WE TRIED 19 DIFFERENT VEGAN ICE CREAM BARS! SEE WHICH ONES WE LOVE AND RECOMMEND BUYING IF YOU WANT A DAIRY FREE ICE CREAM BARS!
I am so STINKIN’ excited for this review and taste test and likewise think many of you all are also. I mean VEGAN Ice Cream Bars review. What is there not to love!?
Okay, so there’s some things not to love. There were some definite hits and definite misses when we did this video. Can you believe that? Misses….on ice cream.
I mean the companies should just be ashamed. Okay, joking, sort of.
First, before we even get into this, can you believe we found NINETEEN different ones. We couldn’t either. Yes, some are from the same brand but not many are like that.
Would you believe me if I said there were even more? There were some that we’ve heard of that couldn’t find, but also some of these brands have additional flavors but we thought that would be too many to try!
Also if you haven’t, check out some of our other vegan taste tests:
- vegan shredded cheese taste test
- EPIC 30+ Brands vegan yogurt taste test
- vegan cream cheese taste test
- vegan sour cream taste test
- See even more vegan taste tests here!
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Watch our video on The Best Vegan Ice Cream Bars Review & Taste Test:
We know that everyone has different taste buds. What we may think is the best, may completely vary from what you actually like.
You may ultimately think our best is the worst and that’s okay. We created this video as hopefully a starting point for people and we can only go off our opinion.
WHAT VEGAN ICE CREAM BAR BRANDS DID WE TRY?
Despite trying out multiple different brands, we know that there are even more out there. We just didn’t find them local to us. The brands that we did find and try are:
- So Delicious
- Jolly Llama
- Haagen Dazs
- Coconut Bliss
- Must Love Bananas
- Modern Pop
- Jonny Pops
- Good Pop
HOW DID WE DO THE VEGAN ICE CREAM BAR TASTE TEST?
It was really quite simple.
We literally just ate the ice cream.
Honestly, for many of our taste tests we go in thinking there may be taste or texture differences and that is what we are focusing on. We really went into this video thinking that everything was going to taste terrific. I mean it’s ice cream. Can it really be bad?
We weren’t doing these one to talk about rank or anything like that.
Best Vegan Ice Cream Bars Review:
Daiya Ice Cream Bars – Chocolate Fudge Crunch and Salted Caramel Swirl
Thoughts: The Daiya Chocolate Fudge Crunch Bar was one of the best in the entire video. The crunchy pieces on the outside were a nice touch. The Daiya Salted Caramel Swirl had a nice taste, but the inside ice cream was not as soft as some of the other ones, including the chocolate bar from Daiya.
There is often a weird taste that comes with some former Daiya products; however there’s no odd taste in the ice cream bars. Would recommend!
Daiya also makes Classic Vanilla Bean and Espresso Coffee flavored vegan ice cream bars.
How many come in a package? There are 3 vegan ice cream bars in a Daiya package.
Where to Buy: We found these at our local Natural Health store, but you can use the Daiya Store Locator to find them near you.
Daiya Chocolate Fudge Crunch Ingredients: Non-dairy Frozen Dessert (Water, Coconut Cream, Cane Sugar, Fudge Swirl (Tapioca Syrup, Water, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Liquor, Guar Gum, Salt), Tapioca Syrup, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Coconut Oil, Fava Bean Protein, Tamarind Seed Gum, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum), Coating (Dark Chocolate (Unsweetened Chocolate, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla Extract), Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds).
Daiya Salted Caramel Swirl Ingredients: Non-dairy frozen dessert (water, coconut cream, sugars (cane sugar, tapioca syrup), caramel swirl (sugars (tapioca syrup, powdered cane sugar, molasses), water, coconut cream, guar gum, salt, vegan natural flavour), coconut oil, fava bean protein, tamarind seed gum, sea salt, vegan natural flavour, locust bean gum), Coating (dark chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla extract), coconut oil).
Top 8 Allergens: Coconut.
Price : $4.99
So Delicious Ice Cream Bars – Mocha Almond Fudge, Salted Caramel Cashewmilk, Double Chocolate Delight Cashewmilk
Thoughts: We really liked these. Sometimes So Delicious Products are strong with a coconut taste; however, this allowed the flavor of the ice cream to really shine through.
The So Delicious Mocha Almond Fudge almondmilk bar tasted just like coffee ice cream which was delicious even though we aren’t fans of coffee. We preferred the So Delicious Salted Caramel bar to the Daiya caramel one simply because the ice cream was softer, more creamier. The So Delicious Double Chocolate Delight was nice, but we preferred the Daiya one over this one for a chocolate on chocolate vegan ice cream bar.
