*We recommend coconut milk due to its high content in healthy fats which makes a creamier richer ice cream.
Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow's milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance. Coconut is a member of the palm family, which is not related to nuts or peanuts.
Rice milk is a superior source of B vitamins, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, and manganese as well. It is also is packed with carbohydrates, making it an excellent energizing choice. Rice milk is FODMAP diet-friendly, too, so individuals with irritable bowel syndrome may be able to drink this beverage.
Almond milk is a plant milk with a creamy texture and nutty taste. It contains neither cholesterol nor lactose, and is often consumed by the lactose-intolerant and others who wish to avoid dairy products, including vegans. While it doesn’t offer as much calcium as cow’s milk, almond milk does offer 30 percent of the recommended daily amount, as well as 25 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin D, reducing your risk for arthritis and osteoporosis and improving your immune function.
Soy milk is made by combining dried soybeans with water, resulting in a similar nutritional content to that of regular cow's milk. The American Heart Association recommends eating two to three servings of dairy each day for optimum health benefits and cites soy milk as a good low-fat option. Because soy milk lacks any kind of dairy product, those who are lactose intolerant or who suffer from milk allergies can consume it safely. It is also a good choice for vegetarian and vegan diets.