Plant Love Ice Cream Churns Dairy-Free Flavors with a Conscience in St. Petersburg


As their name implies, Plant Love Ice Cream is a 100% plant-based shop that scoops various flavors of dairy-free ice cream. They’re strictly vegan (no honey used), and use fresh, organic ingredients to churn each batch. They also shun artificial colors or flavoring, and are “very cautious with the cross-contamination of allergens.”

Plant Love Ice Cream Churns Dairy-Free Flavors with a Conscience in St. Petersburg

Plant Love Ice Cream in St. Petersburg Consciously Churns Vegan Flavors

Plant Love Ice Cream was started by a mother and son team, Matthew Matchin and his mother Jo Matchin. This dynamic duo is not only committed to producing delicious vegan ice cream, they are also dedicated to conscious living through environmental awareness and community support. They source reusable and compostable products as often as possible, and they continuously host a local artist collective. As a result, you will be welcomed into an eclectic space filled with art, craftsmanship, plants, and of course, ice cream.

The base of Plant Love’s dairy-free ice cream is coconut milk, and they sweeten it with organic raw cane sugar. They offer about a dozen flavors daily, ranging from the familiar to

The Classics

Plant Love Ice Cream provides comforting favorites like Queen Vanilla Bean and Divine Chocolate. But they also up the ante with flavors like Mint Fudge Brownie, Orange Dream, and my favorite, Pecan Praline.

Wellness Blends

These flavors are crafted with herbs, spices, and superfoods to promote health and satisfied cravings. As an example, their Golden Milk ice cream is infused with turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and cardamom.

Local Infusions

Decadent Valhalla Cookie ice cream combines their classic vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies from the vegan Valhalla Bakery in Florida. And they churn batches a few flavors of ice cream that are mixed with other locally made ingredients.

Seasonal Selections

We’re not really sure how “seasonal” they are, but Plant Love seems to always have some new flavors they are trying out. We’ve spotted Bananas Foster, Matcha with White Chocolate, Blue Majik Vanilla, and Rainbow.

Plant Love Ice Cream Churns Dairy-Free Flavors with a Conscience in St. Petersburg

If you can’t decide on one flavor, or even two, then order a flight. They offer a 5 scoop flight that lets you choose five different flavors.

You can order your Plant Love ice cream in an eco-friendly bowl, classic cone, or a gluten-free, vegan waffle cone, with toppings or without. They can also make you an ice cream sandwich with those Valhalla vegan cookies, and they have shakes and floats coming soon.

Plant Love Ice Cream Churns Dairy-Free Flavors with a Conscience in St. Petersburg

Where to Find Plant Love Ice Cream

Plant Love Ice Cream is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) from midday into the night. In fact, they don’t close until 11pm on every day except Sunday.

Location: 953 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: (727) 900-6744


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Amazing ice cream!

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June 22, 2019

Their vegan ice cream is so good and it’s such a fun little shop. Their flavors sell out fast each day, especially the sandwich cookies.


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Alisa is the founder of, 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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