So Delicious also makes a vegan Peanut Butter Bar, Mint Fudge Swirl Bar, Dipped Vanilla Bean Bar, Fudge Bar, and some no sugar bars as well.
How many come in a package? There are 4 vegan ice cream bars in a So Delicious package.
Where to Buy: We found these at our local Natural Health store, but you can use the So Delicious Store Locator to find them near you.
So Delicious Mocha Almond Fudge Ingredients: Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (Almondmilk [Filtered Water, Almonds], Cane Sugar, Fudge Sauce [Cane Sugar, Water, Organic Cocoa, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor], Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Pea Protein, Coffee [Filtered Water, Coffee], Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Sea Salt, Guar Gum), Chocolate Coating (Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Organic Sunflower Oil, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Cocoa Butter), Almonds.
So Delicious Salted Caramel Ingredients: Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (Cashewmilk [Filtered Water, Cashews], Cane Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Caramel Sauce [Organic Tapioca Syrup, Water, Pea Protein, Organic Molasses, Natural Flavor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Pectin], Organic Tapioca Syrup, Pea Protein, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Caramel Syrup, Natural Flavor), Chocolate Coating (Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Organic Sunflower Oil, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Cocoa Butter).
So Delicious Double Chocolate Delight Ingredients: Non Dairy Frozen Dessert (cashewmilk [Filtered Water, Cashews], Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Pea Protein, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor), Chocolate Coating (cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Organic Sunflower Oil, Cocoa [Processed With Alkali], Cocoa Butter).
Top 8 Allergens: They all contain coconut. The Almond Fudge contains almonds and the other two contain cashews.
Price : $6.99
Must Love Bananas Dipped Banilla
Thoughts: If you love banana ice cream then you will love these. If you don’t, then you likely won’t. The ice cream texture is soft. Larisha likes these, but Andrew didn’t because of the strong banana taste.
It does have one of the shortest ingredient lists for those that look at that.
Must Love also makes a dipped chocolate and dipped strawberry.
How many come in a package? There are 4 ice cream bars in a Must Love Bananas package.
Where to Buy: You can use the Must Love Store Locator to find them near you.
Must Love Bananas Banilla Ingredients: Bananas, Coconut Milk, Dates, Chocolate Shell (cane sugar, coconut oil, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), chocolate liquor, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract), Vegetable Gums (guar, acacia), Vanilla Extract, Salt.
Top 8 Allergens: Coconut.
Modern Pop Chocolate Oh Fudge!
Thoughts: We didn’t really care for these. It’s important to note that they are more like a popsicle than an ice cream bar.
Modern Pop also makes a Cookies and Cream and Mint Chip in addition to a variety of fruit bars.
How many come in a package? There are 4 vegan ice cream bars in a Modern Pop package.
Where to Buy: You can use the Modern Pop Store Locator to find them near you.
Modern Pop Chocolate Oh Fudge Ingredients: WATER, AVOCADO OIL, CANE SUGAR, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), ERYTHRITOL, AVOCADO PUREE, ORGANIC TAPIOCA STARCH, NATURAL FLAVORS, ORGANIC GUAR GUM, ORGANIC ACACIA GUM.
Top 8 Allergens: None listed.
Magnum Non-Dairy Sea Salt Caramel
Thoughts: Hands down one of the best you can find! The ice cream is unbelievably velvety, smooth, and creamy. If you’d give us this and it didn’t have the V for Vegan logo on the front, we would likely question that you are feeding us a dairy based product. Magnum absolutely nailed it.
Magnum also makes Non-Dairy Classic and Non-Dairy Almond Ice Cream Bars.
How many come in a package? There are 3 vegan ice cream bars in a Magnum Non-Dairy package.
Where to Buy: You can use the Magnum Non-Dairy Store Locator to find them near you. Note: The store locator may not be accurate. It said that there were no stores within 100 miles of us. We found these at Acme.
Magnum Non-Dairy Sea Salt Caramel Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Glucose-Fructose Syrup (Wheat), Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Coconut Oil, Less than 2% of: Pea Protein, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Distilled monoglycerides, Caramel Color, Mono and diglycerides.
Top 8 Allergens: Wheat, Coconut.
Kind Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt
Thoughts: Again, hands down one of the best you can find! Kind nailed their frozen desserts. It tastes exactly like a frozen snickers if you ever had those before going vegan or dairy free.
