In a state known for its dairy, options for those following a dairy-free and vegan diet are on the rise. This summer, count on these ice cream stands and ice cream parlors in Chittenden County when all you want is a cold, creamy, vegan treat:
Or: 62 Pine Street, Winooski
What: All of Offbeat Cremee’s ice cream is vegan and made from scratch. They have handmade creams and ice creams made from a blend of coconut and oat milks. Flavors rotate but include blueberry crepe, chocolate banana bread, lemon merengue pie, and ube breadcrumbs.
Opening dates 2022:Some creemee stalls are already open for the season. Here is your guide.
The mill market and delicatessen
Or: 1580 Dorset Street, South Burlington
What: Vegan creams made from oat milk can be found here with rotating flavors.
Shy guy gelato
Or: 198 St. Paul Street, Burlington
What: Shy Guy always has a few rotating vegan sorbets to choose from, and they’re not always fruity — try their dark chocolate sorbet.
Or: 160 River Street, Milton
What: Duke’s offers vegan creamers made with almond milk in many flavors. They also have gluten free cones upon request.
Or: 4066 Shelburne Road, Shelburne
What: The Scoop makes its vegan ice cream by hand from almond or coconut milk. Flavors on their online menu include Raspberry Coconut, Mocha Maca Chip, and German Chocolate.
east coast ice cream
Or: 3 Main Street, Essex Junction
What: This Italian ice cream stand offers vegan, nut-free and gluten-free ice cream that is creamy and smooth. Customers can mix up to five flavors ranging from fruity to decadent.
Or: 51 Center Road, Essex
What: You can find a few vegan flavors at Sweet Scoops, both in hand-spooned form.
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Lake Champlain Chocolates
Or: 750 Pine Street, Burlington or 65 Church Street, Burlington
What: Although they don’t have a huge variety of vegan flavors, if you’re craving chocolate, they’re topped with vegan chocolate ice cream.
At Ben and Jerry’s
Or: 36 Church Street, Burlington
What: Although you can get it in pint form at most grocery stores, there’s always non-dairy ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s at their Church Street shop. They make two different types of vegan ice cream: one made with almond milk and one made with sunflower butter, both with many standard Ben and Jerry’s flavors.