It is part of my genetic make-up as a fat, gay vegan to be obsessed with ice cream.
Dairy free desserts are becoming increasingly easy to locate with most major supermarkets stocking at least one or two brands of vegan ice cream for the discerning, sweet-toothed vegan to purchase. I have become quite the non-dairy connoisseur during the last few years and have enjoyed scandalous affairs with various ice cream brands from all around the globe. Tofutti from the USA is a reliable friend and never lets me down. Coco Luscious is crafted in Australia and is too good to be true. I often dream of the decadent Booja Booja from the UK and its rich, chocolatey delights. This short list of favourites is just the tip of the vegan ice cream iceberg.
You get the picture, right? I am a self-proclaimed vegan ice cream know-it-all. I recently put this expertise to the test by comparing two brands available here in the UK.
First up was a chocolate frozen dessert made by Worthenshaws Freedom. This dessert was developed by Kirsty Henshaw in response to her son’s dairy intolerance and nut allergy. I certainly wasn’t blown away by this product. I found it to be a tad on the icy side with the chocolate flavour lacking somewhat. The company also makes strawberry and vanilla flavours, so I could be a return customer yet.
Next up was the fabulous, creamy delight known as Smooth Vanilla made by Swedish Glace. The texture, consistency and flavour of this vanilla dessert is outstanding. The manufacturers have mastered the art of creating a non-dairy ice cream that is fluffy, sweet and rich. The company also produces a stunning neapolitan ice cream that can’t be resisted.
That brings this chapter of the vegan ice cream wars to a close. Swedish Glace emerged the victor. Get in touch if you agree, disagree or know of any ice creams brands I should be eating.