The Best Vegan Ice Cream Brands in the UK 2023
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.
Co-op’s brilliant Gro range features tasty vegan ice cream that’s perfect for summer. Indulge in a tub of Salted Caramel Swirl ice cream, or snag one of its ice cream selection sharing boxes.
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, Coconutterly Caramel’d, and Change the Whirled – 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.
Chocolate & Almond sticks, Berry White Sticks, tubs of Cookie Dough ice cream – Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen range has all these and more. Keep to the classics or try something new – we love its unique Chai Latte flavour ice cream.
Available from Ocado, Italian brand Valsoia offers ice cream in tub, chocolate-covered stick, and sandwich form.
Marks & Spencer
The Plant Kitchen Chocolate & Vanilla ice cream cones and Chocolate & Caramel Sticks are perfect for sharing. Or grab an ice cream tub in your favourite flavour – the raspberry ripple is a must-try.
The Gianni ice cream brand by Aldi has delicious dairy-free flavours, including rich, creamy peanut butter and decadent salted caramel.
Asda’s Silky Salted Caramel ice creams are a summer essential – great to keep in the freezer, ready for a sunny day. Or pick up a tub of vegan ice cream from its Free From section – available in vanilla, chocolate, and salted caramel flavours.
Crafted with a smooth and creamy oat milk base, Halo Top offers two delicious vegan flavours: Caramel Chocolate Pretzel and Peanut Butter Chocolate. And each tub is only 380 calories!
Kids and big kids will love Morrisons’ V Taste Strawberry cones. Its dairy-free chocolate ice cream sticks are delicious, too – we love the crunchy almond flavour. Or go for a V Taste ice cream tub in your favourite flavour.
Northern Bloc’s tubs of ice cream are available in three unique flavours – Chocolate & Orange Blossom, Peanut Chip, and Chocolate & Mint Biscuit. Find them at Co-op, Ocado, Waitrose, and Morrisons.
Beau’s crafts Italian-inspired gelato in its production facility in North East England. Its range is entirely vegan, and you can choose from both familiar flavours and original recipes, including praline, mango, and sour cherry.
This smooth and creamy oat milk-based ice cream from Oatly is available in five flavours: Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, and Hazelnut Swirl. Find your favourite in Tesco and Ocado.
Add a final touch! Sweet Freedom’s award-winning syrups are perfect for drizzling on vegan ice cream. Choose from six different types of chocolate syrup, or try the caramel, gingerbread, cinnamon, or even popcorn flavour. They’re all palm oil– and GMO-free and naturally sweetened with fruit, and only 13 calories per tsp! Find both in Sainsbury’s or see sweetfreedom.co.uk for stockist info.
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.