Curious about Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream flavors? You’re not alone!
It’s a wondrous and slightly anxiety-inducing experience to behold nearly 20 different ice cream pints openly available and ready to be scooped – all perfectly thawed and ready to be sampled. This is the situation you’ll find yourself in when visiting the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters.
Along with other members of the media, I scooped and savored each flavor to sample everything I’d been following for years at my local grocery shop in Cali.
As the year passed, I continued to enjoy a pint of B&J on occasion to recall my experience visiting their headquarters. In my opinion, here are all of the noteworthy Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream flavors I found absolutely fantastic and think you should try on your own.
Keep reading to learn more about the top Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream flavors.
Coffee Caramel Fudge
As a person who works best with a big cup of coffee in hand, I almost always gravitate toward coffee-flavored sweets. This is good, but I would prefer fewer chunks and swirls and more straight, velvety coffee flavor.
Of course, that’s not the B&J way, and this flavor holds true to the brand’s dedication to mix-ins. But still, I wouldn’t mind a smoother ice cream with the same flavor profile.
This one is a classic flavor I’ve been devouring since before turning away from dairy. Non-dairy Phish Food made headlines and surprised fans upon its release.
Like the original, this flavor combines chocolate ice cream with a caramel swirl, a marshmallow swirl (with vegan ‘mallows developed and created in-house! ), and fudge fish. Fans of this classic will absolutely adore this pint. However, these days, I have to lay off the chocolate and caramel a bit.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
This classic flavor is a favorite among millions and it’s easy to see why. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookie dough?
There’s a reason why the company launched its vegan cookie dough chunks, after all. This ice cream is beyond tasty and hits every childhood nostalgia note for me – I’m sure it’ll do the same for you.
Karamel Sutra Core
Karamel Sutra Core is the first non-dairy flavor in Ben & Jerry’s core line. This pint features chocolate and caramel ice cream dotted with fudge chips and filled with a gooey, caramel core.
While I tend to stray away from this flavor pairing, lovers of the chocolate-caramel duo will enjoy this substantially. If you find ourself craving these flavors, look no further than the Karamel Sutra Core.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
As one of the first non-dairy Ben & Jerry’s flavors launched in 2016, this pint made me excited several years ago upon its release. However, that was before I realized how much chocolate is actually in each pint.
The Chocolate Fudge Brownie is a surplus of chocolate. In my opinion, it’s a bit redundant. For me, I like a bit more variation in flavor. Toss a few cherries in this bad boy and you’ll have me happier to devour a pint.
Peanut Butter Half Baked
The name of this ice cream certainly does not reflect the innovation behind it – the complexity of its components is not half-baked at all. Peanut butter and chocolate ice creams are marbled together and studded with fudge brownies and peanut butter cookie dough.
If the Chocolate Fudge Brownie is too one-note, this might be just a smidge too much. However, if you enjoy consuming cannabis regularly and are looking for some peanut buttery chocolate goodness, this is what you need.
Change the Whirled
The graham cracker swirls in this flavor are the star of the show. Made with caramel-flavored ice cream, it also features chocolate cookie swirls and fudge chips.
And let’s not forget, portions of sales are donated to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp to help advance the well-being and liberation of Black and Brown communities. Personally, I love, and I mean LOVE, this aspect of B&Js operations; they’re always giving back to notable causes.
Creme Brulee Cookie
One of the newest flavors to the Ben & Jerry’s collection, this caramely treat is made with sunflower butter instead of the brand’s original almond milk base. The result is exceptionally rich and creamy ice cream without a hint of sunflower flavor.
While the texture is nothing short of divine, the taste is very sweet. However, if presented with a Burnt Caramel ice cream ribboned with salted caramel and globs of brown sugar cookies, I wouldn’t say no.
P.B. & Cookies
If you’re a fan of Oreos dipped in peanut butter, you need to try this flavor. It had its run in scoop shops and has since been retired to pint-only.
