Finding dairy-free frozen treats can be a challenge but we were more than happy to do this research for you.
1. Water Street Coffee Joint - Multiple Locations
In addition to coffee, tea, and all the delicious vegan food Water Street serves, they now offer a Watermelonade Sorbet.
2. The Yogurt Co. - 6118 S. Westnedge Avenue
Located on South Westnedge in Portage, The Yogurt Co. is actually, and no big surprise here, a frozen yogurt shop. Don’t let that stop you from heading on inside. They stock a vanilla, chocolate, and vanilla/chocolate swirl dairy-free ice cream with almond milk as its base. This is a new product and is clearly marked as vegan. Choose your ice cream, then choose your toppings. Yogurt Co. offers many vegan options. Try any of the fruits (kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, coconut, pineapple), nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds), or Oreos. They even stock a topping called Mochi that is a cross between a marshmallow and a gummi treat. We checked the label on this one and, marketed as a sweet rice cake, Mochi is totally vegan!
Not in the mood for ice cream? Try any of Yogurt Co.’s juices. Fresh pressed and cold, these contain no added sugar and only fresh fruits and veggies. The smoothies are great, too, and can be ordered with juice as the base instead of yogurt.
Smoothies, juice, or dairy-free ice cream! The Yogurt Co. is a vegan win!
3. Sawall Health Foods - 2965 Oakland Drive
Sawall’s has done some major remodeling recently and now carries Sorbetto in mango, lemon, pistachio, chocolate and strawberry.
4. Bert’s Bakery - 4419 S. Westnedge Avenue
Try Bert’s vegan Sorbetto in mango, strawberry, and black cherry. Now you can indulge when your friends want to go for a frozen treat!
5. Ritter’s Frozen Custard - 217 Romence Road
Italian Ice in lemon drop, mangolicious, seedless watermelon, strawberry, mokaccino, rootbeer, lime, grape, blue razz, and cherry bomb. So many flavors from which to choose! We tried the cherry bomb. And it was…..the bomb!
6. Cold Stone Creamery - 6800 S. Westnedge Avenue
Cold Stone generally carries at least one flavor of sorbet. The flavors alternate, so we suggest calling ahead to find out what they're serving.
7. Y'OPA Frozen Yogurt - 165 W. Centre Avenue
Y'OPA offers at least two vegan flavors a day - one soft serve flavor and either one Italian ice or sorbet flavor. Some of the rotating flavors include: strawberry-banana, blueberry, coconut milk, tango (tangerine and mango), Tiger's Blood, cherry, kiwi strawberry, blue raspberry, valencia orange, watermelon, pink lemonade, pomegranate raspberry, and tropical. And choose from a variety of vegan toppings! You can check out our full guide to ordering vegan at Y'OPA here.
8. Let's Swirl - 5021 W. Main Street
Let's Swirl offers two non-dairy flavors: Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet and Mango Sorbet. Like most other froyo shops, they offer a variety of toppings. Oreos and fruit are always a safe bet and delicious combination!
9. The Sugar Bear - 101 W. Michigan Avenue
This vegan-friendly establishment not only has a vegan section on their food menu, but they offer a non-dairy lemon sorbet as well as vegan and gluten-free cones.
10. Your Favorite Grocery Store
If all fails, head to your favorite grocery store that carries non-dairy pints. Check out brands such as non-dairy Ben&Jerry's, So Delicious, Almond Dream, Coconut Bliss, and the new non-dairy Haagen-Dazs (we haven't seen it yet, but be on the lookout!).
Did we forget to include your favorite place? Let us know in the comments!