So how do these non-dairy consumers get their ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt fixes? Luckily, there are many vegan, non-dairy alternatives available on the market for ice cream lovers. Here are a few of the most popular iterations of non-dairy ice cream:
The first non-dairy ice cream available on the market was "Tofutti," a tofu-based dairy-free ice cream. Tofu-based ice cream still communicates that creamy flavor we all know and love. Tofu-based ice cream is typically low-fat while still maintaining a silky texture.
Coconut-based ice creams have the full fatty, cream texture than traditional ice cream has. Coconut ice creams are typically a combination of coconut milk and coconut cream -- coconut cream is concentrated coconut milk, and typically contains higher levels of fat. This ice cream can be churned similarly to dairy ice cream with little issues.
While it may sound strange, avocado-based ice cream is the newest frozen phenomena that's taking the world by storm. Avocado ice cream is made using cold-pressed avocados, combined with familiar flavor profiles such as lemon, vanilla, and chocolate. While it sounds wacky, avocados blend wonderfully with sweet flavors and have a smooth, creamy texture when frozen.
Would you try any of these? What's your favorite non-dairy ice cream? Let us know in the comments below.