When it comes to keeping cool during the summertime, there’s no tastier solution than chowing down on some vegan ice cream. Not only is vegan ice cream delicious, but it is cruelty-free and in no way involves the exploitation, abuse and objectification of cows. From small batch, locally made dairy free ice cream, to chilled out pints of “nice cream” that you can conveniently pick up from your nearest grocery store, the possibilities for vegan ice cream have never been so good or so vast.

Take a look below at our list of favorite ice cream makers & flavors to keep you cool, and your tummy satisfied, this summer!

SO Delicious Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Zig Zag Frozen Dessert
Peanut butter lovers beware because this dairy-free ice cream will easily become your go-to indulgence for eating straight out of the carton. Made with soy milk.

Sweet Annabelle’s Vegan Ice Cream
If you’re ever on Long Island, you have to try this decadent, locally made vegan ice cream sold at Batata Cafe in Northport & [email protected] in Northport, NY. You can pick up a variety of flavors in pint, cake and/or ice cream sandwich form! Check out our full review of Sweet Annabelle’s Vegan Ice Cream here! Made with coconut milk.

Ben & Jerry’s PB & Cookies Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Although the majority of Ben & Jerry’s ice creams are NOT vegan-friendly,  this newer non-dairy flavor of theirs is out of this world. The consistency is spot on and the chunks of cookies, peanut butter and chocolate are such a treat. Made with almond milk.

Pictured Above: A Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake from Sweet Annabelle’s.