One of the best dairy-free creations has to be coconut milk ice cream. The coconut averse may not agree, since hints of coconut can sometimes be detected, but it’s hard to argue the creamy consistency of coconut-based frozen dessert. And So Delicious has been making one of the most popular dairy-free coconut milk ice cream lines for about a decade.
It’s apparent that many others concur, as the popularity and availability of coconut milk ice cream has skyrocketed over the years. Numerous brands are now available, and even So Delicious has expanded their selection of flavors. What started with just five delicious dairy-free coconut milk ice cream options, grew to a dozen different flavors of coconut milk ice cream. A few flavors have come and gone, but they’ve settled in with nine So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream flavors, not including the No Sugar Added varieties. Today, we’re updating this post with our newer format and with the current flavors available.
This picture shows just eight So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream varieties because we couldn’t get a proper image of the cold brew for inclusion!
So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream in Several Decadent Dairy Free Flavors
I’ve included some of our unbiased tasting notes in this post. We haven’t tried every flavor, and you might have a different opinion. So feel free to leave your own rating and review at the end of this post. It helps others make an informed decision.
The scoop slid with ease through what must be one of the creamiest non-dairy ice creams available. After shoveling several perfect, parlor-worthy scoops, Tony reached for the first bowl, and almost immediately proclaimed, “It tastes like a coconut fudgcicle!” He was so right. I really couldn’t imagine a better description.
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, guar gum, natural flavor. contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 200 calories, 11g fat, 25g carbs, 2g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 19g added sugars), 2g protein.*
I peeled back the lid of the vanilla pint to discover the purest shade of white I had ever laid eyes on in an “ice cream.” Most vanillas are a bit yellowed, but this looked like a cloud of whipped cream with natural vanilla bean flecks; definitely inviting.
The vanilla had the same wonderful texture as the chocolate, but it was a bit softer. It was a mix of creamy and refreshing with a whipped finish. Yet, I never realized how “coconut” coconut milk really is until I tasted this vanilla. I would hesitate to call it just vanilla, but rather I might rename it vanilla-coconut.
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, locust bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor, vanilla bean specks. contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 200 calories, 12g fat, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), <1g protein.*
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, organic strawberries, organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, ascorbic acid, locust bean gum, natural flavor, guar gum, organic red beet juice powder (for color). contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 200 calories, 11g fat, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 19g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), <1g protein.*
Mocha Almond Fudge
This coconut milk ice cream has such a bold coffee flavor that I wondered if we would get caffeine jitters. The texture was smooth and rich with generous chunks of nuts throughout and a subtle fudgy swirl that added a sweet, yet intense, chocolate syrup vibe. Coffee and mocha lovers shall rejoice.
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic 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, coffee (filtered water, coffee), locust bean gum, sea salt, guar gum. contains: coconut, almond.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 250 calories, 15g fat, 28g carbs, 12g fiber, 22g sugars (includes 22g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, chocolate chips (cane sugar, organic coconut oil, cocoa, chocolate liquor, natural vanilla flavor), organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, locust bean gum, guar gum, natural mint flavor. contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 240 calories, 15g fat, 26g carbs, 2g fiber, 21g sugars (includes 218g added sugars), 1g protein.*
We thought the ice cream portion was good. It had a smooth and creamy texture that was rich and luxurious on the tongue. And the cookie dough was not only scrumptious, but generous. HUGE gobs of gluten-free cookie dough were abundantly scattered throughout this So Delicious pint. Tony said he could have eaten a bowl of the cookie dough portion alone. But both Tony and I felt the coconut vibe wasn’t a 100% fit with the cookie dough. It didn’t detract from it , but the two didn’t completely meld.
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, cookie dough (rice flour, brown sugar, water, vegetable oil [palm and canola], dark chocolate chips [cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, vanilla extract], guar gum, natural flavor, sea salt, baking soda), organic coconut oil, chocolate chips (cane sugar, organic coconut oil, cocoa, chocolate liquor, natural vanilla flavor), organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, locust bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor, annatto extract (color). contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 270 calories, 15g fat, 33g carbs, 2g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 24g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
The peanut butter flavor seemed mild, not standing on its own, but rather merging with the chocolate. I really enjoyed this decadent flavor, and liked that it didn’t taste notably coconut. But I can only eat chocolate desserts in small amounts, and this intensely chocolate ice cream was no exception.
