Look around and you’ll see new vegan ice cream options popping up everywhere—because you, the consumer, expressed an interest in having these products available. Many major ice cream companies now offer dairy-free ice cream, which is a huge step forward for animals. By choosing options from this list, you can help prevent cows from being used for their milk. In the dairy industry, calves are stolen from their mothers shortly after birth. Cows are doting and devoted mothers who will fight to defend their young, and you’ll be helping to end this torturous cycle by eating only vegan ice cream.
Keep mother cows with their calves—check out these vegan ice cream flavors from brands you’ll love:
KIND Frozen Plant Based Creamy Frozen Dessert
KIND is known for its nut and energy bars—some of which are vegan—but the company has branched out into the dessert world with a new line of vegan ice cream. Flavors include Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Cherry Cashew, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Strawberry, Coffee Hazelnut, and Caramel Almond Sea Salt.
This oat milk brand knows how to make a super-creamy and delicious frozen dessert that’s also kind to cows. Oatly’s ice cream pints are available in 10 flavors: Chocolate Chip, Mint Chip, Coffee, Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Oat, Salted Caramel, Fudge Brownie, and Raspberry Swirl.
This creamy gelato made from hemp and oat milk comes in five flavors: Vanilla Bean, Banana Cinnamon Date Swirl, Coffee & Cookies, Chocolate Raspberry Swirl, and Chocolate Mint Chip.
This smoothie brand launched a line of coconut-based vegan ice cream with added health benefits from ingredients such as ashwagandha, probiotics, and pine pollen. Flavors include Strawberry + Rich, Rippled Berry Compote; Vanilla + Salted, Swirled Black Sesame; Mint + Dark, Melty Cacao Chips; and Chocolate + Ooey, Gooey Midnight Fudge.
O’MY! is a woman-owned brand that makes rich dairy-free and allergy-friendly gelato with only a few ingredients. Choose from 10 flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Mint Chip, Coffee Chip, Orange Cream, Strawberry, Cake Batter, I Love Chocolate, Cake Walk, and Root Beer Float.
The makers of Coconut Bliss launched the Everyday Bliss line, which offers decadent vegan flavors at an affordable price. They include Caramel Macchiato, Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Brownie Swirl, and Salty Peanut Butter Chip.
SorBabes makes healthy, rich vegan sorbet, which is available in a variety of delicious and unique flavors, such as Pistachio & Caramel, Raz’n Berry, Peanut Butta Luva, Jam’n Lemon, Passionilla, Café Almond, and Cocoa Haze.
Made from brown rice, oat flour, coconut oil, and pea protein, ice cream from Alden’s Organic comes in seven pint-sized nondairy flavors, including Caramel Almond Crunch, Freckled Mint Chip, and Double Strawberry. The brand also stepped it up with two varieties of vegan ice cream sandwiches: Vanilla Bean Round Sammie and Caramel Drizzle Round Sammie. Find these flavors at Sprouts Farmers Market and other stores.
Van Leeuwen serves up scoops at its shops and food trucks in Los Angeles and New York, but you can also grab pints in select grocery stores and online. With a wide variety of vegan flavors such as Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk, Cookies & Cream Caramel Swirl, and Cookie Crumble Strawberry Jam, you can’t go wrong.
Häagen-Dazs offers seven vegan ice cream flavors available in the U.S.: Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle, Coconut Caramel, Mocha Chocolate Cookie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Bar, Coconut Caramel Dark Chocolate Bar, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bar.
Coolhaus has unveiled a new line of dairy-free pints, with flavors such as Salted Caramel Crunch, Dirty Mint Chip, and Peanut Butter Fudge Chip. The extra cherry on top? The brand has also introduced four new vegan ice cream cookie sandwiches, including Cookies & Cream and Tahitian Vanilla. Yes, you heard us right: Vegan. Ice. Cream. Cookie. Sandwiches. (Find these products.)
You’ll love this brand’s vegan ice cream pints, which have just 80 to 100 calories per serving. Check out the Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter, Triple Shot Espresso, Chocolate Almond Macaron, or Monkey Business flavors.
Oat milk has revolutionized the vegan milk industry. Now, Perry’s Ice Cream is revolutionizing its ice cream lineup with new dairy-free Oats Cream! The brand partnered with plant-based beverage maker Elmhurst to produce seven oat milk ice cream flavors. Try Apple Strudel, Blueberry Pancake, Coconut Caramel, Oat Latte, Peanut Butter Coffee Cake, Peanut Butter & Cookies, or Snickerdoodle Oats Cream.
So Delicious is another brand that’s making great vegan oat milk ice cream. Flavors include Caramel Apple Crumble, Oatmeal Cookie, Peanut Butter and Raspberry, Creamy Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie, S’mores, and Chocolate Salted Caramel.
The brand also offers frozen desserts made with cashew, almond, coconut, and soy milk, including six flavors of a light, lower-calorie frozen mousse. Choose from flavors such as Cold Brew Coffee, Peachy Maple Pecan, Bananas Foster, Blueberry Cardamom, Coconut Key Lime, Pomegranate Chip, Mint Marble Fudge, Neapolitan, Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel Cluster, Cookies and Cream, and German Chocolate. So Delicious makes ice cream bars and sandwiches, too. (Find these products.)
