Ice-cream for everyone!
Ice cream is for everybody, regardless of what your dietary requirements may be! With milk substitutes like custard and coconut milk being popular ice-cream replacements these days, these 10 alternative ice-creams make sure everybody gets a taste of this delightful dessert. Who knows, you might even find yourself liking goat’s milk ice-cream!
1. Mr Goaty Gelato
Just as the name suggests, Mr Goaty Gelato brings scoops on scoops of flavours made from fresh goat’s milk, all for your consumption! This is especially suitable for those who are lactose intolerant, as goat milk is easier to digest than regular cow milk. On top of that, goat milk is lower in fat but contains just as much protein, calcium, and amino acid! On top of all that, Mr Goaty has all the original flavours such as Vanilla and Chocolate, as well as creative ones like Honeycomb Lavender and Lemon Curd.
You can get their goaty goodness in scoops or cones at the Bondi Markets on Saturdays or in take-home tubs at Favoloso in Bronte! As they say, “Once you go goat, you never go back!”
Location: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Dairy free, gluten free, guilt free! Cocofrio brings you ice-cream made of coconut milk and organic ingredients to make sure everyone gets their flavoursome fill. Cocofrio makes sure you get the full dessert eating experience with flavours like Hazelnut, Caramel Honey Macadamia, Choc Coconut, Mango, Naked Coconut, Salted Caramel and more! There’s also a wide range of healthy toppings to choose from.
There are a handful of places in Sydney with Cocofrio on their shelves so make sure to visit their website to make sure where the closes stores are. Promising nothing but an eating experience to treasure, you won’t be disappointed with Cocofrio!
3. Gelato Blue
Embracing the unique individualities of Newtown, Gelato Blue makes sure there are seats and treats for everyone. They’re famous for their vegan sorbets, with at least one of those flavours always taking a spot on the recommendation board. From gelatos such as Nanatella Pancake, Pavolova, Nutella Swirl, and sorbet flavours such as After Dinner Mint, Caramelised Fig and Cinnamon, and Peanut Butter Brownie, there will never be a ‘wrong’ choice!
Not all flavours are vegan so make sure to ask but it is often the case that non-vegans find themselves liking the vegan flavours more. To top it all off, they also serve donuts, cakes, and chocolate as well! Just as colourful as their display of flavours and toppings, the store itself contributes to the eccentric Newton vibe and is always buzzing with energy! Visit their homey store and you’ll be feeling anything but blue!
Location: 318 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
4. Over The Moo
If goat milk isn’t your thing, Over The Moo just might be! Made from coconut milk, their ice-creams are dairy and gluten free but pack just as much flavour! Because of this, vegans, vegetarians, lactose intolerant people and just health advocates can indulge on a tub-load of Over The Moo deliciousness without holding back! Providing you with four phenomenal flavours, “Vanilla Bean Missing You”, “mmMango”, “Choc! Choc! Who’s there?” and The Espresso Lane, all you need is a giant spoon and toppings to match!
You can find their ice-creams all over Sydney! They’re often sold in IGA as well as other retail markets so it’s best to check out the “Track Us Down” tab on their website for the closest store. With their famed ice-creams all over, you’ll be feeling over the moon in no time!
5. Serendipity Ice Cream
Rightfully named, this Marrickville store will bring you an ice-cream experience that can only be described as serendipity! This happy chance brings you a range of gluten free, vegan, Kosher, and Halal ice-creams for you to choose from. All of their sorbets are vegan, while a selection of their ice-creams is Kosher and/or Halal. For example, their Quandong, Pistachio, and Hazelnut Praline ice-creams are all Kosher, Halal as well as gluten free! Keep in mind not all of them have the same dietary ingredients so check the label or ask their friendly staff before purchasing!
This family run business began because Alix Mandelson was allergic to chocolate and couldn’t find a suitable option! Knowing the struggles of finding alternative ice-cream, she started Serendipity Ice Cream herself. They even host birthday parties where kids (or the young at heart) have the chance to come up with their own ice-cream creation to share with their friends! This is an ice-cream experience not to be missed.
