Product Review: So Delicious Dairy Free Cappuccino Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert – $6.99+
So, for those of you who know me and who have been paying some sort of attention…I’ve been hooked now, since it was first introduced onto the market, to cashew milk (unsweetened, of course!). Seriously…YUM!! If you are missing a little bit of the thickness of regular milk, switch from that runny almond milk and coconut milk to cashew milk. You will NOT be disappointed. I will never go back to anything else. Nope. Not at all.
With that in mind, and the fact that, of everything in this world that contains dairy, the thing I miss the most isn’t cheese…but ice cream. Good, delicious, cold, satisfying ice cream! I stopped going to my local ice cream place (oh Comfy Cow, how I miss you!) as even the supplements I used to take to help me handle some dairy stopped really having any sort of effect. I think the last ice cream I had was back on my birthday in September.
But, there are, naturally, non-dairy ice creams out on the market. One of the most notorious for their fantastic products, however, is So Delicious Dairy Free. And, not only are they making ice cream with their soy milk, almond milk, and coconut milk…but they have added cashew milk to the mix too! That was an exciting day in the grocery store, let me tell you. I have already tried two of the five (5) flavors they currently have out on the market: Snickerdoodle and Salted Caramel Cluster. A reader (Louise) sang high praises of the Cappuccino flavor. Now, I can understand how this flavor would be out of this world. It combines my love of two things…espresso and ice cream.
And, one day, while I was home baking or cooking or something, my roomie made a last moment dash out to Kroger to pick up some items I needed. And upon her return she presented me with two more of the So Delicious Cashew Milk Frozen Desserts. Yep. Dark Chocolate Truffle and Cappuccino. As the Cappuccino was so highly praised in a comment on my blog…when I polished of a pint of my homemade strawberry coconut milk ice cream…this was next in line.
It’s the perfect time of year for ice cream and cold desserts. While this summer hasn’t been as hot as years past, it still has been enough to make me wilt on occasion. That being said, ice cream makes everything right. So, after I cooked up an easy vegan grilled cheese sandwich for dinner just before my last physical therapy session last night, I pulled out the pint of the So Delicious Dairy Free Cappuccino Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert and let it thaw while I made up the sandwiches for my roomie and I, plated them with a serving of Zapps VooDoo Kettle Chips (OMG! YUM!), and devoured the food because it had been a long day and I was hungry. HA! When we had both finished eating and cleaned off the dishes, I got out the ice cream bowls and set to scooping out perfect 1/2 cup servings (yes…I measure…every time!) for each of us.
I handed my roomie her bowl first. See, when it comes to ice cream that is coffee-flavored, Cathy will either love it or hate it. Most of the time, she wrinkles up her nose in disgust and is done. But…she kept on taking spoonfuls. This…boded well. This boded very well. I tucked the rest of the pint back into the freezer, gathered up my own helping and settled in to try it myself.
OH…WOW!! First of all, I appreciate that So Delicious manages to find a distinct and perfect balance. This frozen treat isn’t too strong on the coffee flavor. In fact, it’s more like…a latte if you will…milky with a coffee finish. The nutty flavor of the cashew milk base itself helps to balance out the flavors, keeping the coffee from overwhelming the rest of the product. The flavor is simple, but executed perfectly. I probably could have put this into my coffee cup in the morning and told everyone I was just having my morning coffee…and be content. I might even start a new coffee trend. Forget Starbucks Frappuccinos…I’ll take a scoop of So Delicious Dairy Free Cappuccino Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert. Half the calories…big on taste. Oh yeah!! You know what I like.
Let’s look at the ingredients that go into the So Delicious Dairy Free Cappuccino Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert, shall we? This product is made from cashew milk (water, cashews, non-GMO canola oil), organic dried cane syrup, gum acacia, natural flavor, sea salt, organic fair trade coffee, and cinnamon. This dessert is gluten-free, vegan, cholesterol free, free of trans-fats, and non-GMO.
As far as nutrition goes…aside from being a dessert and an ice cream treat at that, this is actually quite impressive and not half bad as far as the data goes. One serving is 1/2 cup and there are 4 servings in each pint. One serving will provide you with 150 calories, 7 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 20 mg sodium, 21 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 17 grams sugars (YIKES!! It is dessert…it is dessert…), and 3 grams of protein.
Rest assured, the rest of this pint was polished off tonight. No more of the So Delicious Dairy Free Cappuccino Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert…for the moment. But, trust me, that one is in the rotation for keeps. So delicious (no pun intended!). I loved it from the first bite to the last, and had to keep myself from stealing spoonfuls from the frozen pint for all the moments in between. That is the mark of a quality ice cream for sure.
Coffee lovers heaven…in a dairy free package. Enjoy!