Dudes. Dudes. Seriously. Have y'all had the new So Delicious Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert yet? Holy-freakin-crap. This shiz has gone and taken vegan ice cream to a whole 'nother level.
I get a lot of free products to review and sample for this blog. Marketing folks from various vegan companies email me asking if I'd like to try such-and-such product. And since most vegan things sound awesome to me, I usually accept. And I like 99% of what is sent for review, but sometimes, a review package just BLOWS ME AWAY. I come into work (where I receive my blog mail), and there's a package on my desk, and I'm just, like, speechless because it's so awesome. That happened when this package arrived.
I knew it'd be good. Everything So Delicious makes is, well, so delicious. They don't call it that for nothin'. But this ice cream is, hands down, the best vegan ice cream on the market. It's creamier than anything I've tasted since going vegan. And there's the slightest hint of cashew taste in every flavor, though it's most pronounced in the plain Creamy Cashew flavor. Cashews are my favorite nuts, so it makes sense that I'd fall hard for this stuff.
I'm going to discuss each flavor in order of favorite. But honestly, I love them all. Even the one on the end is still miles better than its non-cashew vegan ice cream counterpart.
Of course, my number-one pick is the Salted Caramel Cluster. It's vanilla ice cream with a caramel swirl and chocolate-covered salted cashews.
Give me salted caramel anything, and I'll be in love. This ice cream is chock full of those chocolate-covered cashews, and the caramel ribbon is all melty and sweet. My non-vegan partner Paul declared this the best ice cream he's ever eaten. Ever. He said it was a shame our Whole Foods didn't carry these cashew milk ice creams yet because he'd buy all the pints in this flavor.
Next up — Snickerdoodle!
This is a cinnamon ice cream with little chunks of gluten-free snickerdoodle cookie dough! The best part is you can't really see the cookie dough because it's the same color as the ice cream, so you never know if you're getting a cookie dough bite until it happens. It's like a tiny present with every other bite. Mmmmm. And it's cool that they made this gluten-free so everyone can eat it. I'm not gluten-free, but I don't mind eating gluten-free cookies!
Third on my list is Creamy Cashew, shown here sundae-style with crumbled vegan Girl Scout Thin Mints!
The Creamy Cashew is sort of a plain vanilla flavor, but it's very cashew-y. I love the combo of vanilla and nuts. And the simple flavor makes it perfect for sundaes. Next time, I'm trying this drizzled with Love Bean vegan coconut chocolate sauce.
I'd say Cappucino would be my fourth fave.
This is made with fair trade coffee, so you can feel good about indulging because, with every delicious bite, you're supporting some coffee farmer's living wage. Nothing beats ice cream with a conscience. I love how the coffee flavor melds with the creamy cashew mouthfeel.
Finally, there's Dark Chocolate Truffle.
In all fairness, like I said earlier, this one is also phenomenal. But I'm a vanilla ice cream gal, so chocolate always goes last on any list. But it's still so very good! The chocolate flavor is a true dark chocolate, so it has just the right hint of bitterness. It's made with fair trade cocoa (yay!), and it's folded with fudge and shaved chocolate.
Whole Foods across the country should be carrying these now, but if your store doesn't have them yet (I don't think mine does), ask them to carry it! It really knocks every other vegan ice cream out of the park, and you're gonna need this in your life this summer. Trust me.