The 8 Best Dairy-Free Ice Creams of 2019

Enjoy these frozen sweet treats in a whole new way

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts at Amazon

"Comes in different options made from cashews, soy, and coconuts."

Best Budget: Breyers Non-Dairy Frozen Almond Milk Desserts at Amazon

"Comes in a tub that's great for sharing."

Best Budget Runner-Up: Archer Farms Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts at Target

"Made from almond milk, it's affordable and delicious."

Best Chocolate: Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle Frozen Dessert at Amazon

"Made from Belgian chocolate that creates a rich, creamy flavor."

Best Vanilla: NadaMoo! Dairy-Free Vanilla…Ahh Frozen Dessert at Target

"Made from coconut milk with an insanely rich texture."

Best Bars: Magnum Non-Dairy Almond Bars at Target

"A Rainforest Alliance partner. All cocoa is sustainably sourced."

Best Almond-Based: Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts at Amazon

"Ben & Jerry’s popular favorites with an almond base milk."

Best Coconut-Based: Halo Top Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts at Amazon

"Has an airy, whipped consistency that seems like the real thing."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts

So Delicious Dairy-Free Cashewmilk

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Try just one spoonful of So Delicious dairy-free frozen desserts and you’ll agree that this brand lives up to its name. It tastes just like creamy, decadent regular ice cream, and doesn’t have a bad aftertaste like some other non-dairy options.

With an extensive range of options made with cashews, soy, almonds, and coconuts, they’re suitable for most dietary restrictions. Their cashew milk pints are especially popular, thanks to their smooth texture and indulgent flavors, including Salted Caramel Cluster, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Cookies and Cream, and Very Vanilla. Your only complaint might be that you wish it came in a larger container.

Best Budget: Breyers Non-Dairy Frozen Almond Milk Desserts

Breyers Non-Dairy Frozen Almond Milk Dessert OREO Cookies & Cream

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Those clamoring for larger sized non-dairy frozen dessert have a delicious response to their request—and it’s from long-time favorite ice cream maker Breyers. Unlike their pint-sized competitors, Breyers’ tubs come in 1.5-quart size, so there’s plenty of this tasty frozen treat to share.

Rich and creamy, they taste just like real ice cream, with popular flavors like Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Peanut Butter. Even with a larger size, Breyers is less expensive than other products, making it an even more appealing choice.

Best Budget Runner-Up: Archer Farms Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts

Non-Dairy Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert

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One of the few complaints about dairy-free frozen desserts is that they’re usually on the expensive side. While some will argue that these tasty treats are worth the price, you may want to save some money while still indulging a craving. Enter a new line of dairy-free frozen desserts from Target’s brand, Archer Farms, that’s super affordable and totally delicious.

They’re made with almond milk and come in some tried-and-true favorite flavors and other unique but divine ones, including Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough, Cashew Caramel, and Peanut Butter & Chocolate. They can be found in Target stores nationwide, making it even easier to stock up on some delectable frozen treats.

Need some more dairy-free options? Check out our picks for the best non-dairy milks.

Best Chocolate: Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle Frozen Dessert

Häagen-Dazs has been making absolutely delicious ice cream for more than 50 years so it’s no surprise that they’ve made a huge splash in the non-dairy market. What makes them stand out from the competition is that they don’t have a single dairy-free base for all their flavors. Instead, they use the main ingredient like rich peanut butter, chocolate, or velvet coconut cream to customize each flavor individually. For example, their Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle’s main ingredient is Belgian chocolate to create a creamier, more authentic experience.

The result is a truly mouthwatering, rich, and totally indulgent taste that rivals Häagen-Dazs’ regular ice cream. With other flavors such as Mocha Chocolate Cookie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, and Coconut Cookie Cream, there’s something to satisfy any craving.

Best Vanilla: NadaMoo! Dairy-Free Vanilla…Ahh Frozen Dessert

Nadamoo Frozen Dessert, Dairy-Free, Vanilla AHHH

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With an insanely rich, creamy texture and taste, it’s hard to believe that there’s no dairy in NadaMoo frozen desserts. Made from a coconut milk base, the line boasts some out-of-this-world flavors such as Snickerdoodle Dough, The Rockiest Road, and Lotta Mint Chip. One of its stellar standards, their Vanilla…Ahhh flavor has a sweet, smooth taste that is delicious alone or on top of your favorite pie or cake. As is the case with most premium brands, NadaMoo is on the pricey side, but fans say it’s worth every penny.

Best Bars: Magnum Non-Dairy Almond Bars

Magnum Non-Dairy Bars

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Magnum makes a dairy-free version of their beloved chocolate-covered bars. And just because they're missing dairy doesn't mean they fall short anywhere else. These bars are certified vegan, so that rich layer of Belgian chocolate and almonds on the outside is free of any animal products, too. An added bonus? Magnum partners with the Rainforest Alliance to ensure that all of the cocoa in their products is sustainably sourced.

Best Almond-Based: Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts

Ben & Jerry's Non Dairy Caramel Almond Brittle Frozen Dessert

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If you’re worried that Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy frozen desserts couldn’t possibly live up to their regular ice cream’s extraordinary taste and creativity, there’s no need to fret. These pints are packed with delicious, mouthwatering flavor and a smooth creaminess, thanks to the almond milk base.

Their non-dairy frozen dessert line includes variations of some of Ben & Jerry’s popular favorites, like Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey. They’ve also introduced some decadent non-dairy originals such as Caramel Almond Brittle and P.B. and Cookies that are sure to become fan favorites.

Best Coconut-Based: Halo Top Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts

Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

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Halo Top’s dairy-free frozen desserts make it possible to stay dairy-free and low carb, without having to avoid indulgent treats. The coconut milk base provides a creamy, rich texture and an airy, whipped consistency that make it seem like the real thing.

In addition to being dairy-free, Halo Top’s frozen desserts don’t contain gluten or soy. They’re fairly low in calories, so go ahead and eat the whole pint! Halo Top’s scrumptious options, such as Candy Bar and Peanut Butter Cup, will definitely have you screaming for non-dairy ice cream.

Looking for more ideas? Read our recommendations for the best low-calorie snacks.

Our Process

Our writers spent 7 hours researching the most popular dairy-free ice cream on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 22 different dairy-free ice creams overall, screened options from 17 different brands and manufacturers, read over 520 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 3 of the ice creams themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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