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Menchie’s is the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, with 500 locations worldwide, and they’ve slowly been entering the dairy-free flavor market. For some time, they’ve had a big range of sorbets (noted as dairy-free on their website), with offerings like indulgent Fudgy Chocolate, virtuous Carrot Orange Boost, and refreshing Pink Lemonade.

Menchie's expands dairy-free frozen yogurt offerings. They already offer numerous sorbets, but are branching into creamy vegan frozen yogurt made with coconut or almond.

But in 2016, they decided to tackle creamy vegan frozen yogurt. Their first flavor was a limited time only option, made with Indonesian coconut milk, Tahitian vanilla, and organic agave syrup. But rumor has it that the demand was through the roof – the flavor is quickly selling out and according to corporate, “Menchie’s is making it a point in 2016 to offer new flavors with dairy alternatives, like coconut and almond milk, to reach out to guests who might not be able to enjoy the typical dairy options.”

That said, at last check, we no longer saw any creamy vegan or dairy-free offerings on their website – just the sorbets. Hopefully they will return!

But according to Facebook Fan Olivia in 2018, their dairy-free flavors are alive and well:

I took my kids to Menchie’s (frozen yogurt and sorbets) this week for the first time, and I was blown away at all the dairy free options. So delicious and easy to identify which were safe. Loved it!!

As for dairy-free toppings, Menchie’s offers tons of fresh fruit, nuts, Oreos, gummies, graham crackers and more.

 

Where to Find Menchie’s

They started in California, but now have over 500 locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, India, China, Bahrain, The Bahamas, England, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. See their website below for a shop locator.

Website: www.menchies.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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