I enjoy eating this vanilla ice cream swirled with chunky peanut butter and studded with chocolate sandwich cookies. But on a personal note, I slightly prefer Oreos slathered with peanut butter and dipped in cashew milk over the ice cream. Still, it’s tasty AF.
Chocolate Caramel Cluster
Although I am not the biggest chocolate meets caramel fan, this flavor changed my perspective. The peanut bits add a bit more of a crunch element and balance out the smooth fudge chunks and velvety chocolate ice cream.
The whole flavor combination is brought together with a salted caramel ribbon. Needless to say, when I have this flavor in front of me, I don’t hold back and find myself licking the pint clean.
The Tonight Dough
This Jimmy Fallon-inspired flavor is made with caramel and chocolate ice cream and features a chocolate cookie swirl along with generous gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough.
The touch of chocolate cookie swirls and PB cookie dough constantly has me coming back for more. Ultimately, it’s a great balance of sweet and savory – plus, it’s one of the better late-night snacks.
Chocolate Salted ‘n Swirled
This barely edged out ahead of the Chocolate Caramel Cluster. Instead of peanuts and fudge, this caramel-y chocolate ice cream is studded with huge chunks of chocolate sandwich cookies.
The cookie bits become perfectly soft and toothsome when blended with the ice cream, replicating an icebox cake texture. It’s legit. Trust me guys, this is a must-try.
Mint Chocolate Cookie
Just shy of my top three is this marvelously minty sunflower butter-based pint. Relatively simple by Ben & Jerry’s standards, mint ice cream is dolloped with huge chocolate sandwich cookies.
Yep, that’s it, and it doesn’t need anything more.
“Milk” & Cookies
Think cookies and creme, but exponentially superior in every conceivable way. It’s like taking a big ol’ bite of an Oreo, but with chunks of chocolate chip cookies and fudge cookies instead of the traditional wafer.
Simple vanilla sunflower butter-based ice cream acts as the blank canvas for chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies, and chocolate cookie swirls. It’s essentially a sundae in a pint – just add vegan whip and a cherry.
Caramel Almond Brittle
Ben & Jerry’s surprised me with this outstanding flavor combination. I never would’ve thought to take caramel and almond brittle to make an ice cream.
Silky smooth almond ice cream pairs perfectly with a salted caramel swirl and hunks of crunchy almond brittle. It’s perfect in every way and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Netflix & Chill’d
When it comes to the top Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy flavor, resistance is futile. This over-the-top flavor somehow does not exceed the “too much” barrier and delivers on the ultimate indulgence.
I will forever be enamored with this peanut butter ice cream that’s combined with fudge brownies and a salted pretzel swirl. There’s just something unique about creating a swirl out of salted pretzels?
This ice cream is a sensory overload in the best way possible. The only problem is that it’s not always easy to find in stores.
Both the dairy version and non-dairy version of Cherry Garcia are excellent, but I prefer the non-dairy version for obvious reasons.
The cherry and chocolate combination is one of my absolute favorites, and Ben & Jerry’s does not hold back on either flavor. The ice cream is perfectly swirled with a thick cherry cordial that’s flecked with chunks of dark chocolate.
It’s a classic for a reason, and I’m so glad that Ben & Jerry’s has a vegan-friendly version.
Coconut Seven Layer Bar
Even though Jerry says that he could never get through a pint of this flavor, I absolutely adore it. Just like the dessert, there’s a lot going on here, but it works.
The coconut ice cream acts as the glue between the ample fudge chunks, walnuts, and streaks of graham cracker and caramel swirls. It’s a refreshing outlier to the dominant chocolate and cookie-based flavors.
This Stephen Colbert-approved flavor combines classic vanilla with a caramel swirl. And in true B&J fashion, it’s dotted with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces. I love this flavor for the complete ice cream cone experience. It’s a bonus when I have ice cream cones on hand as this gives an even more incredible cone to ice cream ratio.
There you have it, my friends! These are what I believe to be the best of the best that Ben & Jerry’s has to offer. Make sure to check them all out and decide which ones you prefer!