The scoop on dairy-free 'ice creams'

But are “ice creams” made with soy, cashew, almond and coconut milk any healthier than their dairy-containing counterparts? And how do dairy-free brands compare with traditional brands offering dairy-free options? We’ve got the scoop.Dairy-free brandsThe first thing to note is that the US Food and Drug Administration defines ice cream as containing “dairy ingredients,” so the term you will see on dairy-free ice cream labels is “nondairy frozen dessert.”If you are counting calories but crave dairy-free “ice cream,” you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that some versions of this indulgent treat are relatively low in fat and calories. For example, So Delicious’ Creamy Vanilla soy milk ice cream has only 120 calories and 0 grams of saturated fat per half-cup

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