Here’s where to get dairy-free cream

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:

Offbeat Cream

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.

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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.

Duke’s creams

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.

The scoop

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.

Sweet balls

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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A customer checks out at the Lake Champlain Chocolates store on Church Street.  Small Business Saturday is November 27.

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.

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