As you scoop So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Milk frozen dessert out of the tub, it becomes apparent that it’s not a standard ice cream. Using an ice-cream scoop, it doesn’t want to curl around and stick together to form a pretty ball. It’s airy and flaky, for lack of a better word.
In terms of taste, the stuff is, as the name suggests, delicious. It tastes like the two main flavours you’d expect it to taste like: chocolate and coconut. It’s not nearly as sweet as I was expecting — if you’re serving it with another dessert, the muted sweetness will be apparent. Consulting the short ingredients list, I learned they use organic agave syrup instead of sugar. Neat.
Will it replace ice cream for the dairy true believers? Not likely. But it –can—readily replace ice cream for the whole table when you entertain a lactose-intolerant (or vegan) dinner guest. It’s different, but the flavours are familiar enough that even picky diners shouldn’t find it particularly alien.
RATINGS AND DETAILS
Cost: $5.99 for a 500 ml tub (on sale).
Value for cash money: Not bad. Comparable to premium ice creams.
Availability: Larger grocery stores, natural-food places.
Nutrition?: 160 calories per 125 ml, along with 9 grams of fat. Of those 9 grams, 8 are saturated, which is 40 per cent of the daily value. (Eek.) There are 4 servings in the tub. So, if you have a Cathy moment and pig out, you’ll be ingesting 640 calories (and 36 grams of fat, of which 32 are saturated). Just so you know. Lots of iron, though.
Pairs with: What’s a great way to serve up this vegan frozen chocolate treat? With a slice of vegan chocolate cake from Planet Organic.
The verdict: Different, but very nice.