High cholesterol runs in my family, so sometimes when I'm craving a rich, creamy, frozen treat, I often reach for a pint of dairy-free ice cream.
So Delicious (formerly called Soy Delicious) is by far my favorite brand (I've tried many) because they taste the most like real ice cream. They're made with soymilk instead of cow's milk, so they contain less fat and zero cholesterol. Plus they have 3 different kinds, so you can choose depending on your mood or dietary needs.
First off, they make Organic So Delicious Dairy Free quarts in flavors such as Butter Pecan, Chocolate Velvet, Cookies 'N Cream, Mint Marble Fudge, Peanut Butter, and Creamy Vanilla.
They also make Fruit Sweetened It's Soy Delicious pints that are sweetened with a blend of fruit concentrates, brown rice and tapioca syrup. Check out these flavors: Almond Pecan, Mango Raspberry, Espresso, Tiger Chai, and Vanilla Fudge. Am I tempting you yet?
If you're really in the mood for something a little bit more rich and heavenly,
You'll have to try Purely Decadent pints. These are more like Ben & Jerry's with flavors such as Cherry Nirvana, Cookie Avalanche, Chocolate Brownie Almond, Cookie Dough (gluten-free), Mocha Almond Fudge, Pomegranate Chip, Peanut Butter Zig Zag, Turtle Trails, and Vanilla Swiss Almond.
The quarts are around $5-6 and the pints are around $4-5. Look for them at most health food stores, and mainstream grocery stores are starting to carry them as well. They don't taste exactly like ice cream, but I have to say they are pretty darn close. They have the same creamy texture, and the sweetness you crave, but without the fat or cholesterol. This is a treat you can feel good about indulging in, knowing both your heart and taste buds will be happy.
Here's a nutritional breakdown of all 3 kinds compared to Ben & Jerry's.
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