How much sugar is in vegan ice cream? Vegan ice cream. Yes, Vegan ice cream – those types of ice cream that have been made without dairy or other non-vegan ingredients. Vegan ice cream has hugely grown in popularity and availability in recent years. In every grocery store now, you should expect to find vegan ice cream alternatives, most of which are made from coconut, almond, oat, soy, or cashew milk. But exactly how much sugar is in vegan ice cream? Does anybody actually know? To answer this question, I have selected some coconut milk ice creams, almond milk ice creams, and oat milk ice creams and examined the sugar content of a 2/3 cup serving. I just stuck to regular vegan ice creams and not any marked as “sugar-free” (I will deal with these in a separate article).
So, let’s dig in – how much sugar is in vegan ice cream?
How Much Sugar is in Vegan Ice Cream?
As a general rule, vegan ice cream is lower in total sugar than dairy. There tends to be 15g-28g of total sugar in a 2/3 cup serving of vegan ice cream.
Coconut ice cream is one of the lowest-sugar vegan ice creams, followed by oat ice cream, and then almond ice cream. Based on the below vegan ice cream sugar contents, I found an average of 19g of sugar in a 2/3 scoop of vegan ice cream.
My below analysis of the sugar content of vegan ice creams yielded the following average sugar contents for the three main varieties of vegan ice cream (coconut, oat, and almond):
|Vegan Ice Cream Variety
|Total Sugar Content Per 2/3 Serving
|Coconut ice cream
|Oat ice cream
|Almond ice cream
How Much Sugar Is In Oat Ice Cream?
I have actually written a whole post on the sugar content of oat ice cream, which you can read here – How Much Sugar is in Oat Ice Cream?
I have summarized the findings of this post below.
As a general rule, there tends to be 15g-28g of total sugar in a 2/3 cup serving of Oat Ice Cream. The lowest sugar oat ice cream I came across is Planet Oat vanilla ice cream and the highest sugar oat ice cream I came across is Oatly Salted Caramel Ice Cream.
Based on the below numbers the average sugar content of a 2/3 cup serving of oat ice cream is 20g of sugar.
|Oat Milk Ice Cream
|Total Sugar In 2/3 Cup Serving
|1. Oatly Salted Caramel Ice Cream
|2. Oatly Banana Split Ice Cream
|3. Oatly Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream
|4. Oatly Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
|5. Oatly Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
|6. Planet Oat Mint Fudge Swirl Ice Cream
|7. So Delicious Oatmilk Chocolate Salted Caramel Ice Cream
|8. So Delicious Oatmilk Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Ice Cream
|9. Oatly Strawberry Ice Cream
|10. Oatly Mint Chip Ice Cream
|11. Planet Oat Coffee Fudge Swirl Ice Cream
|12. So Delicious Coffee Chip Ice Cream
|13. So Delicious S’mores Oat Ice Cream
|14. Planet Oat Blueberry Oat Crumble Ice Cream
|15. Oatly Vanilla Ice Cream
|16. Oatly Chocolate Ice Cream
|17. Planet Oat Cookies & Crème Ice Cream
|18. Oatly Coffee Ice Cream
|19. Planet Oat Chocolate Ice Cream
|20. Planet Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
|21. Planet Oat Vanilla Ice Cream
How Much Sugar Is In Coconut Ice Cream?
I have also previously researched and written a post on the sugar content of coconut milk ice cream, which you can read here – How Much Sugar is in Coconut Milk Ice Cream?
I have summarized the findings below.
As a general rule, most coconut milk ice creams contain 11g-24g of total sugar per 2/3 cup serving. Based on the below numbers the average total sugar content in a 2/3 cup serving of coconut ice cream is 16g.
|Coconut Milk Ice Cream
|Total Sugar Content Per 2/3 Cup Serving
|1. So Delicious Coconutmilk Cookie Dough Ice Cream
|2. Cosmic Bliss Organic Caramel Chocolate Ice Cream
|3. NadaMoo! Organic Mint Chip Coconut Ice Cream
|4. NadaMoo! Cookies & Cream Coconut Ice Cream
|5. Cosmic Bliss Organic Madagascan Vanilla Bean Plant Based Ice Cream
|6. NadaMoo! Organic Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream
In this post, I am focusing on “regular” vegan ice cream and not varieties marked as “low sugar”. If you do want to find out about a coconut milk ice cream that only contains 2g of total sugar per 2/3 cup serving then make sure to check out the following post – How Much Sugar is in Coconut Milk Ice Cream?
How Much Sugar Is In Almond Milk Ice Cream?
Finally, let’s look at almond milk ice cream. Below are the total sugar contents for 10 almond milk ice creams. As you can see the sugar contents for a 2/3 cup serving of almond milk ice cream range from 17g-27g.
Based on the below numbers the average sugar in a 2/3 cup of almond milk ice cream is 22g.
|Almond Milk Ice Cream
|Total Sugar Content Per 2/3 Cup Serving
|1. Favorite Day Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough Ice Cream
|2. Favorite Day Caramel Brownie Ice Cream
|3. Favorite Day Strawberry & Fudge Ice Cream
|4. Favorite Day Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream
|5. Favorite Day Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
|6. Favorite Day Vanilla Almond Ice Cream
|7. Breyers Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream
|8. Simple Truth Vanilla Ice Cream
|9. Breyers Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
|10. Open Nature Frozen Dessert Almondmilk Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
How Much Sugar is in Vegan Ice Cream? – The Final Bite
How much sugar is in vegan ice cream? What have we learned from the above? Well, let’s start with the most important question – which type of vegan ice cream is the lowest in sugar? Based on the above coconut milk-based ice creams tend to be the lowest in sugar on average. If you are looking for the lowest sugar vegan ice cream option, then NadaMoo! Organic Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream is your best option coming in at 11g of sugar per serving. In fact, other NadaMoo! flavors (Cookies & Cream) and (Mint Chip) also come out low at 13g of sugar per serving. Not bad for ice cream.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: