With the weather getting hotter and hotter by the day, many are looking for sweet, delectable ice cream to get by. People of all ages— adults, kids, lolos and lolas— love to have a cone or two, especially during the summer season.
But despite its accessibility, ice cream is not for everyone due to various reasons— some cannot consume dairy because they are lactose intolerant, while others avoid products from animals because they are vegan. These people find it difficult to get cool treats during hot days, because most of the cold food and desserts we have in the Philippines include dairy. (Read: These Vegan Chocolates Might Just Be the Next Big Thing!)
Luckily, there are now more ice cream shops for people who cannot consume dairy! So if you are among those who have been struggling to find vegan- and lactose-intolerant-friendly places this summer, then these ice cream brands are for you!
Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Cocolatto
If you’re looking for an ice cream you can share with the health-conscious, Cocolatto is the one for you. Cocolatto prides itself in its dairy-free, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly ice cream— which means everyone can eat a scoop of their products! (Read: How It’s Like to Be a Millennial Diagnosed With Diabetes)
They have five flavors in 125mL tubs that you can choose from: Vanilla Dream, Chocolatto, Creamy Strawberry made of soy milk, Green Tea Surprise with Matcha and coconut cream, and Coffeeccino. You may order through their website, or follow their Facebook for updates.
Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Super Scoops
Super Scoops is the ice cream brand of Superfood Grocer— and yes, they are super! Not only are their products vegan-friendly and free of dairy, egg, and artificial flavors and colors, they also support local farmers by using coconut sugar!
They have eight flavors (Dark Chocolate, Milky Matcha, and Choco Milk, Coffee Cashew Crumble, Choco Brownie Madness, Vanilla Brownie Crumble, Strawberries and Cream, and Vanilla Caramel Pecan) which are available in 100mL cups and pints.
Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Big Chill
Big Chill used to only be known for their fresh smoothies and juices— but last year, they have ventured into ice cream as well! The famous brand now has its own line of dairy-free ice cream that comes in four classic flavors: chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and ube, which comes in pints. (Read: Dogs Can Now Have Ice Cream Thanks to Ben & Jerry’s!)