Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream Debuts in Seven Pint Flavors

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Dairy-free consumers should feel lucky, because yet another ice cream company is launching exactly seven flavors of vegan ice cream. Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream has been packed into pints and is shipping across the U.S. in a range of classic and creatively indulgent varieties.

Alden’s Organic has been churning dairy ice cream for more than 15 years, and their parent company, Oregon Ice Cream, has been in business since 1938. But according to Joelle Simmons, the company’s SVP of Sales & Marketing, they are finally ready to scoop up a share of the non-dairy frozen dessert market.

Consumers are craving a dairy-free option that actually delivers an exceptional flavor filled experience. We saw an opportunity and worked through 29 variations to develop a more progressive, organic dairy-free recipe that upholds the high standards of our famous ice cream.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors (2 not pictured!) We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints.

Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream Debuts in Seven Pint Flavors

These vegan pints are on the lighter side of frozen dessert, and made with a blend of coconut oil, oat flour, brown rice, and pea protein. This may not sound appealing, but the company says it’s been crafted to be “creamy and melt-in-your-mouth amazing.” You be the judge! If you’ve tried any of these pints, leave your rating and review below.

And if you’re in an ice cream sandwich mood, we have a separate post on Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice cream Sammies!

Vanilla Bean

This is a mildly vanilla pint that’s good for complementing desserts. It isn’t too sweet or too bold on its own, and is ready to take on toppings, brownies, cookies, etc.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Vanilla BeanIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice solids*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), vanilla flavor with other natural flavors*, ground vanilla beans*. *organic. Contains: soy, tree nuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 180 calories, 10g fat, 25g carbs, 4g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Muddie Brownie

The brownies in this densely chocolate ice cream are surprisingly chewy and are very dark in flavor. It’s a nice grown-up contrast.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Muddy BrownieIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice solids*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), fudge brownie pieces (cane sugar*, wheat flour*, soybean oil*, water, cocoa powder*, corn starch*, sunflower lecithin*, salt, natural vanilla extract*), chocolate base* (sugar*, water, cocoa* (processed with alkali), natural flavor, citric acid, salt). *organic. Contains: soy, tree nuts, wheat.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 220 calories, 12g fat, 31g carbs, 5g fiber, 20g sugars (includes 20g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Double Strawberry

This is one of the most intensely flavored dairy-free strawberry ice creams available.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Double StrawberryIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice solids*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), water, strawberries*, sugar*, cane sugar*, tapioca syrup*, citric acid, guar gum*, strawberry flavor*, pectin, red beet juice concentrate* (color), locust bean gum*. *organic. Contains: soy, tree nuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 180 calories, 7g fat, 32g carbs, 3g fiber, 23g sugars (includes 22g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Freckled Mint Chip

This flavor has a nice balance of mint – not too strong, but ever present. It’s filled with very thin dark chocolate shards that add contrast.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Freckled Mint ChipIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice solids*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), chocolate chips* (unsweetened chocolate*, cane sugar*, palm kernel oil*, cocoa butter*, soy lecithin, vanilla extract*), peppermint extract*. *organic. Contains: soy, tree nuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 220 calories, 13g fat, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 17g sugars (includes 17g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Caramel Almond Crunch

The almond crunch aspect isn’t sweet, but the ice cream and rich salted caramel swirl bring this together as a full dessert.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Caramel Almond CrunchIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice solids*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), non-dairy caramel* (tapioca syrup*, water, cane sugar*, pea protein*, natural flavor*, salt, coconut oil*, pectin), chocolate chips* (unsweetened chocolate*, cane sugar*, palm kernel oil*, cocoa butter*, soy lecithin, vanilla extract*), roasted almonds*, caramel base* (sugar*, water), sea salt, natural caramel flavor*, annatto extract* (color). *organic. Contains: soy, tree nuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 230 calories, 13g fat, 30g carbs, 4g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Peanut Butter Chip

Peanut butter purists will love that the peanut butter isn’t sweetened! This pint is sweet, savory, and just a touch salty all rolled into one.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Peanut Butter ChipIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), peanut butter* (peanuts*), chocolate chips* (unsweetened chocolate*, cane sugar*, palm kernel oil*, cocoa butter*, soy lecithin, vanilla extract*), natural peanut butter flavor*, sea salt. *organic. Contains: peanut, soy, tree nuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 250 calories, 16g fat, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 17g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Cookie Crumble

They couldn’t have packed any more sandwich creme cookies in this pint if they tried. The creamy base combined with the tender cookies and frosting is wonderfully indulgent.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints. Pictured: Cookie CrumbleIngredients: dairy free frozen dessert blend* (water, cane sugar*, coconut oil*, tapioca syrup*, inulin*, brown rice*, whole oat flour*, acacia gum*, pea protein*, soy lecithin*, guar gum*, locust bean gum*), crushed creme cookies* (wheat flour*, powdered sugar*, palm oil*, cane sugar*, cocoa* (processed with alkali), salt, soy lecithin*, baking soda, vanilla flavor*), caramel base* (sugar*, water), natural cookie flavor*. *organic. Contains: soy, tree nuts, wheat.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 210 calories, 11g fat, 30g carbs, 4g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 2g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

Alden’s also makes dairy ice cream, and they have shared the following allergen information.

All of our products are made on shared equipment, which sometimes processes milk, eggs, wheat, soy, tree nuts, and peanuts. We have a strict allergen control policy and work hard to prevent cross-contamination of allergens, but we do not test finished products for the presence of allergens unless the package clearly states the product is free of a specific allergen. Alden’s does test for the presence of dairy / milk in the Dairy Free products. Also, because they are Vegan certified, allergen testing is conducted so customers can feel confident that there is no cross contamination with milk.

Alden's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Launches in Seven Flavors. We have the full details and ratings on these vegan pints.

More Facts on Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Price: $5.49 to $5.99 per pint

Availability: Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream has launched in Sprouts stores across the U.S. It will roll out to other stores like Natural Grocers and National Co+Op Grocers starting in March 2020.

Certifications: Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream is Certified Organic and Certified Vegan.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Alden’s Organic Dairy-Free Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without peanuts, wheat, and / or actual tree nuts.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Oregon Ice Cream website at www.aldensicecream.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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It's all in the details

4.0 rating
September 17, 2020

This is a good dairy-free ice cream. It isn’t as creamy as some, but the base flavor is good, and the additions are unique. We tried every flavor. My favorites were the Strawberry, Caramel Almond Crunch, and Cookie Crumble. The Strawberry is rich in fruity flavor, that a lot of other brands lack. There are also large pieces of dried strawberry thrown in for extra intensity. The salted caramel swirl in the Caramel Almond Crunch is AMAZING. It was generous in half the pint, but lacking in the bottom – I wanted more! The Cookie Crumble had great flavor balance, was a bit creamier than the others, and was generously littered with chocolate cookies. Delicious! They were all good, but those three stood out.

Alisa Fleming

Tastes like wholesome ice cream

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August 23, 2020

I tried the Muddy Brownie and it satisfied my craving for both; with the decadent chocolate ice cream consistency & the delicious chocolate brownie crumbles. This one is a winner!

Denise

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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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