Valsoia Gelato Brings a Big Dairy-Free Taste of Italy to the States

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I just heard about the U.S. launch of Valsoia Gelato last week, and have already spotted it in several flavors at Safeway. Valsoia is a leading vegan food manufacturer in Italy with a huge line of frozen dessert flavors and novelties. And they are hitting the states with an equally impressive dairy-free ice cream selection.

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.

Valsoia Gelato Brings a Big Dairy-Free Taste of Italy to the States

The U.S. line up of Valsoia Gelato is quite different from the choices you will find in Europe. Their biggest gelato collection in Italy is soya-based, but they didn’t cross the Atlantic that formula. Instead, they’ve launched coconut-, cashew-, and almond-based flavors in North America that have a lighter profile.

Usually, I would break the ice cream types into separate posts, but the Valsoia Gelato bases don’t vary much. They each have a combination of coconut oil, pea protein, thickeners, and emulsifiers added to give them a richer consistency without high calories and fat. The main difference is almond, coconut, or cashew milk for the first ingredient, which you can see in the ingredient lists that follow.

Salted Caramel Swirl made with Almond Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: almond milk (water, almond paste), sugar, caramel sauce (water, sugar, glucose syrup, caramelized sugar (sugar, glucose – fructose syrup, water), color (caramel), sodium alginate, pectin, sea salt, caramel natural flavor),  glucose syrup, coconut oil, maltodextrin, dextrose, color (caramel), pea proteins, sea salt, methylcellulose, gum arabic, caramel natural flavor, carob bean gum, guar gum. Contains: tree nuts (coconut, almond). May contain: soy, tree nuts (hazelnut, pistachio, cashew, walnuts, pecan, brazil nut, macadamia nut).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 6g fat, 21g carbs, 0g fiber, 18g sugars (includes 18g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Vanilla Custard made with Almond Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: almond milk (water, almond paste), sugar, glucose syrup, coconut oil, maltodextrin, dextrose, pea proteins, color (carrot extract), methylcellulose, natural flavors, gum arabic, carob bean gum, guar gum, sea salt, Bourbon vanilla pods, natural lemon flavor. Contains: tree nuts (coconut, almond). May contain: soy, tree nuts (hazelnut, pistachio, cashew, walnuts, pecan, brazil nut, macadamia nut).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 130 calories, 6g fat, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 15g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Vanilla Chocolate Chip made with Almond Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: almond milk (water, almond paste), sugar, coconut oil, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, chocolate chips (chocolate liquor, sugar, coconut oil, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), dextrose, pea proteins, methylcellulose, color (carrot extract), gum arabic, carob bean gum, Bourbon vanilla extract, guar gum, natural vanilla flavor, sea salt, natural flavor, Bourbon vanilla pods. Contains: soy, tree nuts (coconut, almond). May contain: soy, tree nuts (hazelnut, pistachio, cashew, walnuts, pecan, brazil nut, macadamia nut).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Pistachio made with Almond Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: almond milk (water, almond paste), sugar, glucose syrup, coconut oil, maltodextrin, roasted pistachio paste, dextrose, pea proteins, colors (carrot extract, spirulina extract), methylcellulose, natural flavor, gum arabic, carob bean gum, sea salt, guar gum. Contains: tree nuts (coconut, pistachio, almond). May contain: soy, tree nuts (hazelnut, cashew, walnuts, pecan, brazil nut, macadamia nut).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Vanilla made with Coconut Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: coconut milk (coconut pulp, water), sugar, coconut oil, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, dextrose, pea proteins, methylcellulose,color (carrot extract), gum arabic, carob bean gum, Bourbon vanilla extract, guar gum, natural flavors, sea salt, Bourbon vanilla pods. Contains: tree nuts (coconut). May contain: soy.*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 130 calories, 6g fat, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Chocolate made with Coconut Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: coconut milk (coconut pulp, water), sugar, glucose syrup, coconut oil, maltodextrin, chocolate (chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), low fat cocoa powder (processed with alkali), dextrose, pea proteins, methylcellulose, gum arabic, carob bean gum, natural flavors, guar gum, sea salt. Contains: soy, tree nuts (coconut). *

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 130 calories, 6g fat, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Mint Chocolate Chip made with Coconut Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: coconut milk (coconut pulp, water), sugar, coconut oil, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, chocolate chips (chocolate liquor, sugar, coconut oil, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), dextrose, pea proteins, colors (carrot extract, spirulina extract), methylcellulose, gum arabic, carob bean gum,   sea salt, natural mint flavor, natural flavor, guar gum. Contains: soy, tree nuts (coconut). *

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Cappuccino made with Cashew Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: cashew milk (water, cashew paste), sugar, coconut oil, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, dextrose, pea proteins, soluble coffee, natural flavors, methylcellulose, gum arabic, carob bean gum, guar gum, sea salt. Contains: tree nuts (coconut, cashew). May contain: soy, tree nuts (hazelnut, almond).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 130 calories, 6g fat, 18g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 15g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Salted Caramel made with Cashew Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: cashew milk (water, cashew paste), sugar, coconut oil, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, caramel flakes (sugar, glucose syrup, water, cocoa butter), dextrose, pea proteins, color (plain caramel), methylcellulose, gum arabic, carob bean gum, natural flavors, sea salt, guar gum. Contains: tree nuts (coconut, cashew). May contain: soy, tree nuts (hazelnut, almond).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 6g fat, 20g carbs, 0g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Tiramisu made with Cashew Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: cashew milk (water, cashew paste), sugar, glucose syrup, coconut oil, maltodextrin, cookies (wheat flour, sugar, sunflower oil, corn syrup, cocoa powder, sunflower lecithin, salt, sodium carbonate, ammonium carbonate), low fat cocoa powder (processed with alkali), dextrose, pea proteins, natural flavor (with caffeine and color: caramel), methylcellulose, arabic gum, carob bean gum, sea salt, guar gum, natural flavor. Contains: wheat, tree nuts (cashew, coconut). May contain: soy, tree nuts (almond, hazelnut, walnuts, pecan, brazil nut, pistachio, macadamia nut).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 6g fat, 21g carbs, 0g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Tartufo made with Cashew Milk

Valsoia Gelato Review & Information - All Dairy-Free and Vegan, and Now Available in the U.S.! Several flavors - we have the ingredients, allergen info, and more.Ingredients: cashew milk (water, cashew paste), sugar, glucose syrup, coconut oil, maltodextrin, chocolate flavored chips (chocolate liquor, sugar, coconut oil, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor), low fat cocoa powder (processed with alkali), hazelnut paste, dextrose, pea proteins, natural flavor (with caffeine), methylcellulose, arabic gum, carob bean gum, sea salt, guar gum. Contains: tree nuts (cashew, coconut, hazelnut), soy. May contain:tree nuts (almond, walnuts, pecan, brazil nut, pistachio, macadamia nut).*

Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 7g fat, 19g carbs, <1g fiber, 16g sugars (includes 16g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Other Allergen Notes*

Valsoia is “the only completely dairy-free plant in Italy.”

More Facts on Valsoia Gelato

Price: $4.99 to $8.49 per pint

Availability: Valsoia Gelato is launching in select Safeway, Albertsons, Wegmans, Earth Fare, and ShopRite stores.

Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Valsoia Gelato.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Valsoia Gelato is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without gluten, soy, and/or tree nuts.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Valsoia website for the U.S. at www.valsoia.com or for Europe at www.valsoia.it.

*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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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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