10 Of Our Favorite Vegan Ice Cream Brands

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Beat the Heat with a Non-Dairy Treat!

What do you think of when you think of summer? Being from South Texas, the first thing I think of is triple-digit HEAT! Then I think about ways I can keep cool. A nice dreamy swimming pool or a day at the beach is an awesome way to cool off.

A DELICIOUS way to cool off is by enjoying some creamy ice cream! But we’re not just talking about any old ice cream.  We’re talking VEGAN ice cream!

Let’s dive in and talk about our favorite vegan ice cream brands of 2022.

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Top Vegan Ice Cream Brands of 2022

If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ve probably heard us comment on how amazing it is that there are so many vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based offerings popping up in different industries.

Over the years talked to several CEOs and leaders of vegan companies such as:

and it’s so encouraging to hear about all of the new plant-based products being offered these days.

With respect to the topic at hand, vegan ice creams, our local grocer (which is a massive Texas chain) used to only carry maybe 1-2 non-dairy ice cream options. Boy, has that changed!  With a rise in demand comes a rise in offerings which is a SUPER great thing for those of us looking to reduce or eliminate all animal products from our diets.

So without further ado, let’s starts talking about some of these amazing vegan ice cream brands! If you’re in a hurry and just want to check out our top 3, here they are:


1. Ben and Jerry’s

If someone asked me to quickly rattle off the top brands of ice cream on the market, vegan or non-vegan, Ben and Jerry’s definitely would be FIRST on that list.

Honestly, before putting together the outline for this article, I didn’t realize just how many non-dairy ice cream delicious flavors they had available. Their non-dairy ice cream is made with almond milk or sunflower butter and are 100% certified vegan.

Some of our favorite flavors are:

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Netflix & Chilll’d Certified Vegan 16 oz

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Peanut Butter with Sweet & Salty Pretzel Swirls & Fudge Brownies certified vegan frozen dessert.

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At the bottom of their site, they also have some more information and resources regarding their pints to include a form where you can suggest a new flavor. What would you pick?


2. So Delicious

So Delicious is a very popular brand that we really like. I love there pints and they also make a delicious ice cream sandwich! So Delicious is also a top vegan ice cream recommended by our closed Facebook group, The Peas and Carrots Society.

Victoria B. of The Peas and Carrots Society said,

First non-dairy I tried. SO DELICIOUS is right!

Not only does So Delicious offer an amazing selection of frozen desserts, but they also carry plant-based milk, creamers, cheese shreds, and yogurt alternatives.

They’ve been in the dairy-free business for over 30 years so they are definitely a strong player in this space. They use organic coconuts, are certified vegan, and also non-GMO Project verified.

In 2017, they also joined the B Corp movement which is a global movement of “people using business as a force for good.”

From the So Delicious website:

“Certified B Corporations must meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, and must aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Some of the ways we currently live these values are by paying fair wages to our So Delicious employees and committing to reduce our environmental impacts. And in 2018 Danone North America signed the “We Are Still In” petition, standing by the Paris Climate Agreement and committing to meeting its goals.”


3. Oatly

“Wow, No Cow!” is what Oatly likes to say about their delicious vegan ice creams. Wow, indeed! We gave a shout-out to Oatly in our top vegan creamer round-up and we will do so again here in our discussion of non-dairy ice creams. Oats never tasted so good!


4. Haagan Dazs

Haagan Dazs is another one of those big players in the dairy ice cream space that has started offering non-dairy alternatives.

Some of the flavors that stood out to us were:


5. Trader Joe’s

A lot of folks in our Peas and Carrots group LOVE Trader Joe’s as do we! It’s no surprise that TJ’s came up in this discussion. The frozen treat that specifically came up was the Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip.

Jessica Riggolaud of the Peas and Carrots says,

We love trader Joe’s cherry base with chocolate chunks! Vegan version of Cherry Garcia; our omnivore friends also enjoy it.


6. Tofutti

Tofutti started out with non-dairy ice cream and then moved into soft-serve ice cream. After that, they expanded into cheeses to include cream cheese, ravioli, and pie pizzas which look amazing! 

tofutti vegan ice cream sandwiches


7. Halo Top

Halo Top Dairy-Free ice cream pints and pops are made with coconut milk. They’re also on the low-calorie side (about 280-380 calories per pint) if you’re watching your calorie intake.

8. 365 Whole Foods Market

365 Whole Foods Market Brand is one of our favorite brands for various products. Their non-dairy frozen desserts are made without:

  • hydrogenated fats or high-fructose corn syrup
  • bleached or bromated flour
  • synthetic nitrates or nitrites

9. Coolhaus

If you love a good ice cream cone, you need to check out these Coolhaus dessert cones. Coolhaus non-dairy dessert cones are made with:

  • pea protein
  • brown rice
  • organic cocoa butter
  • cookie dough flakes

10. Van Leeuwen

While Van Leeuwen makes some great vegan ice cream pints, their pops are fantastic! Their Triple Chocolate Swirl is:

  • fructose-free
  • corn syrup-free
  • made without artificial flavors, colors, or processed ingredients


We hope that this has provided you with some good options to choose from when it comes to vegan ice cream.  Remember, we vote with our dollars so be sure to support these companies when you can! 


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This article was updated from 2019 when we originally recorded our top picks for vegan ice cream brands. If you’d like to listen to us talk about vegan ice cream brands, you can listen here. 


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