The world’s largest ice cream chain jumped on board the dairy-free train this year. As of August 1st, Baskin-Robbins began serving two vegan flavors: Chocolate Extreme and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It was such a success, that they’ve gone full steam ahead with a third flavor: Coffee Caramel Chunk.
In this post you’ll find detailed information on these flavors, and a full guide to ordering dairy-free and vegan at Baskin Robbins. You can jump ahead to any section with these links:
- General Info (including corporate allergen comments)
- How to Order Dairy-Free at Baskin-Robbins
- Baskin Robbins Creamy Non-Dairy Ice Cream Ingredients
Baskin-Robbins is on Track with a Trio of Creamy Non-Dairy Flavors
With plant-based food sales reaching double digits across the US, many ice cream brands have scooped up the opportunity to release non-dairy flavors. Baskin-Robbins was a little late to the social, but they’ve finally perfected vegan versions of classic fan-favorite flavors.
- Non-Dairy Coffee Caramel Chunk (released November 2019) is an espresso vegan ice cream dotted with dairy-free chocolate chunks and swirled with a caramel ribbon.
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (released August 2019) is made with vegan cookie dough pieces, chocolate chunks and a chocolate ribbon.
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme (released August 2019) contains chocolate chunks and a chocolate ribbon, and is also “gluten conscious.” (It’s gluten-free by ingredients, but probably not “celiac safe.” Read the notes that follow.)
All three varieties are made with a rich, nutty base of coconut oil and almond butter that is free of preservatives, artificial flavors, and high fructose corn syrup. However, they aren’t free from top allergens. In addition to containing nuts, the brand has made it clear that potential allergen cross-contamination is possible during production:
All of Baskin-Robbins menu items (vegan and non-vegan) are prepared in the same area. Baskin-Robbins cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contact between products or ingredients.
They probably follow good manufacturing processes for cleaning the lines, but contact the company to ensure that the flavors are safe for your needs before ordering. And make sure that the store staff is using a separate scoop for the special diet flavors.
How to Order Dairy-Free at Baskin-Robbins
This is a global chain, so there is no guarantee that all of the non-dairy options listed here will be available at your local store. Check with the staff and always contact the company first if you are dealing with a severe food allergy. This post is for informational purposes only and should not replace your own due diligence. And remember that you can make your own Dairy-Free 31 Flavors at Home!
To the best of our knowledge, the following menu items are dairy-free by ingredients (read the allergen note above), and available at Baskin-Robbins stores in the U.S. They might be available in other countries too. This list is based on information provided by the company online, but it might vary by country or region.
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream & Sorbet Flavors Made without Dairy
- Non-Dairy Coffee Caramel Chunk (contains soy & nuts; see ingredients below)
Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme (contains soy & nuts; see ingredients below)
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (contains soy, nuts & wheat; see ingredients below)
- Daiquiri Ice (no top allergens)
- Watermelon Splash Ice (contains soy)
- Citrus Twist Ice (Canada only, no top allergens)
- Horchata Ice (seasonal, allergens unknown)
- Raspberry Sorbet (seasonal, allergens unknown)
Baskin-Robbins Slushies Made without Dairy
- Strawberry Citrus Fruit Blast (current availability and other allergen info unknown)
- Wild Mango Fruit Blast (current availability and other allergen info unknown)
Baskin-Robbins Cones Made without Dairy
- Sugar Cones* (contains wheat & soy)
- Cake Cones (not strictly vegan due to honey; contains wheat & soy)
*These are the old-fashioned style of sugar cones. Their waffle cones contain dairy.
Baskin-Robbins Toppings Made without Dairy
This list is incomplete, but we will add dairy-free options as we learn more. Feel free to share your favorite dairy-free Baskin-Robbins toppings when you leave a rating and review of this ice cream chain below!
- REESE’S® Peanut Butter Sauce (contains peanuts & soy oil)
- Chocolate Syrup (not the Hot Fudge) (no top allergens)
- Maraschino Cherries (no top allergens)
- Chopped Almonds (contains nuts)
Baskin Robbins Creamy Non-Dairy Ice Cream Ingredients
Below are the ingredient lists for Baskin Robbins creamy dairy-free and vegan ice cream flavors.
