Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars: 10 Vegan Treats Worth Sharing with Everyone

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A few weeks ago, I shared the 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints. I couldn’t just do a post on “dairy-free frozen desserts” as a whole because there are just too many! So today I’m covering the best dairy-free ice cream bars.

These creamy treats are single-serve frozen desserts with so many purposes. Put them on ice at your next barbecue for an easy self-serve dessert. Have the school stock a box so your milk allergic kid can join in during ice cream socials. Or simply keep them on hand for slumber parties, after school treats, or your own grown-up indulgence. There’s no need for anyone to miss out!

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

The Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars

These are the unbiased favorites of our tasting staff and many of our readers ranked in reverse order! So make sure you keep scrolling to find out the BEST dairy-free ice cream bars. And leave a comment with your favorite.

#10 Ruby Rockets Better Bars

We had mixed feelings when we first tried these bars. The “Fudge” flavor really did not go over well. And the “healthier” taste of the fruit flavors was a little odd at first. But once I picked up a fruity flavor after a long walk, I was hooked. They have a mellow, rich sweetness that really satisfies when your taste buds are more heightened or if you just prefer treats that are less sweet.

  • Base: Coconut Milk
  • Champion Flavors: Strawberry, Tropical, and Mixed Berry
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are made without top allergens, and contain a blend of fruit and vegetable purees and juices. They have no added sugars.
  • Availability: United States

Ruby Rockets Better Bars (Review): No Sugar Added Frozen Treats made with Fruits, Veggies, and Coconut Milk (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

#9 So Delicious Dipped Almondmilk Ice Cream Bars

Their almondmilk frozen dessert line has a very unique flavor, yet it’s somehow alluring. Sadly, they only have one flavor of the bars left, but it’s a good one for coffee fanatics.

  • Base: Almondmilk
  • Champion Flavors: Mocha Almond Fudge
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are made without dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, and peanuts. They’re also Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, Gluten Free, and Kosher Pareve.
  • Availability: United States and Canada

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

#8 So Delicious Fudge Bars

These might not be chocolate-dipped, but this riff on Fudgesicles is still a standalone treat. We of course like the one made with regular sugar best, but the no sugar added version is a good option for sugar-free foodies.

  • Base: Organic Coconutmilk
  • Champion Flavors: Original and No Sugar Added
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are made without top allergens. They’re also Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, Gluten Free, and Kosher Pareve.
  • Availability: United States

So Delicious Dairy Free No Sugar Added Fudge Bars (made with Organic Coconut Milk)

#7 Coconut Bliss Frozen Dessert Bars

We can’t help it. The flavors wrapped in chocolate edged out these “naked” dairy-free ice cream bars. But that doesn’t make these any less delicious. They’re basically Coconut Bliss Ice Cream on a stick. So you can expect smooth, intensely rich flavors.

  • Base: Organic Coconut Milk
  • Champion Flavors: Caffe Latte, Strawberry Love, Naked Coconut, and Dark Chocolate
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are one of the only Certified Organic brands. They’re also Certified Gluten Free, Kosher Pareve, and made without top allergens. And they are sweetened purely with organic agave syrup.
  • Availability: United States and Canada

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

#6 Jolly Llama Coconut Cream Pops

Think of these as dairy-free ice cream bars without the stick. They’re basically push-pops, and in a category all their own. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t include these sweet, cream, delicious treats on some “best of” frozen dessert list. Jolly Llama also has sorbet pops that are loved by all, but we’re talking about the creamy stuff right now. And everyone agreed that the Salted Caramel flavor is to die for. And despite being very creamy, these have less underlying coconut flavor than most other comparable brands.

  • Base: Coconut Cream
  • Champion Flavors: Sea Salt Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Dark Chocolate
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are made without top allergens, and we didn’t see a “soy” note for the chocolate chip variety aside from “may contain” labeling for potential cross-contamination.
  • Availability: United States

Jolly Llama Pops - Cream and Sorbet Single-Serve Frozen Desserts (Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free!)

#5 So Delicious Dipped Coconutmilk Ice Cream Bars

Their classic line of chocolate-covered coconutmilk bars has a loyal following. The naturally creamy centers are enrobed in a perfect semi-sweet chocolate shell for a truly satisfying dessert. But these flavors really are for coconut fans!

