If you’re looking for some great vegan ice cream options, we got you! Gone are the days where you can only get vanilla and chocolate flavors, and they were horrible at that. More and more people are choosing vegan options for different reasons. Some have allergies, are lactose intolerant, or are eating plant-based, and want to have the same experience as those who indulge in dairy. We’ve rounded up some of the best vegan options in Massachusetts.
What is it?
Vegan ice cream, and any vegan product, is plant-based and free of any animal products. Most of them are made with coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any other plant-based milks. But if it contains any of these but also contains egg, it’s dairy-free, but not vegan. Got it?
How popular is it?
According to ReportLinker, the Global Vegan Ice Cream Market is set to grow by $1.5 billion dollars from 2023 to 2026. Reports say this is based on an expanding global vegan population base, new product launches, and the health benefits of a vegan diet.
Veganism branches out
There areso many types and varieties of vegan ice cream. Oatly, a Swedish company, started selling solf-serve, oat-based ice cream at Major League Baseball stadiums in Texas and Illinois. And even celebrity chef Bobby Flay also began selling his olive oil based ice cream at groceries stores as well.
Make your own!
Beside buying some in the store, or visiting one of the shops in the list below, there’s always the option of making your own. This recipe from Jessica In The Kitchen only uses five ingredients. All you need? Raw cashews, coconut milk, vanilla bean paste of extract, sugar, and sea salt.
If you’re like me and don’t have time for all that, you can check out some great ice cream shops below with delicious vegan options.