Nadamoo has been around for nearly a decade and they have concocted several amazing flavors over the years – a little something for everyone really. But it wasn’t until I spotted their two newest varieties at Expo West that I put Nadamoo on our “must review” list.
We ended up sampling the whole line-up (why stop at just two flavors?) and were in awe of several. But first, a quick note on the amazing consistency of Nadamoo…
Though technically labeled as “non-dairy frozen dessert” this stuff has definitely earned the decadent title of ice cream. The rich coconut milk base is whipped to perfection, providing an indulgent, yet perfectly fluffy texture that allows an ice cream scoop to glide with ease, even straight from the freezer. It’s a truly creamy, dreamy melt in your mouth experience that even our resident coconut-hater enjoyed. In fact, our crew thought the underlying coconut milk went pretty much unnoticed in most of the Nadamoo dairy-free ice cream flavors.
Lotta Mint Chip – This was our first flavor stop on the Nadamoo tasting train, and we loved, loved loved the luxurious texture and perfectly sweet, naturally minty flavor. I found the chocolate chips to be a little much – they were quite dark in taste, contrasting, and broke up the consistency a bit too much. I’d love it if they used chocolate flakes instead as some brands do.
Vanilla Cha-Cha-Chai (new!) – I am the vanilla and chai lover in our house, so I knew that this flavor was all me, and I was thrilled! Wonderful depth, ultra-creamy, and intense vanilla tempered only by the deliciously bold spices. Unlike any other and sensational!
Gotta Do Chocolate – This one was rich with nary an underlying note of coconut. We all established it as a “good’ solid chocolate ice cream, but it did lack the wow factor.
Chocolate Almond Chip (pictured above) – There was a wonderful pure almond vibe that moved this Nadamoo flavor to a notch above the Chocolate in my book. Though not very visible in the picture, it was pretty packed with tasty little chocolate chips and a smattering of nut chunks. Tony really liked it, and it reminded me of my mom’s favorite kind of ice cream.
Sweet Cherry Lime – Amazing and so unique were words uttered by both me and my niece. We agreed that it was like a creamy slurpee sorbet. “It’s weird, but actually so good”, she said.
Java Crunch (pictured above) – It looked SO enticing, bursting from the package like a soft, fluffy cloud with very generous amounts of chocolate chips, but the taste was way too “coffee” for me. From the two java drinkers in our home: Tony said “it’s good”, and Kylie said, “it’s okay, but kind of weird”.
Creamy Coconut – It sounded so generic: a coconut-flavored coconut milk dairy-free ice cream. But somehow Nadamoo turned this simplistic vegan dessert into an amazing experience. I can’t really describe it – it’s completely smooth, and doesn’t really smack you in the face with coconut, it’s just … really darn delicious.
Bananas for PB & Chocolate (new!) – I had mixed feelings about this Nadamoo ice cream flavor. I love bananas, and who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate? But none of the flavors really asserted themselves, rather they tasted muddled into one. It was okay, but not the unique flavor bomb I had hoped for.
Vanilla…ahhh – I’m a sucker for a good vanilla, and this one delivered. Rich and creamy, with generous amounts of vanilla bean flecks. It was so heavenly, that I was tempted to bake an apple crisp just to go with it!
mmm…Maple Pecan (pictured below) – If let loose in the grocery store with Nadamoo ice cream coupons, this is probably the dairy-free pint that I would buy first. I’m a sucker for this flavor combo, and wasn’t let down by the good, sweet, almost reliable maple-y deliciousness. It was missing just that little something to escalate it to new vegan ice cream heights. I’m not sure what, perhaps just a pinch of salt, but it was still quite stellar.
Certifications: Nadamoo dairy-free and vegan ice cream is Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Verified, and they use Fair-Trade Certified chocolate, espresso, agave nectar, and vanilla.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nadamoo ice cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 Nadamoo! website at www.nadamoo.com.