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9 Vegan Ice Cream Brands So Good You’ll Consider Going Dairy-Free

Non-dairy ice cream has come a long way. We rounded up the best vegan ice cream brands, both healthy and indulgent, made from almonds, cashews and even fruit.

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Enlightened Dairy-Free Ice Cream Barsvia eatenlightened.com

Enlightened Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars

Enlightened makes almond milk-based vegan ice cream bars that are as creamy, smooth, and delicious as dairy-based ice cream. In addition to being dairy-free, they’re also just good for you in general: they’re gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and low in calories and fat. Try familiar ice cream flavors, like salted caramel and mint chip, or surprising flavors like peanut butter and jelly.

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Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Frozen Dessertvia amazon.com

Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Yep, the dairy-filled ice cream kings also make dairy-free ice cream that’s as packed with flavorful extras as the original. Try Ben & Jerry’s peanut butter and cookies ice cream, which brims with cookie chunks and a swirl of pb.

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So Delicious Cashewmilk Ice CreamKeith Homan/Shutterstock

So Delicious Cashewmilk Ice Cream

Certified vegan and gluten-free, So Delicious ice cream is made with a base of cashew milk, giving it a natural creaminess in spite of its lack of dairy. Flavors like cookies ‘n’ cream channel childhood favorites.

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Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Ice Creamvia walmart.com

Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Favorite traditional ice cream maker Häagen-Dazs makes their non-dairy version with coconut cream—a super rich and delicious milk alternative. The result is a treat as smooth and craveable as the original. Look for flavors like Häagen-Dazs’s vegan coconut caramel ice cream and mocha chocolate cookie.

We taste-tested 8 brands of non-dairy milks and these were our picks for the best non-dairy milks on the market.

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Talenti Dairy-Free Sorbettovia walmart.com

Talenti Dairy-Free Sorbetto

Fruit-based sorbets are naturally dairy-free. Talenti’s variety is smooth and scoopable, with refreshing fruit flavor. A winner for hot summer days.

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365 Everyday Value ice creamvia amazon.com

365 Everyday Value

This Whole Foods-based generic brand is made with protein-packed almond milk. It’s also gluten-free. Flavors include lots of classics: chocolate, mint chocolate chip, mocha java, and classic vanilla bean.

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Almond Dream Praline Crunch Non-Dairy Dessert, 16 oz (frozen) via amazon.com

Almond Dream

Also made with almond milk, this non-GMO ice cream comes in lots of dreamy flavors, like praline crunch and birthday cake. It’s hard to believe this stuff is dairy-free!

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Luna & Larry's Organic Non-Dairy Frozen Dessertvia amazon.com

Luna & Larry’s Organic Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

An incredibly health-conscious option, Luna & Larry use coconut milk and a touch of agave syrup to make their treat vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and low glycemic treat. They also use non-GMO and certified fair trade ingredients. Luna & Larry’s dark chocolate ice cream is just the thing for your chocolate craving.

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Outshine Non-Dairy Frozen Fruit Dessertvia walmart.com

Outshine Non-Dairy Frozen Fruit Dessert

Perhaps the healthiest option on the list, this creamy confection is actually made on a base of frozen and blended bananas and other real fruits. The Outshine strawberry banana ice cream is perfectly refreshing and rich without feeling heavy.

Looking for more store-bought vegan sweets? Check out our picks for the best vegan chocolate!

Note: Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Kelsey Rae Dimberg
A former in-house editor at Taste of Home, Kelsey now writes articles and novels from her home in Milwaukee. She's an avid cook, reader, flâneur, and noir fanatic. Her debut novel, Girl in the Rearview Mirror, will be published in June 2019 by William Morrow.

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