In this post I review the So Delicious Mint Chip frozen dessert. Under FDA rules the So Delicious Company cannot call their product “ice cream” since technically it does not have any dairy products in it. So Delicious frozen desserts instead contain coconut milk as their main ingredient.
Having no dairy milk this frozen dessert is safe for the lactose intolerant or for those with other dairy food allergies. In addition to being a certified vegan product, So Delicious states that this is certified Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) free. Lastly of note is the lack of any soy products and the use of organic coconuts in the making of the dessert.
The ingredients listed are as follows: organic coconut milk (water, organic coconut cream), organic agave syrup, chocolate flake [dried cane syrup, coconut oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), chocolate liquor, vanilla], chicory root extract, carob bean gum, guar gum, mint flavor.
Enough with the marketing speak, the real question is how does this taste? I tried my first sampling right after coming home from the grocery store and as a result the dessert was slightly thawed. In the slightly thawed state the creaminess was notable, almost having the consistency of a well-made pudding. The coconut flavor was subtle, which in my opinion is a good thing since I am looking for a more ice cream-like experience and not a frozen coconut-milk experience.
On a second tasting the dessert had a more solid texture due to it having been in the freezer for some time. When properly frozen the dessert did not have the pudding-like texture that I noted in my first tasting. I did note that both times I tried the dessert the mint and chocolate flavors carried through well and was not masked by the coconut milk. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the So Delicious frozen dessert.
I think the So Delicious Mint Chip frozen dessert delivers a good near ice cream experience using organic coconut milk. This dessert can be enjoyed by anyone but is of particular value to those on a vegan diet and those seeking to avoid dairy products for other reasons. The price is comparable to other premium brand ice creams making it a product I would recommend.