What are the best vegan ice creams that deserve a second scoop?

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Whether it is wanting a frozen treat, National Ice Cream Day, or just loving ice cream, these best vegan ice creams satisfy that craving for those following that particular food lifestyle. Grab the ice cream scoop and bowl. It is time to dig in.

When it comes to National Ice Cream Day, there are all types of lists. From the most expensive milkshake to that Kraft Mac and Cheese flavor that had everyone talking, the reality is that ice cream always brings a smile. It is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Over years, as alternative healthy eating choices have gained in popularity, non-dairy ice cream options have earned prime freezer space. From brands joining that food space to expansion of flavors, narrowing down a list to the best vegan ice creams is a tasty task.

Recently, PETA compiled such a list. PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said, “Customers are clamoring for ice cream that’s kind to cows, and the country’s top scoop shops are paying attention. PETA is celebrating the chains that are dishing up some of the most delicious dairy-free treats around.”

This list focuses on national chain. Regional ice cream offerings, like Salt & Straw and Van Leeuwen are not included.

Here’s PETA’s picks for the best vegan ice creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has become a huge hit with dessert fans. While the brand offers both vegan and non-vegan options, the dairy-free flavors are so decadent that many people forget that dairy isn’t in the bowl. Some flavors include Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns, Texas Sheet Cake and even Roasted Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam.

Ben & Jerry’s

Who doesn’t love Ben & Jerry’s? The iconic ice cream brand has been delighting fans for years. For people who are starting to explore vegan ice cream options, consider the Coconut Almond Fudge or even the Cold Brew Coffee Fudge Chip. These flavors will have you screaming for more.

Dairy Queen

While it might not be that classic Blizzard, Dairy Queen offers the Non-Dairy Dilly Bar. When the brand announced that it was offering this alternative to a classic offering, many people were quite happy. The coconut cream dessert is definitely a summertime favorite.

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

One of the reasons why people love Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is the ability to customize any order. In addition to all the toppings, guests can get soy, almond or cashew milks. You might want to try them all to determine a favorite.

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