Whether you are vegan, lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, don’t let the lack of milk stop you from cooling down on a hot day. In addition to water-based ices, dairy-free New Yorkers can enjoy one of many dairy-free ice cream shops. You don’t need to live a dairy-free lifestyle to enjoy CBSNewYork’s top five picks for dairy free ice cream in New York. By Carly Sitzer.
159 2nd Ave.
Stogo offers more than 30 flavors, in addition to seasonal flavors, that are either coconut-, soy- or hemped-based. In addition, the shop also offers sorbet and gluten-free and vegan desserts from other local establishments.
Ice Cream House
3624 15th Ave.
The Ice Cream House in Brooklyn—the self-appointed “King of Frozen Desserts”—has not only dairy-free ice cream, but also kosher ice cream. The vegan ice cream at the Ice Cream House is available in hard ice cream, soft serve frozen yogurt and ice cream cakes.
Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck
We’ve recognized the ice cream sandwiches from Coolhaus as one our favorite food truck desserts and even as one of our top picks for sweet treats in all of the five boroughs. What’s more, Coolhaus boasts several vegan options for cookies (chocolate banana truffle, carrot cake) and sorbets (blood orange, spicy pineapple cilantro and strawberry mojito).
Lula’s Sweet Apothecary
516 E. 6th St.
If you’re going to eat “frozen confections” such as the ones offered at Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, you can at least seek comfort in knowing that your dairy-free ice cream is made with the best, all-natural ingredients.
2236 Forest Ave. #1
Currently on the move from their Forest Ave., location, you can look for this Staten Island favorite to reopen on Highland Blvd for the summer season. Maze’s Creamery has something for everybody—with both dairy-based and dairy-free ice cream, water and cream ice, sherbet and gelato. All of the flavors (there are more than 50!) are all-natural and homemade, and the dairy-free products are either soy-, coconut- or hemp-based.