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.
Finally, strawberry ice cream!
I recently found out I’m basically allergic to everything and was desperately missing strawberry ice cream. My husband bought me Fronen on a whim and I have to say I am so happy! I nearly ate the whole container out of joy. Maybe it is not the creamiest thing in the world, but what the strawberry Fronen lacks in smoothness, it makes up in flavor. I adore this ice cream. It doesn’t make me sick, break out in hives, or upset my stomach. It tastes incredible and I don’t have to worry about what its made of. I love it and could eat ten gallons. Thank you, whoever invented this, for making my day. I was getting quite limited in my dessert selection and this is just a little ray of hope. 🙂
For the Peanutbutter Ice Cream
Not Not good… had high hopes. Tastes like chalk, smells like chicken and peas! My husband is not picky but took one bite and put it back in the freezer. I say, stick with the ice creams that have chemicals, your body can filter that stuff just fine on its own. And its tasty.
taste good with natural ingredients
i have diabetes and am very sensitive to gluten/dairy. This ice cream is easy for me to digest and doesnt give any issues. they dont contain the chemicals that the other ice creams do.
Not Perfect, but great AIP/Paleo option
LOVE the AIP + Paleo compliant ingredients! Previously my go-to was Coconut Bliss. I still think CB is creamier and has a flavor closer to normal ice cream, but they also sweeten with agave syrup, use gums for consistency, and have other small things here and there which strict AIP (autoimmune protocol) consumers just can’t have. I don’t have to worry about any of that with Fronen!
So far I have only tried the Madagascar Vanilla. In my opinion the honey overwhelms the vanilla flavor, hence only 3 stars. I wish they had sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup instead, or even just added more vanilla. It is still a pleasant flavor, though. The consistency is a bit icy, but impressively creamy. In my book the pros outweigh the cons, and Fronen is my new go-to! I look forward to trying other flavors soon!
I really can’t get enough of this stuff… it is so good. I think the peanut butter is outrageous! It’s definitely richer than the others… but so good. Try them all- and follow the directions and let it sit out for a bit. Yum!!
Love all the flavors… so good! I’m curious about the peanut butter. Is it real peanut butter- are peanuts the only ingredient in the peanut butter they use? We are so enjoying Frönen- but I’d like to know details about the actual peanut butter.
Response from Go Dairy Free
Yes, I believe so. Any additional ingredients would have to be listed.
So yummy. I love the chocolate!
Best NON Dairy I have found
I have tried Peanut Butter, Vanilla, and Chocolate. All are great.
If you combine the Chocolate and Peanut Butter it’s like a Peanut Butter Cup.
Love this ice cream
Creamy and made with real food!!! Finally. My absolute favorite brand. Thank you for making this amazing and delicious treat for me and my family.
Banana flavor is overpowering
The chocolate frozen dessert tastes like bananas. I couldn’t taste the chocolate at all. But the consistency is nice and the sweetness is well balanced. Not too bad for dairy-free!