Sweet Melissa’s is a traditional little ice cream shop in downtown Ithaca, but after many dairy-free requests, Melissa decided it was time to include some non-dairy options. But rather than purchase a mix or brand, she makes her own vegan recipes using coconut milk, sugar, and guar gum as the base. These ingredients are the key to dairy-free creaminess at Sweet Melissa’s.
Sweet Melissa’s typically offers two dairy-free flavors at a time, with varieties like cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip and chocolate. But Melissa is always dreaming up new flavors and welcomes customer requests.
Location: 200 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, NY
Phone: (607) 277-0090