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Product Review: Coconut Bliss dairy-free ice cream

Posted on June 10th, 2008 by Alison Read 9 Comments - Add Your Own »

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Product description:

Coconut Bliss:

  • Non-dairy frozen dessert (ice cream) made from organic coconut milk and agave syrup
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan (which means no milk and no eggs)
  • Soy-free
  • Low glycemic index

Review:

Move over Ben & Jerry and make way for Luna & Larry! I have just discovered Coconut Bliss ice cream and I am in love! I have tried many dairy-free ice creams, including soy-based ones and rice-based ones (and some that are made with both rice and soy like Rice Divine). This one is made with coconut milk as its base, and adds no soy or gluten. The result is a rich and creamy ice cream that rivals or even tops dairy ice creams in taste and texture. This is definitely a dessert I would serve to all my guests, not just to my dairy-free kids (in fact, I haven’t decided if I’m even going to share it with them at all!)

I love that the ingredients are pure and agave syrup is used for the sweetener instead of sugar. While the fat content isn’t lower that other ice creams, there is no cholesterol. And if you’d like to learn about the health benefits of coconut, Luna & Larry recommend the website Coconut Research Center.

I can’t wait to get through dinner tonight, so I can delve into dessert!

What I like:

  • It is so creamy, just like “real” ice cream
  • The flavor makes you say “yummmmm”
  • It comes in many flavors: Naked Coconut, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Island, Mint Galactica, Cappuccino, Cherry Amaretto, Pina Colada, Cinnamon Chocolate Flake, Strawberry Lemon Love, Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

What I don’t like:

  • That 2 flavors have nuts (my daughter is allergic so I need to think about the possibility of cross-contamination)
  • I haven’t tried all the flavors yet (and can’t wait!)… I’ll let you know if there are any I don’t like

Where to buy:

As of June 2008, Coconut Bliss is only sold in the western United States. I found it in Whole Foods.

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Comments

  1. two points
    - the list of ingredients is SO SHORT I needed someone to help me find it. Depending on flavors, it’s only 4 words long – and lost on the labelling.
    - you definitly need some scooping tool, or other serving cup. because with the fat content, the yumminess – before you realize you downed the whole container right to your hips ;-)
    I love mint and cappuccino the best, because it’s flavors that are so difficult to make right – and they did it.

  2. Isn’t a short list of ingredients a GOOD thing???

    This product just landed in So Cal so I finally got to try it after hearing about it a little while ago. Oh. Mah. Gawd. I didn’t know dessert could change your life.

  3. Sophie,
    I should get a mini-scooper, because I am having a hard time with self-control!

    Su,
    I agree, a short ingredient list is good — and hard to come by these days!

  4. Had to let you know that Coconut Bliss is nominated for a “Veggie Award.”

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=2fkh_2bW3o9fkbEWraGcnM9Q_3d_3d

    Note that you have to vote for at least half the categories for your ballot to count.

  5. This is the best icecream I have ever had. My husband can have dairy and loves breyers and he said that it was very creamy and just as good as breyers. All I know is I have tried 4 different flavors and all of them were delicious. I only wish I could get my stores to carry them here in KY. I was able to try this when I visited Seattle,WA this summer. What a great treat!

    karla

  6. It’s better than Breyers–way better.

    We have it in New York City now, so look around, people; it might be in your store.

    I actually was able to stop at one scoop this evening, but I’ll probably have some for breakfast.

  7. Come to Canada Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. A coconut ice cream, that’s a blast. that would be a healthful treat. I read about coconut benefits from http://products.mercola.com/coconut-oil/ and more information about it.

  9. I had this ice cream the other day … dark chocolate was the flavor I chose and it was AMAZING!!!!!!

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