With summer approaching, I’ve been trying a number of different non-dairy ice creams. Here’s a quick rundown of the ones I’ve tried so far:
- Tofutti. Probably the most well-known soy-based ice cream, Tofutti lives up to its reputation. Their chocolate was absolutely excellent. I’d really like to try their “Too-toos” and their ice cream sandwiches.
- Organic Soy Delicious. Far and away the healthiest of all the non-dairy ice creams, Soy Delicious uses only organic ingredients and has almost no saturated fat (the other brands can have some pretty significant amounts). While I’m not a huge fan of the Creamy Vanilla, I’m absolutely in love with their Mint Marble Fudge.
- Super G Dreamy Tofu. A vegan friend introduced me to the Giant Foods store brand non-dairy ice cream. I was skeptical since it was “Super G,” but it turned to be extremely good. I’ve only had their peanut butter, but I polished off a pint mighty quickly.
With the exception of the Cream Vanilla flavor of Soy Delicious, I think most of the varieties I’ve tried would please most fans of ice cream. The flavor and consistencies are quite close to “the real thing” and are great alternatives to ice cream for vegans and those that are lactose intolerant.