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If you’re looking for some great vegan ice cream options, we got you! Gone are the days where you can only get vanilla and chocolate flavors, and they were horrible at that. More and more people are choosing vegan options for different reasons. Some have allergies, are lactose intolerant, or are eating plant-based, and want to have the same experience as those who indulge in dairy. We’ve rounded up some of the best vegan options in Massachusetts.

What is it?

Vegan ice cream, and any vegan product, is plant-based and free of any animal products. Most of them are made with coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any other plant-based milks. But if it contains any of these but also contains egg, it’s dairy-free, but not vegan. Got it?

How popular is it?

According to ReportLinker, the Global Vegan Ice Cream Market is set to grow by $1.5 billion dollars from 2023 to 2026. Reports say this is based on an expanding global vegan population base, new product launches, and the health benefits of a vegan diet.

Veganism branches out

There areso many types and varieties of vegan ice cream. Oatly, a Swedish company, started selling solf-serve, oat-based ice cream at Major League Baseball stadiums in Texas and Illinois. And even celebrity chef Bobby Flay also began selling his olive oil based ice cream at groceries stores as well.

Make your own!

Beside buying some in the store, or visiting one of the shops in the list below, there’s always the option of making your own. This recipe from Jessica In The Kitchen only uses five ingredients. All you need? Raw cashews, coconut milk, vanilla bean paste of extract, sugar, and sea salt.

If you’re like me and don’t have time for all that, you can check out some great ice cream shops below with delicious vegan options.

 

 

 

  • FoMu

    With locations in Jamaica Plain, the South End, Fenway, and Quincy Market, FoMu is a hands-down favorite for ice cream lovers who want a dairy-free option. According to their website, “FoMu ice cream is made from scratch with carefully sourced, plant-based ingredients. Our signature ice creams are made with coconut milk and a blend of organic, natural sweeteners. Our products are all natural and made by hand using real ingredients.”

    Their earth inspired products include not only ice cream, but novelties, frappes, sundaes, and cakes. And they have lots of flavors to choose from like: cookies & cream, peanut butter chocolate cookie, grasshopper pie, and birthday cake. They also feature some great summer seasonal flavors.

  • New City Microcreamery

    New City Microcreamery has three locations. In Cambridge, Sudbury, and in Hudson. While they aren’t a strictly vegan shop, they do have some great vegan flavors. Depending on the location, you can choose from: Vegan Mounds, Vegan Chocolate, Vegan Chocolate Avocado, and Vegan P.B. Oreo. Their vegan options are either coconut, or soy and oat based.

  • Honeycomb Creamery

    Located at 1702 Mass Ave. in Cambridge, Honeycomb Creamery is a great destination for some unique vegan flavors. They boast small batch, all from scratch, locally sourced craft ice cream, made in Cambridge. Vegan flavors offered include: Horchata with a coconut & homemade brown rice milk base, Matcha Oat Latte, Pistachio Rose, Thai Tea, and Watermelon Hibiscus Chamoy Sorbet. 

    All from Scratch
    Locally Sourced

  • Willey's Scoops

    First of all, love the name! Willey’s Scoops. Located at Salisbury Beach, you can check out some yummy vegan flavors like: Chocolate, Oreo, Coconut, Black Raspberry, Vanilla, and Coffee Oreo.

  • Lizzy's Ice Cream

    Lizzy’s Ice Cream has two locations, one in Waltham, and the other in Harvard Square. All their vegan flavors are coconut cream based and include: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Mint chip, and Oreo. They also have dairy-free sorbet in mango, lemon, and raspberry.

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  • Emack & Bolio's

    With locations in Charlestown, Newbury, Chatham, Orleans, and Wellfleet, Emack & Bolico’s offers non-gmo coconut cream based ice cream. They also have dairy-free sorbets. Flavors include: Cappucino Fudge Swirl, Chocolate Pudding, Goa Mango, and Mint Chocolate Freckle. Sorbets comes in mango, lemon, and raspberry.

  • West Side Creamery

    West Side Creamery in Acton serves up locally made, homemade small batch,  premium ice cream. They offer vegan flavors like: Almond Joy, Chocolate, Mint Oreo, Vanilla, and Mixed Berry Sorbet. I haven’t tried their vegan flavors, but have been there and it’s a really cute, homey shop with a little deck to sit out and eat your cone or cup.

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