Kind Frozen also comes in Mint Chocolate Almond and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.
How many come in a package? There are 5 vegan ice cream bars in a Kind Frozen bars package.
Where to Buy: We found these at Target. It does not appear that Kind has a store locator on their website.
Kind Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Ingredients: Almonds, water, sugar, chicory root fiber, chocolate processed with alkalo, coconut oil, tapioca syrup, cocoa butter, peanut oil, palm oil, peanuts, salt, soy lecithin, sea salt, gum acacia, natural flavor, tara gum, guar gum.
Top 8 Allergens: Peanuts, Almonds, Soy, Coconut.
Jonny Pops Chocolate Fudge Oat Milk Dairy Free Bars
Thoughts: More like a popsicle than an ice cream bar but the better of the ones we tried like this. It’s also Top 8 Allergen Free which is great for those that need it (there are shared lines).
Jonny Pops also makes dairy free versions of Strawberry, Mango, Orange Smoothie and two types of popsicle bars.
How many come in a package? There are 4 vegan ice cream bars in a Jonny Pops package.
Where to Buy: You can use the Jonny Pops store locator to find these.
Jonny Pops Chocolate Fudge Oat Milk Dairy Free Bars Ingredients: Organic Oat Milk (Water, Organic Hydrolyzed Oats), Cane Sugar, Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla Extract),Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Guar Gum, Salt, Natural Flavors
Top 8 Allergens: None Listed.
Jolly Llama Dairy Free Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cones
Thoughts: You can taste that the cone is gluten free but not as much as you can with some other products include Jolly Llama ice cream sandwiches (referring to the graininess of the products.
Overall, we were really happy with this product. It’s awesome to be able to share these with our kids so they have the experience of a chocolate cone like we did growing up.
Jolly Llama also makes Dairy Free Gluten Free Vanilla Fudge Sundae cones.
How many come in a package? There are 3 vegan ice cream cones in a Jolly Llama package.
Where to Buy: We found these at our local Natural Health store, but you can use the Jolly Llama store locator to find these.
Jolly Llama Dairy Free Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cones Ingredients: Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (Water, Stabilizer (Tapioca Syrup Solids, Dextrose, Pea Protein, Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum), Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Natural Flavor), Gluten Free Cone (Rice Flour, Brown Sugar, Corn Starch, Tapioca Starch, Cellulose, Natural Flavor, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Vegetable Oil Shortening (May Contain one or more of the following: Canola Oil, Coconut Oil, Modified Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, and Soy Lecithin), Xanthan Gum), Chocolate Flavored Coating (Sugar, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali) Chocolate Liquor, Sunflower Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla Extract), Chocolate Drop (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla Extract), Caramel Variegate (Cane Sugar, Water, Coconut Oil, Non-GMO Corn Starch, Salt, Pectin).
Top 8 Allergens: Soy and Coconut.
Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Chocolate Fudge Frozen Dessert Bars
Thoughts: This isn’t a strictly vegan brand, but again they nailed it. There is a creaminess to the ice cream that other brands don’t have and the chocolate coating is really great.
Haagen Dazs also makes a Coconut Caramel Dark Chocolate Non-Dairy Bar and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Non-Dairy Bar.
How many come in a package? There are 3 vegan ice cream bars in a Haagen Dazs package.
Where to Buy: You can use the Haagen Dazs store locator to find these.
Haagen Dazs Non-Dairy Chocolate Fudge Frozen Dessert Bars Ingredients:
Top 8 Allergens:
Sprouts Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars – Chocolate and Caramel
Thoughts: These weren’t horrible, but with all the other options, there were definitely better ones to pick from in both the caramel and chocolate varieties.
Sprouts also has a vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert bar.
How many come in a package? There are 4 vegan ice cream bars in a Sprouts Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert bars package.
Where to Buy: These can be found at a local Sprouts Farmers Market near you.
Sprouts Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars – Caramel Ingredients: Caramel Flavored Frozen Dessert: Water, Sugar, Coconut Oil, Soluble Corn Fiber, Coconut Cream (Water, Coconut Extract), Pea Protein, Inulin, Caramelized Sugar Syrup, Mono- And Diglycerides (Emulsifier), Stabilizers (Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum), Natural Flavors, Beta Carotene (For Color).,Sweet Chocolate And Coconut Oil Coating: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Lecithin (Emulsifier), Natural Vanilla Flavor.
