Summer is here and we’re in the midst of a glorious heat wave. What better way to cool off than with a dairy free ice cream? As well as vegan Cornettos and Swedish Glace cones there are a host of dairy free tubs we can choose from. Question is, which is the best? This is my Top 5 in no particular order..
Booja-Booja Caramel Pecan Praline (£5.99, Waitrose)
Booja-Booja is an award winning vegan company that has been around since 2007, and their ice cream is made from only a handful of ingredients. Available in 6 flavours, the Caramel Pecan is our favourite. Creamy and decadent, it definitely is a treat at £5.99 a tub.
Jollyum Summer Strawberry (Holland & Barrett)
Free from lactose, gluten, egg, GMO and artificial colourings, Jollyum’s soya based strawberry ice cream alternative with fruity bits is popular in our house.
Alpro Hazelnut Chocolate Ice Cream (£2.50, Sainsbury’s)
I wasn’t a huge fan of chocolate ice creams until I tried Alpro’s Hazelnut version. Also available in Vanilla, this is one of the most reasonably priced and accessible dairy free alternatives on the market. Look out for the newly launched Almond Salted Caramel tubs, available exclusively at Waitrose at the moment.
Swedish Glace Ice Cream (£2.50, Waitrose)
This was the first vegan ice cream I tried and we were impressed with its creaminess. Guests at ours remark on how tasty and creamy Swedish Glace is, and many have made the switch after trying it. Our particular favourite is the Raspberry, although the Vanilla is lovely with a good crumble.
Ben & Jerry’s Dairy Free Peanut Butter & Cookies (£5.50, Tesco)
We reviewed Ben & Jerry’s when it was first released last year and baulked at the price. Even though multiple retailers are stocking the dairy free version now the price never dips below the £4.50 mark, even on offer. We still love the Peanut Butter and Cookie version and can plough through a tub, piggishly, in one sitting.
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*Note* All prices are accurate at time of publishing