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Find out why vegan ice cream really is nice cream

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Published Jul 3, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
Updated Jul 3, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
Big guys like Ben & Jerry have hoped on board and made it better than before.
Ben & Jerry's vegan ice cream. (Photo: Instagram / beardedmountain)
 Ben & Jerry's vegan ice cream. (Photo: Instagram / beardedmountain)

NEW YORK: So-called "nice" cream: It's not just for vegans anymore.

A variety of creamy bases made of fruit, nut butters, rice, soy and even hemp have elevated vegan ice cream among vegans, vegetarians and health-conscious meat-eaters alike.

 

 

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Vegan ice cream was once the domain of mostly soy-based varieties. But it now tastes more like the real thing. Within the last decade or so, startup companies and even big guys like Ben & Jerry's have joined the vegan ice cream movement.

 

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We're not talking sorbets. One banana-based brand, Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Company, tastes like dairy ice cream in a dark chocolate flavor.

Another company, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, has experimented with exotic flavor combinations in non-dairy offerings using ingredients like turmeric and matcha tea cakes that it makes from scratch.

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