The 10 Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints to Make You Forget Ice Cream

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Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsLast week, I shared the 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints. But I don’t want to leave sorbets out of the mix. Sorbet tends to be naturally dairy-free, and is often written off as a “boring” option. But these brands craft dairy-free sorbet that goes above and beyond for pure flavor, creaminess, or all-around sweet satisfaction.

Read on for the best dairy-free sorbet pints currently available in stores. All appear to be vegan and gluten-free, too, and some are allergy-friendly.

10 Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream (Vegan & Gluten-Free too!)Dairy-free sorbet photo from Sorbabes.

The Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints Sold at Grocers

Whether you’re looking for fruity, creamy, or both, you’re sure to find your Holy Grail among this extensive line up of dairy-free sorbet brands and flavors.

Ciao Bella

They make creamy, dairy-based gelato, but I think their dairy-free sorbettos might be even more popular. They come in several intense flavors with some creamy options. If you want a taste of their creations at home, they shared this Chocoate Sorbetto Recipe with us years ago.

  • Champion Flavors: Blood Orange, Coconut, and Chocolate
  • Key Dietary Notes*:By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens.
  • Availability: United States

10 Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Sorbabes Sorbet

The Sorbabes motto is “It’s not ice cream. It’s better.” And some frozen dessert connoisseurs will agree. These pure flavors come in creamy ice cream-like varieties that have a rustic, natural taste and unique flavor combinations. They’re also lower in sugar and less sweet than most other sorbet brands. See our full review for ingredients, availability and more.

  • Champion Flavors: Raz ‘n Berry, Peanut Butter Luva, and Passionilla
  • Key Dietary Notes*: All flavors are gluten-free and vegan. They are soy-free, with the exception of soy lecithin in the flavors that contain dark chocolate pieces.
  • Availability: United States

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Jeni’s Sorbet

Jeni’s is a popular scoop shop with a good smattering of locations across the U.S. They’ve introduced creamy dairy-free flavors at their stores, but their naturally dairy-free sorbet is pretty impressive, too. It typically features complex fruit flavors and a little vino for depth. And unlike their dairy-free ice cream flavors, the sorbet is available by the pint direct from Jeni’s and in natural food stores.

  • Champion Flavors: Frosé and Riesling Poached Pear
  • Key Dietary Notes*: All sorbet flavors are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free by ingredients. But they do contain a little alcohol, which may or may not be cooked off. Check with the company if concerned.
  • Availability: United States

10 Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Talenti Dairy-Free Sorbetto

Talenti makes a popular dairy-based line of gelato, but their sorbettos have an equally loyal following. They’re stamped with “dairy-free” right in the name and come in alluring creamy and fruity flavors.

  • Champion Flavors: Roman Raspberry, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Chocolate
  • Key Dietary Notes*: All of their sorbettos are dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. But one variety contains egg (so it isn’t vegan), and a couple contain nuts or peanuts.
  • Availability: United States and Australia

10 Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice CreamPhoto by Chocolate Covered Katie

Sambazon Sorbet

They only have one sorbet flavor, but they’re experts in it. Sambazon specializes in acai everything, and their organic acai sorbet is sweet, pure pleasure. It can be difficult to find, and a little pricey, but justifiable for that intense acai infusion.

  • Champion Flavor: Acai Berry
  • Key Dietary Notes*: It’s vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens. It’s also certified organic and fair trade.
  • Availability: United States

10 Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Haagen Dazs

It’s just plain hard to go wrong with anything Haagen Dazs. Their rapidly growing non-dairy ice cream line easily earned its way onto our Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream round-up. And their classic dairy-free sorbet is pretty darn good too. It’s refreshing and very fruit forward. They used to have a creamy coconut variety, but now they seem to be pure fruit focused.

  • Champion Flavors: Lemon and Mango
  • Key Dietary Notes*: By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens.
  • Availability: United States and United Kingdom (they might be available in some additional countries)

10 Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Julie’s Organic

This is another dairy ice cream brand that dabbles in dairy-free. And they make some of the purest sorbets on the market with just six ingredients. Each flavor is fruit heavy, with more fresh fruit than sugar, which is rare for sorbet.