  • Base: Organic Coconutmilk
  • Champion Flavors: Coconut Almond, Vanilla Bean, and No Sugar Added Vanilla Bean
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are made without dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and soy. Yes, the chocolate is free of soy lecithin! But the almond variety is studded with almonds. These are Certified Vegan, Gluten Free, and Kosher Pareve.
  • Availability: United States and Canada

The 12 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

#4 Coconut Bliss “in Chocolate” Bars

I wasn’t expecting to, but I fell hard for the Raspberry Acai flavor of these dairy-free ice cream bars. It’s rare that a fruit-chocolate combination wins me over, but this was indeed blissful. The other flavors are also intense and tasty, but the underlying coconut shines through a bit more.

  • Base: Organic Coconut Milk
  • Champion Flavors: Raspberry Acai, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Island, and Coconut Almond
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are one of the only Certified Organic brands. They’re also Certified Gluten Free, Kosher Pareve, and most of the flavors are made without top allergens. Yes, the chocolate coating is soy free! But the Coconut Almond is studded with almond bits, so it isn’t tree nut free.
  • Availability: United States and Canada

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

#3 Daiya Ice Cream Bars

I had the chance to sample hand-dipped prototypes of these allergy-friendly, dairy-free ice cream bars back in March. They are finally out in stores, and everyone is loving them as much as I did. I’ve only sampled the Classic Vanilla Bean, but they have four flavors, and I’ve heard the Chocolate Fudge Crunch is tops.

  • Base: Coconut Cream
  • Champion Flavors: Classic Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Fudge Crunch, Espresso Coffee, and Salted Caramel Swirl
  • Key Dietary Notes*: All Daiya products are made free of the top allergens, including dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts (contains coconut, which is not technically a tree nut), and soy. And they are vegan.
  • Availability: United States and Canada

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

#2 Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Bars

Two of their wonderful pint flavors were wrapped in chocolate and put on a stick for these marvelous treats. If you like the non-dairy ice cream, you will love these decadent dairy-free ice cream bars.

  • Base: Coconut Cream or Peanuts (based on the flavor)
  • Champion Flavors: Coconut Caramel Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are vegan and made without dairy, eggs, and gluten. The ice cream filling is soy-free, but the chocolate coating does contain soy lecithin.
  • Availability: United States and Canada

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

#1 So Delicious Dipped Cashewmilk Ice Cream Bars

Everything in the So Delicious Cashew Ice Cream line up is incredible, and the dairy-free ice cream bars are no exception. Their super-creamy, sweet cashewmilk ice cream is wrapped in a perfectly thick and crispy chocolate shell. These dreamy indulgences will make a dairy-free believer out of any hardcore dairy fan.

  • Base: Cashewmilk
  • Champion Flavors: Salted Caramel and Double Chocolate Delight
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These contain tree nuts, but are vegan and made without dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and soy. These are Certified Vegan, Gluten Free, and Kosher Pareve.
  • Availability: United States

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!

Coming Soon! Magnum Vegan Ice Cream Bars

We haven’t been able to try these yet, but it’s Magnum! I’m pretty sure we can count on them for prize-winning deliciousness. These new dark chocolate-covered ice cream bars are being launched in Finland and Sweden before heading to other countries. We’re hoping they make it to North America soon! Magnum is a Unilever brand, like Ben & Jerry’s.

  • Base: Peanut Protein (reportedly)
  • Champion Flavors: Launching in Classic and Almond
  • Key Dietary Notes*: All we know for sure is that they are being marketed as vegan, so they’re dairy-free and egg-free by ingredients.
  • Availability: Sweden and Finland (then likely expanding to other countries)

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars - Vegan Frozen Desserts to Share with EVERYONE!
Know Your Needs! By ingredients, all of the products listed above are dairy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. All products are at some degree of risk for cross-contamination with allergens, but you must determine if the protocols are safe for your needs. Also processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

What’s Your Favorite Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bar?

Do you love one of these? Did we miss a good one? Share in the comments below! The more reviews, the better for everyone.

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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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  1. My favorites are number one on the list, the So Delicious Cashewmilk Bars. Both flavors are good but the double fudge is my favorite of the two. I just can’t always find it.

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