Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream is Packed with Nostalgic American Flavors

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Last Update in September 2021! Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is an Ohio-based creamery that garnered national acclaim for inspired flavors and high-quality ingredients. They now have a few dozen Scoop Shops throughout the United States and sell their ice cream by the pint. They started out as a pure dairy-based company, but Jeni’s has expanded to offer a whole range of creamy vegan ice creams and dairy-free sorbets. We’ve included the latest information on each flavor, followed by additional dairy-free items you can find at Jeni’s Scoop Shops.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints Review - ingredients, allergen info, ratings, and more! All vegan and coconut based - 4 decadent dessert flavors.

Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream is Packed with Nostalgic American Flavors

Jeni launched her first creamy dairy-free flavor, Dark Chocolate Truffle, a few years ago. That initial variety took five years of recipe development. But once she was able to master the base formula, more test flavors quickly followed. As a result, you can now purchase a whole collection of unique but enticing non-dairy ice creams. All of the current Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream flavors are made with a rich creamy base that is unabashedly coconut. The flavor does mildly assert itself, even in the chocolate, so this brand is best for coconut connoisseurs.

Banana Cream Pudding (new in 2021!)

Real bananas merge with their coconut cream base to make a frozen dessert version of a favorite American dessert. And of course, it’s littered with vanilla wafer cookies. But unlike Nilla’s, these are vegan and gluten-free.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints Review - ingredients, allergen info, ratings, and more! All vegan and coconut based - 4 decadent dessert flavors.Ingredients: coconut cream, water, cane sugar, vanilla wafer gravel [gluten free flour (sweet white rice flour, whole grain brown rice flour, potato starch, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum), vegan spread (oil blend {coconut oil, high oleic sunflower oil, palm fruit oil}, water, sunflower lecithin, tocopherols, natural flavor, organic annatto extract {color}), sugar, tapioca syrup, madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, oat flour (whole grain oats), brown sugar, gluten free baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), sea salt], tapioca syrup, banana puree (banana, citric acid, ascorbic acid), madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, turmeric (color), sea salt, carob bean gum, sunflower lecithin. contains: coconut*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 250 calories, 15g fat, 27g carbs, 0g fiber, 20g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Lemon Bar

Jeni aims for the perfect sweet-tart balance with vegan lemon curd, shortbread crumbles, and coconut flakes in her signature coconut ice cream.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Reviews and InfoIngredients: coconut cream, lemon curd (sugar, water, lemon juice concentrate, coconut oil, coconut cream, corn starch, citric acid, salt, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, turmeric), water, sugar, tapioca syrup, pastry piece [enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), palm oil, water, sea salt, natural flavor], toasted coconut chips, madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, sea salt, carob bean gum, sunflower lecithin. contains: tree nuts (coconut), wheat.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 260 calories, 15g fat, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 22g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

The rich coconut cream base is loaded with vegan sticky bun pieces, dark dairy-free caramel, and roasted pecans.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints Review - ingredients, allergen info, ratings, and more! All vegan and coconut based - 4 decadent dessert flavors. Pictured: Jeni's Caramel Sticky BunsIngredients: coconut cream, caramel sauce (coconut cream, tapioca syrup, brown sugar, sugar, water, corn starch, sea salt, vanilla, sunflower lecithin), water, sugar, roasted pecans (pecans, peanut oil, salt), tapioca syrup, pastry pieces [enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), palm oil, water, sea salt, natural flavor], molasses, sea salt, madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, carob bean gum, sunflower lecithin. Contains: coconut, pecans, peanuts, wheat. May contain other tree nuts.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 280 calories, 17g fat, 29g carbs, 0g fiber, 21g sugars (includes 20g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Cold Brew with Coconut Cream

Intense Slingshot Coffee cold brew sorbet is twisted with lush coconut cream in their lightest flavor. It’s made with organic, Direct Trade coffee beans, and provides a taste that will wow most Frappuccino fans.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints Review - ingredients, allergen info, ratings, and more! All vegan and coconut based - 4 decadent dessert flavors.Ingredients: coconut cream, cold brew coffee (coffee, water), cane sugar, water, tapioca syrup, madagascar bourbon vanilla extract, sea salt, carob bean gum, sunflower lecithin. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 180 calories, 8g fat, 28g carbs, 0g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 23g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Dark Chocolate Truffle

Rich with Fair Trade cocoa, this flavor takes it’s name seriously. The luxurious chocolate base tastes very dark, but the whipped coconut cream helps to lighten the consistency.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints Review - ingredients, allergen info, ratings, and more! All vegan and coconut based - 4 decadent dessert flavors.Ingredients: coconut cream, water, cane sugar, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), coffee extract, cocoa extract, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, carob bean gum. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 280 calories, 17g fat, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 23g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Texas Sheet Cake

This has been Jeni’s most talked about dairy-free flavor. Though the coconut is notable in the chocolate ice cream base, it takes a back seat to the big chocolate cake crumbles and bittersweet fudge.

Jeni's Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints Review - ingredients, allergen info, ratings, and more! All vegan and coconut based - 4 decadent dessert flavors.Ingredients: coconut cream, sugar, water, fudge sauce (corn syrup, water, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate liquor, cornstarch, salt, natural flavors) chocolate cake [sugar, unbleached unenriched wheat flour, natural cocoa, palm and palm kernel oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), salt, sodium bicarbonate, natural flavors], sunflower lecithin, sea salt, carob bean gum. Contains: coconut, wheat.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 320 calories, 14g fat, 35g carbs, 2g fiber, 25g sugars (includes 23g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Limited Edition Flavors

They often have a dairy-free limited edition option. On last check, they were offering Orange Freeze, which was inspired by the classic Orange Julius.

Discontinued Flavors

Despite rich flavor promises, Roasted Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam swiftly move in and out of Jeni’s splendid dairy-free selection.

Dairy-Free at Jeni’s Splendid Scoops Shops

Beyond the creamy flavors above, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams offers several popular dairy-free and vegan sorbets. Flavor availability may vary by store, but the sorbets can include Frose, Riesling Poached Pear, Blackcurrant Lambic, Hot Toddy, Hard Cider, and/or Brambleberry.

Both the sugar cones and cake cones are dairy-free and vegan at Jeni’s Scoop Shops, and you can enjoy your scoop with sprinkles. But they no longer offer any dairy-free sauces for topping.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Launches Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Truffle

More Facts on Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream

  • Price: $12 per pint online; $10 per pint in stores; scoop prices can vary by location
  • Availability: Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream is now available by the pint or cup at Jeni’s Scoop Shops and it can be ordered online. They ship frozen desserts direct to customers throughout the United States, and have limited distribution in grocery stores. See the website below for Scoop Shop locations, hours, and online ordering.
  • Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream.
  • Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Jeni’s Dairy-Free Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free (contains coconut), soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select flavors are made without gluten or peanuts.*
  • For More Product Information: Visit the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams website at jenis.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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Chocoholic's Delight!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2019

I can only speak for the Texas Sheet Cake, but this stuff is incredible. Although my mental image of a sheet cake is more on the vanilla side, I’m not complaining about this super chocolatey rendition one bit. The fudge and cake chunks add such a delightful chewy texture to each scoop, and while the overall effect is definitely high on the sweeter end of the scale, it’s not overwhelmingly so. This would be a hard pint to keep for more than one sitting.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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