Something really exciting happened in the vegan world last week: Alpro brought out their new range of vegan ice creams! Alpro is one of my favourite brands and since going vegan has been a total life saver. Their huge range of insanely delicious yogurts, desserts and milks have become a staple in my life so when I spotted on Instagram that they were bringing out ice cream I was beyond excited.
There was that background thought, though, that maybe this would be like when Ben and Jerry's announced their new dairy free range and it's still nowhere to be seen on the supermarket shelves (cry). I went down the freezer isle while doing my weekly shop, praying that I would find it. It was nowhere to be seen in the usual vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free section and just as I thought I wasn't going to find it, there it was in among all the regular ice creams!
There are three flavours: vanilla, hazelnut chocolate and coconut and in my local Tesco they were only £3.50 each, which is a total bargain compared to some other ice creams. I did want to try them all but I managed to control myself and just bought one - the hazelnut chocolate, of course.
Guys, it is SO good. I haven't actually had ice cream since going vegan, like proper creamy ice cream. I love banana nice cream and have had sorbet but not real ice cream. The shops near me don't have much to offer in the way of vegan ice cream and I just could never bear to shell out £6/7 odds for Booja Booja (despite how utterly incredible it looks).
It's so creamy and tastes so indulgent, and also a little like Nutella. If you gave this to a non-vegan in a bowl they genuinely would not know the difference. The flavour is delicious, so chocolatey with a hint of nuttiness. It's totally smooth too - I'm not sure why but I expected it to have some chunks through it. Some chocolate and hazelnut chunks in the ice cream is the only way it could have been better. You can just add some toppings on yourself though and it's totally like you're having Ben and Jerry's.
Alpro, you are amazing. It's so wonderful to have an affordable and delicious vegan ice cream on the shelves. This just proves that as a vegan you really don't miss out on anything. I can't wait to try the other flavours too - I think I'll go for vanilla next because if their vanilla soya yoghurt is anything to go by then it is going to be incredible.
Have you tried the Alpro vegan ice cream yet? What did you think?