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Dairy-Free Ice Cream: It's So Delicious

Dairy-Free Ice Cream: It's So Delicious

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.

1/2 cup (1/4 of the pint) Calories Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Carbs (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
130 3 0 24 13 1
110 1.5 0 24 9 2
170 8 o 29 18 1
220 14 65 18 16 3

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nondairy nondairy 9 years
Thanks for the tip, this has become my new favorite now that Rice Dream has replaced their old tasty recipes with a set of new barely edible organic ones-blech.
kerri kerri 10 years
oooo great ideas for substitutes. i can't eat ice cream so this will be fun to try
GraceKelly GraceKelly 10 years
the purely decadent in chocolate chip cookie dough is one of THE most amazing things i've ever tasted. i have to stop buying it because i eat the whole thing in a day. the strawberry is amazing, too.
tralalala tralalala 10 years
the chocolate and peanut butter So Delicious is pretty much the best tasting thing I've ever had in my entire life.
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 10 years
Looks great! :)
lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
mmm, this is gettin good reviews from the sugars. i need to try it.
ebgirl ebgirl 10 years
One other product to try is Laloo's Goat Milk Ice Cream. It's yummy! It comes in lots of different flavors, she uses high-quality ingredients, the goats are treated humanely, and people that are lactose-intolerant can eat this. I like the Soy Delicious products too though.
spacebear spacebear 10 years
OOhhh I need to try this!
redegg redegg 10 years
I eat this all the time Fit because I'm now lactose intolerant and I love it! :drool:
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
thanks for this! the so delicous range are all big favorites of mine! i'm vegan so these are the only kind i can eat and just don't even miss the othe kind of ice cream at all...there are so many delicious flavors like the cookie avalanche one!
Sasha520 Sasha520 10 years
It's just ok. Doesn't really taste lke ice cream. Soy Dream!
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 10 years
hmm, i'm definitely gonna go try looking for these when i go shopping next! that sounds good!
DietsInReview DietsInReview 10 years
It is not dairy free but taste amazing and has 50% less fat.. check out Dreyer's slow churn.. so YUM!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
atexan atexan 10 years
Tofuti Cuties are also a delicious dairy-free treat!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Sometimes I actually prefer soy ice cream to dairy. It can be really tasty.
lucyS lucyS 10 years
I love the soy dream sandwich ice cream bars.
tati33 tati33 10 years
Wow wow wow! Thanks for this!!
millarci millarci 10 years
This is good to know. Ice Cream is one of my biggest weaknesses. Thanks for posting it!
Mollish Mollish 10 years
I have always preferred 'Soy Dream' to the So/Soy Delicious products. They make some of the BEST little vegan ice cream sandwiches and there is a fudge brownie ice cream that is amazing. The turtle So Delicious is usually amazing as well...although a bit too rich for me.
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