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, peanuts, cocoa (processed with alkali), cane sugar, peanut oil, organic tapioca syrup, invert sugar, cocoa, pea protein, chocolate liquor, guar gum, salt, natural flavor. contains: coconut, peanut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 300 calories, 20g fat, 29g carbs, 3g fiber, 22g sugars (includes 21g added sugars), 4g protein.*
This flavor is for true coconut fans, or for making perfect pina coladas. It’s pure coconut on coconut. Though a bit thicker than the vanilla, it was still insanely soft and creamy, with giant shreds of coconut throughout.
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, organic tapioca syrup, cane sugar, organic rice starch, organic coconut, palm oil, filtered water, pea protein, organic sunflower oil, guar gum, locust bean gum, sea salt, natural flavor. contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 250 calories, 15g fat, 28g carbs, 1g fiber, 20g sugars (includes 20g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Ingredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut), organic cane sugar, organic coconut oil, organic tapioca syrup, pea protein, locust bean gum, guar gum. contains: coconut.
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup): 210 calories, 12g fat, 25g carbs, 1g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Over the years, So Delicious has said goodbye to the following dairy-free Coconut Milk Ice Cream flavors: Cookies ‘n Cream, Key Limes go Coconuts (it was so good!), Blueberry Cardamom, Coconut, and Turtle Trails.
Although the flavor pictured below is discontinued, I’ve left the image because it’s the best one I have for showing the consistency of So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Price: $5.99 per pint
Availability: So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream is available at many mainstream grocers in the U.S. and Canada, including Whole Foods, Target, Albertsons/Safeway, Publix, Kroger stores, and more.
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream pints are Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified. Select varieties are also Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most varieties are also nut-free and/or peanut-free.*
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.
Dairy free ice cream
I have been unable to eat any ice cream for almost twenty-five years because of dairy allergies. My new Fiance’ was very perplexed that there was nothing out there for people like me. Then we were looking at Target one day and we were shocked to see your new ice cream! We weren’t sure if we should try it but we said what do we have to lose we have our Benedryl! So we loved the Salted Caramel! And now we just tried the Mocha! Thank you so much all of you wonderful people!!! We are spreading the word!
Very sick later
What is in the syrups probably? Cashew carmel cluster. Tastes great typical texture. But either the pea protein or whats in the caramel syrup made me Extremely sick after a anack of. Some caramel stuff has milk extract instead of butter but I doubt. But I need to know every piece of the syrups; organic means nothing. Where do I ask for more complete ingred. list?
Response from Go Dairy Free
This is a dairy-free product – that’s all we write about – and a dairy-free brand. There are no milk derivatives in this product. See the post above for ingredient information, allergen notes, and the manufacturer’s website to contact them directly about further questions.
So delicious ice cream sandwich
I tried this for the first time & extremely creamy & delicious. Highly recommend for everyone who can’t have dairy. You’ll feel like a kid having a treat when eating this.
Icecream and cheesecake
My husband and I cant get enough of so delicious ice cream and cheesecakes. It’s now built into our weekly shopping list as a must have. I’ve been without dairy products for nearly 30 years and this I’d by far the best tasty dessert I’ve had. We love so delicious. Thank you.its now available in panama!
Not what I expected
Purchased So Delicious mint chip. When i tried to get it out of the container it was very powdery and I was not able to get any ice cream like consistency as I do with other brands. Very disappointed in this product.
Most disgusting "ice cream" ever
I tried to eat this nasty stuff and it was so gross. Why would any one put pea protein and chicory root extract in icecream? I prefer Coconut Bliss instead. It’s WAY better.
Terrible gas and bloating
I tried the Mint Chip coconut ice cream. Never again! I developed terrible gas and a stomach ache. My husband had the same problem. Most likely from the “gum.”
I have not been able to eat ice cream in so many years. They only one brand out there was Lactaid. This coconut one is incredible. I am buying one every time I go to the grocery store, this tastes so delicious. I am addicted I just wish it wasn’t so expensive but it it worth it. Vanilla is the best…..
