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Leading the Way in Plant-Based Innovation: Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts


As more consumers seek healthier, dairy-free alternatives, several innovative companies are leading the way with delicious, plant-based options. From creamy pints to refreshing pops, these brands are transforming the frozen dessert market, offering products that cater to both children and adults looking to satisfy a sweet tooth without guilt.

Let’s explore the companies that are delighting taste buds and setting new standards in plant-based indulgence.

Jolly Llama
Jolly Llama offers a delightful range of dairy-free sorbets and cream pops that are perfect for those seeking a refreshing, plant-based treat. Made with real fruit and natural ingredients, Jolly Llama’s products are gluten-free, non-GMO, and free from artificial flavors and colors. Popular flavors include Raspberry Sorbet and Coconut Cream Pops, providing a burst of natural sweetness in every bite. The vanilla and chocolate cones are reminiscent of the classic “Drumsticks” without any gluten or dairy, still featuring the hardened chocolate cone bottom.  

Goodpop is known for its clean, simple ingredients and commitment to creating delicious, guilt-free frozen treats. Goodpop’s plant-based popsicles come in a variety of flavors like Strawberry Lemonade and Orange N’ Cream, made with organic and fair-trade ingredients. Their dedication to social and environmental impact, including initiatives to support non-profits and reduce their carbon footprint, makes Goodpop a standout in the frozen dessert market. 

NadaMoo has carved out a niche with its creamy, coconut milk-based ice creams that are both dairy-free and delicious. NadaMoo’s extensive flavor lineup includes classics like Chocolate and innovative options like Birthday Cake Cookie Dough. Their commitment to using organic, non-GMO ingredients ensures that each pint is a wholesome indulgence. NadaMoo’s dedication to sustainability and ethical sourcing further enhances their appeal to conscious consumers. 

Oatly has extended its oat milk expertise to the frozen dessert aisle, offering a range of creamy, oat-based ice creams. Oatly’s frozen desserts are available in flavors like Chocolate Fudge, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry, providing a rich and satisfying dairy-free treat. Known for its sustainability efforts and transparency, Oatly continues to lead the plant-based revolution with products that are both delicious and environmentally friendly. 

Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s brings its renowned creativity and commitment to social justice to the plant-based ice cream market. Their non-dairy flavors, made with almond milk, include fan favorites like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and P.B. & Cookies. Ben & Jerry’s dedication to using fair-trade ingredients and supporting various social causes makes their plant-based offerings not only tasty but also ethically aligned with the values of many consumers. 

Van Leeuwen’s
Van Leeuwen’s has gained a loyal following with its artisanal approach to ice cream, including a stellar line of vegan flavors. Using cashew milk and coconut cream as bases, Van Leeuwen’s vegan ice creams come in decadent flavors like Mint Chip, Cookie Crumble Strawberry Jam, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Their focus on high-quality ingredients and traditional ice cream-making methods ensures a luxurious, plant-based treat experience. 

So Delicious
So Delicious offers a wide array of dairy-free frozen desserts made from almond, coconut, soy, and cashew milks. With flavors ranging from classic Vanilla Bean to indulgent Mocha Almond Fudge, So Delicious provides options for every taste preference. Their products are certified vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free, making them an inclusive choice for those with dietary restrictions.  

The rise of plant-based ice creams and frozen desserts reflects a growing consumer demand for healthier, more sustainable indulgences. By incorporating products from these pioneering companies, you can offer your customers a range of dairy-free options that cater to their taste buds and align with their values.