We’re looking for the creamiest plant-based ice cream and gelato to deal with the all-year heat in Bangkok. Here are some of the best places we could find.
Going vegan is but a choice, and a tough one at that. Whether you’ve grown up eating meat or you tasted it for the first time as an adult, meat and dairy can be tough ingredients to cut from a diet. In this piece, we spotlight vegetarian and/or vegan dishes and places available around Thailand. Herbivores, we intend to keep you updated with all the vegan offerings in town. Omnivores, we encourage you to go meatless at least once a week, right down to sweet treats including plant-based desserts and ice cream.
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Whilst it’s important to take care of yourself, it’s equally important to take care of the planet. So, we’re spotlighting highly crave-worthy vegan ice cream in Bangkok. Some might cringe at the idea of dairy-free ice cream (can you even call it to ice “cream”?), but perhaps they just haven’t tried it. We’ve selected our top 10 vegan ice creams in Bangkok that prove you don’t need milk and cream to make a deliciously indulgent cold treat.
Where to find the creamiest plant-based ice cream in Bangkok
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With a richer and creamier texture than traditional ice cream, Molly Ally has been at the top of our ranking for quite a while. Perfect for those with dietary limitations or those cutting down on white sugar, these ice creams use a variety of nut milk bases and low GI coconut flower nectar sugar. The brand has also partnered with other plant-based products to come up with new flavours as well, for example, oat milk from Oatside, plant protein Plantae, and an ice cream collab with Matan.
Order through Line Shopping, Robinhood, GrabFood, Lineman, Shopee Food, Aow, Lazada, and Devers. Or pick it up at Gourmet Market.
Address: Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 64 946 1925
Considering that this ice cream is from 137 Degrees, a brand that already impresses us with its almond milk, we take it that we can trust their alternative ice cream as well. Made fundamentally with almond milk and no added cane sugar, fans of almonds will love the mild flavour and smooth texture of Happy Addey. Our picks are the Extreme Dark Chocolate with Chewy Fudge, Yogurt Blueberry, and Cheesecake with Strawberry.
Order through GrabFood, GrabMart, Lineman, Food Panda, and Robinhood. Or pick up at Gourmet Market and Foodland Supermarket.
Address: 43 Thai-Chinese Spear of Commerce Building, G Floor, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Phone: +66 62 305 3777
Coined from the word ‘conserve’ in Thai and ‘life’ in Greek, KEBBÍO’s philosophy revolves around the concept of sustainability and holistic lifestyle, which aims to nurture the whole production line from farmers to consumers. The minimalistic cashew milk is used to form the Double Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Not Plain Vanilla, and Matcha ice cream. All lactose and cruelty-free, with half the calories of a Haagen Dazs – states the brand itself.
Order through Line Shopping and their website.
Phone: +66 65 442 5953
It’s all about pleasing your digestion with Tummy Pleasure; the rich, decadent flavours are all bonus points. These plant-based gelatos are made from almond, pistachio, and coconut milk, with premium erythritol in place of white sugar. The results are creamy ice cream with authentic textures of real fruits. Available flavours are Dark Chocolate, Tropical Coconut, Royal Milk Tea, Strawberry Cheesecake, Yuzu Sorbet, and Raspberry Acai Sorbet.
Order through GrabFood, Lineman, Robinhood and Shopee Food.
Address: 8/69 Village No. 3, Ban Klang Muang Ratchaphruek – Rattanathibet Bang Rak Yai, Bang Bua Thong District, Nonthaburi 11110, Thailand
Phone: +66 61 795 5562
Low in calories and with gluten-free options, there are enough reasons to make Veganisto Gelateria the crowd’s favourite. From Lemon Cheese Pie to Lychee Peach to Yogurt Biscoff, these 19 flavours of plant-based gelato are also heavenly delicious.
Order through Line Official Account.
Address: 170 Phahon Yothin 14, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Named after the Greek goddess of health, nature, and longevity, there are no prizes for guessing what this brand puts at the centre of its values. Hebe’s artisinal plant-based ice creams use only natural sweeteners from organic cane, almond oils, and plant-based milk. They also have a completely sugar-free flavour, the ‘Naked Chocolate’. Their ingredients list may look super healthy, natural, and clean, but their flavours are unbelievably decadent. Full, rich, creamy – flavours such as ‘Mighty Matcha’ and ‘Viva Violet’ will make you wonder why other ice creams needed milk at all.
Order through Line, Food Panda, or pick up at Broc & Co, Sukhumvit 49.
Address: 66 Pridi Banomyong 26 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone: +66 61 040 2616
Big on creaminess and richness, this “alternative wholesome ice cream” serves up 6 flavours dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and low-calorie decadence. Alt Creamery is definitely one of the most inclusive ice cream brands, which means everyone can enjoy their Yuzulicious, Midnight Crunch, or Birthday Cake-flavoured ice creams. It seems impossible, but this clock in at only around 100 calories per cup.
Order through Line, Grab or pick up at DearTummy, G/F Iconsiam.
Address: 383 Sukhumvit 71 Rd, Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone: +66 97 292 0234
Sure, you might miss out on a little protein if you’re cutting out dairy. But Holly Jolly’s dairy-free ice cream has got your back, adding non-GMO soy milk and soy protein isolate to their creamy cold treats to give you an extra hit of 4g of protein per cup. It’s got fewer calories (only around 100 calories per cup), less sugar and fat than your typical ice cream, too. Their flavours range from Vanilla Strawberry Crumble to Sea Salt Nut Brittle. Delicious ice cream that’s good for you – what’s not to love?
Order through Line or pick up at Vistro, Sukhumvit 24.
Phone: +66 98 935 8585
This is an ice cream that’s not only dairy-free but also free from all of the top 8 allergens. Super inclusive and super indulgent, these ice creams don’t back down when it comes to creamy, rich flavours. And there are loads to choose from. Cold Brew Coffee is one of our favourites, but Pistachio or Bubble Tea flavour are also not to be missed. What’s more, they don’t just make your usual cups and pints of gelato – get your vegan and allergen-free sweet fixes in the form of mochi balls and macaroons too. This is plant-based heaven right here.
Order through Line or Instagram.
Address: 104/2 Moo 1, Thaiyawat Subdistrict, Nakhon Chai Si District, Nakhon Pathom Province 73120
The cult Bangkok vegan restaurant chain also makes their own dairy-free ice creams. And they’re just as good as the food there. Putting a genius vegan spin on classic old favourites like Strawberry crumble, Dark Chocolate, or French Vanilla means you can get dairy-free alternatives without any of the extra frills or fancy flavours. Just simple, familiar ice cream that anyone can enjoy.
Order through Grab, Food Panda, or pick up at Veganerie.
This article first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Bangkok
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