Whether you’re a fan of vegan ice cream or you’re lactose-intolerant, you’ll be pleased to know that Ben & Jerry’s has finally debuted its non-dairy line of frozen desserts in Singapore. Made of almond milk and free of any kind of animal products (including honey), the tubs come in three flavors: caramel almond brittle, coconut seven layer bar with fudge chunks, walnuts, and caramel, as well as peanut butter and cookies.
The certified vegan treats are available at all Cold Storage outlets at $14.90 each.
But besides the recognizable big brand, smaller shops have also been popping up across the island, featuring dairy-free sorbets and soy ice creams that tout themselves as healthier versions of indulgent ice creams.
First up, there’s Pong, which whips up dairy-free vegan sorbets in flavors like coconut, mango, passionfruit, avocado, and mao shan wang durian at a space in Scape. It’s also got thirst-quenching coconut-based drinks like smoothies and juice floats.
For those who live in the Jurong area, nestled in JCube mall is a little kiosk called Dofu, which is known for its black soy ice cream. Made from non-GMO black soybeans and bamboo charcoal, the vegan treat is churned in store and served with a chilled soy pudding base.
To add a touch of sweetness to your dessert, toppings come in options like yogurt jellies, mango, low-fat granola, and strawberries.
Alternatively, you can swing by Brownice, a cafe with outlets at Sin Ming and East Coast Road that serves up dairy-free, plant-based ice creams made from organic brown rice milk and organic evaporated cane juice. Apparently, each scoop is low in fat and only contains about 80 to 140 calories — or so the cafe claims — so you can actually have your ice cream and eat it too.
The selection of flavors include dark chocolate, black sesame, Earl Grey lavender, pumpkin coconut, sea salt gula melaka, and passionfruit mango — but if you’re peckish, the menu (at East Coast) also offers pizzas, pastas, waffles, and small bites.
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