We all scream for dairy-free/gluten-free/wholefood icecream! We think summer is incomplete without ice cream. So we have compiled a list of our favourite ice cream options for all dietary requirements. These can be found at your local supermarket or health food store. Or you can make your ice cream using one of the DIY recipes at the end of this post.
Swap a Zuper Duper for a: Sugar Free-zie Icy Stick
Innovative Icy Sticks from The No Nasties Icicle Project come in natural ice cream flavour like Strawberry and Watermelon and are sweetened using a combination of stevia and erythritol – sugar-free sweeteners that are plant-derived. Sugar-Free-sizes contain no sugar as compared to the 11g sugar in Zuper Dupers (which is more than two teaspoons).
Swap an Icy Pole to get a: SmoozeFruit Ice
Smooze Fruit Ices, while Icy Poles are mostly sugarwater, will provide vitamins for little ones since they have a fruit juice base. The Pink Guava & Coconut flavour is our favourite (not only for children).
Swap a Maxibon to get a: Lumbar
Made with love in Byron Bay. Enjoy the best ice cream bars ever! Coconut ice cream is sweetened with maple syrup and sandwiched between two raw-nut and date-based bickies. These are not easy to find, so visit YUMBAR’s website to locate a stockist near you. You can also browse all the flavours (from Vanilla and Chocolate to Coffee, Raspberry and cream, and Blueberry Cheesecake).
Swap Sara Lee Ultra Chocolate Ice Cream for Pana Double Chocolate Dairy Free Ice Cream
Pana Organic’s delicious creation is a great choice if you love chocolate ice cream but don’t like dairy. Pana Organic’s divine creation is made with 70% coconut milk and cacao and topped with dark chocolate pieces. It’s astonishingly low in sugar, with 10.6g per 100g and 21.2g per 100g for Sara Lee’s choc. Pana is soy-free for those who are soy intolerant. Dairy-free products may still contain soy.
Swap Connoisseur Vanilla Ice Cream for COYO Simply Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice
COYO’s plant-based icecream alternatives are enriched with prebiotics that supports healthy intestinal flora. We love that the whole food ingredients are short and sweet and that there is no refined sugar. Kosher, too.
Swap the Paddle Pop for a: Punch Choc Banana SmoothiePop
This plant-based Proud & Punch pop is a great alternative to a traditional (but dairy-based!) Paddle Pop. It’s made with Queensland bananas and almond milk, and cocoa.
Swap Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Ice Cream for Cocofrio Caramel, Honey & Macadamia Frozen Dessert
Cocofrio’s ice cream alternative is dairy-free (it has a creamy coconut milk base) and certified low FODMAP. Haagen-dazs caramel Ice Cream also has 9g less sugar per 100g than Cocofrio.