There are so many good vegan ice cream options now. For instance, there’s Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream in Brooklyn. While they aren’t exclusively vegan, they have many vegan options.

We make all our ice cream from scratch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Classic scoops are crafted with nothing more than fresh milk and cream, cane sugar, and egg yolks. The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Vegan scoops are made with house-made cashew milk, organic coconut milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, and organic carob bean. Both recipes result in rich, decadent, naturally perfect ice cream.

From U.S. News & World Report:

“Our customers asked for it. From day one we didn’t want the vegan ice cream to be an afterthought or a supplement to our regular menu,” he said of his Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream. “We applied the same commitment to using the best quality ingredients and using little or no stabilizers. We make the vegan ice cream with house-made raw cashew and almond, organic coconut cream, raw cocoa butter from Ecuador, raw extra virgin coconut oil and organic cane sugar.”

Van Leeuwen’s vegan flavors come in classic and exotic varieties, including a bright blue Planet Earth, made with almond, spirulina and matcha tea cake.

VEGAN ICE CREAM FLAVORS

VEGAN SICILIAN PISTACHIO

On the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, grow the finest pistachios on earth. Certified by the International Slow Food Institute, this variety of pistachio grows in the rugged landscape of Bronte and nowhere else. It is here that they acquire their unique, brilliant emerald green color, intense resinous fragrance and awesome taste. For this flavor we use nothing more than these nuts ground into a fine paste. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, Sicilian pistachios, organic carob bean, salt


VEGAN CHOCOLATE

Michel Cluizel is a small family-run French company committed to producing the highest quality chocolate. All of their chocolates and cocoa powders are produced without soy lecithin. The raw cacao comes from eight single biodynamic and organic plantations. its ultra-high cocoa butter content provides a rich and creamy mousse-like texture. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, michel cluizel chocolate (cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, vanilla bean, ginger), michel cluizel cocoa powder, organic carob bean, salt


VEGAN COFFEE

In the shade of the Andean Foothills in Colombia, grow spectacular coffee beans. We use these Fair Trade and organic certified beans to flavor our rich vegan base, for this much loved classic. 

Coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, salt, coffee, organic carob bean


VEGAN HONEYCOMB

Surprisingly made using no honey at all, honeycomb is a crunchy, chewy caramel candy. We make ours in-house, break it into chunks and fold it into our vegan base. The honeycomb remains crispy on the inside, chewy on the outside and bleeds micro ribbons of caramel throughout the ice cream. An Australian classic and new American favorite. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic brown rice syrup, baking soda, organic carob bean, salt


VEGAN SALTED CARAMEL

We caramelize pure cane sugar in small pots, add a touch of cold ground Tahitian vanilla and blend this into our vegan base. After freezing, we fold in flakes of Maldon sea salt makers. The salt is beautifully textured, a result of the centuries-old crafting technique. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, coconut butter, organic cane sugar, vanilla bean, maldon sea salt, organic carob bean


VEGAN CARAMELIZED BANANA NUT

We caramelize perfectly ripe organic bananas with salt and raw coconut oil, puree them and mix them fully into our vegan base. We then mix lightly candied raw California walnuts throughout the luscious banana ice cream. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic bananas, walnuts, organic carob bean, salt


VEGAN CHOC CHIP COOKIE DOUGH

For this American classic we add Tahitian vanilla and a pinch of Maldon salt to our vegan base. For the cookie dough we use locally milled flour and generous amounts of Askinosie 72% chocolate chips. We then mix chunks of the dough throughout. Missouri chocolate maker, Askinosie, source directly from farmers, profit-sharing with them and craft awesome chocolate in small batches without soy lecithin. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, salt, flour (wheat), dark brown sugar, organic canola oil, askinosie chocolate (cocoa butter, cocoa liquor), organic carob bean


VEGAN MATCHA TEA

We have partnered with local tea trader Kettl for this flavor. They source directly from top growers in Japan. The tea is shaded for the last 20 days before harvest which tricks the plant into producing exceptionally flavorful antioxidants. Once harvested, it is steamed, which is what brings out the brilliant green color. It is then dried and ground into a fine powder on stone mills. We blend this exquisitely flavorful matcha green tea powder into our creamy vegan ice cream base. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, salt, matcha green tea, organic carob bean


VEGAN MINT CHIP

For this American classic we use pure organic peppermint and Askinosie single origin 72% chocolate chips. Missouri chocolate maker, Askinosie, source directly from farmers, profit-sharing with them and crafting the chocolate in small batches without soy lecithin. Single origin chocolates have a unique flavor profile reflective of their variety, terroir and post-harvest technique. 

Ingredients: coc


onut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic peppermint extract (grain alcohol, peppermint leaves), askinosie chocolate (cocoa butter, cocoa liquor), organic carob bean, salt


VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CHOC CHIP

We mix pure Virginia Peanut butter into our rich vegan base with generous amounts of Askinosie 72% chocolate chunks. Missouri chocolate maker, Askinosie, source directly from farmers, profit-sharing with the and crafting the chocolate in small batches without soy lecithin. Single origin chocolates have a unique flavor profile reflective of their variety, terroir and post-harvest technique. 

Ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, coconut oil, cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, peanut butter, askinosie chocolate (cocoa butter, cocoa liquor), organic carob bean, salt


If you are in NY or LA, you can buy it directly. For the rest of us, we can order online and have it shipped… shipping ice cream? Yup, but it is pricey.



Want to make your own ice cream? They even have a cookbook.