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Non-Dairy Ice Cream That Doesn’t Actually Suck

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According to modern scientists, most human adults aren’t supposed to drink milk, because of the genome which produces lactase — something about enzymes and being old and not being able to digest it and other buzzkills. That especially sucks, because ice cream is kind of the best.

So let’s say you want some ice cream but can’t have dairy. You probably saw that Ben & Jerry’s recently released four new non-dairy flavors, but B&J’s isn’t the only non-dairy frozen dessert in town. Between the major national grocery chains, roughly 10 companies combine to sell a whopping 60 flavors. Unfortunately, most of the flavors taste like they came out the wrong end of a cow.

But not all of them. In the interest of helping our dairy-free friends, we’ve cracked open the best pints to fill you in on the non-dairy ice cream that still actually tastes like ice cream. With most of them, we couldn’t even tell that we weren’t eating the real thing.

NadaMoo! Cookies & Crème

Base: Coconut
Certifications: Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, kosher
Tasting notes: Cream, vanilla, chocolate cookie
Our choice for second-best non-dairy frozen dessert on the market, NadaMoo! Cookies & Crème gives us hope for the future. For one day, when Earth gets visited by hostile aliens that demand intensely smooth, intensely creamy non-dairy ice cream with enough thick chunks of sweet chocolate cookie to satisfy their leader, known to the galaxy as the Cookie Connoisseur, we will present them with NadaMoo!, and they will be pleased. And there will be great rejoicing, and all manner of thing shall be well.

NadaMoo! Vanilla Cha-Cha-Chai

Base: Coconut
Certifications: Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, kosher
Tasting notes: Chai
Boom! It’s a chai-flavored, vanilla, non-dairy frozen dessert. Your move, ice cream.

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