Better than coconut milk-based ice cream? My former cheese- and cream-loving husband thinks so. He recently fell in love with this Tofutti Premium Frozen Dessert.
It doesn’t happen too often these days, but we were craving ice cream, dairy-free of course. My husband and I walked to the store and the only dairy-free / vegan options available were a $6 per pint coconut milk-based ice cream and pints of Tofutti on sale for $2.50. As virtuous as we like to be, this was not a price discrepancy we could swallow, so for the first time ever, Tofutti went into our shopping basket.
Truthfully, our cheapness was getting the best of us as neither of us expected to like that pint of simple vanilla soy ice cream.
But it was love at first taste… For both of us. After reading the ingredients, we really wanted to hate it. It is far from a health food. But alas, we couldn’t get enough of it. An addiction was born. In fact, this was the first brand of dairy-free ice cream that my husband has truly enjoyed and wanted a repeat of.
In the next two weeks we returned to our local market three more times to get another vanilla pint. And another. And another.
The vanilla Tofutti frozen dessert is amazingly creamy, perfectly sweet, and somehow just hits that “mmm” spot. Though I wouldn’t call it an identical swap for ice cream by any means, it has its own charms and still fulfills those cool and creamy cravings. It was delicious atop apple crisp, with brownies, and simply drizzled with homemade chocolate magical shell. Yes, we each have a major sweet tooth.
Tofutti has now expanded their line up to include some seriously decadent tofu frozen desserts. While we loved the simple vanilla, we’re looking forward to giving others a try!
Product Notes: Though the Tofutti products are certified kosher parve, they are made on lines that are shared with dairy products. To achieve the parve status, those lines must be thoroughly cleaned between batch runs to remove dairy residue. Nonetheless, if you are dealing with a severe milk allergy, keep in mind that trace amounts could remain.
The Facts on Tofutti Frozen Desserts:
Certifications: Tofutti Premium Dairy-Free Ice Cream is Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Tofutti Premium Dairy-Free Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Most varieties are nut-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Tofutti website at tofutti.com