The Best Plant-Based Ice Cream in the US

The Best Plant-Based Ice Cream in the US

If you haven’t noticed by now, plant-based food is better. Better for you, better for our planet, and better for everyone and everything on it! How cool is it that we get to continue to eat delicious things without causing harm?! I’ll tell you how cool: as cool as locally sourced hand churned ice cream dripping down your hand in the middle of summer. Speaking of ice cream, we’re beyond excited to celebrate National Ice Cream Day with the best plant-based ice cream in the US. Like, this excited…



Why Plant-Based Ice Cream is Better for You

Let’s face it: we are not baby cows (unless you are, in which case you are so cute and I’m SO proud of you for learning how to read! Whoa!). I’ll spare you the rant about how eliminating dairy changed my life (for real) and let Erin Janus explain to you why “dairy is scary”.




Why Plant-Based Ice Cream is Better for the Planet

It takes 2,000 gallons of water to produce one gallon of cow’s milk. Avoiding dairy and mea tis the single biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth. (Source)

Why Plant-Based Ice Cream is Better for the Animals

When you consume dairy, you’re consuming the milk that’s intended for a calf to drink. All calves are taken from their mothers within 24 hours of giving birth with the females heading into the same system their mothers are in, and the males being sold to slaughterhouses for veal. Cows must be pregnant or must have recently given birth in order for them to lactate and produce milk. This vicious cycle of impregnating, birthing, and literally milking a cow for all it’s worth is completely unnecessary because we now have the power to choose milk that comes from plants.

Seriously - how could you mess with this perfect little face?! Good news is you don’t have to with all of the plant-based dairy alternatives!

With the help of our City Leaders and the entire kompas community, we found the best plant-based / vegan / non-dairy ice cream in just about every corner of the United States. Next time you’re on a date, recovering from a bad breakup, trying to make your child happy, or just needing a moment of cool, sugary perfection, check out any of these amazing spots!

The Best Plant-Based Ice Cream in the US

AK

ANCHORAGE
Wild Scoops Non-dairy ice cream and sorbets 🍧

Natural Yogurt Selections Non-dairy scoops and soft serve

AL

BIRMINGHAM
Loblolly Creamery Non-dairy ice cream and sorbets

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Lucky Cat Kitchen + Creamery Vegan ice cream roll. Whoa.

Big Spoon Creamery Non-dairy ice cream and sorbets

HOMEWOOD
Big Spoon Creamery Non-dairy ice cream and sorbets

AZ

PHOENIX
Nami Vegan Sweets tSoynami soft serve with a f*** ton of delicious toppings🍦


TEMPE
The Baked Bear Vegan ice cream sandwiches 🍪

CA

ALBANY
Mr Dewie’s Cashew Creamery 100% plant-based creamery

ANAHEIM
Salt & Straw Seasonal vegan flavors

BERKELEY
Timeless Coffee Affogato ☕️

CLOVIS
Creamistry Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with some insane options

CULVER CITY
Coolhaus Scoops, sammies, and pints

GARDEN GROVE
Hug Life Ice Cream 100% plant-based scoops, floats, sammiches, and brownies 😍

LONG BEACH
Hug Life Ice Cream 100% plant-based scoops, floats, sammiches, and brownies 😍

LOS ANGELES
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Multiple locations offering seasonal vegan flavors

Yoga-urt 100% vegan soft serve

Divine Dips Creamy, heavenly scoops

Cocobella Creamery 100% plant-based ice cream, sundaes, floats, and CAKES 🍰

MILL VALLEY
Nekter Juice Bar Coconut based ice cream with tons of toppings

MONTERREY
Revival Ice Cream Vegan waffle cones & bowls

NEWPORT
Nekter Juice Bar Coconut based ice cream with tons of toppings

OAKLAND
Timeless Coffee Affogato ☕️

Curbside Creamery Delicious vegan options

CREAM Ice cream sandwiches with vegan options

ORANGE
Hug Life Ice Cream 100% plant-based scoops, floats, sammiches, and brownies 😍

PALO ALTO
Galataio Italian Sorbet

CREAM Ice cream sandwiches with vegan options

RIVERSIDE
Monty’s Goodburger To die for vegan shakes 🥤

SAN DIEGO
Salt & Straw Seasonal vegan flavors

The Baked Bear Vegan ice cream sandwiches 🍪

Dolce Italian Ice Vegan Oreo Ice Cream Cake 🥇

Nekter Juice Bar Coconut based ice cream with tons of toppings

Stella Jean’s Vegan options

SAN FRANCISCO
Loving Cup Get the banana base and any of their many vegan mix-ins 🤤🍌

CREAM Ice cream sandwiches with vegan options

CO

DENVER
Little Man Ice Cream Non-dairy flavors

SNOWLAB Dairy-free SHAVE ICE!!! 🍧

Sweet Action Ice Cream Voted Top 10 Vegan Ice Cream Shops by VegNews

Sweet Cooies Seasonal vegan flavors

Make Believe Bakery Plant-based bakery with soft serve

BOULDER
Ben & Jerry’s Yup, that one.

Heifer and the Hen Rotating dairy-free flavors and sorbet

TELLURIDE
La Cocina de Luz Vegan ice cream

CT

MANCHESTER
Divine Treasures Vegan soft serve

NEW HAVEN
Ben & Jerry’s

WETHERSFIELD
Main Street Creamery Scoop shop with non-dairy flavors

DC

WASHINGTON
Jeni’s Scoop shop with non-dairy flavors

DE

REHOBOTH BEACH
Sweet Charlie’s Rolled ice cream with vegan flavors

FL

BOCA RATON
Artisen Gelato Thick. Creamy. Delicious.

