It’s Veganuary and Foodie Friday. That being the case I decided to go to my local supermarket and pick up one of my wife’s “go to” treats – Halo brand non-dairy frozen dessert. As I went to the freezer compartment Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough Non-Dairy Ice Cream caught my attention, so I picked it up instead.
This frozen treat does have a fairly decent “ice cream” feel to it. Though the way it softens has a slightly different texture to it than softening real cream. It does have a nice flavour though, and once one allows for the dough and chocolate chunks it does compare favourably to “the real thing.”
The blend has three different plant based oils in it (rapeseed, coconut, and soy), and it also is fairly high in the sugars with 28 grams of carb (19 g of it sugar) for every two scoops. This works out at 230 calories for every 2 scoop serving, which is considerably higher than in Halo (which I will review soon). It is however a yummy treat, and being kosher, vegetarian, and vegan certified does open up a lot of options to those limited in the dessert department.
The dough balls, and chocolate chunks are fairly large, and the portions of them fairly generous. All in all, this is a very nice “occasional” treat, and I may soon test out some other Ben and Jerry’s non-dairy options.