Coconut Bliss Organic Frozen Dessert

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Coconut Bliss - coconut milk based ice cream available in 15 decadent flavours! You'd never know it's vegan!

In case you hadn’t noticed, coconut milk-based ice cream is all the rage in the dairy-free community these days … and for good reason, it is awesome!  Honestly, I feel sorry for my friend who is allergic to coconut, as it seems to be the perfect medium for dairy-free, soy-free “ice creams” and yogurt.

Coconut Bliss - coconut milk based ice cream available in 15 decadent flavours! You'd never know it's vegan!

My first experience with coconut-based ice cream was Turtle Mountain’s So Delicious, which I loved, but a few people told me I had to try the “real stuff,” Coconut Bliss.  It always amazes me how unique seemingly similar products can be, but it is so true with these two brands.  While I worship both, they each have their own attractions.

Coconut Bliss is a pure grown-up luxury.  It was so incredibly rich and creamy, that I would swear I was enjoying the most premium of dairy-based ice creams.  And while it was of course sweet, it wasn’t overly so.  Almost like stepping up from 50% bittersweet chocolate to 70%, this ice cream is definitely a dessert, yet it wasn’t candy-sweet. Rather, it was kissed with the perfect amount of agave nectar to allow your sweet tooth to feel satisfied while retaining the ability to really savor the other ingredients present.

Coconut Bliss - coconut milk based ice cream available in 15 decadent flavours! You'd never know it's vegan!

Naked Coconut – Rich, luxurious, and perfectly sweet … what more could you want in an ice cream? The flavor was definitely coconut, but not in an “in your face” sort of way.  It actually possessed a complimenting yet mellow vanilla vibe.  As an added bonus, my tongue detected not a single ice chunk as I enjoyed the rich mouth feel of this sweet cream.  The only change in texture came from the bits of coconut scattered throughout.

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge – This flavor had a very intense cocoa flavor, much more so than other chocolate ice creams I have tried in the past. While the chocolate did “mask” the coconut flavor altogether, it was a bit too strong for my vanilla-loving palate, but I still had no problem in finishing my sizable serving off.  A ribbon of fudge made its way through this flavor, also adding to the intense cocoa flavor, along with some very sizable nut chunks.  I was thoroughly impressed with the latter, as I enjoyed at least one or two chunks in every bite.

Coconut Bliss - coconut milk based ice cream available in 15 decadent flavours! You'd never know it's vegan!

Cherry Amaretto – This flavor is the bomb (am I showing my age by working this word into a review?).  The smooth cherry taste blends with just enough sweetener for a mature cherry-vanilla vibe, while the soft hints of luxurious coconut milk round out the overall flavor.

Coconut Bliss
Ginger Cookie Caramel
Leah tried this flavor and only had good things to say about it! It has vanilla base with big chunks of sweet spicy ginger cookie and is swirled with thick caramel. The creamy ice cream, spicy cookie chunks, and sweet caramel ribbons all work so well together to create such a pleasant and satisfying ice cream experience.
Mint Galactica
This might be Leah’s favourite flavor! It’s perfectly minty and perfectly studded with chocolate. It’s a hard flavor to get right, but Coconut Bliss hits it perfectly!

Lest you feel guilty about inhaling a large serving of ice cream, while this brand isn’t low in fat (luxury does come at a price), it is out of control natural.  For example, the ingredients in the Naked Coconut are: Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Dried Coconut, Organic Coconut Extract, Organic Fair Trade Vanilla Extract

I will certainly be seeking out Coconut Bliss in the future, as I am bursting to trial their Vanilla Island and Mint Galactica flavors too!

The Facts on Coconut Bliss:

Certifications: Luna and Larry Coconut Bliss Ice Cream is Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified. Most varieties are Certified Kosher Parve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients,Luna and Larry Coconut Bliss Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Many flavours are grain-free, nut-free, and peanut-free. 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.

This is a third party review, for more information on these products, visit the Coconut Bliss website.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

2 Comments

  1. Kathleen White on

    I love coconut bliss ice cream and I eat it a lot. I would eat even more of it if you had a version that is sweetened with stevia instead of agave syrup which is not much better than high fructose corn syrup.

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