Please allow me to introduce you to my current best friend. Yes, I’m a bit fickle. Next week I might be onto a new BFF, but this week I’m adoring almond milk ice cream from So Delicious Dairy Free.
Though the So Delicious Almond Milk Ice Cream flavors are definitely creamy and frozen, these are so much lighter than your average ice cream. I would label them as ice milks, but they also didn’t have any of those annoying ice crystals, just a smooth, dreamy texture.
Tasting Notes for So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Milk Ice Cream
Even so, they were almost refreshing and didn’t weigh the least bit heavy on my stomach. Not surprising, since each serving only has about 4 grams of fat. But what I liked most was the low sugar profile. They use a combination of organic tapioca syrup, organic cane syrup, and erythritol (a sugar alcohol) to sweeten these bad boys, for a net sugar load of just 6 or 7 grams per serving.
Though I wouldn’t venture to call this a health food, it is still a treat, these So Delicious almond milk ice creams were enjoyable to savor without the post-indulgence crash or continued sugar cravings. I don’t know about you, but typically when I eat sugary goodies, I’m left craving even more sweet treats! A vicious cycle indeed. But one that was broken, for me, with this dessert.
It has a very unique flavor, but I found the Vanilla almond milk ice cream to be somewhat addictive. However, I would hesitate on feeding this frozen dessert to dairy-free newbies or dairy-eating guests.
Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, organic coconut oil, organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, locust bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor. Contains: almond, coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup): 140 calories, 8g fat, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 13g sugars, <1g protein.*
Cookies n Cream
After trialing the So Delicious coconut milk-based Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream (also from So Delicious), I was surprised by how much sweeter and more intensely chocolate the Cookies ‘n Cream almond milk ice cream was. It has a very rich sandwich cookie flavor – frosting and all! There is just a slight erythritol and monk fruit taste in this variety, but the bolder, more dessert-like flavors really assert themselves.
Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), gluten-free creme cookie (cane sugar, tapioca flour, rice flour, palm oil, cocoa [processed with alkali], organic tapioca syrup, cassava flour, cocoa, potato flour, salt, sunflower lecithin, natural flavor, baking soda, xanthan gum), cane sugar, organic coconut oil, organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, locust bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor. Contains: almond, coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup): 170 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbs, <1g fiber, 17g sugars, 1g protein.*
Mocha Almond Fudge
I’m not a coffee fan, so I haven’t tried this flavor. But it reportedly has a rich coffee flavor, a good amount of nuts, and a nice fudge swirl.
Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, fudge sauce (cane sugar, water, organic cocoa, tapioca starch, natural flavor), organic coconut oil, almonds (almonds, sunflower oil, salt), organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, natural flavor, locust bean gum, coffee, sea salt, guar gum. Contains: almond, coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup): 180 calories, 10g fat, 21g carbs, 1g fiber, 17g sugars, 2g protein.*
I’ve only tried a bite of this flavor, but it had a nice cool mint vibe that went well with the lighter ice cream base. And the chocolate flakes were generous.
Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), organic dried cane syrup, chocolate flake (dried cane syrup, coconut oil, cocoa, chocolate liquor, natural flavor), coconut oil, gun arabic, natural flavor, carob bean gum, baking soda, guar gum. Contains: almond, coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup): 140 calories, 8g fat, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 14g sugars, 1g protein.*
Butter Pecan (DISCONTINUED Flavor)
As for the flavor, I think they are particular. The first couple of pints of this almond milk ice cream didn’t grab my taste buds. Though I’m sure many others would really like the Chocolate and Mocha Almond Fudge! But when I hit the Butter Pecan, WOWSERS, I was in love. Rich, buttery, and deliciously sweet, this is a flavor that I enjoy when my praline cravings strike (yes, it happens).
Cherry Amaretto (DISCONTINUED Flavor)
I really enjoyed this flavor. The ice cream base had a fresh, lightly cherry flavor, and there were huge chunks of sweetened cherries throughout. Maraschino fans will be in heaven.
The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Milk Ice Cream
Price: $5.99 a pint
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Milk Ice Cream is Certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Kosher Parve, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these almond milk ice cream pints are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.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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Lighter than your average ice cream
Though they are definitely creamy and frozen, these dairy-free pints are so much lighter (low in fat and sugar) than your average ice cream. The underlying flavor is unique, and not for everyone, yet I somehow found it rather addictive.