So Delicious recently debuted their new line of vegan ice cream made with cashew milk, and I was blown away when I tried it at Expo West. In the past, I honestly haven’t been a regular buyer of their coconut-based ice cream because they are just a little too strong in coconut flavor for me. However, I loved their unsweetened cashew milks when I first tried them so it was inevitable that I would love these. Ice cream was one of my favorite treats before going vegan, and I tend to be really picky with a lot of the vegan varieties on the market. Read on to see what I thought of the different flavors of their cashew-based dairy-free pints! Continue reading
One of the first flavors I went for was the Salted Caramel Cluster. The flavor is described as a sweet and salty delight featuring chocolate covered cashews and a ribbon of salted caramel. I found that this one had a definitely salty taste from the caramel balanced with the sweetness of the ice cream base. I think the cashew milk worked really well in this instance, and I loved the dark chocolate covered cashew pieces. I think the chocolatey pieces added a nice crunch and a diversion from the caramel flavor that would be a little overpowering otherwise. Overall, I would definitely try this one again!
Next I went for the Dark Chocolate Truffle, a fair trade cocoa decadence folded with fudge and premium shaved chocolate. I expected a little bit more of a rich, fudgy taste but the chocolate flavor was nice overall. It wasn’t quite as decadent as I was expecting from the name alone, and I don’t know if this one was quite as good as some of the other flavors. However, I am happy that So Delicious chose a fair trade cocoa in the ingredients!
I was excited to try the Cappuccino flavor because I’m always looking for new coffee-flavored desserts. This one unfortunately was a little too sweet for me, and didn’t have enough of a coffee flavor for me. I also thought that it had a different aftertaste, likely from the cashew milk, that I couldn’t get past. On its own, I’m not a big fan of the Cappuccino. However, I think it would be really good mixed with some hot fudge and coconut whipped cream, or used in a milkshake or frappuccino recipe.
As you might’ve seen on this blog already, I used the Creamy Cashew ice cream in a delicious Big Wheel Recipe. This one is described as a gourmet delight with a touch of fair-trade vanilla and a pinch of sea salt. I found that this particular flavor was an excellent addition to salted chocolate chip cookies for the ultimate salty and sweet pairing. I have a feeling this one would make a great staple to have in your freezer to top your baked goods with. I think everyone loves some homemade treats topped with a generous scoop of ice cream!
Ok, I saved the best for last. The Snickerdoodle is something else! In fact, this was one of the few flavors I actually tried twice (and if you know me that’s a rarity). This one is a cinnamon delight loaded with chunks of gluten-free snickerdoodle cookie dough! If that doesn’t sound good, then I have no idea what does! Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite flavor cookie of mine, and at first I was a little skeptical that So Delicious would be able to mimic that flavor. This far exceeded my expectations, with little chunks of the cookie dough mixed right into the ice cream! Plus it’s gluten-free, so everyone can have a bite of this heavenly dessert!
A big thanks to So Delicious for sending me these samples so I could give all the new products a try! This review included my honest, first impressions of the products and overall I’m pretty impressed. Don’t forget to check out their store locator to see if So Delicious carries products at your local grocery store (hopefully it’s the cashew ice cream!).