Okay, if you are like me, “ice cream” could make the menu when the snow is falling… but as summer unofficially comes to a close after labor day weekend, the hype for frozen dessert also winds down. Before it escapes completely, I thought I would do a very quick dairy-free frozen dessert round-up just for fun!
Great Deal on Purely Decadent – I should have jumped on this one sooner (sorry about that!), as it is only good through Sept 4th. But, if you live anywhere near a Wild Oats, head over quickly and stock up on Purely Decadent pints by Turtle Mountain. Available in so many awesome flavors, this is the brand that saved me in my transition from ice cream addiction back to the dairy-free world. Of course it is vegan and delicious. Anywho, they are on buy one get one free, and in my Wild Oats that equates to just $1.75 per pint… take that Ben & Jerry’s!
“Ice Cream” Sandwiches on Trial – The people at the Vegetarian Site were kind enough to share their thorough review on the vegan “ice cream” novelty category. Definitely worth a quick read.
Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Rankings from Dairy-Free “Outsiders” – Of course, I had to put in my 2 cents on their rulings. Another quick overall review for anyone who is curious about dairy-free “ice cream.”
Hannah’s Awesome “Ice Cream” Reviews – In the midst of creating recipes for her new vegan dessert cookbook, Hannah went on a vegan “ice cream” frenzy. After a horrifying trial last year, she daringly jumped back into the reviews this year and fell in love with It’s Soy Delicious and Blackwell’s Soy Gelato and Sorbetto. Really, the pictures alone are worth a peek. Here’s just one of them (copyright Hannah Kaminsky on the photo) …
My Top Picks – Hard to find, but tops on my list is Whole Soy & Co.’s Non-Dairy Frozen Yogurt. Insanely low in fat (1g) yet the richest and creamiest of the soy ice cream bunch, this brand won over me, my family, and our Baskin Robbins going friends. Second would be the massively tasty collection of Purely Decadent pints. I like those “exciting” flavors, and they cover it well. However, I am a sucker for “ice cream” sandwiches, and though it was a controversial brand (talk about a love-hate product!), something about Rice Dream’s Frozen Pies just worked for me. You can pick up an individual one anytime at Wild Oats (and I presume Whole Foods) for just $.99 each (cheaper when on sale). So they also slide in easily as a Frugal Foodie pick. I haven’t trialed the Purely Decadent line of Sandwiches as of yet though.
Awesome Homemade Recipes – This summer has been packed full with great vegan “ice cream” recipes, but alas, I do not have an ice cream maker. If you do, then try one of these out and tell me how they are, okay?: