It’s been a few years in discussions, but the founders of Fronen finally decided to shift from a banana-based nice cream to a rich and pure coconut cream base. Their goal has always been to create a dairy-free ice cream line that’s easy on the stomach and made with pure natural ingredients. The reformulation stays true to this mission, but brings more attention to the flavors and consistency.
Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream Keeps it Simple with a Big Reformulation
Every flavor of Frönen still features 7 ingredients or less, with no additives, sugar alcohols, or other funny business. It boasts a homemade vibe, with natural sweetness from honey or coconut sugar. And it’s sold in five classic, top-selling flavors.
Ingredients: coconut cream, water, honey, vanilla extract. Made in a facility that processes milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, & tree nuts.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 190 calories, 15g fat, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 12g added sugar), 2g protein.*
Ingredients: coconut cream, water, honey, cocoa powder. Made in a facility that processes milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, & tree nuts.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 210 calories, 16g fat, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 15g added sugar), 3g protein.*
Ingredients: coconut cream, strawberry, honey, banana, freeze-dried strawberry. Made in a facility that processes milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, & tree nuts.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 170 calories, 11g fat, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 13g added sugar), 2g protein.*
Ingredients: coconut cream, honey, water, cocoa liquor, coconut sugar, cocoa butter, mint extract. Made in a facility that processes milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, & tree nuts.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 200 calories, 15g fat, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 12g added sugar), 2g protein.*
Salted Caramel Swirl
Ingredients: coconut cream, coconut sugar, water, coconut oil, himalayan salt. Made in a facility that processes milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, & tree nuts.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 210 calories, 13g fat, 25g carbs, 0g fiber, 22g sugars (includes 0g added sugar), 2g protein.*
2022 Fronen Product & Formula Changes
Fronen ditched the banana, letting coconut cream take center stage as their ice cream base. This did increase the calories, fat, and saturated fat in each serving. But, it helps to create a creamier, less fruity product, closer to traditional ice cream. They also discontinued their Banana Coconut, Cinnamon, and Peanut Butter Fudge flavors. All of the information above has been updated for the new formula.
Additional Allergen Notes*
According to the company, all of their products are manufactured on lines that process dairy and other tree nuts (besides coconut). Before and after each production run, the machinery is cleaned and then tested to ensure there is no allergen residue on it. After their ice cream is manufactured, it is also tested for allergens to ensure there is no cross contamination. That being said, they cannot guarantee there are no allergen particles in the air in the facility. If you are severely allergic, they recommend not eating their ice cream to be safe.
More Facts on Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream
- Price: $5.99 per pint
- Availability: Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream is sold in Whole Foods stores in Chicagoland. It is also available at various other specialty grocers, like Mariano’s, Fresh Thyme Market, Mom, and more. They also sell in some mainstream grocers, like Wegmans, Raley’s, and select Walmart stores. And they ship direct to customers throughout the U.S. via their website below.
- Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. The salted caramel flavor is vegan, but the other flavors contain honey.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Frönen website at eatfronen.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.
These ingredients are the best I’ve seen. Absolutely delicious. I personally loved the chocolate.
Great honey-based flavor; but rock-hard block of ice is not worth it.
The honey-based flavor of Fronen’s Madagascar Vanilla stands out among the many brands of dairy-free ice cream I have tried; but the rock hard consistency ruins the experience. Fronen goes from ice to water with nothing in-between. It is not a successful product despite the great taste.
Always on the search for ‘heathy’ ice cream alternatives…Have bought Fronen before (a couple flavors vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter)-were absolutely terrible! Those stayed in my freezer basically full for months until finally tossed them (huge waste of money). Said I wouldn’t ever buy this brand again…the other day came across it again-saw mint chip. Bought it, and it’s actually pretty decent for what it is. If based on the flavors I ate before zero stars-because of the mint chip three stars total. Thank god for the mint-the chocolate chips save it in my opinion! Side note-beware I do think there may be a laxative type effect with these…eating a larger quantity seems to make the tummy a bit ‘gassy’.
Refreshing and absolutely great texture!
Love the mint chocolate chip!
Such a great flavor! Please don’t discontinue this one!
I’m obsessed with this ice cream
I purchased a pint at Wegmans recently and I absolutely adore this ice cream. It’s clean and doesn’t have a strange after taste. I avoid gums due to my IBS and this treat is my favorite!!
the salted caramel is excellent
Change in flavor and calories!!!
I used to LOVE and ENJOY Fronen Ice cream when it was made with 5 ingredients: BANANA, WATER, COCONUT CREAM, HONEY AND COCOA POWDER!!! and it had only 90 calories and 6g of fat!!! My favorite has always been Chocolate and it was delicious!! it was my favorite treat and now the bananas have been replaced with Coconut cream!!! now it tastes completely different!!! and it has 16g of FAT and 210 calories and way too much Coconut!! I am very dissapointed.. now you are like any other lactose free ice cream.. NOTHING different… You should have never change what made you who you are today. Big mistake!!
Just recently became vegan and I’m amazed at all the yummy foods there are this one being one of them thanks y’all