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20 Best Vegan & Dairy-Free Ice Creams So Good You'll Never Go Back

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20 Best Vegan & Dairy-Free Ice Creams So Good You'll Never Go Back

Giving up dairy and going dairy-free altogether means sacrificing our favorite foods in an effort to eat cleaner and more plant-based. Thankfully, though, the dairy-free industry is constantly expanding, and there are more and more non-dairy options that are just as satisfying as the real thing.

Take dairy-free ice cream, for example. While it's not exactly vegan ice cream, as some products may include other animal-based ingredients, there are still plenty of delicious choices.

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So, if you're considering a diet change but still want to indulge in your favorite creamy sweets, these flavors will blow every other dairy-free ice cream you’ve tried right out of the freezer. They're so lush and so satisfyingly yummy that even the most steadfast dairy lovers will crave them!

1. O’MY Dairy Free Gelato 

Coming in seven delicious flavors, these dairy-free gelatos are made with single-digit ingredients, meaning every flavor has nine or less, and all are thoughtfully sourced to include both Non-GMO Project and Fairtrade Certified ingredients. Each recipe is crafted to be free from major allergens, including wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and soy.

(Healthy Goodness, $9.99)

2. 365 Everyday Value Coconut Almond Bliss Dessert

The cold, creamy taste of coconut and almond hits your taste buds, but you feel good knowing there's something different about this indulgence: almond milk! Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, this Almond Milk Frozen Dessert gives your sweet tooth what it craves without the things your body doesn't.

(Whole Foods Market, $3.99)

3. Talenti Sorbetto Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Fudge

This creamy vegan Peanut Butter Fudge sorbetto features a decadent swirl of dairy-free fudge. In addition to being dairy-free, it's also gluten-free, kosher, and Non-GMO Project Verified.

(Talenti Gelato, $4.29)

4. Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Chocolate Fudge Brownie

All of Ben & Jerry's dairy-free desserts are made with non-GMO-sourced certified vegan ingredients and Fairtrade certified sugar, cocoa, and vanilla. 

(Target, $4.89)

5. So Delicious Oatmilk Peanut Butter And Raspberry Frozen Dessert

So Delicious is first-to-market nationwide with its oatmilk frozen desserts, which are crafted with smooth oatmilk and blended with delicious flavors, so every spoonful is taste-bud approved. Better yet, each So Delicious Oatmilk Frozen Dessert is dairy-free, certified gluten-free, certified vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified.

(Target, $4.69)

6. Snow Monkey Chocolate Mint Chip Dairy-Free Dessert

A light, refreshing blend of cool mint and velvety chocolate, each bite is filled with crunchy flakes of Raaka organic dark chocolate. Snow Monkey treats are made from only seven natural, plant-based ingredients, making it vegan, Paleo, non-dairy and free from all allergens like gluten, soy, nuts and lactose. Plus, an entire pint has 21g of protein, between 390-405 calories, and is packed with fiber and antioxidants. 

(Snow Monkey, $29.99-$41.99)

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7. Frönen Dairy-Free 'Nice' Cream

Every pint of Frönen is made with only 5 ingredients or less. The Chocolate, Strawberry, Cinnamon, Banana Coconut and Madagascar Vanilla flavors are all sweetened with either honey or maple syrup, and have no refined sugars or gums.

(Eat Fronen, $8.99)

8. No Bull Oat-Based Frozen Dessert

A delicious all-natural, plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free oat-based ice cream. By using Oat, instead of coconut or nuts, No Bull offers numerous health and nutritional benefits with most flavors under 190 calories and only 6 grams of fat per serving.

(No Bull, prices vary by location)

9. Frill Intense Chocolate Frozen Smoothie

This is the world’s only whole fruit and veggie-based ice cream, offering a new delicious plant-based, dairy-free ice cream alternative. Available in four flavors, it's certified vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, kosher, paleo-friendly and contains zero added sugar, sweeteners or artificial ingredients. Instead, Frill derives its sweetness from the natural sugar in dates and whole fruits.

(Ice Cream Source, $7.99)

10. Revolution Gelato Pint Sampler

Winner of multiple best taste awards, this dairy-free organic gelato is rich and silky smooth. Made from clean, simple ingredients that are organic, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, and ethically sourced, you'll have no guilt indulging.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

11. Almond Dream Non-Dairy Dessert

Almond Dream uses ingredients that are plant-derived, GMO-free, organically certified when possible, and sourced from domestic suppliers. With its sweet vanilla flavor, you might want to say goodbye to dairy forever.

(Instacart, prices vary by location)

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12. Magnum Non-Dairy Almond Bar

This delicious plant-based ice cream is certified vegan and non-dairy. Each flavor is made with Belgian chocolate that uses cocoa beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

(Walmart, prices vary by location)

13. Breyers Non-Dairy Vanilla Peanut Butter 

Real vanilla and peanut butter collide to give you a non-dairy almond milk treat. Flavors and colors come from natural sources, and it's also kosher and gluten-free. 

(Breyers, prices vary by location)

14. Enlightened Dairy-Free Monkey Business Ice Cream

This ice cream is low-cal, low-sugar, vegan, and dairy-free. It's perfect for ice cream lovers who are avoiding dairy, but also calories and sugar. And this flavor, in particular, is banana with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Can you say yum?

(InstaCart, $3.43)

15. Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge features the creamiest peanut butter mixed with ribbons of rich chocolate fudge and crunchy peanuts.

(Haagan Dazs, prices vary) by location

16. Jeni's Dairy-Free Collection

These flavors are so satisfyingly delicious even the most steadfast dairy lovers will crave them. They're made with the best, most flavorful ingredient, including high-quality coconut cream. The flavors included in this collection: Dark Chocolate Truffle, Frosé Sorbet, Texas Sheet Cake, and Roasted Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam.

(Jeni's, $48)

17. Cado Avocado Deep Dark Chocolate Frozen Dessert

Cado is the first non-dairy frozen dessert made from fresh avocados. With each batch, avocados are picked, ripened and cold-processed for a fresh dessert experience. Deep Dark Chocolate is soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, made with organic ingredients, and is Non-GMO Project Verified.

(Target, $5.99)

18. NadaMoo! Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert

Every day is your birthday with this combo of yellow cake and vanilla frosting ice cream, with layers of gluten-free cookie dough and sprinkles.

(Target, $4.99)

19. Oatly! Oat Ice Cream

Made with oatmilk, this ice cream is so rich and creamy, no one will have any idea it's non-dairy. It's also gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and doesn't include the major allergens normally found in ice cream.

(Target, $4.99)

20. Van Leeuwen Honeycomb Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Though there's no honey in this at all, this flavor is still a crunchy, chewy caramel candy. It's made in-house, broken into chunks and folded into the vegan base. The honeycomb remains crispy on the inside, chewy on the outside, and bleeds micro ribbons of caramel throughout the ice cream. 

(Whole Foods, prices vary by location)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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