Friday, October 24, 2008

Day 24: Coconut Milk Ice Cream

The other day, my dad called me from the health food store and asked if I wanted any coconut milk ice cream. I selected mint chip (which I never had any fondness for previously but wanted very badly) and cookie dough.

The cookie dough ice cream is also gluten free - a nice touch. It was good, but I think I prefer Temptation's cookie dough ice cream. The problem with Purely Decadent's cookie dough is that the chunks of dough are too big for my taste. I ended up breaking the chunks into smaller pieces before eating, which was an annoying extra step (I mean, I already have to take the ice cream out of the freezer, take the lid off, get a spoon, and scoop it! Now this?!).

The mint chip was wonderful and I've already picked up a second carton. The ice cream is white, as compared to the more typical light green. I guess this means that other companies either dye their ice cream or use actual mint leaves. There are thin swirls of chocolate throughout that weren't too overwhelming (Wait, how can this be called "mint chip" ice cream when there are no actual chips? I will continue to investigate this disturbing matter.). It seems like a lot of ice cream has way more chocolate than necessary but, considering my chocolate intolerance, I may be slightly biased.

I've also had Purely Decadent's chocolate coconut milk ice cream and the coconut one. I have been very impressed by this line so far and it's nice to find tasty vegan ice cream in local stores. That's right, the vegans are taking over grocery stores, one freezer case at a time.


Zoey said...

Hi Stephanie,

I love the mint chocolate chip ice cream too. Did you find this at a regular local grocery store or at a health food store? I would be thrilled if my regular grocery store carried this stuff!

Stephanie said...

Zoey - I first found it at the health food store but when I was later shopping at a local grocery store they had 3 flavors. Not much, but still surprising!

sweetpotato said...

Vegans taking over the ice cream case, yes!!