MIAMI
Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Create your own with their non-dairy base

Dasher & Crank Vegan options

ORLANDO
The Greenery Creamery Handmade ice cream with vegan flavors, vegan milkshakes, soft serve, and cakes 🍰

GA

ATLANTA
Jeni’s Scoop shop with non-dairy flavors

SAVANNAH
Leopold’s Ice Cream Seasonal vegan flavors

HI

HILO
Hawaiian Licks 100% plant-based ice cream shop

Kula Shave Ice Organic, homemade shave ice and vegan gelato

HONOLULU
Wing Ice Cream Non-dairy flavors

MAUI
Coconut Glen’s All vegan ice cream

IA

DES MOINES
Black Cat Ice Cream Vegan options

ID

BOISE
The STIL Vegan non-dairy flavors

IL

CHICAGO
Upton’s Breakroom Soft serve. Nuff said.

Kitchen 17 Glass is always half full with vegan milkshakes and whipped cream 🍒

George's Ice Cream & Treats Vegan options

Chicago Diner 100% vegan hard pack scoops and shakes

Ken’s Diner Vegan shakes

Epic Deli Vegan shakes

Little Goat Diner Vegan Shakes

Dairy Star Vegan soft serve options

Paul Gee’s Logan Square Hard pack vegan ice cream

Alice & Friend’s 100% vegan house-made hard pack ice cream scoops

IN

INDIANAPOLIS
BRICS Vegan options

KS

WICHITA
Freezing Moo Thai rolled ice cream with vegan options

KY

LOIUISVILLE
Louisville Cream Premium small batch ice cream with vegan options

LA

METAIRIE
Creamistry Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with some insane options

NEW ORLEANS
Freezy Street Rolled ice cream with vegan options

MA

BOSTON
FoMu 100% plant-based ice cream shop

PROVINCETOWN
I Dream of Gelato Vegan options

MD

BALTIMORE
The Charmery

MI

DETROIT
Detroit Vegan Soul

Treat Dreams Vegan options

MN

MINNEAPOLIS
Crepe & Spoon Nice Cream and vegan crepes 😍

Izzy’s Ice Cream Vegan options

Lala Homemade ice cream and plant-based options

Minehaha Scoop Vegan options

MO

ST LOUIS
Jeni’s Scoop shop with non-dairy flavors

Clementine’s Creamery Scoop shop with vegan options

NC

MATTHEWS
Artisen Gelato Thick. Creamy. Delicious.

NE

OMAHA
Coneflower Creamery Vegan flavors and toppings

eCreamery Dairy-free flavors

NJ

ASBURY PARK
Cookman Creamery Vegan & gluten-free ice cream and baked goods

EAST RUTHERFORD
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

HADDONFIELD
Haddonfield Donut & Bakery Waffles, crepes, and donuts with ice cream 😱

NV

LAS VEGAS
Scoop Vegan flavors

Ice Land Vegan gelato

NY

NEW YORK
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Multiple locations offering seasonal vegan flavors

Kith Treats Multiple locations. Coconut based soft serve with mix ins

Champs Diner Ice cream sundaes 🍨

St Mark’s Vegan Food Court Vegan ice cream cakes by the slice 🍰


WEST SENECA
Kone King Sprinkles & soft serve 🍦

OH

AKRON
Chill Ice Cream Vegan flavors

COLUMBUS
Simply Rolled Ice Cream Rolled ice cream with vegan options

LAKEWOOD
Ice Cream Joy Cafe Vegan flavors

MEDINA
Chill Ice Cream Vegan flavors

OK

OKLAHOMA CITY
Roxy’s Ice Cream Rotating vegan flavors

OR

PORTLAND
Salt & Straw Seasonal vegan flavors

Eb & Bean So many non-dairy frozen yogurt options!

Moberi Healthy soft-serve

Back to Eden BANANA SPLIT! Soft serve! Sundaes!

PA

BETHLEHEM
Vegan Treats All vegan bakery with vegan soft serve

PHILADELPHIA
Batter & Crumbs 100% vegan bakery with soft serve

Little Baby’s Ice Cream Non-dairy flavors

SC

CHARLESTON
Jeni’s Scoop shop with non-dairy flavors

TN

NASHVILLE
Jeni’s Scoop shop with non-dairy flavors

TX

AUSTIN
NadaMoo Scoop Shop Milkshakes. Cones. Cups. Bowls. Heaven

Sweet Ritual Donut ice cream cones. Mind blown 🍩

Lick Honest Ice Creams Dairy-free flavors

DALLAS
Berrynaked Gourmet pops 🍓

Creamistry Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with some insane options

Coolhaus Scoops, sammies, and pints 🍪

HOUSTON
Creamistry Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with some insane options

UT

PARK CITY
Java Cow Vegan flavors

SALT LAKE CITY
Monkeywrench Ice cream shop with non-dairy flavors

Sweet Sundaes Soft serve, sundaes, and baked goods 🍌

VA

ALEXANDRIA
Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato Vegan gelato and sorbet

VT

BURLINGTON
Ben & Jerry’s Non-dairy scoops

WA

SEATTLE
Frankie and Jo’s 100% plant-based ice cream shop

Salt & Straw Seasonal vegan flavors

WI

MADISON
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream “Boat-loads of luscious flavors”

MILWAUKEE
Babe’s Ice Cream Vegan ice cream and goodies 🍰

WV

CHARLESTON
Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream Vegan options


What did we miss? We’d love to add it to our list!

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