I love ice cream. Hands down, it’s my favorite dessert (followed by pie!). The only reason I don’t eat it every day is because it is generally unhealthy.
All of the Non-Dairy options that have become available in recent years bring joy to a lover like me!
Of course, I still check ingredients and sugar content but the fact that vegan options are vegan automatically bring joy to my heart.
But this post is not about me, it’s about the ice cream brands that I recently tried: So Delicious, Halo Top and Häagen-Dazs.
They are all delicious so they are not ranked from best to worse, per sé…. Although I did save the best for last.
So Delicious – Dark Chocolate Truffle with Cashewmilk
Chocolate! This one was good; nice flavor and it had pieces of chocolate flakes in it. I went back for seconds!
But it was hard and it took a while to be scoop-able.
I would not describe this as being “creamy.”
Would I buy it again? No. Not because of the flavor but because there are just too many flavors that I haven’t tried yet. However, if someone told me to specifically pick up some chocolate ice cream then yes, I would get this one.
Halo Top – Caramel Macchiato
I anticipated this having a coffee flavor. It did not taste like coffee. But, it is still alright.
For some reason, I didn’t finish my serving of this. I did like it, it was sweet and more creamy than the chocolate ice cream.
Halo Top has the reputation of being healthy and low calorie. Halo Top enthusiasts know what they’re getting into.
But, Non-Dairy newbies who want something as close to dairy ice cream as possible? Reach for the Häagen-Dazs.
Häagen-Dazs – Coconut Caramel
I have found the love of my non-dairy life. This one is so sweet and so creamy.
This flavor is also so coconutty that my son Legendary Khalifah didn’t like it. I was secretly happy about that because it meant more for me!
This was the smallest container..
This one, I’d day, is the least healthy.
The decadent taste is worth it. I’d really like to try other flavors of this. It’s about $4 for one container and it’s not easy to share with a house full of people.
Side note, I looked in Food Lion for the dairy free Breyer’s and I didn’t see that either, which made me sad because they make family size containers.
Anyway, Häagen-Dazs reigns supreme on flavor but it also has the most sugar and fat. Which takes me back to what I said in the beginning – the best ice cream is just too unhealthy to eat every day.
But the second bests- Halo Top and So Delicious are lite enough that they don’t make you feel very guilty to indulge.