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.
Northern Bloc‘s ice-creams are super creamy and come in an interesting varieties of flavours on the range, including Peanut & Chocolate Chip, Chocolate & Orange Blossom, Hazelnut & Rose and Strawberry & Yuzu.
Available to purchase from Co-op, Suma Wholefoods and independents.
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.
Available in Waitrose, Ocado and independent stores. Find your nearest stockist here.
Blue Skies ice-creams are made with coconut milk scooped and pressed from freshly harvested mature coconuts and fresh fruit which makes for a deliciously refreshing dessert on a hot summers day.
Their ice-cream is available in three delicious flavours; mango and passion fruit, chocolate and orange and creamy coconut. The brand has recently added more frozen treats to its product range in the form of tropical-flavoured ice-lollies that are made entirely from handpicked fruits and are perfect for a hot summer’s day when you fancy something refreshing without the sugar.
Available 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.
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.
Whole Creations have created some seriously tasty puds for those who avoid both gluten and dairy with their vegan magnums and cornetto cones.
Their dairy and gluten free Chocolate and Vanilla cones made with soya-based ice cream, chocolate coating and hazelnut pieces are perfect for hot summers days, and their Chocolate and Almond mini sticks with chocolate coating and almond pieces are perfect for when you fancy something sweet.
Available in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
Holland & Barrett
High-street health chain Holland & Barrett recently announced the launch of a range of low-calorie own-brand ice-creams in a variety of tempting flavours including peanut butter, passionfruit and salted caramel flavoured frozen desserts that contain less than 140 calories per serving.
The frozen treats retail at £3.99, are dairy-free, gluten-free and organic, and while the peanut butter and passionfruit variants are coconut-based, the salted caramel flavour is made using avocado to give a creamy and smooth texture.
Available in Holland & Barrett
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 four scrumptious flavours from Ben & Jerry’s: PB & Cookies, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Coconut Caramel.
Available to purchase in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Watirose 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.
Co-op has launched two new vegan ice-creams to help you keep you cool all summer long. It’s Free From Strawberry and Vanilla Cornetto-style cones are both vegan and gluten-free whilst it’s Free From Choc Sticks that feature sweet vanilla flavoured ice-cream covered in a delicious chocolate coating for a satisfiying chocolatey snap with every bite.
Available to purchase in Co-op.