Coffee Caramel Chunk
Ingredients: water, sugar, caramel ribbon [tapioca syrup, water, sugar, brown sugar, palm oil, faba bean protein, natural flavors, salt, pectin, sunflower lecithin], espresso base [tapioca syrup, water, sugar, modified corn starch, coffee, alkalized cocoa, natural flavor, salt, locust bean gum], refined coconut oil, semi-sweet chocolate chunks [sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin], almond butter [almonds, vegetable fat (sunflower), sunflower lecithin], corn syrup, dextrose, stabilizer blend [potato starch, cellulose gel, sunflower lecithin, cellulose gum, locust bean gum]. Contains: soy, tree nuts.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Ingredients: water, chocolate chip cookie dough flavor base [brown sugar, water, wheat flour, molasses, natural flavors, salt, sugar, locust bean gum], chocolate ribbon [corn syrup, sugar, water, glycerin, cocoa, modified corn starch, chocolate processed with alkali, salt, xanthan gum], sugar, refined coconut oil, semi-sweet chocolate chunks [sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin], chocolate chip cookie dough pieces [wheat flour, brown sugar, sugar, palm oil, soybean oil, water, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract), corn starch, soy lecithin, natural flavor, molasses, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt], almond butter [almonds, vegetable fat (sunflower), sunflower lecithin], corn syrup, dextrose, contains 2% or less of: potato starch, cellulose gel, sunflower lecithin, cellulose gum, locust bean gum. Contains: soy, tree nuts, wheat.
Ingredients: water, chocolate cake flavor base [water, corn syrup, sugar, alkalized cocoa, natural flavors, salt], semi-sweet chocolate chunks [sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin], chocolate ribbon [corn syrup, sugar, water, glycerin, cocoa, modified corn starch, chocolate processed with alkali, salt, xanthan gum], sugar, refined coconut oil, almond butter [almonds, vegetable fat (sunflower), sunflower lecithin], corn syrup, dextrose, contains 2% or less of: potato starch, cellulose gel, sunflower lecithin, cellulose gum, locust bean gum. Contains: soy, tree nuts.
Where to Find Baskin-Robbins
They have 8,000 ice cream shops in 54 countries worldwide, so there’s a good chance that you can find one near you. As mentioned above, some of the non-dairy options might not be available in your local area. Check their website below for addresses, hours, and contact information.
Baskin-Robbins is also offering deliveries through DoorDash, so you can stock up on their non-dairy options from the comfort of home.
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Good but be careful.
I tried the dairy free cookie dough and it was good! The only issue I had was I asked if I could have it as a milkshake (if it was possible)and they agreed. i was thinking they would use a milk substitute and they just poured milk in and it made me sick 🙁
Response from Go Dairy Free
Yes, please make sure to reference our guide. We did inquire and they do not offer dairy-free milk beverage. Only those items listed in the post above were identified as made without dairy.
good ice cream!!
The ice cream has great flavor, but it’s missing the creamy regular ice cream taste. For a substitute it’s great and it works, but don’t go in there thinking it’s the same… because it isn’t. Good Job 31 flavors for making this for us non-dairy eaters. I tried the coffee caramel chunk.
Having recently become lactose intolerant, I tried the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It is awesome!!
Could not believe the cookie dough vegan ice cream tasted like the real thing. 31 flavors is back on my treat list.
Coffee Caramel Chunk non dairy is the bomb!
After recently beginning a plant based diet, I took my grandaughter for ice cream knowing I would only be able to watch her eat her treat while I would have to settle for a bottle of water. Boy was I surprised with B-R’s soy based offering of Coffee Caramel Chunk, it’ was creamy, flavorful, and just sweet enough to satisfy! I will definitely be back!
I had a scoop of the cookie dough and it really hit the sweet spot! The flavor of the ice cream was sweet and rich, though a little lighter / more refreshing than classic ice cream. Loved the chocolate sauce swirl. My only two wishes were for chocolate shavings instead of big chocolate chunks and more cookie dough chunks! I only had a couple in my scoop. I sampled the Extreme Chocolate and thought it needed a pinch of salt – the flavor wasn’t well rounded. But my husband got a scoop and really enjoyed it. He sampled the Coffee Caramel and said it was good, but didn’t inspire him to get a scoop of it.
Would love to get some dairy-free, sugar-free, potassium and phosphorus-free ice cream
I have to follow a diabetic and a renal diet and have yet to find any “ice cream” for it. It is my favorite food.
Plant based Cookie dough ice cream
Soooooo good! You will never know! 🙂
I had the non -dairy chocolate chip cookie dough flavor. AWESOME!!!!! You did it right! Can’t tell it’s non-dairy! More flavors please!!!! How about Chocolate Mint?
Finally a dairy free option!
I’ve been dairy free for almost 5 years and I’ve dreaded visiting Baskin Robins with my family. We visited lately and there was now an option for me! It was a little sweet, but was good! Thanks Baskin Robins!