So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream in a Dozen Decadent Dairy Free Flavors

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One of the best dairy-free creations (ever!) has to be coconut milk ice cream. The coconut averse may not agree, since hints of coconut can sometimes be detected (read on for our flavor notes), but it’s hard to argue the creamy consistency of coconut-based frozen dessert. And So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream is one that easily rivals premium dairy ice cream in richness.

It’s apparent that many others agree, as the popularity and availability of coconut milk ice cream is skyrocketing. 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, quickly expanded to eight, and is now at a dozen different flavors of coconut milk cream. And that doesn’t even include the No Sugar Added flavors. Perhaps they have plans to become the 31 flavors of vegan ice cream?

So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream Review - A Dozen Flavors - all vegan and gluten-free!

Tasting Notes for So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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.

Toasted Coconut Key Lime

This is one of their newest flavors, and perhaps one of my favorite. The infusion of lime perfectly marries with the coconut base. But keep in mind that this is an unabashedly coconutty frozen dessert.

Chocolate

Though I would normally reach for the vanilla flavor first, I found myself bowing to my chocoholic husband’s cravings for our initial taste test of So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream. 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. The taste was pure, creamy, soft, flowing, and rich in cocoa, but with that definite coconut backdrop.

Vanilla Bean

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. Literally melting on my tongue, it was also a luxurious mix of creamy and refreshing, not the least bit heavy, but oh so smooth. Just as it looked, the texture was also reminiscent of whipped cream. Gone are the days of icy hard dairy-free ice creams!

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. Both flavors equally shared time and united in the spotlight.

Coconut Macaroon

Noting a mild coconut flavor in both the chocolate and vanilla, I was curious how they would make the actual coconut flavor really stand out … but it did! This one is for true coconut fans (such as myself) or someone seeking to create that perfect pina colada. Though a bit thicker than the vanilla, it was still insanely soft and creamy, with giant shreds of coconut throughout! There was no tainting with those pesky vanilla or chocolate flavors, the So Delicious Coconut, Coconut Milk Ice Cream is just that, coconut with coconut added. I loved it! The purity was so wonderfully inviting.

Mocha Almond Fudge

Just a word of caution: I don’t like coffee. Not a bit. What about mochas you ask? Nope. The bitter flavor that is coffee has never had a place in my kitchen. But, I was still compelled to taste as many coconut milk ice cream flavors as possible. It is my duty as a dairy-free author after all.

This coconut milk ice cream flavor most certainly has a very bold coffee flavor. So present in fact that I immediately wondered if this frozen concoction might offer a jolt of caffeinated energy. But, as it melted and mellowed atop my tongue, I warmed to the complex flavors. 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, but even this coffee novice was drawn back for seconds.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl

Vanilla is always my first choice over chocolate, but I have yet to turn up my nose at a bowl when offered, particularly if the phrase “peanut butter” is found in the title. Could there be a better marriage than chocolate and peanut butter? I think not.

The peanut butter flavor seemed mild, not standing on its own, but rather merging with the chocolate for a different sensation. I really enjoyed this decadent flavor. I can only eat chocolate desserts in small amounts, and this intensely chocolate ice cream was no exception. Large chocolate slivers were scattered about, which were the perfect touch.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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.

Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream

Like the Cookie Dough, the ice cream base is quite luxurious. In fact, I would call it more rich than sweet. Though there was a slight coconut flare, the vanilla competed nicely and actually took control a bit. It even dominated over the gluten-free chocolate cookies, even though there were quite a few cookies!

Overall Notes for So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Unlike the Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookie Dough, and Coconut, we detected nary a hint of coconut in the Mocha Almond Fudge, Cookies ‘n Cream, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl flavors. We also found all to have a texture that was pure, rich luxury without a touch of iciness.

Also, So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream (formerly known as Purely Decadent Made with Coconut Milk) is fairly simplistic in ingredients. Made with just pure organic coconut milk, agave, and all-natural flavor additions and thickeners rounding out the list. Plus, they have a nice handful of certifications, as noted below.

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream Pints - Gluten-Free Cookies 'n Cream

The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Price: $5.99 per pint

Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Ice Cream pints are certified organic, certified kosher, certified vegan, non-GMO verified, and most flavors are certified gluten free,

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most varieties are also gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and/or soy-free. 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 So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.

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Creamy and delicious

5.0 rating
October 5, 2019

Scooped out easily. Creamy and delicious!

Anna

I love ice cream!

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April 15, 2019

I was so skeptical because I am such a fan of real ice cream. I bought the mint chocolate chip and it was amazing. Not at all what I was expecting and I will continue to buy my new treat, So Delicious!

Rhonda

Dreamy is the word to describe the consistency

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February 25, 2019

Dreamy is the word to describe the consistency of this coconut milk-based ice cream. The more simplistic flavors do have distinctive notes of coconut (i.e. Chocolate and Vanilla), but the bolder selections drown out these undertones with coffee, peanut butter, or tropical fruit. As coconut fans, we enjoyed the mono-lined flavors and had a true appreciation for the natural intensity of the Coconut flavor.

Alisa

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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.

20 Comments

  1. 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!!!!!!!!

  2. 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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  4. 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.

  5. Just a warning to not eat too much like I did! It’s very delicious and a wonder option for dairy allergies.

  6. Jane Bernson on

    You need to put the expiration date, in Plain English, on your products. Thank you. Jane Bernson

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Deborah Moore on

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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 😀

  13. My wife (allergic to whey) loves the chocolate variety. She was so depressed when she was diagnosed, until she found this ice cream.

  14. 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.