Ben & Jerry’s now offers no fewer than 19 vegan flavors: Americone Dream, Karamel Sutra Core, Phish Food, The Tonight Dough, Colin Kaepernick’s Change the Whirled, “Milk” & Cookies, Crème Brûlée Cookie, Mint Chocolate Cookie, Netflix & Chilll’d, Caramel Almond Brittle, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Caramel Cluster, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Salted ‘n Swirled, Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Coffee Caramel Fudge, P.B. & Cookies, and Peanut Butter Half Baked. Are you as excited as we are? Thought so. (Find these products.)
We feel so lucky that NadaMoo continues to unveil new flavors! The newest offerings include Banana Caramel Crunch, Peach Cobbler, and Marshmallow Stardust. This brand uses coconut milk to create its delicious ice cream, which comes in these other fine flavors: Cookies & Crème, Lotta Mint Chip, Creamy Coconut, PB & Chocolate, Gotta Do Chocolate, Vanilla Cha Chai, Chocolate Almond Chip, Mmm…Maple Pecan, Sweet Cherry Lime, Vanilla…ahhh, and Java Crunch. (Find these products.)
Halo Top offers its lovely pints of low-cal ice cream in seven sweet vegan flavors! Take your pick from Birthday Cake, Candy Bar, Chocolate, Chocolate Almond Crunch, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cup, and Sea Salt Caramel.
Target stores are now even more vegan-friendly, thanks to their new lineup of vegan ice creams. The nondairy frozen desserts from Target’s private label, Archer Farms, are made with almond milk and come in seven delicious flavors. Choose from Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough, Caramel Brownie, Cashew Caramel, Strawberry & Fudge, Vanilla Bean, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, and Mocha Almond Fudge.
Arctic Zero has sold lactose-free ice cream for years, but never vegan—until now. The popular brand of low-calorie frozen treats is transitioning its lactose-free line to a vegan lineup of delicious, animal-friendly pints and bars. As if that’s not exciting enough, its nondairy ice creams are now available on Amazon and in Publix supermarkets. Current flavors include Brownie Blast, Cake Batter, Cherry Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookie Dough Chunk, Cookie Shake, Hint of Mint, Purely Chocolate, and Salted Caramel.
For 70 years, Santa Barbara–based McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams was known for its dairy “products.” Now, the brand is giving the people what they want: vegan flavors.
The deliciously creamy dairy-free options currently include Cookies & Cream, Dark Chocolate Chip, Eureka Lemon & Marionberries, Toasted Coconut Almond Chip, and Turkish Coffee. The new flavors go “well with Netflix and couches” but don’t “go well with milk as that would kinda defeat the whole purpose,” according to the company. Visit your local Gelson’s or Bristol Farms to pick up a pint, or click here to find out if you’re near a McConnell’s scoop shop. If you’re not near these supermarkets or a scoop shop, no problem—the brand’s dairy-free flavors are available to ship straight to your front door. Click here to shop.
The Whole Foods brand has recently unveiled an almond milk–based vegan ice cream. The new dessert is available in select Southern California stores, and we hope if people buy enough of it, it’ll be sold in a wider release soon. The long list of flavors includes Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Berry Chantilly Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl, Coconut Almond Bliss, and Mocha Java Fudge. The product line is also gluten-free and non-GMO.
Breyers carries four flavors of delicious almond milk ice cream. Vanilla Peanut Butter, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Chocolate Chip are waiting for you on store shelves, so check your local grocery store for availability! (Find these products.)
Check out the Tofutti Cuties line of ice cream sandwiches (available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies ‘N Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chip!). In addition, the Tofutti brand offers Yours Truly Cones and pints of Vanilla Almond Bark, “Better” Pecan, and Wild Berry Supreme vegan ice cream, among others. (See if these products are available near you.)
The dairy-free ice creams in these lines come in flavors such as Cappuccino Swirl, Praline Crunch, Toffee Almond Fudge, Vanilla, and Chocolate. (Find these products.)
Vegan sorbetto flavors include Alphonso Mango, Roman Raspberry, and our personal favorite, Peanut Butter Fudge. The latter is truly a gift from vegan heaven. Talenti is also adding its first vegan sorbetto with layers: Coconut Chocolate Cookie.
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Coconut Bliss offers coconut milk–based ice creams that are pure bliss. These are just some of the delectable pint flavors: Golden Banana Brownie Swirl, Madagascan Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cold Brew Coffee, Infinite Coconut, Sea Salt Caramel + Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Walnut Brownie, Chocolate Hazelnut Decadence, Mint Chip Galactica, Peruvian Mocha Crunch, Ginger Cookie + Caramel, and Sweet Cherry Amaretto.
Check out all these sophisticated sorbetto flavors: Alphonso Mango, Bartlett Pear Hibiscus, Dark Cocoa, Coconut, Mario Blackberry Cabernet, Pacific Northwest Raspberry, Sicilian Blood Orange, Sicilian Limone, White Peach Sangria, and Wild Italian Strawberry Limonata. (Find these products.)
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These scrumptious soy ice cream flavors are to die for, except no one had to: Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Lively Lemon Sorbet, and Mango Tangerine Sorbet. (Find these products.)
Remember: Desserts, even vegan desserts, should always be consumed in moderation. So should these delicious frozen yogurt flavors, which you should check out immediately.