I scream, you scream, we all scream for gf/df ice cream!!!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for *gluten free/dairy free* ice cream!!!
As a newbie to the coeliac & dairy free game, I would never have guessed there would be so many ice cream options. Even our local ice cream van has a vegan cornetto! But when you’re spending a small fortune on a tub, you want to make sure you’re getting the best one, right?!
Having been gf & df for only a year, I reckon I’m a good ‘gluten & dairy free ice-cream taste tester’ as I still clearly remember the bliss of biting into a proper magnum or scrapping the bottom of the Ben & Jerry’s tub. So here goes…
(only reviewing “ice creams”, not sorbets as I’m on a sorbet boycott because its all I’m ever offered as a dessert in restaurants haha)
BEST CORNETTO – Cornetto themselves! £3/4 cornettos.
Soy based. If you had your eyes shut, I’m not sure you’d even notice the difference from the real thing. Also get a lot of cred for being the same price and the ‘normal’ ones.
Tesco’s has an own brand version that comes a close second.
BEST SOFT SCOOP – Swedish Glacé. £2.50/tub
Loads of different flavours but vanilla is my fav (which is soy based). Cheap & cheerful. Also a very popular answer in my poll. Perfect for scooping onto a cone and sticking a flake in.
THE 2 BEST TUBS
Booja Booja Raspberry Ripple. £6 per tub
Nut based. Very popular on my poll.
The Raspberry Ripple is to die for and from a chocoholic, this is a big statement. My all time fave is the “Caramel Pecan Praline”.
Very expensive but (1) it tastes amazing, (2) the fact they’re made from 5 simple ingredients so you know exactly what you’re eating.
Roar Salted Caramel & Macadamia Plant-Based Ice Cream £3.50/£4 per tub
I think this one is my all time fave though… try it, you’d never guess it was vegan. Very difficult to put the tub down.
BEST SUPERMARKET OWN
- Tesco always used to get fab reviews for their own brand products – they seem to have the widest selection but some seem to have disappeared?!
- They’ve still got own brand gf df choc ices, strawberry spilts and cornettos though and they’re all delicious!!
- Amorino – numerous locations – Flower shaped ice creams and ice cream macarons. You can have every petal as a different flavour. They separate all the vegan ice creams from the “normal” ones so its easy to see what you can have. Loads of choice from chocolate to my favourite, melon. Does anyone know if they still have gluten free cones too??
- Lots of my other fave spots have sadly shut down in the pandemic so I’m on the hunt for more! If you see any worth mentioning, please give me a shout 🙂
Hope there’s some new finds on here for you. If you’ve got any other favs, let me know!