Everything You Need To Know About Ben And Jerry’s Vegan Ice Cream!

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Imagine being vegan and NOT being able to eat and look at delectable ice cream again? How would you fare? Well luckily you don’t ever need to know what that feels like.

Vegan ice cream isn’t just getting more and more popular, it’s also becoming yummier! Why do I say that? Because even non-vegans want it! That’s just how good it is! 

Case in point: Ben and Jerry’s vegan ice cream! Have you tried it yet? Yes! It’s Vegan Baby!

A Quick History

While it’s hard to determine when and where the first vegan ice cream was made, perhaps a decade or so ago, I know that the first ones were made from soy.

Back then it tasted okay for a vegan ice cream, but now new and better ones have came out! For Ben and Jerry’s, it was the growing demand for vegan varieties that got the wheels moving.

Four different flavors with almond milk as the base were introduced back in 2016. Fast forward to now and they have 9 mouthwatering flavors!

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Ben And Jerry’s Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

They don’t call it “nice cream” for nothing. Vegan ice cream is on a whole new level now, thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. These flavors are all the proof you need to know that vegan ice cream doesn’t have to be boring.

Just look for the ones with “non-dairy” on the packaging (lid included) to know which ice cream flavors are their certified vegan flavors.

Now let’s talk about each flavor in specific:

Vegan ice cream is on a whole new level now, thanks to Ben and Jerry’s. These flavors are all the proof you need to know that vegan ice cream doesn’t have to be boring.

1. Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon bun dough with cinnamon streusel swirl. Fans of this flavor call it incredible, flawless, and tastes just like the full dairy flavor. Wow!

Main Ingredients: Cinnamon, Molasses

Calories: 260 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.4 stars

2. Peanut Butter Half Baked

Chocolate and peanut butter with fudge brownies and gobs of peanut butter cookie dough. B&J calls this flavor the peanut-buttery version of their very own and famous Half-Baked creation. Well to me it’s even better than that!

Main Ingredients: Peanuts, Cocoa, Vanilla

Calories: 250 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.0 stars

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3. Caramel Almond Brittle

Almond ice cream with swirls of salted caramel and pieces of crunchy almond brittle. Do you love texture in your ice cream? Or crunchy bits you can chew on while the creamy goodness melts in your mouth? 

Then this is for you!

Main Ingredients: Almonds, Molasses, Sea Salt

Calories: 260 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.4 stars

4. Cherry Garcia

Taking its name from a jam band, this cherry ice cream comes with real cherry bits and flakes of fudge. It has a hint of sourness though, which can be an interesting taste (or not!) for some.

Main Ingredients: Cherries, Cocoa, Lemon Juice

Calories: 240 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.5 stars

5. Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Classic chocolate with fudge brownies. Interesting fact: the brownies are straight from NY’s Greyston Bakery, which is known for their “greater-good mission”. 

What is it exactly? They provide training and jobs to the lower-income bracket of the city.

Main Ingredients: Cocoa, Vanilla

Calories: 200 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.1 stars

6. Chunky Monkey

Banana ice cream with chunks of chocolates and walnuts. This is a classic taste that you can have without the guilt!

Main Ingredients: Bananas, Walnuts, Lemon Juice, Almonds, Cocoa

Calories: 260

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 3.5 stars

BONUS: To learn how to make your homemade vegan ice cream, check out the video below!

7. Coconut Seven Layer Bar

The highest rated of all flavors, this is indeed the “7th level of non-dairy heaven” as B&J aptly puts it. It has chunks of walnuts and fudge, and swirls of caramel and graham crackers, with a hint of coconut.

Main Ingredients: Cocoa, Graham Flour, Molasses, Vanilla, Walnuts, Coconut, Tapioca

Calories: 320 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.8 stars

8. Coffee Caramel Fudge

You don’t have to be a coffee lover to love this flavor. With flavorful chunks of fudge and swirls of caramel on a base made with Fair Trade-certified coffee, you wouldn’t even know it’s vegan!

Main Ingredients: Cocoa, Coffee Extract, Molasses, Vanilla

Calories: 240 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.4 stars

9. P.B. and Cookies

Choco sandwich cookies and crunchy peanut butter on a vanilla base. This combo is one of the top favorites of B&J fans.

Main Ingredients: Cocoa, Vanilla, Peanuts

Calories: 290 per serving

Cholesterol: 0mg

Average consumer rating: 4.7 stars

Unlike soy-based vegan ice cream that doesn’t freeze well, B&J’s vegan flavors are made from almond milk. They’re still creamy even after freezing! What’s more, they’re all non-GMO, Fair Trade-certified, and has a responsibly-sourced packaging

Oh, did you notice they have ZERO CHOLESTEROL too? Don’t you just wanna try them all? I do!

Who Else Can Benefit From Vegan Ice Cream?

As if we need more reasons to eat nice cream! Well it’s not just vegans who can benefit from it. If you are:

  • Lactose intolerant
  • Breastfeeding a lactose intolerant baby
  • Just conscious about dairy
  • Not a fan of soy
  • Just a non-vegan wanting to enjoy more (and healthier) ice cream

Then vegan ice cream is for you! Don’t forget though, that it uses almond milk as a base, and wheat on most flavors. This means that those who are allergic to nuts and gluten should AVOID IT.

What Consumers Say

If there’s something similar among most of the comments about B&J’s vegan ice cream, it would be these:

Things To Like

  • It’s just as good (if not better) than regular dairy ice cream!
  • 9 great flavors to choose from!

Common Complaints

  • A sour cream taste on flavors that have lemon juice flavor in it
  • Some pints have “not big enough” chunks and not enough swirls
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My Most Recommended Flavors

These are not just my personal favorites, they are also the most raved-about flavors! If you haven’t tried any of their flavors yet, then I suggest you begin with these:

  • Coconut Seven Layer Bar
  • P.B. and Cookies

Then get ready to try out all flavors!

Where To Buy

One of the many good things about this brand is that they are easy to find! You don’t need to go to specifically to vegan shops to find them!

Anyway, in case the shops near you run out of stock, here are more options:

  • Amazon
  • Food City
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • Morrisons
  • Ralphs
  • RedMart
  • Smith’s
  • Target
  • Tesco
  • Walmart

These are just some of the many stores that carry vegan B&J. There are also dozens to hundreds of Ben and Jerry’s branches just in the U.S. alone. So you might as well just use this locator. You can also check out their online store.

If you want to be more specific, I highly suggest you use their flavor locator. Go to B&J’s non-dairy page, and click on the flavor you want so that you can:

  • Find where to buy
  • Find a delivery partner
  • Find a scoop shop

So convenient, right?

One of the many good things about Ben and Jerry's is that they are easy to find! You don’t need to go to specifically to vegan shops to find them!

Average Prices

Like other food items, B&J’s non-dairy flavors vary in prices everywhere. They only come in pint size, with a price range of US$4.5-$9.00 depending on the store and flavor.

Other Vegan Ice Cream Brands (That You Should Try Too!)

I have a feeling you will find these just as delicious also:

  • Luna & Larry’s
  • So Delicious
  • Steve’s
  • Dream

Conclusion

If you want vegan ice cream that is flavorful and isn’t boring, Ben and Jerry’s vegan ice cream is for you! You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy it, but keep in mind that it is not for people with nut and gluten allergies.

What flavors have you tried so far? I would love to know the ones you did and didn’t like! 

Let me know on the comment section below. And don’t forget to share this article in your favorite social media platform!

 

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