Update: IT’S HOT.
In some places, we are in the midst of one the hottest summers in recorded history. We’d like to think that this heatwave isn’t caused by our general living habits, but let’s face it - our consumption of animal and dairy products are contributing to the cause. Traditional ice cream included.
Does that mean you have to stop eating your favorite summer dessert? We don’t think so. Why? Because we have vegan ice creams that tastes awesome and are better for the environment. Seriously, they’re so good, we bet no one would even be able to tell the difference as they indulge in their favorite summer treat. So here we go, 7 vegan ice cream brands we’re loving this summer!
Brand: Hakuna Banana
Why we love them: Women-Led, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Certified Non-GMO
We’re going bananas for Hakuna Banana! Not only is the packaging fun and playful, but their flavors are too! They’re a banana-based "nice-cream" that’s nice-r for the environment (get it?!). From Choco Choco Chip pints to frozen Dipped Chocolate bars, this is a vegan ice cream that’s fun for both kids and adults!
Brand: Jeni’s Ice Cream
Why we love them: Women-Led, Soy-Free
From nostalgic childhood flavors like Roasted Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam to Frosé Sorbet, Jeni’s dairy-free ice cream line has got it all. And they’ve got it good. Known for their creative flavors, you’ll have so much fun experimenting with each one! We wish we could take the time to describe all the flavors to you, but we’re too busy enjoying them ourselves (Sorry! Not sorry!).
Brand: Vixen Kitchen
Why we love them: Women-Led, Simple Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Certified Non-GMO
Have you heard of a paleo vegan ice cream before? Vixen Kitchen makes some of the most velvety-smooth ice cream we’ve ever tasted. Plus, since they’re sweetened with maple syrup and loaded with vitamins and healthy fats, you can indulge without all the guilt! We’ll be having this every day, thank you very much. Flavors like Coffee Cream and Midnight Mint are just a couple we love.
Why we love them: Women-Led, Soy-Free, Nut-Free
Wait, what’s that? You can have LA's most beloved food truck ice cream sammies delivered straight to your door? Yes! Coolhaus is so good and creamy, if you did a blind taste test, you wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference between dairy ice cream and a vegan one. We’ve got them in Cookie Dough Lyfe and Tahitian Vanilla.
Brand: Nada Moo!
Why we love them: Family-Owned, Gluten-Free, Organic, Certified Non-GMO, Certified B-Corp
“Nada Moo is fun to say and even more fun to eat!” We think they win with just the name. With flavors like Marshmallow Stardust and Banana Cream Crunch, one bite will take you on whimsical adventures or get up to do a little dance.
Brand: So Delicious
Why we love them: Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Certified Non-GMO
With flavors like Oatmeal Cookie, Caramel Apple Crumble, and Peanut Butter & Raspberry Oatmilk, it’s the ice cream that takes us back to summers chilling at grandma’s house or with friends at a street fair. Plus, their ice cream is made from the creamiest oat milk and are gluten-free!
Brand: Sweet Nothings
Why we love them: Women-Led, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free
Okay, we cheated on this one. Sweet Nothings is not quite an ice cream, but not quite a gelato. They’re a new age of frozen desserts, and boy do we love them. Packaged in 3.5oz personal-sized containers, they’re the summer perfect snack to bring with you on picnics, to the office, or around town. Made from fruits, nuts, and seeds, they’re as nutritious as they are delicious.