Review: Turtle Mountain Coconut Milk Ice ‘Cream’

First off, if you got here from FatFreeVegan, a big hello and welcome to you. And if you’re here from somewhere else hello to you too! I’m so excited that Susan put a link to my site on her blogs she likes list. It makes me feel all giggly and warm inside. She is one of my cooking heroes!

I’m a huge Turtle Mountain fan, especially their fruit sweetened soy ice creams, and to me they taste less ‘beany’ than their regular ones. But give me one of their ice cream sandwiches, and you won’t hear a complaint from me!

When I saw coconut milk based ice cream from them, I was ecstatic. I love coconut milk. It’s so creamy and rich. In fact, I made some homemade ice cream with coconut milk this summer and it turned out pretty good. But they’re ice cream experts, unlike me, so I had high expectations.

Let me tell you now that I was not let down. I tried the coconut flavor. It’s sweetened with agave nectar, which is another plus in my book. It is 170 calories for 1/2 cup with 10 grams of fat, so don’t sit down and eat the whole thing. Compared to the fruit sweetened raspberry mango that has 110 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per 1/2 cup serving, the coconut milk based one is defiantly an indulgence.

Eating it I certainly felt indulged. Super thick and full of coconut pieces, it would fool any dairy eater. It doesn’t feel like a substitute for anything, it’s great in its own right.  But don’t just take my word for it, print out a coupon and go try one of your own! You will have to fill out a form first, but you get coupon links for their yogurt as well as the frozen products. I saw they are making coconut yogurt as well, I can’t wait until it comes to my area. Now all I need is someone to make almond yogurt too.

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