If you follow a dairy-free diet and have a sweet tooth, stop what you’re doing. Immediately. I’ve discovered a yummy selection of dairy-free yoghurt alternatives and ice cream from CoYo and The Coconut Collaborative that will have you running to the supermarket. Yes, really.
You may know that I’m very interested in dairy-free foods. I had a food intolerance test last year and all dairy foods are unfortunately off limits for me. Sigh.
Being dairy-free used to mean finding treats in a supermarket was like looking for a winning lottery ticket (unless you’re lucky enough to live near Whole Foods… you lucky people!). Not anymore.
Sure, coconut milk yoghurt alternatives aren’t exactly ground-breaking but what’s exciting is that they’re now available at more supermarkets, such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
Coconut Milk Yoghurt Alternative in vanilla bean, chocolate and salted caramel flavours, Co Yo at Waitrose £2.10 each
These are the perfect indulgent treat. The consistency is deliciously thick and creamy. Made with 99% pure coconut and live vegan cultures, these are suitable for anyone on a dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo or vegan diet. My favourite is the salted caramel flavour.
Madagascan Vanilla Yoghurt Alternative, The Coconut Collaborative at Waitrose, £3.49
I know what you’re thinking. Vanilla yoghurts are the blandest yoghurts ever. Wrong. You’ve never tried this yummy Madagascan vanilla flavour. Containing live cultures, the creamiest coconut milk and refreshing coconut water, this yoghurt alternative is luxurious and delicious. It’s suitable for those on a dairy-free, gluten-free and soya-free diet as well as vegans too.
Chocolate Dipped Snowconut Sticks, The Coconut Collaborative at Waitrose, currently £3 (RRP £4)
Finally, I can enjoy chocolate ice cream lollies like everybody else. Made with organic dark chocolate and delicious coconut cream, these are uhmazing. Extra kudos to The Coconut Collaborative for including one of my favourite health ingredients, inulin (FYI: inulin improves gut health and is a great source if fibre). Ice cream lollies with healthy ingredients? I’m sold!
Disclaimer: Although I am highly interested in healthcare, herbal remedies and nutrition, I am not a trained doctor or nutritionist. Please consult your doctor for further help and advice.
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