Top 8 Allergens: Coconut
Chloe’s Oatmilk Salted Caramel Pops
Thoughts: Definitely more popsicle than ice cream bar but these were our favorite our of the pops style we tried. There was still a creaminess to them which was nice. We’d choose to purchase these again over the others.
Chloe’s has a variety of oatmilk bars like chocolate, mint, and raspberry. We love the brand so recommend them if looking.
How many come in a package? There are 4 bars in a package of Chloe’s Pops.
Where to Buy: You can use the Chloe’s Store Locator to find these near you.
Chloe’s Oatmilk Salted Caramel Pops Ingredients: Oatmilk (Water, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Syrup, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Coconut Oil*, Pea Protein, Flaxseed), Natural salted Caramel flavor, Sea salt, Contains less than 5% of: Sunflower Lecithin, Locust bean Gum.
Top 8 Allergens: Coconut (Box says *Non-Allergenic, Highly Refined Coconut Oil)
Coconut Bliss Coconut Almond in Chocolate
Thoughts: This was a big no for us. It tasted like straight coconut.
Coconut Bliss also makes Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Swirl bars.
How many come in a package? There are 3 vegan ice cream bars in a Coconut Bliss ice cream bars package.
Where to Buy: You can use the Coconut Bliss’ Store Locator to find these near you.
Coconut Bliss Coconut Almond in Chocolate Ingredients: Coconut Milk* (Water, Coconut*, Guar Gum*), Coconut Syrup*, Coconut Cream*, Dried Coconut*, Coconut Extract*, Vanilla Extract*. CHOCOLATE COATING: Dark Chocolate*† (Cocoa Mass*†, Coconut Sugar*, Cocoa Butter*†), Coconut Oil*, Almonds*. *Certified Organic †Fair Trade
Top 8 Allergens: Coconut, Almonds.
GoodPop Bars – Dreamy Orange Push Pop, Cookies n’ Cream and Orange n’ Cream
Thoughts: We were really excited for this brand were we found both push pops and creamsicle style bars.
Unfortunately, it was a let down for us. The cookies n’ cream and orange n’ cream bars were more popsicle like. There was no “cream”iness about the orange bars at all.
Also, when we first tasted these, there was an almost alcohol like taste to the bars that Andrew and Larisha immediately spit out. Weirdly enough they opened (you can watch the video for this) another bar to see if their kids would have the same reaction and they didn’t. Larisha and Andrew then tested the newly opened bar and while they still didn’t prefer the bar, there was no weird taste.
The cookies n’ cream bars are definitely hard like popsicles and the push pops are hard and lack flavor.
That all being said, our kids like the push pops so if you have kids they would still like these likely.
There are many other flavors of bars and push pops on their GoodPop website.
How many come in a package? There are 3 push pops in a package and 4 bars in each package of GoodPop.
Where to Buy: You can use the GoodPop Store Locator to find these near you.
GoodPop Cookies n’ Cream Ingredients: Organic Coconut Cream, Water, Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies (Organic Corn Flour, Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Palm Oil*, Organic Arrowroot Flour, Organic Cocoa Powder Processed With Alkali, Sea Salt, Organic Soy Lecithin), Fair Trade Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Organic Guar Gum
*Certified sustainable palm oil
GoodPop Orange n’ Cream Ingredients: Organic Coconut Cream, Orange Juice, Water, Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Orange Extract, Organic Guar Gum, Fair Trade Organic Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt
GoodPop Dreamy Orange Push Pop Ingredients: Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Orange Juice, Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar, Filtered Water, Organic Orange Extract, Organic Carrot Juice Concentrate, Organic Guar Gum, Sea Salt
Top 8 Allergens: All contain coconut. The Cookies n’ cream also contains soy.
ARE THESE VEGAN ICE CREAM BARS BRANDS ALLERGY FRIENDLY?
We listed the allergens under each so check there.
There are two that are Top 8 Allergen Free – Modern Pop and Jonny Pops. Chloe’s Pops also say to be allergen free but do contain a highly refined coconut oil so you would need to make that decision for yourself.
WHO WAS THE WINNER?
We didn’t really rank these based on who was a winner. I mean it’s ice cream and we knew we would like most of them. We also don’t want to compare the pops (popsicle bars) to the truly ice cream bars. We weren’t sure when picking up if any would be creamy and they were definitely all more popsicle like.
That being said, our top picks would be:
- So Delicious
- Kind Frozen
- Jolly Llama
For the pops Chloe’s was our top pick.