Location: 333-339 Enmore Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
6. Green Gourmet
Another Newtown treasure but a place of it’s own in it’s own right! The Green Gourmet is actually a Chinese/Malaysian cuisine restaurant that serves exclusively vegan dishes. Green Gourmet is famous for their homemade tofu ice-creams! With several flavours such as Green Tea, Rose & French Vanilla, Maple & Walnut and Dark Chocolate, you can top off your meal with just the right dessert! You can even combine your scoop of ice-cream with some their gluten free cakes to create a lovely dessert dish of your choice.
Apart from their main chain in Newtown, there is another in St Leonards. For those who want to shop, they also have a Vegan’s Choice Grocery & Cakes shop next to their Newtown chain. For vegetarians and vegans alike, you won’t ever have to worry about what to order or where to go for dessert because at Green Gourmet, everything is taken care of!
Location: 115-117 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
7. Co Yo
Another coconut alternative, Co Yo is the choice for dairy free ice-creams and yoghurt! With flavours such as Cherry & Raw Chocolate Nibs, Sticky Date & Tamarind, Vanilla & Nutmeg, and Mango & Lime, and more, you’ll never get tired of their fruity choices! It isn’t just the tastes of these flavours that make Co Yo a top alternative to regular ice-creams, they’re also known for their smooth and silky texture that just melts right on your tongue!
Co Yo’s delicious products are sold at Pure Health chains on George Street, Pitt Street, and in the Queen Victoria Building, as well as other grocers in the city. It’s the perfect alternative for those who love yoghurts as well as ice-creams, get both in one shop without any guilt!
8. Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream
Giving you a cultural food experience, Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream has a few treats not even regular ice-cream parlours have! For starters, try their Kesme Maras – block ice-creams that require a fork and knife! Alternatively, you’ll be impressed by how stretchy their ice-cream scoops are as they’re hand churned by the staff! They resemble melted marshmallows and taste just as great!
You can enjoy their desserts in many traditionally Turkish flavours such as Orange Blossom, Grape Molasses & Tahini, Cacao, and Turkish Delight! You’ll find all of their flavours complement their other Turkish treats such as the Baklava and Kadayif, as well as their Turkish teas! A lot of, if not all, of their menu items are vegan and dairy free so this alternative will make sure you aren’t missing out!
Location: 63-71 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042
9. Lickits Frozen Custard Café & Dessert Bar
A custard-based alternative to ice-creams, Lickits Frozen Custard Café and Dessert Bar is the family-built, all natural café you’ve been looking for. Their frozen custard ice-creams are made fresh daily so you’ll be enjoying fresh custard deliciousness with the flavours and toppings of your choice! Although their original Vanilla and Chocolate are popular options, make sure to check out their Flavour Of The Week, as they’re always the popular customer pick!
On top of their flavours, you’ll be wonderfully surprised by their impressive list of toppings. From Violet Crumble to Hot Caramel Fudge, Tim Tams to Gummi Bears, Bananas to Passionfruit, there’s an endless number of combos to try! Don’t miss out on this frozen custard alternative, visit Harrington Park and get your fill!
Location: Shop 2/4 Sharman Close, Harrington Park NSW 2567
10. Zebra Dream
Definitely not just for zebras, Zebra Dream is everyone’s dreams come true! Their ice-creams are 100% organically made from coconuts and are dairy, gluten, soy, and lactose free, as well as vegan and kosher! With so much dietary requirements covered in their ice-creams, you’d think you’d have to compromise with flavours but not here! You’ll have a fantastic list of flavours starring Choc Mint Crunch, Strawberry Baobab, Mango Moon, Luscious Latte and more! Let’s not forget, all flavours go with whatever toppings you like: pancakes, bananas, sprinkles and others!
You can get your fill of Zebra Dream at many of the About Life stores in Rozelle, Surry Hills, Potts Point, and Double Bay, as well as other shops located around Sydney CBD, Glebe, and Newtown. Check out their website for more locations and don’t miss out their treasures in a tub!
Indulge healthily without feeling guilty
Ice-cream is truly for everyone! If there are other alternative ice-creams in Sydney, share the good news and let us know in the comments!