Beat the heat this summer with these deliciously refreshing vegan ice creams you can find in UK supermarkets
The global vegan ice cream market is set to be worth a staggering $2.45 billion by 2027, and there’s never been so much choice available to vegans in supermarket freezers. Here are some of the most deliciously refreshing vegan ice creams you can find in the UK this summer.
Global ice cream manufacturer, Froneri, the largest producer of ice-cream in Europe and the second-largest in the world, recently ventured into the vegan market with a new range indulgent plant-based ice creams in the UK – RØAR.
The new range of ice creams is available in three “wildly delicious” flavours including Hazelnut, Coconut and Chocolate, Coconut Mango Passionfruit Oat Cookie and Hemp Seed Chocolate Brownie. All of the ice creams are made with plant-based ingredients and UTZ certified cocoa and contain no palm-oil. They are also quite simply some of the nicest ice creams we’ve ever eaten!
RØAR® is now available to purchase on Ocado and Tesco.
Northern Bloc‘s ice creams are super creamy and come in an interesting variety of flavours including Peanut & Chocolate Chip, Chocolate & Orange Blossom, Hazelnut & Rose, Strawberry & Yuzu and the recently released Chocolate Mint Cookie.
Available to purchase from Co-op, Suma Wholefoods and independents.
Everyone’s favourite oat milk brand Oatly made us jump for joy earlier when it announced its oat milk-based ice creams would finally be available in the UK.
Oatly’s dairy-free ice cream range consists of five fantastic flavours including Chocolate Fudge, Hazelnut Swirl and Salted Caramel flavours and the recently released Strawberry and Vanilla flavours.
Oatly ice cream is available at Tesco and Ocado
M&S Plant Kitchen
High street retailer Marks & Spencer recently announced the launch of two mouth-watering flavours of vegan ice creams joining its Plant Kitchen range in two tempting flavours – Raspberry Ripple and Chocolate.
The raspberry ripple flavour is made with coconut cream, a hint of vanilla and tart Scottish raspberries whilst the chocolate is made from a velvety mix of coconut cream, and thick rich chocolate.
Not only that, the retailer is now also offering vegan cornetto and magnum-style ice creams that are the perfect indulgence on a hot day.
Available to purchase now from Marks & Spencer
British family-run ice cream company Jude’s expanded its range of dairy-free ice creams to include a decadent new flavour – chocolate brownie.
The decadent new dessert gives Ben & Jerry’s a run for its money as it is laced with gooey brownie bites and a heavenly chocolate ripple. Jude’s also offers Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel flavours in its dairy-free range.
Available to purchase now from Waitrose
Popular London ice cream parlour Yorica! launched its 14 allergen-free ice-creams, as recognised by the World Health Organisation, in retailers for the first time in 2018.
The company launched two delicious tubs in Ocado including a Double Chocolate Cookie flavour which is a delicious, rich, cocoa chocolate ice cream alternative with chunks of dark chocolate as well as Salted Caramel and Vanilla flavours.
Available from Ocado.
Booja Booja‘s incredibly creamy range of cashew-based ice creams come in a wide range of flavours, including Raspberry Ripple, Caramel Pecan Praline, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle, Vanilla and Hunky Punky Chocolate. Earlier this year, the company added two new flavours to its range in the form of the new mint flavoured Heavens on Earth and Honeycomb Caramel.
Available in Waitrose, Ocado and independent stores. Find your nearest stockist here.
Alpro’s vegan ice creams are available in a range of tempting flavours including Coconut, Vanilla and Hazelnut Chocolate and Salted Almond Caramel.
Alpro’s decadent range is made with premium ingredients like bourbon vanilla extract, and contain 30% less sugar and 30% less saturated fats than similar dairy products, yet they still have a deliciously creamy texture without feeling too heavy. And there’s even more good news as the pots contain no more than 120 calories per 100g. That’s just 600 calories per tub, so dig in!
Available in all major supermarkets.
Magnum’s dairy-free, vegan ice creams are available in the UK and throughout Europe in Vegan Classic and Vegan Almond flavours. The dairy-free ice creams feature vanilla-flavoured pea protein-based ice cream coated in 70% vegan Belgian chocolate, which is sourced from sustainably grown Rainforest Alliance cocoa beans.
Available to purchase in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Ocado.
Swedish Glacé’s range of dairy-free delights includes a variety of scoopable tubs in Raspberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Almond with a Cocoa Twist, Coconut with a Passionfruit Twist, Cinnamon with Toffee Sauce & Hazelnut Pieces and Coconut with Blueberry Sauce & Coconut Sprinkles flavours. Those who are looking for a more portable dessert can enjoy their dairy-free magnums in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavours.
The brand also offers chocolate-covered cornetto cones in mouth-watering strawberry and vanilla and caramel toffee flavours.
Available in all major supermarkets.
MiiRO‘s delicious chocolate-coated ice lollies are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar and are only 170 calories!
Their healthy vegan magnum ice-creams come in Chocolate Hazelnut, Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel Flavours.
Find MiiRO in Holland & Barret, Ocado, Whole Foods, As Nature Intended and Planet Organic as well as independents.
Perfect World reformulated their range free-from ice-creams to make their entire range vegan-friendly. Their wide range of refreshing flavours includes Caramel Pecan, Mint Choc Chip, Sweet Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Pistachio and Double Choc Chip.
Click here to find your nearest stockist, or purchase online from Ocado.
Tesco Free From Cones
Cornettos are the essence of summer, and one of our childhood favourites so it’s lovely to be able to pop down to Tesco to indulge in a variety of different delicious flavours. As an added bonus, the cones are gluten-free too making them perfect for those with allergies and intolerances.
Flavours in the range include Strawberry and Vanilla, Toffee and Vanilla cones.
Available to purchase in Tesco.
Ben & Jerry’s
Vegan ice-cream lovers in the UK can now get their hands on five scrumptious flavours from Ben & Jerry’s: PB & Cookies, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Coconut Caramel and Cookie Dough.
Available to purchase in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons, as well as selected independent stores.
Cornetto‘s delicious cone is lined with chocolate, filled with creamy soya-based ice cream, and topped with nuts and extra chocolate. There’s good news for those who follow a gluten-free diet too as the dairy-free cones are gluten-free as well as being dairy-free.
Available to purchase in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.