Top Non-Dairy Ice Cream Alternatives For Summer Fun
It’s hot out and it’s time for frosty treats to snack on to try to stay cool in the summer heat. Summer is synonymous with ice cream, but what do you do if you don’t do dairy? Fortunately, there are a lot of options for those who can’t or would prefer not to have dairy in their cold summer snacks. These are some of our favourites:
Why they’re awesome: We love these ethically-sourced, all-organic, and minimally-processed freezies. They are fruit based primarily but some contain coconut cream.
Where to find them: in Vancouver at Whole Foods Market, August Market, Be Fresh Market by SPUD, Edible Canada on Granville Island, Fluffy Kittens, La Grotta Del Frommagio, MakerLabs, Marche St George, Organic Acres Market, Scent of a Sandwich, Uncommon Cafe, , and Wilder Snail. You can also find them in Delta at Westham Island Herb Farm and at Rustic Roots Health Food in Langley.
Why they’re awesome: These popsicles are free from refined sugars, gluten, dairy and genetically modified ingredients. They’re also certified organic, vegan and kosher, too. Their bases are tea and super fruits.
Where to find them: Whole Foods Market, SPUD delivery service, Choices Market and Safeway.
Why they’re awesome: We scream for these big flavours of non-dairy ice cream in big & little tubs as well as bars. They are fair trade, organic, kosher, gluten free and free of the ten most common food allergens. They have a coconut milk base.
Where to find them: Whole Foods Market, Save on Foods, Loblaws, PriceSmart, Cooper’s Foods, Thrifty’s, Green’s Market, Urban Fare, Lee’s Market, Fresh Street Market, Budget Foods, Pomme Market, Co-op Food Store, Jarry’s Market, IGA.
Why they’re awesome: Another serious favourite non-dairy ice cream, made with an organic coconut milk base. Their ingredients are fair trade, non-GMO, gluten free, lactose free, peanut/nut free, soy free, and vegan.
Where to find them: Whole Foods Market, Urban Fare, Marketplace IGA, Thrifty Foods, Meinhardt Fine Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Buy-Low Foods, Nesters Market, Save on Foods, Pomme Market, Surrey Natural Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Nature’s Fare, Donald’s Market and Famous Foods.
Why they’re awesome: We love that they are are committed to sourcing the best ingredients from around the world, and as locally as possible. From blueberries grown in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia to unpasteurized honey from High River, Alberta. Our favourite flavours are Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, Strawberry Rhubarb and Mango Pinneapple.
Where to find them: Whole Foods Market, Save on Foods, Loblaws, Thrifty’s, Nester’s Market, Pomme Market, IGA & more.
Why they’re awesome: Yeah Nora’s! We agree that plant-based ice cream should feel like a treat, not a sacrifice. We love their classic flavours and short, recognizable whole food ingredients, we don’t miss dairy one bit.
Where to find them: Whole Foods Market, Marketplace IGA, Save on Foods, Thrifty Foods, Meinhardt Fine Foods, Strong’s, Spud.ca, & Donald’s Market
Why they’re awesome: Yonanas is a countertop kitchen gadget that turns frozen fruit, including bananas, into frozen treats. There are all sorts of recipes available on their website suitable for those who are nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, egg-free & soy-free. You can use your own organic fruit as well.
Where to find them: You can order yours online or purchase in store from Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Canadian Tire and Best Buy.