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.
Menchies Makes a New Move into Creamy Dairy-Free FroYo
For quite some time, Menchie’s has served a big range of sorbets, including indulgent Fudgy Chocolate, virtuous Carrot Orange Boost, and refreshing Pink Lemonade. But in 2016, they decided to tackle creamy vegan frozen yogurt. The brand said:
Menchie’s is making it a point 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.
Their first flavor was a limited time only option, made with Indonesian coconut milk, Tahitian vanilla, and organic agave syrup. But demand was through the roof. According to corporate, the flavor quickly sold out.
In late 2018, they tested a Chocolate Almond Milk yogurt, but this year, they’ve settle on a new, more exciting flavor. Starting this month, you can find dairy-free Cookie Sandwich FroYo made with Almond Butter at Menchie’s shops.
Menchie’s Dairy-Free and Vegan Flavors and Toppings (The List!)
Flavors are often on rotation, and toppings can change, so always check with your local shop to find out what they have and what is safe for your needs. But here are the dairy-free (and vegan) options that Menchie’s shares.
Dairy-Free FroYo Flavors*
- Cookie Sandwich made with Blue Diamond Almond Butter (new! Contains soy, almond, and wheat.)
- Blue Raspberry Blast Sorbet
- Dole Whip Lemon Sorbet
- Dole Whip Lime Sorbet
- Dole Whip Pineapple Sorbet
- Fresh Honeydew Sorbet
- Fresh Lime Mint Sorbet
- Fudgy Chocolate Sorbet
- Island Mango Sorbet
- Orange Pineapple Sorbet (new!)
- Paradise Fruit Punch Sorbet
- Simply Mango Sorbet
- Strawberry Smoothie Sorbet
- Summertime Watermelon Sorbet
- Sweet Pink Lemonade Sorbet
*Menchie’s sorbets and other dairy-free flavors are “Manufactured in a facility that processes nuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy, and wheat.” Check with the company to discuss their processes if you are dealing with a severe or sensitive food allergy.
This list is based on information provided to us by Menchie’s plus information from individual product labels.
- Blue Diamond Almonds (plain)
- Bursting Boba
- Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries
- Carob Chips
- Chocolate Sprinkles
- Dole Mandarin Oranges
- Fresh Apples
- Fresh Bananas
- Fresh Blackberries
- Fresh Blueberries
- Fresh Cantaloupe
- Fresh Grapes
- Fresh Honeydew Melon
- Fresh Kiwi
- Fresh Mangos
- Fresh Raspberries
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Watermelon
- Gummi Worms (not vegan)
- Gummy Bears (not vegan)
- Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs (not vegan)
- Jet Puffed Marshmallows (not vegan)
- Kellogg’s Low Fat Granola Crunchy Clusters (not vegan)
- Maple Walnuts
- Maraschino Cherries
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- Oreo Cookie Pieces
- Peach Rings (not vegan)
- Rainbow Candy
- Sour Gummi Worms (not vegan)
- Sour Patch Kids (not vegan)
Should You Order a Bowl or Cone at Menchies?
You should order a bowl for dairy-free needs. But at Menchies, you can order a paper bowl or a waffle bowl. The waffle bowl is reportedly dairy-free!*
*You should check on the ingredients and allergen information for the toppings before ordering. This is just intended as a helpful guide to get you started. The toppings are often sourced from other companies, and should have their own ingredient and allergen labeling. Read them to ensure the product is safe for your dietary needs before ordering. Also, you can ask the staff to get a new topping package from the back. This avoids potential cross-contamination with ladles and from neighboring toppings.
Where to Find Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Shops
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.
Customer Ratings & Reviews for Menchie’s Dairy-Free Options
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Try Chocolate Hazelnut Yogurt
Loved this creamy, dark, dark chocolate deliciousness! I used a light sprinkle of sliced almonds and a small scoop of whipped cream only. All this and no fear of the dreaded after-effects of dairy. Thank you, Menchies!
Blue Diamond Cookie Sandwich Froyo
I just saw the sign at my menchies today advertising the blue diamond almond butter dairy free flavor and I had no idea fro yo shops were finally seeking dairy free. IT WAS AMAZING. SOOOO GOOD. Just like regular fro yo BECAUSE I FELT AWESOME while and after eating it. I kinda wish I didn’t know, just because now I am gonna get it all the time. Please try it you won’t regret it. I hope they keep it / dairy free flavors around.
Tried the Creamy Flavor!
The dairy-free Cookies & Almond Butter was the feature flavor at my local Menchie’s, so we tried it. It was a little on the sweet side, but very good. Both my husband & I approved. It has a nice Oreo flavor with just a little nuttiness. I’d love it if it were even a little more creamy, but it was satisfying. My only complaint is the giant, one size fits all tubs for serving. It would be great if they had smaller bowls available too. Haven’t tried their sorbet flavors yet.
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!!