Ben & Jerry's New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors Left Us Fighting Over the Last Bite
Ben & Jerry's announced yesterday three additions to their dairy-free ice cream line. Last year, the ice cream giant released their first highly anticipated almond milk-based desserts. This year, to celebrate their vegan line's birthday, they've nearly doubled their dairy-free offerings.
Cherry Garcia, Coconut Seven Layer Bar, and Caramel Almond Brittle will be hitting shelves nationwide in mid-February. Our team got ahold of several samples for taste testing. While plenty of Cooking Light team members were hesitant to try something labeled vegan (we've been burned by sad flavorless dairy-free options before), they quickly came back for another sample, just to "make sure I'm tasting this right." In the end, a few co-workers were bartering (and fighting) over who would take the extra pints home, especially for the overall favorite: Caramel Almond Brittle.
While these products may be certified vegan, they're still no healthier than regular Ben & Jerry's ice cream, so moderation is still key. Read below for our reviews of the new trio of almond milk ice creams:
Caramel Almond Brittle
"Bourbon-y, very rich and creamy."
"Best vegan ice cream ever!"
"Very creamy! I like the salty pieces to break up the sweetness."
"Brittle has nice texture! A subtle crunch."
Coconut Seven Layer Bar
"My favorite! So creamy and smooth."
"Strong coconut flavor, variety with each bite."
"Not to sound like a stoner but this one is fire!"
"Not my favorite."
"Rich dark chocolate flakes, real cherry taste only in the chunks of cherry."
"Not a ton of cherry flavor mixed throughout. Just alright."
"My favorite! Almond really compliments the cherry. Tastes sophisticated."