I've never been much of a dairy eater, but now that I'm vegan, I don't eat it at all. And I don't miss it. I always thought milk was nasty even as a child, and cheese was always too salty and greasy for my taste. So leaving it behind wasn't a hardship for me. But Mike loooves cheese and ice cream. And I did like ice cream... the really good, expensive, ever-so-smooth and creamy on your tongue ice cream. Not that Mike and I ate it often; we didn't. But sometimes you just have a yen y'know. I really hadn't experienced that yen yet, but ran across something at Whole Foods last week that caught my eye - Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss. Suddenly, I was in full yen.
Coconut Bliss a non-dairy frozen dessert and the best ice cream replacement I've ever tried. It's organic, vegan, low glycemic, soy and gluten free - and sweetened with agave. I'm in love! If you let it soften up a bit before eating, it's "rapturously creamy" as it says on the container. And it is. But you must like the taste of coconut, because you can definitely taste it - at least in the flavor I got - Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge. I love coconut so was in taste-bud heaven.
But beware: it is high in calories just like ice cream, and relatively expensive. But for the rare times I want "ice cream", Coconut Bliss will definitely do the trick. Next month I can't wait to try another flavor.
So this is a review/shout-out to other vegans or anyone who is trying to cut back on dairy, sugar, gluten and soy. Just be careful of the calories!
Here are the ingredients to the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Coconut Bliss: organic coconut milk, organic agave nectar, organic fair trade cocoa, organic hazelnuts, organic chocolate fudge and guar gum. Who cares if it's 237 calories for half a cup?