Just because you’re following the paleo diet doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a sweet treat every now and then. And during the summer, you may wonder what paleo ice cream brands are available to satisfy your craving. Lucky for you, there are plenty of options and flavors to treat your sweet tooth.
Paleo Guideline Reminder
Before we delve into some of the popular paleo ice cream brands, let’s remind ourselves of the paleo guidelines.
Now, what can you eat on paleo? Lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts (in moderation) are acceptable to eat. The big foods to avoid are dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugars and salt.
The biggest challenge with finding a Paleo ice cream brand is finding one that doesn’t have dairy or refined sugar. Here are choices that mostly comply with these guidelines:
Paleo Ice Cream Brands
So Delicious Dairy-Free with Coconut Milk
This brand of ice cream is completely dairy free and uses organic coconut milk as its primary ingredient. If you’re lax on refined sugar guidelines, go ahead and enjoy their cookie dough and salted caramel cluster flavors. If you’re stricter on banning refined sugar, So Delicious has several no sugar added ice creams, including butter pecan, chocolate and mint chip. You’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy!
Cado Avocado Frozen Dessert
Though it sounds a bit odd, Cado’s base is avocados. Who knew it would still be considered ice cream? The label states you won’t taste the avocado. Instead, you’ll be treated with a rich and creamy frozen dessert available in such flavors as deep dark chocolate or mint chocolate chip. And again, it’s dairy-free! Although it contains added sugar, Cado claims to use 50% less sugar than most brands.
Ben and Jerry’s Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
With a base of almond milk, you can still enjoy all the flavors that have made them an all-time favorite in the ice cream category. Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and Cinnamon Buns can all still be enjoyed in this non-dairy dessert, but note that the sugar is high!
Frönen Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
This frozen dessert has only six ingredients, and none of them are dairy or refined sugar! Frönen uses a base of banana, coconut cream and honey. But if you don’t like bananas, there’s even a flavor option (peanut butter fudge) that doesn’t use bananas either. In addition to the peanut butter fudge, their chocolate flavor has also proved to be popular.
Nadamoo Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
First, let’s admit how fun this one is to say! Nadamoo, literally translated from “nada” and “moo,” means nothing from cows. The brand uses a base of coconut milk in place of the “moo” milk. Flavors like cookies and cream, rocky road or mint chocolate chip will fill your ice cream void. There are organic options, too!
Halo Top Dairy-Free Dessert
Caramel macchiato, chocolate covered banana and oatmeal cookie flavors are sure to tickle your taste buds in this dairy-free dessert. Halo Top touts coconut milk as its base, and promises to deliver a punch of flavor!
While this definitely isn’t an exhaustive list of paleo ice cream brands, we can hope it will eliminate some of the research for you. There are plenty of choices that are sure to deliver the frozen, refreshing dessert you desire!