Thursday, April 9, 2015

We All Scream for Cashew Milk Ice Cream!!!!

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.


Cadry's Kitchen said...

I keep reading all of the glowing reviews about these ice creams just so that I can fuel my own insane jealousy. Why am I not on this blogging list??? It all sounds SO GOOD!

Susan said...

We have the So Delicious coconut and almond milk ice creams here, so I really hope the cashew ones come as well! I think I would LOVE cashew ice cream! Of course, at $14 for a little tub it would be a very occasional treat, but it would be worth it!

GlutenFreeHappyTummy said...

oh my gosh i cannot WAIT to try this!!!!!!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I found these at my local Whole Foods a few weeks ago, and they're DEFINITELY amazing. Dare I say they're the best products that So Delicious has created yet? At least in my opinion :)

The Snickerdoodle and Creamy Cashew flavors are my favorite.

Babette said...

I was not particularly looking forward to trying those, I was just curious, but after reading your review, I just can't wait for them to get to Canada!!! Chocolate-covered cashews in ice cream? That's insane! =)

Kyleigh said...

OMG these are amazing!!! I bought the Salted Caramel and the Cappuccino last week and they are SOOOO good. Gonna try the other flavors this week. Can't wait for Snickerdoodle!

You're right about this being the best vegan ice cream out there, it is super creamy, and beats every other ice cream on the market!

River said...

Dude! Duuude! I've been dying to try these! Maybe not literally dying, but there has been some suffering for sure.

I would probably love the Salted Caramel Cluster best too, because SALTED CARAMEL!

Barb@ThatWasVegan? said...

I got that same package in the mail and OMFG it is so good. Beyond words. Cannot describe.

tamara said...

I am dying to try these because every great blogger has reviewed and loved them, but at $9 a pop it just ain't happening. I know cashews are spendy but it's just insane, IMO.

amber said...

I cannot wait for these to show up in our stores here. I got to try them when I won a giveaway last month and OH. MY. GOSH. They are the best ice cream EVER! Even my parents, who are very picky about food (especially anything labeled 'vegan'), gobbled these right up! :)

Melissa said...

I tried the chocolate truffle today... OMG. FREAKING AMAZING! I can't wait to try the rest, esp the salted caramel!

Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

They're also buy one, get one free at Sprouts right now if you're in an area that has a Sprouts!

kimberly said...

I used to buy So Delicious ice cream regularly, but then they made the carton smaller and kept the same price. I can't justify the purchase now. But damn, it looks amazing!

iphone 6 cases said...

Cashew? Sounds interesting. I have to try this later.

Unknown said...

Had the creamy cashew tonight and OMG it was so delicious..seriously