. This company believes in great health, so you can worry a little less while scooping up another mouthful.

Flavors

Blue Mountain Organics offers four flavors: vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate chip, and cappuccino.

Side note – Their non-dairy ice cream's vegan status is listed in the product description of each flavor.

Regional Non Dairy Ice Cream Brands

The vegan ice creams listed here are special because they are not found nationwide but deserve to be known and sought out if you live or are visiting the area.

Cado Dairy Free Ice Cream


Cado stands out because instead of a nut or soy base they use avocados. They love to tell us “ice cream grows on trees” and that is something we can stand behind. Each pint packs a whole avocado and leaves you feeling nourished. This ice cream can be found throughout the midwest and northeast United States.

Flavors

Cado is available in mint chocolate chip, lemon, and deep dark chocolate.

Hemp I Scream Ice Cream


This brand is located in Colorado, so naturally they decided to use hemp to make ice cream. You will only find it throughout Colorado, California, Utah, and Washington. I know where I want to go for my next vacation.

Flavors

Hemp I Scream ice cream comes in five flavors: vanilla, chocolate, mocha mint, mango love, and jasmine flower.

Booja Booja


Made with cashews and sweetened with agave and coconut syrup, this hip company knows exactly what it's all about. This is luxury vegan ice cream. There was no holding back when Booja Booja crafted their ice cream, so you shouldn't hold back either. This treat is found in select countries.

Read this article on Booja Booja's stance on being Vegan.

Flavors

Booja Booja boasts nine delicious flavors with fun, funky names. Hunky punky chocolate, keep smiling vanilla m'gorilla, raspberry ripple, chocolate salted caramel, hazelnut chocolate truffle, caramel pecan praline, pompompous maple pecan, feisty rollercoastery ginger, coconut hullabalu.

Food Heaven


Food Heaven makes a delicious soy based vegan ice cream that we can coat our tongues with. They made the ice cream with vegans in mind and wanted to offer us something that is pure pleasure. Food Heaven is only found in select countries.

Check out their About page for their Vegan Status

Flavors

Food Heaven offers five ice cream flavors: cool vanilla, wild blueberry, juicy raspberry, rich chocolate, delicious raspberry and mango

Honorable Mentions - Vegan Sorbets

Sorbets are not ice cream because they use a water base instead of cream or milk. They are still absolutely sugary, delicious, and fat-free.

Talenti Dairy Free Sorbetto


I couldn't get away without bringing up Talenti's sorbettos. This nationwide brand knows exactly what it's doing with these fat-free, vegan sorbets. If you want a fruity kick with your frozen dessert, then this is an excellent choice.

Flavors

4 of the 5 non-dairy varieties are vegan - Alphonso mango, chocolate, roman raspberry, and peanut butter fudge.

Side note – Blood Orange Sorbetto contains egg whites, and therefore should be avoided. The vegan status of each flavor is in their product descriptions on their website.

Ciao Bella Vegan Sorbet


Ciao Bella is authentic Italian family sorbetto who's creators took the time to pay close attention to all their ingredients. This is an awesome vegan frozen dessert that hits a sorbet craving.

Flavors

There are 10 sorbetto flavors to enjoy: mango, blueberry passion fruit, coconut, chocolate, blackberry cabernet, raspberry, limone, peach sangria, strawberry limonata, and blood orange.

Side note – There is no obvious Vegan proclamations but the sorbetto ingredient list(s) look free of any animal ingredients.

Time to Hide Your Vegan Ice Cream

With this list, there's no longer any reason to envy the dairy ice cream in your store. No, the only thing you have to worry about now is your non-vegan family and friends stealing your delicious dairy-free ice cream and not leaving you any.

The times are a-changing, and the ice cream market has wised up to offer an increasingly rich selection of vegan options that taste awesome. So, celebrate your vegan lifestyle with a heaping bowl of one of these ice creams!

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