The 6 Best Local Vegan And Sugar-Free Ice Creams To Scoop Into Your Bowl

Your vegan (and sugar-free) dreams are coming true.


Women's Health |

Summer: lazy pool days, cocktails and ice cream everywhere. That can also mean an expanding waistline and an overload of sugar that’ll wreak havoc on your skin (and liver). But fear not! We’ve rounded up the healthiest creamy goodness to slap on a cone or just eat right out the tub.

Unframed

Unframed Ice Cream

This Cape Town-based artisanal ice cream brand has just been named the #1 ice cream in the world (s0 you KNOW these scoops are legit delicious)! Unframed make a variety of flavours (dairy, vegan and sorbet) in small batches using real and sustainable ingredients.

Our top flavours: 

  • Beetroot Chocolate Ginger (vegan)
  • Tumeric Latte (vegan)
  • Peanut Butter (dairy and vegan)

Get your scoops from one of their three stores or grab a tub via OrderIn or UberEats (if you’re based in the Mother City).

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Pop Secret

Pop Secret

Your beach ‘lollies’ just got a healthier upgrade 🙌🏾

Pop Secret make delicious, dairy-free ‘pops’ from plant-based ingredients, whole fruit and are sweetened with just a touch of raw local honey or coconut sugar.

Our top flavours: 

  • Tropical Tumeric (like a Granadilla lolly… but better)
  • Lemongrass, Lime and Basil
  • Chocolate

If you’re in Cape Town, you can find Pop Secret at the V&A Market every weekend as well as:

  • Kloof St Lifestyle Centre
  • The Point
  • Cape Quarter
  • Cavendish
  • Constantia Emporium
  • Helderberg Centre
  • Glengarry Centre

YoCoco

YoCoco

Dairy-free ice cream in truly inventive flavours means ice cream is no longer relegated to chocolate and vanilla. YoCoco has delicious seasonal flavours and are based in Joburg.

Our top flavours:

  • Golden Milk (turmeric latte, but frozen)
  • Cookies & Rooibos
  • Lemon Dream

If you’re in Joburg and Durban, you can find YoCoco at:

  • Unwrapped
  • Salvation Deli
  • Farm Table
  • Healthy Store Umhlanga

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Phat Fox

PhatFox ice cream

Their mission? Delicious ice-cream that tastes like the real thing, but happens to be better for you. Phat Fox‘s ice creams all dairy-free, sugar-free, and there’s even a protein option made from yellow pea isolate.

Our top flavours:

  • Mint Choc-Chip
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel

If you’re in Cape Town and Durban, you can find Phat Fox at:

  • Wellness Warehouse
  • Spar

Check out their website for the full list of stockists.

Huberto’s

hubertos

Huberto’s, a luxury ice cream producers in KZN, also have sugar-free varieties, along with dairy-free sorbets, in flavours like Chocca Mocha and blueberry, respectively. Check out their site to order online.

Our top sugar-free flavours:

  • Chocca Mocha
  • Toasted Almond
  • Chocolate

Las Paletas

las paletas

The Cape Town-based Las Paletas ‘lollies’ are made in small batches, using fresh fruits, nuts, herbs and spices, blended together to make the tasty frozen delights. All Las Paletas products are 100% natural and free from artificial flavourings and colourings. They make dairy-based lollies too, but our favourites are the vegan-friendly fresh-fruit based pops. If you live in The Mother City, you can order your faves online straight from their website.

Our top flavours:

  • Granadilla Sorbet Ice Cream (sugar-free)
  • Pomegranate Sorbet (sugar-free)
  • Watermelon and Mint

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