Guide to Ice Cream Alternatives

Guide to Ice Cream Alternatives

I SCREAM.

YOU SCREAM.

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM ALTERNATIVES.

Well, we might not exactly be correct. But, for those with dairy/milk sensitivities or allergies are likely screaming for ice cream alternatives. Sometimes they’re referred to dairy-free alternatives or frozen treats. No matter what you call them, here’s a guide to ice cream alternatives that we like.

Note: All products are dairy-, gluten-, &  soy-free.

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Arctic Zero

Arctic Zero has a variety of dairy-free desserts.

Cake Batter– This fit frozen dessert is lactose-free and certified gluten-free. It has a “healthy” taste, but does taste like cake batter.

Arctic Zero Cake Batter Ice Cream Alternative
It may taste “healthy”, but it’s still yummy

Cookie Shake- If you look at the picture, you may think this is like Cookies ‘N Cream. It is not. Nikki isn’t a big fan of chocolate and was initially disappointed by this flavor, but the more she ate it, the more she liked it.

Arctic Zero Cookie Shake Ice Cream Alternative
Don’t be fooled by the picture on the tub. This flavor is NOT like cookies ‘n cream.

 

Cookie Shake Ice Cream Alternative
It was a bit too chocolatey for my sister, but she eventually learned to like it.

Vanilla Maple- This flavor is low glycemic. Nikki was a fan of this unique flavor.

Arctic Zero Vanilla Maple Ice Cream Alternative
This might not be a combination that you expect, but it works!

Steve’s Ice Cream

Steve’s Ice Cream is handcrafted ice cream made from organic coconut cream.

Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake- The name is a bit of a mouthful. This concoction has blueberries, lemon zest, and graham crackers. Yes, graham crackers. 10/10 would recommend.

Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake
Look at all of that deliciousness.

 

Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake
So much goodness in here.

 

Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake
the ART of the MIX-IN

SO Delicious

If you’ve been reading GFS for a while, you know that Nikki is a big fan of SO Delicious. They have yogurt alternatives, beverages, creamers, & shreds. You can find frozen desserts made with coconutmilk, oatmilk, soymilk, and almondmilk. They’re non GMO Project Verified and Certified Vegan.

Bananas Foster- This frozen dessert is made with cashewmilk. Nikki says this one is “REALLY good.”

SO Delicious Chocolate Drizzled Bananas Foster
Yummm.

 

SO Delicious Chocolate Drizzled Bananas Foster
The perfect treat for a hot day.

 

SO Delicious Chocolate Drizzled Bananas Foster
Chocolate + Bananas

 

 

SO Delicious Chocolate Drizzled Bananas Foster

 

Salted Caramel Cluster- This one is also cashewmilk. This is in Nikki’s Top 4 favorite ice cream alternatives.

 

SO Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster
Nikki recommends.

 

SO Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster
The packaging has changed since Nikki first tried this flavor.

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Oatmilk- Oatmilk is the trend right now. This one did not disappoint and is also one of Nikki’s favorites.

 

SO Delicious PB& Raspberry Oatmilk
Nikki is a huge fan of this ice cream alternative.

 

SO Delicious PB&J Oatmilk
SO Delicious living up to its name with this one.

Daiya

This is another brand that Nikki is a big fan of. Daiya  also offers a variety of products from cheese alternatives, dressings, cheezecakes, burritos, sauces, & pizzas. They are plant based.

Salted Caramel Swirl Non Dairy Frozen Dessert Bar- If you’re a fan of Dairy Queen’s Dilly Bars, this is a good alternative. As I previously mentioned, Nikki isn’t a big fan of chocolate. She really doesn’t like dark chocolate. However, she says that the dark chocolate isn’t very overwhelming. This is also in Nikki’s top favorite ice cream alternatives.

Daiya Salted Caramel Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bar
DQ Dilly Bar dupe

 

Daiya Salted Caramel Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bar
Highly recommend.

I suggest bookmarking this blogpost as it’ll get updated with more ice cream alternatives. If you liked this guide, you might also like these guides on cookies, yogurt, & snacks.

You can also make your own ice cream alternative with nice cream.

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30 thoughts on “Guide to Ice Cream Alternatives”

  1. I’ve started my diet recently, and it’s really hard to say NO to Ice Cream. Thank you for your list of alternatives. I think I can make it through my diet now.

  2. Thanks for sharing these nice tips which will help those who are looking to enjoy the taste of ice cream but can’t due to health reasons as your choices certainly looks attractive.

  3. I always go with halo top since it has low calories. But I think organic and dairy-free ice cream sounds perfect for me. Too much ice cream hurts my stomach.

    • I personally like Halo Top as well. They do have a few options that dairy-,gluten-, and soy-free. We tried the birthday cake flavor, but didn’t like it. My sister has been hesitant to try the other three flavors.

  4. I’m not gluten intolerant, but I’d love to try a few of these! Cashew milk is something I’ve never heard of before, so that would be the first I try. I also like the look of the cake batter; it sounds interesting!

    • My sister likes the cashew milk because it doesn’t give you a noticeable flavor, like almond milk can. It doesn’t alter the taste. I’d love to know what you think if you try them.

  5. These all look yummy! It’s very helpful that companies are making products for people with dietary restrictions. Definitely makes life easier!

  6. I haven’t had any of these, but I’m not a big fan of regular ice cream because it doesn’t always agree with me. It would be nice to try some of these.

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