Sorry, dairy can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Cause she’s dead.
Most of us grew up in households where dairy products, particularly milk are essential. It’s everywhere; even in food items where you’d least expect it. And though it’s considered to be indispensable, it’s definitely not irreplaceable. With the growing number of milk alternatives on the market, there are more dairy-free options available than ever before—ice cream included!
For those who are vegan, intolerant, or just avoiding dairy for whatever reason, you might feel like you have to live without this delicious frozen treat. But what if we told you that you could enjoy all the fun and good things ice cream has to offer minus the dairy? Without further ado, here’s a roundup of places to get dairy-free ice cream in Metro Manila. No cow required.
Crafted with passion and rooted in goodness, Super Scoops Dairy-Free makes the unimaginable deliciously possible. Their scoops are made with fresh coconut milk (without the overpowering flavor!), unrefined coconut sweeteners sourced from Filipino coconut farmers, and only the finest ingredients. And as a testament to being one of the leading 100% vegan brands in the Philippines, their scoops made it to the list of The Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards 2020 winners.
Bono Artisanal Gelato is a local brand that serves authentic Italian gelato. They’re known for their wide variety of unique flavors, such as Taho and Mango Ube Symphony, which are all made with fresh and premium-quality ingredients.
Bubu is a term of endearment used for someone who makes you feel uncontrollably giddy and that’s exactly how it feels taking a bite out of Bubu Bars’ ice cream bars. Each bar is lovingly handcrafted and comes in one of their three flavors: You Little Monkey, Fancy Pants, and Nuts For You. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for their next drop—they sell out fast!
Ambassador’s Ice Cream is an all-vegan ice cream shop with currently 14 different flavors you can choose from. Our picks: Vanilla Mega Cookie, Golden Milk with Vegan Cookie Dough, Malagos Mud Pie, Pili Whiskey, and Mango Biscoff. You can place an order here.
Magnum is best known for its Belgian chocolate and velvety vanilla base ice cream. Now, non-dairy fans can also experience the signature Magnum “crack” with each and every bite with the Non-Dairy Classic and Almond Bars. They can be found in Landers Superstores and selected 7/11 and Robinsons Supermarket stores nationwide.
Cocolatto’s mission is to give people an easy way to make healthier lifestyle choices while still being able to indulge their sweet tooth. Their ice cream comes in 5 different flavors and is all dairy-free, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly.
Delicielo is an online vegan bakeshop that creates desserts that are egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Their handcrafted ice cream comes in various flavors like Forbidden Black Rice, Sweet Corn, Mango Sunshine, Buko Pandan Fiesta, and Durian King.
Apart from their handcrafted coffee beverages, Afters Espresso and Desserts also offers fresh, hand-made classic Italian-style gelato in a variety of flavors. Luckily, for those who are avoiding dairy, they now have a line of premium vegan gelato called Afters Vegato that come in 9 different flavors. They’re also sugar-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly.
Soy & Bean is the place to get all things soy. From taho, soy milk, tofu, to ice cream! Their non-dairy ice cream comes in 3 different flavors: Classic, Chocolate, and Coffee. Their ice cream has a subtle sweetness to it that allows the flavor of soy to shine through.
One Healthy Place’s Coconut Ice Creams are one of the most affordable ones on the market. They come in two flavors: Coconut and Coconut Chocolate and are priced at P170/pint and P190/pint respectively.
Who wouldn’t love the sound of an ice cream city? A city with delicious and rich ice cream everywhere? Count us in! Ice Cream City may not be the city of our dreams just yet but their plant-based and vegan ice cream options are just as dreamlike. Our picks: Lavender and Salted Caramel Sea.
Gelatissimo stands by the quote, “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy gelato and that’s kind of the same thing.” and we could not agree more; especially when you’re having freshly churned artisanal gelato that do not contain any artificial flavors or colors from Gelatissimo. They’re all about providing the public the authentic gelato experience which is why they offer a wide range of vegan-friendly, non-dairy, gluten-free, and nut-free options to suit all.
Auro Chocolate is an award-winning, proudly Filipino bean-to-bar company that produces fine cacao and chocolate made from beans sourced from Mindanao farmers. They recently came out with a new line of products that are meant to keep you company during the lockdown called QuaranTreats which includes their Vegan Chocolate and Strawberry Gelato.
Get yourself a pint or two of Big Chill’s Coconut Ice Cream, a delicious and sustainable alternative to ice cream that’s just as creamy and rich as your usual pint. Their coconut ice cream is available in Vanilla, Ube, Chocolate, and Coffee.
You can usually find Adam’s (Seriously Good) Ice Cream at the Legaspi Sunday Market and they’re often the best way to end a day full of grub eats from the market. Their uniquely flavored ice creams are all handmade and only contain premium and natural ingredients. You can purchase them here.
Alt Scoops was created to serve as a simple change to protect our environment and provide non-dairy alternatives, without compromising on quality nor taste. Every pint is made with only the highest quality ingredients allowing each scoop to be incredibly rich—really allowing the flavors of the famous Oatly! oat milk to shine through.
The Sexy Chef is an online food delivery service that creates and offers meal plans for different nutritional needs. Though they are known to bring healthy and nutritious food right at your doorstep, they also sell ala carte, frozen, and ready-to-eat meals as well as ice cream. The only dairy-free option in their ice cream line is the Tasty Taho flavor.
New Zealand Natural’s sorbet line is 99% fat-free, gluten-free, halal, and dairy-free. It comes in 3 flavors: Berry Fruit, Lemon & Lime, and Mango.
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