Vegan Ice Cream Options

Looking for a way to indulge in a cool treat without breaking your vegan diet? Look no further! We’ve broken down some different vegan ice cream options for you so you can still beat the heat with this classic summer treat. 

Popular Brands that Offer Vegan Treats

If you want to enjoy this summer staple without having to make it yourself, here are some well-known brands that sell vegan-friendly ice cream!

  • Ben & Jerry’s! This popular brand carries dairy free versions of plenty of popular flavors, including cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, fudge brownie and more. 
  • Häagen-Dazs. Not only do they carry a wide variety of delicious flavors, but they also sell dairy free ice cream bars as well! Bonus points for having a wide range of options. 
  • Breyers: although they only carry a few vegan options, such as Oreo and vanilla peanut butter, this option is a bit more affordable. 
  • So Delicious. This brand has one of the widest varieties of dairy free options. From chocolate to coconut, caramel to strawberry, they’ve got you covered. 

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream 

If you’re feeling like taking a DIY route and whipping up your own dairy free ice cream at home, here’s a go-to basic recipe. 

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 2 cans (14oz) full fat coconut milk 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste 
  • ¼ cup agave syrup 
  • ¼ cup cane sugar 
  • 1/4mcup cashew butter 


  1. Mix together ingredients, preferably in a chilled blender bowl. The texture should be creamy and smooth. (For added creaminess, add 1 tbsp of avocado oil.) 
  2. Chill mixture until it is below room temperature, for a minimum of 30 minutes. 
  3. You can use an ice cream maker to churn your mixture, or instead use a blender or food processor. Just make sure to regularly check the consistency throughout the process.
  4. Mix any ingredients! Nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, whatever you’d like.
  5. Store and freeze!

Enjoy Your Treat!

There’s no need to miss out on this summer staple just because you want to stay vegan! Between the many popular brands who promote their dairy free options and the countless DIY recipes, the ice-cream world is yours this summer! VIEW MORE VEGAN RECIPES HERE