The creative flavors and bright packaging immediately set Jawea Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts apart from the rest, and caught my eye as I browsed the ice cream aisle. Once I realized they were dairy-free, vegan, AND made with simple ingredients, I immediately scooped up two pints.
Jawea is a New York based brand that sells their pints along the east coast and also ships them to customers nationwide.
Their coconut cream-based frozen dessert flavors are “inspired by adventure”, which shows in their somewhat “wild” ingredient lists. To create each unique variety, they use pure flavors, like Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, Roasted Vietnamese Cinnamon, Maldon Sea Salt, Thai Chili, and Cold Brew Coffee.
Tasting Notes for Jawea Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts
Jawea is currently available in five unique flavors, and thus far I’ve tried the following.
For that classic horchata flavor, Jawea uses rice flour along with the vanilla and cinnamon noted above. I’ve never tried horchata, so I didn’t really know what to expect. But once opened, I noticed the beautiful spiced specks, and was prepared for a warm flavor rush.
Unfortunately, I found this flavor a little flat. The spice was surprisingly muted, and gave way to a simple vanilla ice cream flavor. It’s tasty and has a lovely creamy texture, but more plain than I had been anticipating. Nonetheless, it would be great on top of brownies, to garnish fruit crumbles, or in a float!
Dulce No Leche
Where the Horchata left off in flavor, the Dulce No Leche picked up. This salted caramel swirled ice cream is dreamy! It’s perfectly sweet and salty with a truly satisfying finish. The coconut cream base is rich and decadent, yet light enough in flavor to let the caramel shine.
And that crazy caramel swirl really won my heart! It has a strange chewiness that I loved and just enough salt to balance the sweetness. This is a flavor that I would definitely buy again and again.
The Facts on Jawea Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts
Availability: Jawea ships to customers throughout the US, and at last check, they were distributing to stores in the Northeast.
Certifications: Jawea Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts are labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but we didn’t note any cerifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Jawea Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 Jawea website at www.eatjawea.com.