This Songkran, make sure to check out these (n)ice creams!
By Ashima Sethi
HOLLY JOLLY (pictured above)
Another option is Holly Jolly, experts at crafting vegan ice cream that’s high protein, and low calorie, fat, and sugar. Their ice creams are loaded with plant proteins and amino acids from non-GMO soy milk and soy protein isolate that can contribute to your recommended daily intake. Available for delivery and at Dear Tummy, the dedicated plant-based supermarket located inside of ICONSIAM, the brand offers a range of unique flavours. Some popular options include the Soy milk latte, Sea salt nut brittle, Coconut milk, and Genmaicha and kale. Should you prefer tangier, sorbet-style ice creams, opt for either the Acai berry and kale sorbet or the zesty Yuzu colada. Facebook: @hollyjollyicecream
Beyond Pops are small batch producers of artisanal vegan ice creams, ice pops, and ice cream cakes. The brand aims to promote sustainable eating and nutritious, plant-based desserts that are guilt-free
as well. Their line of ice creams are dairy-free, soy-free, and allergen-friendly, so no matter what your
dietary restrictions are, you can indulge. Some of their flavours include the Hazel dazel, a hazelnut cream pop with maple, chocolate, and a hazelnut crunch; the Superfruit parachute, an antioxidant-packed pop made from pink pitaya, blue spirulina, and rose; and the Latte nibs, an aromatic coffee ice cream with cacao nibs. www.beyondpops.com
Winners of Root the Future’s Best Plant-based Ice Cream 2021, HEBE is one of the city’s leading choices for vegan ice cream. The brand is available for delivery and has two HEBE Plant Bars open, one in Sukhumvit 49 and another in EmQuartier. Their menu is broken down into five sections and encompass a range of flavours. Some that come recommended include the Pistachio paradiso made from home-roasted pistachios; the Heavenly sea salt that combines caramel with almond praline and sea salt; and the Truly oatsome made from oatmilk, cranberries, granola and maple syrup. Facebook: @hebe.plantbar
Veganisto Gelataria are specialists in artisanal craft plant-based ice cream that’s super creamy because of its coconut milk base! A proven hit at the city’s various marketplaces, the brand has flavours that are gluten-free including Salted caramel, Thai cha-yen, Rocher, Red velvet, and Melon bingsu.They’ve also got a ‘Guilt-free’ series of flavours that are low in calories and lactose free! Tempting options include Lemon cheese pie, Tiramisu, Vanillapecan Horlicks, and Banoffee pie. If you want to check out their treats, you can order them via LINE or Grab. Facebook: @veganistogelateria
With the promise of low fat in every scoop, Dolce Gelatino serves original Italian homemade gelato. The brand has six branches in malls across the city and offers over 32 unique flavours of ice cream ranging from gelatos to sorbets, sherbets, and yoghurt. Not all of their ice cream is vegan, but the ones that are have been marked with a yellow ‘Jae’ flag. Options include Peach and mango, Passionfruit, Forest berries, Royal raspberry, and Mango forever. Their ice creams are also available as take-home boxes that you can order for delivery if you’re looking to tuck in at home! Facebook: @dolce.gelatino
Happy Addey is a local brand that produces its ice cream using almond milk instead of dairy. Their ice creams are available as both 80g single scoop cups and bigger, 350g batches that you can stock up your fridge with! Notable flavours include the creamy Cheesecake with strawberry, Mocha almond fudge, Mint chocolate chip, Avocado and Alfalfa, and Cookies & cream. In addition to being available at Foodland supermarkets, the ice creams are also available for delivery via Grabfood, GrabMart, LineMan, Foodpanda, and Robinhood for utmost convenience. Facebook: @happyaddey
Coco Blendz craft 100 percent plant-based ice creams from only natural ingredients. Their ice creams are gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and are made from a coconut base. This means they’re packed with health benefits like antioxidants, lauric acid, fibre, and other vitaminsand minerals. The brand currently has 12 flavours including classics like Crazy cacao and Vintage vanilla, as well as more out-of-the-box flavours like Pleasing pandan, It’s a matcha, Mr. gingerbread, and Thai chai. If you’re interested, you can order their ice creams for delivery or visit plant-based supermarket Dear Tummy inside of ICONSIAM.
Kebbio gained popularity as a result of their organic cashew milk that’s made fresh daily and free of preservatives, emulsifiers, and other additives. Having expanded their product line, the brand now offers four different ice cream flavours that you can indulge in if you’re looking to cool down from Bangkok’s notorious heat. These include the creamy Dark chocolate ice cream; the rich Double dark chocolate chip; the classic Not plain vanilla ice cream; and their Matcha ice cream. All their flavours are available on their website for just THB 99 per cup! www.kebbio.com
Molly Ally specialise in vegan, plant-based ice cream that’s low in cholesterol and sugar without compromising on flavour. They’ve really found the sweet spot with their ice cream blends that their brand won the International Award-Winning Plant-Based Gelato distinction at the New Venture Championship in Oregon, USA. Some of their standout flavours available for delivery include their Eden garden, which is made from roasted pistachios; their Apollo, a rich combination of avocado and honey; and their Hera, which has all the flavours of a lemon pie. Facebook: @mollyallyicecream
MUNCHBOX BY NIDHI
Located in Sukhumvit Soi 26, Munchbox by Nidhi is a restaurant that specialises in fusion vegan cuisine, offering everything from light bites to Western-style mains, Indo-Chinese cuisine, and of course, desserts. Part of their dessert offerings is their vegan ice cream, which is made fresh in Chiang Mai using all-natural ingredients. Some of the flavours we’ve sampled and love include their Coffee ice cream and Cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream with Oreo chunks! Facebook: @munchboxbkk