Updated! As anticipated, So Delicious Cashew Milk Ice Cream is so wildly popular that they’ve released MORE flavors. They’re also updating their packaging to a sunny orange hue …
I’m not removing my pictures with the old packaging as the ice cream still looks that amazing, but am adding to the review to cover the new varieties. Please note that the Salted Caramel Cluster was reintroduced and has a slightly new vibe, too. Now onto that review …
I’ve always enjoyed dairy-free ice cream – the many flavor nuances of different dreamy bases and the array of whole food ingredients. But my occasional treat has just escalated to full-blow, must-have cravings thanks to the new Cashew Milk Ice Cream from So Delicious Dairy Free.
At long last, the holy grail of dairy-free ice cream has arrived. My taste buds are doing a happy dance … and I better get my body boogieing, too, in anticipation of how many pints of this cashew milk ice cream that I’ll probably consume this year.
The launch of So Delicious Dairy Free cashew milk ice cream included not one, not two, but five phenomenal flavors, each taste-tested and approved by both Tony and me. And now, they’ve added three MORE flavors bringing the grand total to EIGHT deliciously rich cashew milk ice cream pints:
Creamy Cashew (pictured below) – This baseline cashew milk ice cream is rich with warm, almost butterscotch notes, that remind me of pure butter pecan ice cream. It’s decadent, addicting, sweet and unique, yet totally versatile, like a good vanilla, but with a caramel-esque vibe. The consistency is creamy and luxurious, without a speck of iciness, yet not overly heavy (read: I really could eat half a pint in one sitting).
Snickerdoodle – As the first spoonful began to melt on my tongue, I thought “what’s snickerdoodle about th… ooohhh… there it is!” Those spot on cinnamon cookie flavors sneak up but then escalate into a full blown sugar rush. Over the top amazing! Generous bites of gluten-free snickerdoodle cookie dough even pop up periodically.
Dark Chocolate Truffle – Passionately rich, denser and more intense than the others, this cashew milk ice cream flavor has a decadent chocoholic vibe, from organic fair trade cocoa, and ample dairy-free, soy-free chocolate shards.
Cappuccino – Though it was a little too java for this herbal tea drinker, this dairy-free cashew milk ice cream spiked with organic fair trade coffee and a sprinkle of cinnamon is a must try for any latte-lover. The flavor nuances were unmistakably pure.
Salted Caramel Cluster – This flavor used to be the creamy cashew base layered with thick ribbons of dairy-free caramel and dotted with chocolate-covered whole cashews and cashew pieces. However, the reintroduced version lacked the chocolate-covered cashews. Instead it has thin drizzles of caramel, chocolate pieces and chunks of cashew. It’s still delicious in its own right with lots of interesting bits, but admittedly, we miss the original version.
Vanilla – Interestingly enough, traditional vanilla and chocolate weren’t in the initial line-up of So Delicious cashew milk ice cream. Rather they came out in the second batch. This one is very similar to the wonderful Creamy Cashew but with a notable burst of sweet vanilla to help it stand apart. It’s insanely versatile and will surely be a go to dairy-free ice cream for me.
Chocolate – Unlike most So Delicious goodies, this cashew milk ice cream lacked the wow factor. It had that wonderful creamy base, and was good, but our tasters agreed that it wasn’t the flavor they would likely repurchase. I think it would serve it’s purpose in a sundae or ice cream sandwich – it just needs something to jazz it up.
Chocolate Cookies ‘n Cream – And here’s that chocolate, all jazzed up! This flavor was a spoons down, decadent winner. Big chocolate cookie chunks throughout made this cashew milk ice cream a luxurious experience that no one could possibly guess is dairy free.
As for the ingredients, I know many of your will ask, so I’ll briefly address (though you can see the full ingredient lists via the So Delicious website). Yes, it is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, vegan and even carrageenan-free! No, it isn’t safe for tree nut allergies, as it is indeed cashew-based. That all said, I’m more happy about what it does contain than what it doesn’t. The Creamy Cashew is made with just cashew milk (water, cashews, and a splash of non-GMO canola oil), organic cane syrup, sea salt, vanilla and a pinch of gums to aid that alluring consistency. I love simplicity!
I’m terrible at photographing ice cream (note to self: do not use a warm dish!), but even with my shotty scooping abilities, I think you can see just how pure and milky this cashew milk ice cream really is.
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Cashew Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (aka cashew milk ice cream) is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Parve (the Salted Caramel Cluster is Kosher D.E.), and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Dairy Free Cashew Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (aka cashew milk ice cream) is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free (select flavors), peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.