I definitely don’t need to eat more sugar. From day one, I’ve had a sweet tooth. I’ve tried going without for months on end, but my yearning for sweet just doesn’t wane. Which is why I get very excited when products like So Delicious Dairy Free No Added Sugar Ice Cream emerge. It’s naturally-sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit extract, and contains just 1 gram of sugar per serving!
Unlike many no sugar added ice cream brands, So Delicious isn’t going for low calories. This is real ice cream made with rich coconut milk for a truly luxurious dessert. It comes in
five four flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chip (pictured above), and Butter Pecan. Alas, the Toasted Coconut Chip flavor in the line-up shown below is being discontinued.
This is actually more like a mint chocolate “flake” ice cream, which makes it way better. Generous ribbons of chocolate wind throughout this naturally minty ice cream. The thinner shards of chocolate are much easier to eat when frozen (unlike thick chocolate chips) and meld more into the overall flavor.
This was hands down my favorite flavor as the cool mint taste works really well with the sweeteners. The texture was thick and rich, though it wasn’t quite as soft and smooth as the others. My ice cream scoop did a better job of breaking off large chunks of this no sugar added vegan ice cream rather than smoothly gliding through. Nonetheless, it melted on my tongue with a cool and creamy satisfaction that was almost refreshing. Next time I’m building a (low sugar) brownie sundae, this will definitely be a go-to ice cream.
I wanted this to be my favorite as I’m a vanilla girl, and could really use a staple that doesn’t cause a sugar rush. That said, the texture was awesome. This is the smoothest and creamiest of the bunch. I seriously looked like an ice cream parlor jockey serving up perfect round scoops of this flavor.
For my taste buds, the sweeteners overpowered the delicate vanilla flavors a bit too much. However, the more I ate, the more I warmed up to it. If you aren’t accustomed to sweeteners like erythritol, then it may take some getting used to. Nonetheless, the amazing texture and low sugar benefit may cause this vanilla to make its way into my shopping cart in the future.
Almost as soft and creamy as the Vanilla, the Butter Pecan was rich and filling – the way good ice cream should be. I’m a big fan of butter pecan, and really can’t get enough of the flavor. For that reason, I wished this one had a little more of that intense buttery flavor. Again, the sweeteners overpowered it a bit for me, but that didn’t stop me from sneaking spoonfuls throughout the day.
But I recommend sampling all of the flavors if you are looking for a good quality, low sugar, dairy-free ice cream. I tend to be very sensitive to certain tastes (I can taste stevia in anything!), and am sure that most people won’t notice the sweetener “flavor” as much as I do.
The pure cocoa goodness on this rich coconut milk base will likely win over sugar-free chocoholics. I truly enjoyed the Chocolate flavor when topped with date caramel sauce or melted dark chocolate (to keep it low in added sugars), but on its own, the stevia and monk fruit notes were a bit too strong for my tastes when combined with cacao. That said, I would always reach for vanilla over chocolate. As you can see, there was barely any vanilla left by the time I took a picture of the two together!
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free No Sugar Added Ice Cream pints are certified kosher parve, gluten-free, and vegan, and non-GMO verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Dairy Free No Sugar Added Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most varieties are also nut-free by ingredients. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement prior to consumption 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.