  • Champion Flavors: Mango and Raspberry
  • Key Dietary Notes*: By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens.
  • Availability: United States

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice CreamPhoto from Good Eggs.

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow ice creamery has a non-dairy line with soy-based ice creams and a few sorbets. The sorbets are quite soft and creamy, without the least bit of iciness. But this might be due to the fact that they do contain carageenan.

  • Champion Flavors: Mango Tangerine and Coconut
  • Key Dietary Notes*: By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens.
  • Availability: United States

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Whole Fruit

This is a purely fruit brand, so their sorbets don’t commingle with ice cream pints. Nevertheless, they have their own creamy appeal and a very sweet, fruity finish. But like just a couple of other brands, fruit is the first ingredient, not sugar or water. It even has bits of fruit in most of the flavors.

  • Champion Flavors: Mango, Lemon, and Black Cherry
  • Key Dietary Notes*: By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens. But if you have corn concerns, most of the flavors do contain corn syrup solids.
  • Availability: United States

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Charlie’s Sorbet

This is an up-and-coming brand that’s sold mostly in the Northeastern U.S. But we hope that their distribution catches on. Their flavors are enticing, and they carefully source dairy-free ingredients. Even the organic chocolate used in their creamy sorbets “is certified manufactured in a facility that does not manufacture milk chocolate or other dairy based products.”

  • Champion Flavors: Midnight Chocolate and Pineapple Vanilla
  • Key Dietary Notes*: By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens. They’re also free of added flavors.
  • Availability: United States

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Bonus Canada Only!

Since most of the above sorbet brands are U.S. only, I put out a request for favorite Canadian brands. Thank you to Angela B., Michelle J., Ursula J., and Isabelle A. for telling me their top picks.

Chapman’s Sorbet

Chapman’s is a Canadian dairy products company (they make all types of ice creams and yogurts). However, they also produce a line of dairy-free sorbets that several of the above ladies recommended. Unlike other brands, they don’t score big points with their chocolate sorbet. But the fruit flavors have received “sweet” marks.

  • Champion Flavors: Rainbow, Tropical Wave, and Triple Berry
  • Key Dietary Notes*: By ingredients, all of their sorbet flavors appear to be vegan, gluten-free, and made without top allergens. But they do appear to use more additives than your average brand.
  • Availability: Canada

The 10 Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints That Will Make You Forget Ice Cream

Solo Fruit

This Quebec company believes in natural sorbets. Their fruit flavors have no added sugars and each tub contains a dense quantity of fruit! Their dark chocolate sorbet is sweetened, but it’s still 70% cacao.

  • Champion Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Pear, and Raspberry
  • Key Dietary Notes*: These are more wholesome than your average brand, and they specifically note that they are vegan, nut and peanut free, egg free and gluten free.
  • Availability: Canada

*All of the above were dairy-free and vegan by ingredients at last check. But always check the label. Ingredients and processes are subject to change at any time. Also potential cross-contamination with dairy or other allergens is always a concern in product manufacturing. If you are dealing with a severe or sensitive food allergy, always contact the manufacturer to ensure their processes are safe for your needs prior to consumption.

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  1. I love Haagen Daz Mango. Hands down one of my favourite things to buy. I like to do one scoop mango and one scoop vanilla ice cream. Otherwise I haven’t seen many of those brands. Will have to keep my eyes peeled next time I’m in the US.

  2. I’m heading to the store later to see if they carry any of these sorbets. I got so caught up with the dairy free ice creams, that I completely forgot how much I love sorbets. I see several flavors I would like to try.

  3. Three cheers for another underdog… It’s such a shame that sorbet doesn’t get more love! It seems like it’s non-dairy or bust these days. There are so many brilliant fruit-based frozen treats that are far superior, thanks to their natural sugar content (goodbye ice crystals and hello smooth texture) and much bolder flavor, since there’s no filler! I’ll have to investigate these brands. Lots of new ones to me.

    • Agreed! Though I must admit to shunning sorbet at times. I’m opening my mind (and palate) up now after trying some of these! Glad I could shine a light on some new options for you.

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