coconut bliss

Yes, ice cream was in my future last night!  But, not just any ice cream – coconut milk ice cream!

The wonderful folks at Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss generously sent me 2 coupons for free samples of their ice cream.

From their website:  As rich and creamy as premium ice cream, Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is a satisfying, delicious, and healthy alternative to dairy and soy-based frozen desserts. Made from a base of naturally rich coconut milk and sweetened with agave syrup, Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is certified organic, 100% vegan, kosher pareve, and made with certified fair trade ingredients.

I really love their products because they are vegan, organic, fair trade and made with ingredients that I can pronounce!

I picked up 2 pints when I was at Whole Foods this weekend.  It was really hard to pick the flavors because they all sound so delicious.  I saw Naked Coconut (which I have tried before), Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge, Dark Chocolate, Mint Galactica and Vanilla Island.

I decided to keep it simple and chose the Dark Chocolate and Mint Galactica.

Of course, I had to sample both when I got home!

First up, Dark Chocolate.

Ingredients: Organic Coconut Milk (Organic Coconut, Water, Guar Gum), Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Fair Trade Cocoa, Organic Fair Trade Vanilla Extract

This was awesome!  The chocolate definitely overpowered any coconut flavor that this could have had.  It was a little hard to get it out of the container, and definitely did not seem as creamy as ice cream is.  I love my ice cream, but want a healthier alternative other than Banana Softserve!

Looks were definitely deceiving here!  After letting it soften in the container for a minute or 2, I gave it a try and it was smooth, creamy, chocolatey and delicious!  I loved every bite of this.

Next up, Mint Galactica!

Ingredients: Organic Coconut Milk (Organic Coconut, Water, Guar Gum), Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate (Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla), Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Fair Trade Vanilla Extract

I had high expectations here, since mint chocolate chip is my all time favorite ice cream.  Well, this did not disappoint!  Once again, it was creamy and melted in my mouth.  The mint ice cream was good, but I could definitely taste a little coconut, which is fine with me because I love coconut.  It was a bit of an odd taste though, so if you aren’t sure about the coconut flavor, definitely go with one of the chocolate flavors.  The chocolate flakes were awesome.

Overall, I loved these and will definitely try some other flavors.  They are a great alternative to ice cream and a little healthier for you too.

Check out more information and the nutrition facts on their website.

Thank you for letting me try these out, Kiley!

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3 Responses

  1. Hi Jen,
    I’m so glad to hear that you loved both flavors! The Dark Chocolate is our best seller and always a huge hit 🙂
    Leaving Coconut Bliss on the counter for a few minutes is what we recommend, it softens up and gets the perfect texture.
    Thanks for a wonderful review,
    Kiley

  2. Thanks for much for the tip on this ice cream! I’ll have to tell my sister-in-law about it since she’s always looking for dessert options for my niece who has dairy, egg, and peanut allergies.

  3. I feel a craving coming on! 🙂

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