Most relates to actual icecream texture
This brand has the smoothest texture I have come across as relates to “icecream” The coconut macaroon is my personal favorite. I liked the bits of cookie pieces. Being dairy free there are not a lot of good tasting dessert options and that flavor gives the best of everything.
Creamy and delicious
Scooped out easily. Creamy and delicious!
I was given the dreaded diagnosis of severe allergies to milk, wheat and yeast in August of 2017 and I have always loved ice cream but when I ate it I was feeling like I was getting a bad cold so I was sure I would never be able to eat ice cream again and then one day while the rest of my family was getting their ice cream I looked down the aisle and found SO Delicious and read the ingredients and was so happy to find that it was made with coconut milk so I tried it the cookie dough flavor was great then the next time I tried the Cherry Amaretto and the Salted Caramel Cluster made with Cashew milk. I am absolutely in love with this brand of dairy free ice cream!!!! I am able to eat this and have had no adverse affects! It is my treat every week and I am so happy a company understood that some people cannot have regular dairy products and made something that is really So Delicious!!!!!!!!
I am diabetic and vegan. I had given up eating anything resembling ice cream until I discovered So Delicious. When I eat it I get to have a guilt free treat. The Mint Chip is my favorite but I’m happy with the chocolate or vanilla also. I’ve heard there is butter pecan sugar free but it’s not stocked at Sprout’s where I shop.
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I am really surprised by the positive comments. That their ice cream taste great, whether it’s regular sugar or the sugar free, yes it is very delicious.
What I didn’t count on was the extreme, and I mean extreme, inflammation that I got after eating their products. It was so bad that I couldn’t bear it. I looked up their ingredients list and lo and behold it had Carragean. I had no idea. Please do your own research, don’t trust me, but look up what Carragean is and what it does to your body. I had read about the effects of Carragean but didn’t really believe it until I experienced it firsthand. Now I know that it is an ingredient in which many organic products have as a preservative but it is highly inflammatory. Your body can’t digest it and I experienced it firsthand. Beware.
I know the people at this company are doing their best but they should really Heed the findings of how BAD Carragean is for you.
Just a warning to not eat too much like I did! It’s very delicious and a wonder option for dairy allergies.
You need to put the expiration date, in Plain English, on your products. Thank you. Jane Bernson
Hi Jane, we’re not affiliated with So Delicious! I’m sure they would love your feedback on what the specific problem is. Their website is http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.
My daughter has allergies to grain,oats, wheat, barley and eggs. Is there any risk with any of the brands.
Hi Nika, you would need to contact the brand directly and discuss their manufacturing processes to decide if you consider a product safe for your daughter. I can’t advise on this.
This ice cream is so good. I have had several different flavors, Chocolate, Vanilla, Mint, Cookie Dough, Cherry Amaretto, and Cookies and Cream. Every flavor I have tried has been excellent. My favorite flavors are the Cherry Amaretto and the Mint, but that is just my preference. One of the only things that makes this dessert different from non-dairy ice cream is that I have to set it out for 5-10 minutes before I eat it to soften it slightly. This is one of the best dairy free desserts that I have had.
Thanks for sharing your favorite Jordan! It’s been too long since I’ve had that Cherry Amaretto.
I think it’s named well ” frozen dessert” because it’s good but I don’t really get ice cream, maybe ice milk but really it’s just a good, cold, expensive! treat. I had cookie dough and I’ll try another.
the coconut is very good but extremely sweet. If you love extremely sweet then this is great. If you love little sweet you may find it too sweet. Very smooth and great quality.
I was nursing and had to go diary free. I was so bummed to give up ice cream then I found this ice cream. Its amazing and satisfied my craving!
i tried the chocolate flavor and it was amaaaazing, i cant wait to buy some more! I am so glad that this non dairy icecream is also soy free. I love everything about coconuts 😀
Love Love the So Delicious coconut ice cream. I use it every day in my smothies:)
My wife (allergic to whey) loves the chocolate variety. She was so depressed when she was diagnosed, until she found this ice cream.
Had to go dairy free for the baby and was so happy to find a cow’s milk alternative ice cream that was actually well, really good! The chocolate flavor is my favorite and I found it to also be the least coconut-y of the bunch, too.
Yes, the chocolate seems to take control, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing your opinion Elizabeth!