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5 Ice Cream Brands You Can Trust

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Ice cream rules. And there’s no better season to eat it than summertime.

But what kind of ice cream you buy does matter.

Some brands – even ones that seem “natural” – contain artificial flavors, colors, and other gross additives. Others are pretty pure, as far as store-bought products go.

Below are five of my favorite ice cream brands and why.

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Why I love it: it’s organic, not “premium” which means it has a lighter & fluffier texture than some of the premium ice creams (as well as significantly fewer calories per serving), and the taste is awesome.

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Coconut Bliss

Why I love it: organic, tastes incredible, not too sweet, very short ingredients list, and made from fair trade & eco-friendly sources. And a perfect option for the non-dairy crowd.

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Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt

Why I love it: organic, super flavorful, and the Minty Chocolate Chip flavor is jam packed with chocolate chips which makes it a total win in my book.

frozen kefir

Lifeway Frozen Kefir

Why I love it: it’s light texture and tangy flavor remind me of old-school frozen yogurt shops (back when soft-serve frozen yogurt was made from real yogurt). Plus this frozen kefir is made from grass-fed milk and contains live, active cultures like traditional kefir and yogurt.

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Straus Family Creamery

Why I love it: The taste! And comes from grass-fed cows on family farms in Northern California. Brown Sugar Banana, which has loads of dark chocolate chips, is my favorite flavor. [As far as I know Straus is only available on the West Coast].

Here are some other great organic ice cream options, as well as which ice cream brands to avoid.

Have your own favorite ice cream and frozen yogurts? Please share!


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  • Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    July 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Yum! I love Stonyfield and Lifeway, and I think you just gave me a good reason to try 3 more brands 🙂

  • Micaela @MindfulMomma
    July 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I buy Alden’s all the time!

  • Amelia Winslow
    July 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I’m always happy to encourage people to try ice cream 🙂

  • Laura
    May 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    There are only 2 ice creams listed, lol: the others are not. I do agree though with your choices.

  • Amelia Winslow
    May 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Haha, I see what you’re saying -the others are technically frozen yogurt, frozen kefir or frozen coconut milk. All ice cream in my book 🙂

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