Wednesday, October 29, 2008

VeganMoFo: Ice Cream Review

B and I don't go to Whole Foods very often, since it is not very convenient to us. But they do carry a number of items are not available in any stores in our area, so we usually pick up something new to try when we (or just I...) make a trip. Last time we picked up two of the new coconut milk ice creams by Purely Decadent: Mint Chip and Cookie Dough. 

The verdict? They have great mouth feel, very smooth and creamy, but they taste just okay. We could both taste the coconut, which in these flavors is not a positive attribute. It is less pronounced in the mint chip, but still present. The coconut flavor is more obvious in the cookie dough, and I'm not very fond of the cookie dough itself, it is grainy and not very flavorful. B's primary complaint about that one was the lack of cookie dough chunks. Additionally, we both would have liked a lot more chocolate in the mint chip. Of the two I would buy the mint chip again, however, next time I'll try a flavor that better complements the coconut.

So, in summary, we'll finish these ones (sacrifices must be made!), but try different flavors next time. And I'm going to have to work on homemade versions of these flavors. Hey, someone has to do it :o)


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooooh homemade ice cream! I once made a peanut-butter-banana ice cream from Voluptuous Vegan, and it was the BEST ever!

Bex said...

I like these but I've gotten into making my own ice cream. I tried the mint which was good but I haven't tried the cookie dough. The plain coconut one is really nice as you really expect and enjoy the coconut flavor in that.

Bethany said...

they have coconut bliss in seattle and purely decadent coconut. I pretty much only like the chocolate out of both brands. like you said, coconut doesn't always go w/ all flavors.

purely decadent also makes a blueberry cheezecake. talk about mongo chunks of grahamish crust in there. they were the size of 2 marbles. the blueberry part was really good. I miss "soy cream" brand ice cream. by far the best ever.