With summer upon us and the weather mild, already people across the country are indulging in the season’s favourite treat - ice cream.
But with many of the most delicious ice cream flavours made with milk, many vegans could be worried about missing out.
However, there are plenty of vegan ice cream options to choose from, with a huge variety of flavours to ensure your tastes are catered for.
These are some of the best vegan ice creams money can buy, proving that vegans don’t have to give up on the things we love.
Just because you’ve given up animal products doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite ice cream brand - and for many, Ben & Jerry’s is top of the list.
Ben & Jerry’s have a few vegan options that are available at most of the major supermarkets across the UK.
These are the vegan flavours available:
- Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Coconutterly Caramel’d
- Peanut Butter and Cookies
The ice creams are made with almond milk, unlike many other vegan ice creams which use coconut milk.
If you’re looking for classic flavours, then Jude’s is the ice cream brand for you - while they have a whole host of offerings of the non-vegan variety, they also have three of their best flavours available for vegans. These are:
- Vegan salted caramel
- Vegan vanilla bean
- Vegan chocolate brownie
These flavours also include low calorie vegan options as well, so you don’t have to feel guilty for indulging in their ice cream.
Jude’s ice cream is available to buy at supermarkets like Sainbury’s and Waitrose as well as online supermarket Ocado.
All of MiiRO’s products are vegan and they have three ice cream flavours available on sticks rather than in tubs.
On offer is:
- Salted caramel
- Chocolate hazelnut
- Peanut butter
The ice creams are award winning, all vegan and made without gluten, soya or palm oil.
You can buy their ice cream straight from the MiiRO website here, or from the online supermarket Ocado.
If you’re looking for a larger selection beyond the usual offerings of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, Booja Booja is the brand for you.
This award winning vegan ice cream brand has been making amazing plant based ice cream since 2007.
Their flavours include:
- Honeycomb caramel
- Mint chocolate truffle
- Raspberry ripple
- Caramel pecan praline
- Chocolate salted caramel
- Hazelnut chocolate truffle
- Hunky Punky Chocolate
- Keep Smiling Vanilla M’Gorilla
You can find Booja Booja ice cream at various stockists like Holland and Barrat, Real Foods, Waitrose and more, as well as the online supermarket Ocado.
Vegans will already be well acquainted with the brand Alpro, which offers up lots of alternatives to dairy, from cream to yoghurt and premade iced coffees.
Alpro also has a great range of ice creams as well.
Vegan flavours include:
- Hazelnut chocolate
- Almond salted caramel
- Chocolate (360 calories)
- Passionate Mango Swirl (360 calories)
- Macchiato (360 calories)
Alpro ice cream is available to buy at most major supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s, as well as online from Ocado.