Sep 10, 2012

So Delicious Vegan Coconut Ice Cream Review

As anyone who's ever observed my eating patterns would know (not that people normally do that - I think - as that would be kind of odd) I put the 'lacto' in lacto-ovo vegetarian. I have a noted fondness for my dairy products and eat plenty of them all the time.

Particularly in the form of yogurt and ice cream.

However, as So Delicious executed vegan greek yogurt so well, I thought that if anyone could convince me of the appeal of vegan ice cream, it would be So Delicious.


I picked up three flavors - their Cherry Amaretto, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, and No Sugar Added Toasted Almond Chip (sweetened with Rebia, Erythritol, and Monk Fruit Extract).


I cracked them open for a late night movie-watching snack.

Here's a close up of each flavor. First, the Cherry Amaretto:


I tend not to go for fruity flavors and I was a little unsure of how good this could possibly taste. An 'ice cream' made with no dairy cream (there's coconut cream) and pairing cherry and coconut flavors? Hmm...



Only it's delicious and was my second favorite of the flavors! The coconut makes it creamy and rich, but doesn't actually come across in this flavor at all in terms of flavor. I just tasted delightfully cherry flavor and I loved the big chunks of cherries, which are generously distributed through the ice cream. Yes, please!

Next up, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl:


This was my least favorite, but only because the other two were that amazing. It still had plenty of peanut butter in there and I'm glad they included chocolate chips. You also can't taste the coconut in this, so there's no weird competing flavor situation, and the chocolate flavor is really rich. The ice cream is creamy and delightfully satisfying.

But I'm not much of a chocolate ice cream base person (I prefer chocolate in a vanilla-type base), so this just couldn't stand up to my favorite...

the toasted almond chip:


There's no strange no-sugar-added after taste, perhaps because they used a good blend of sweeteners, and it's loaded with chocolate chips and little pieces of almonds (which, in my opinion, could have been bigger, but still did the trick). You do taste the coconut in this one and it works very, very well. 

In much the same way that Girl Scout Samoas work very well. :)


I paired a scoop of the toasted almond chip and a scoop of the cherry amaretto with golden flax seeds for extra crunch - YUM!

I also tried one of their almond milk ice creams, in my favorite flavor - cookies 'n cream.


It wasn't as creamy as the coconut milk varieties, but it was every bit as delicious!


I really liked the big chunks of oreos (or a similar cookie) in it, as I love my ice cream with loads of different textures and mix-ins!


YUM.

Speaking of vegan yummies, today is your last chance to enter my So Yummi vegan pudding giveaway! Good luck!

What's one 'odd thing' that you like pairing with ice cream?

Do you like chocolate-base, vanilla-base, or fruity-base ice cream best? 

What's one thing you're looking forward to this week?

11 comments:

  1. They look marvellous, I could eat some just now :) x

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  2. I've actually walked by the coconut milk ice creams a lot and have been wondering if they are good. I don't care for chocolate and peanut butter ice cream to begin with so I think I would be like you and go for the fruity ones! :-)

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  3. I never buy ice cream, but when I do buy it, it's often the Cherry Amaretto! That stuff is GOOD!!

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  4. So Delicious ice-creams are my FAVORITE. Oh my gosh. I've loved every single one that I've tried but the best (in my opinion) is the cookies & cream almond milk ice cream. It's soo creamy and delicious. I haven't seen the sugar-free toasted almond chip but I've had the sugar-free vanilla and loved it.

    I have yet to be disappointed by any So Delicious products (:

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  5. I never would have guessed this ice cream was vegan, it looks fantastic :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. Uh, they seem to be So Delicious :D I have heard a lot of good things about this company, shame they don't sell in Europe...
    I am not a big ice-cream fan, but with fall approaching i know my mom will be making apple crumbles and other desserts which taste great with ice-cream!

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  7. Yum, those all look yummy! I like chocolate-based ice cream the best :)

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  8. I love the So Delicious brand for ice cream! I've really wanted to try the coconut almond chip one but I've yet to see it. The almond milk varieties are great, though, especially the mint chip. Maybe I just like it cause I've got a thing for mint and chocolate together ;)

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  9. this looks really delicious! ^-^
    it would be so great if things like this would be availabe in germany... -_-

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  10. Cookies and Cream looks heavenly.

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  11. These sound great, especially the cookie one!

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