DESSERTS: for Moms, Moms-To-Be & Toddlers 3 Years+*
If you’ve never tried dairy-free ice cream because you think nothing will compare to the real stuff, then you haven’t tried Coconut Bliss!
Keep reading to find out more!
THE PRODUCTS: With the mission to provide divinely creamy, dairy free ice cream [that is made using practices and ingredients that are ethically and environmentally sound], Coconut Bliss has done that, and more! What can be arguably stated as the best ice cream, dairy free or not, Coconut Bliss’ desserts are so rich, creamy and satisfying that finding an excuse not to eat them will be the hard part.
Sweetened with agave and churned with such tantalizing ingredients as real vanilla beans, rich, dark chocolate and carefully crafted coffee, you are sure to find numerous flavors that you just can’t get enough of!
Some of their newest and most popular flavors include: Cinnamon Chocolate Fusion, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Salted Caramel & Chocolate, Vanilla Island, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Mocha Maca Crunch, Ginger Cookie Caramel and Summer Berry Swirl.
Just the names are enough to get my mouth watering ;).
NUTRITION-WISE: Made using the highest quality Certified Organic ingredients, all of which are gluten-free, every pint and bar in Coconut Bliss’ repertoire is also dairy-free and soy-free, is Kosher Pareve, and is non-GMO Project Verified. Furthermore, all of Coconut Bliss products are made in a facility where cross-contamination is taken very seriously. In fact, their allergen control policies are based on these important processes: daily sanitation, scheduling, testing, and training.
Coconut Bliss is a high calorie food and isn’t what I would consider a true “health food”. However, as far as ice cream goes, this really is one of the best! First off, the calories are due to the use of real coconut milk, which is full of healthy fats that may actually help you lose weight (read more about that HERE). Second of all, the sugar used is low-glycemic agave. Finally, you won’t find any artificial preservatives, colors or weird sounding coagulants (like you do in other “healthy” dairy free ice creams; ie, carrageenan), just good and wholesome ingredients.
*Coconut Bliss is great for adult and kids alike that are looking for a special treat or just another reason to a smile. However, there is quite a bit of sugar in Coconut Bliss products so I really wouldn’t recommend them for young toddlers, since the younger you introduce sugar to children the less likely they are to want to eat vegetables and other bitter foods – since kids are smart and know that if they beg for the “sweet stuff” long enough they will probably get it. Obviously, a couple bites here or there won’t do any harm, but I wouldn’t encourage giving this (or any other sugary food) to kids on a regular basis.
THE COMPANY: “When people ask us how we came up with Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss we’d like to say that we are entrepreneurial geniuses, but the truth is much humbler. We just wanted a dairy-free ice cream that tasted as good as it made us feel.” - Larry Kaplowitz, Cofounder
Inspired by the many uses of coconut milk in other cuisines, Luna and Larry decided to try it as a base for ice cream. Working with a simple, hand-crank ice cream maker, they came up with the perfect recipe: organic coconut milk sweetened with agave. They began to play with unique flavor combinations, sharing their new creations with friends and building a dedicated following. Their vision for a great tasting dairy-free, gluten-free ice cream, has [obviously] come to fruition and Coconut Bliss is now available in 1000’s of natural food stores and supermarkets in the US and Canada.
WHERE TO BUY: To find the retail location that sells Coconut Bliss nearest you, please visit their Store Locator.
FINAL THOUGHTS: As a young kid I was always a sucker for ice cream and then became a frozen yogurt fanatic as I got into High School. I mean, literally – I used to have it for lunch at least 2x/week! I do have to say though that this is before I realized that dairy and I don’t tolerate each other, and well before I got my Master’s in Nutrition, but still…
Even once realizing that I probably should avoid dairy I’ll have to admit that staying away from fro-yo completely was my one downfall, and while pregnant with my first definitely visited my neighborhood “creamery” more than once or twice. ;)
But that’s all before I discovered the many great dairy-free ice cream alternatives out there – in particular that from Coconut Bliss! Creamy and decadent, rich and satisfying, Coconut Bliss truly makes the best ice cream [style] desserts I have ever tasted, with or without dairy! And with so many great flavors to choose from, I don’t think getting tired of eating them will ever be an option.
Try any or all of Coconut Bliss flavors today and see for yourself how delicious coconut-based ice cream can be!
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