Two weeks ago, we reported that Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert is finally rolling out to most mainstream grocers across the U.S. But before you invest in a pint, we have tasting notes, ingredients, allergen info, and more for you to peruse.
Tasting Notes for Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
There’s nothing modest about Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Ice Cream. Each pint boldly proclaims it’s decadence with every flavor-packed bite. And please don’t ask me about the fat and sugars. It’s dessert, straight up. But unlike most other dairy-free options, one serving of this surprisingly vegan ice cream really does satisfy.
Most dairy-free ice cream brands use a single ice cream base and then add flavors for variations. This causes every flavor to have underpinnings of coconut, almond, soy, or whatever the main ingredient is. But Haagen Dazs uses the flavor as the ice cream base for each individual variety. The Chocolate and Mocha flavors use rich melted chocolate, the Peanut Butter flavor uses peanuts, and the Coconut Caramel flavor uses coconut cream. This technique results in unparalleled taste profiles.
Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle
This is really two desserts in one. The deep, rich, pure chocolate ice cream base is generously dotted with sizable chunks of fudge. We didn’t really note the salted fudge swirl specifically, but I could tell from the intense flavor that it was perfectly salted. This sweet flavor is any chocoholic’s dream, dairy free or not.
Ingredients – water, sugar, corn syrup, belgian chocolate, cocoa processed with alkali, soy lecithin, pectin, vanilla extract, salt. Salted fudge swirl: powdered cane sugar (cane sugar, corn starch), sunflower oil, cocoa, salt, sunflower lecithin. Fudge truffles: sugar, soybean oil, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, cocoa, natural flavor, soy lecithin. Contains: soy ingredients.
Mocha Chocolate Cookie
I’m really not a coffee fan. I tolerate creamy, sweet coffee desserts, like dairy-free mud pie. But the bold espresso finish in this flavor of Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy is really for java lovers. Tony enjoyed it, and didn’t have a problem keeping this pint for himself. The cookies are crushed for easier eating, and create a lovely coffeehouse infusion.
Ingredients – water, sugar, corn syrup, belgian chocolate, cocoa processed with alkali, soy lecithin, pectin, coffee, vanilla extract. Chocolate cookie swirl: soybean oil, powdered cane sugar, chocolate cookie crumb (wheat flour, cane sugar, canola oil, cocoa processed with alkali, salt, baking soda), cocoa processed with alkali, salt, soy lecithin. Chocolate cookie pieces: wheat flour, sugar, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, chocolate, baking soda, salt. Contains: wheat and soy ingredients.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge
True peanut butter fans, like myself, will swoon over the intense pb flavor. Ribbons of peanut butter and fudge up the ante on this sweet frozen dessert that has a surprisingly unique consistency. The peanut butter base isn’t as smooth and creamy as the others, but has a cookie meets ice cream mouth feel that is irresistible in its own right.
Ingredients – water, corn syrup, sugar, peanuts, peanut oil, coconut oil, pectin, salt. Salted fudge swirl: powdered cane sugar (cane sugar, corn starch), sunflower oil, cocoa, salt, sunflower lecithin. Contains: peanut ingredients.
This is the one flavor we haven’t taste tested yet. As always, comment below and share your thoughts if you have tried it!
Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), corn syrup, water, sugar, pectin. Caramel swirl: brown sugar, coconut cream (coconut extract, water), water, salt, pectin. Contains: coconut ingredients.
The Facts on Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Price: Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert has a suggested retail price of $5.49 per pint.
Availability: Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert pints are popping up in mainstream grocers throughout the United States. The Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge flavors will also be available by the scoop at Häagen-Dazs Shops. Visit the Haagen Dazs U.S. website for a store locator.
Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert pints are also available in Canada. However, the ingredients are a little different than the ones listed above (they do not contain corn syrup, but use glucose instead). See the Canadian website for more details.
Certifications: Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert does not have a milk cross-contamination warning but it is Certified Kosher DE (for Dairy Equipment). See our Kosher Guide for more details on the different certifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, g vegan, and vegetarian. See the ingredients above for which flavors are made without gluten / wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, and/or soy. 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 Haagen Dazs website at www.haagendazs.us.