The Best Vegan Ice Cream Brands in the UK 2021
When the weather hots up, there’s nothing quite like vegan ice cream to cool you down. Here are some of our animal-friendly favourites:
Swedish Glace produces Italian-style vegan ice cream made with soya, almond, or coconut milk that’s deliciously creamy and comes in vanilla, raspberry, cinnamon, coconut, and chocolate flavours. The brand also offers a box of mini chocolate-covered ice creams, which you can get from Tesco, Ocado, and most other major supermarkets.
This tempting vegan Cornetto is lined with chocolate, filled with creamy soya-based ice cream, and topped with nuts and extra chocolate. The wafer cone is also gluten-free.
The iconic ice cream brand recently tapped into the vegan market with two tasty offerings: the Vegan Classic and Vegan Almond. Both are covered with cracking vegan chocolate and make an ideal summer treat.
They’re available from supermarkets, newsagents, and some ice cream vans – and now, in all Odeon cinemas.
Dairy-free giant Alpro offers seven vegan ice cream flavours: vanilla, coconut, almond salted caramel, hazelnut chocolate, chocolate, macchiato, and mango passionfruit. We’re big fans!
If you’re after something a bit special, Booja-Booja’s cashew-based ice creams are raw, organic, and seriously decadent. You can pick up a tub in Waitrose, in Holland & Barrett, or online at Ocado.
MiiRO’s award-winning ice creams are made with coconut milk, nuts, and coconut sugar coated with thick, rich chocolate. You can enjoy these vegan delights in chocolate-hazelnut, peanut butter, and salted caramel flavours. Or go for all three – we won’t judge you.
Whole Creations’ delicious dairy-free offerings include chocolate and vanilla cones, raspberry swirl cones, and chocolate and almond sticks. They’re available at Sainsbury’s.
To celebrate the start of summer, Co-op has released two tasty vegan ice cream options in its Free From range. Indulge in the strawberry and vanilla chocolate-lined cones, or snag one of the choc sticks for a sweet snack.
Jude’s chocolate vegan ice cream is velvety, creamy, and totally animal-friendly. If you’re a real chocolate fan, then this one’s for you. And as it has no added sugar, the calories don’t count!* (*OK, they do, but it’s worth it.)
Treat yourself to Ben & Jerry’s must-have vegan flavours: Chunky Monkey, Peanut Butter & Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and new addition Coconutterly Caramel’d – you won’t regret it.
Available in salted caramel flavour, this US import is proving a big hit with UK ice cream lovers and can now be found at several major supermarkets, including ASDA and Ocado.
The Coconut Collaborative
The Coconut Collaborative offers its Snowconut vegan ice cream sticks and tubs in a selection of flavours, which taste as good as they look.
These cheap and cheerful Free From cones from Tesco come in strawberry and vanilla and toffee and vanilla varieties. Kids and big kids love them, so they’re great to keep in the freezer, ready for a sunny day.
Available from Ocado, Italian brand Valsoia offers ice cream in tub, chocolate-covered stick, and sandwich form.
Marks & Spencer
These PETA Vegan Food Award–winning Chocolate & Caramel Sticks from M&S are delightfully creamy with a subtle caramel flavour. For anyone who loves a chocolate-caramel combo, this needs to be a staple item in your freezer – and tummy – all year round.
Why Vegan Ice Cream?
Cows raised to produce milk may spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors, which can make them lame, and they commonly suffer from painful udder inflammation and other health conditions. Workers take their calves away within a couple of days of birth, causing grief and anguish to both mother and baby.
All animals reared for food suffer. Females are repeatedly forcibly impregnated. Babies are torn away from their mothers, mutilated, kept in filthy and severely crowded conditions.
With so many delicious and healthy plant-based options available, going vegan is easier than ever. Order our free vegan starter kit to get more tips from PETA on making the switch.