Delicious Vegan Ice Creams and Frozen Treats to Sweeten Your Day
Everybody loves a delicious frozen treat—that is, unless it contains dairy or eggs. There’s nothing to love about industries that abuse cows and chickens for profit. The good news for animals and compassionate consumers is that tons of delicious vegan ice creams, sorbets, and other frozen desserts are widely available from some of the most popular brands in the world. 😅
If you’re craving a cold and creamy treat made without any animal-derived ingredients, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look through this list of our top vegan choices—it’s sure to make your mouth water.
Few other ice cream chains come close to offering as many vegan options as Ben & Jerry’s. The iconic Vermont-based company boasts 19 nondairy flavors, including in the form of “core” pints (with one flavor in the center of another).
Target brand Favorite Day makes vegan ice creams out of almond milk, in mouthwatering flavors like Caramel Brownie and Pumpkin Pie. We’re always happy to see these on-target decisions from the popular retailer.
Looking for vegan versions of classic ice cream options? Breyers has you covered, offering timeless flavors like Vanilla, Cookies & Crème, and Mint Chocolate Chip made with oat milk and almond milk.
With the first faba bean–based frozen desserts, Arctic Zero sets the bar high—its tasty pints are lighter than dairy-based ice creams. Try Cake Batter, Vanilla Latte, and (chocolate lovers, take note!) the ultra-rich Purely Chocolate.
Sorbets (or sorbettos) are frozen desserts made with water, sugar, and fruit. Häagen-Dazs offers two refreshing flavors: The Mango is sweet and smooth, while the Raspberry is tangy and packs an intense fruity punch.
Talenti also offers two tasty vegan sorbettos: Alphonso Mango and Roman Raspberry. They’re not only dairy-free but also gluten-free, fat-free, and GMO-free, making them top picks for anyone trying to eat healthier. 💪
ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Alden’s Dairy Free Round Sammies fit perfectly in your hand and come in Vanilla Bean, Key Lime, and Caramel Drizzle—a taste for every mood. There’s also a gluten-free Vanilla Bean version, offering the same great vegan flavor with even fewer allergens.
Tofutti Cuties are adorable, and it’s almost as fun to say their name as it is to eat them. With tasty ice cream (made of soy protein and tofu) in between two soft, chocolatey wafers, they’re the ultimate vegan treat.
If you love shopping for exciting vegan products at Trader Joe’s, you’ll want to know about the Vanilla Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Sandwiches. Great for any occasion, these sweet treats will melt in your mouth and have you adding another TJ’s fave to your “must-have” list.
BARS AND POPS
Even a company with “dairy” in its name has hopped on the nonstop vegan ice cream train. Non-Dairy Dilly Bars from DQ are gluten-free delights featuring coconut cream and a crunchy chocolate coating.
Oatly’s Chocolate Fudge Dipped Bars have a fudge swirl and a chocolate shell, making them another top pick for chocolate lovers. 😍 And its Vanilla, Strawberry Swirl, and Salted Caramel Dipped Bars also have a chocolate shell.
In 2009, University of Texas student Daniel Goetz started his journey toward making wholesome treats with clean ingredients. Now, his company, GoodPop, is a vegan dessert trailblazer offering delectable bars like the Fudge n’ Caramel Crunch, made with fair-trade ingredients and without GMOs, artificial dyes, or refined sugar.
Whole Foods’ 365 brand has a ton of fruity frozen pops to satisfy a sweet tooth. Cool off on hot summer days with Strawberry, Strawberry Lemonade, Lime, Lemon, Mango, or Caribbean Mix Fruit Bars for bursts of chilly fruit flavors.
Whether you’re after simple fruit pops or creamy pops without the dairy, Chloe’s fits the bill. The brand’s fruit pops contain only fruit, water, and cane sugar—and the creamy pops, like the Raspberry Chip ones, are a smooth blend of fruit and oat milk.
OK, my mouth is watering after all that! There’s no shame in loving the sweeter things in life, so why not keep this trend going? Get even more delish vegan treat ideas so you can stock up on snacks and desserts that are kind to animals and your taste buds. 😉