A few years ago, finding the best vegan ice cream in stores would have been a real challenge, but these days we're spoiled with all the variety. Whether you need something to serve atop a freshly baked apple pie
or want to make some epic milkshakes
, there are plenty of options to choose from. Coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, and soy milk can all be churned into something creamy, sweet, and craveable, and the cows don't even need to know about it. That being said, some brands and flavors are definitely better than others. The next time you're at the grocery store, pick up one (or all!) of these 15 non-dairy frozen desserts so you can crush your sugar cravings whenever they arise.
Jeni's Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet ($12):
Sometimes a well-made sorbet is just as satisfying as ice cream. Sweet, floral, and fruity, this pint from Jeni's is an elegant end to your next vegan dinner party.
So Delicious Coconut Milk Butter Pecan ($6):
So Delicious serves up their treats in a variety of bases, including cashew, soy, almond, and coconut milk. The coconut milk base works particularly well with this no-sugar-added butter pecan flavor.
Sharon's Sorbet Dutch Chocolate ($5):
When a frozen treat uses the highest quality chocolate, you don't even need the dairy. Sharon's blends coconut milk and Dutch cocoa to make this dark and dreamy dessert.
Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto ($5):
All of Talenti's vegan sorbet flavors are delicious. Peanut Butter Fudge, made with a creamy peanut butter base and rich fudge swirl, tastes the most like ice cream.
Tofutti Cuties Mint Chocolate Chip ($4):
Perfect for kids or those of us who just snack like them, Tofutti Cuties are a vegan mainstay. Keep some in your freezer for times when you want just a little something sweet.
Trader Joe's Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip ($4):
We're in a sort of vegan ice cream renaissance now, but this Trader Joe's gem has been around for years. Sweet cherry, bittersweet chocolate chips, and creamy organic soy milk make this a favorite.
So Delicious Almondmilk Vanilla Dessert Sandwiches ($6):
Whenever a craving strikes, you'll be prepared if you have a box of these in your freezer. The vanilla almond milk filling is sweet but surprisingly light-tasting, so you won't go into an immediate sugar coma after having one.
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