I'm lactose intolerant, so much of my diet is about compromise. I put almond milk in my coffee instead of half-and-half. I hardly ever eat yogurt. (Don't worry: I get my probiotic fix from pickles. Lots of pickles.) And even though cheese is my favorite food, I can only sprinkle it on top of dishes rather than eating a block of it as my entire meal (like I wish I could).
But ice cream is a food with which I don't need to compromise. Dairy-free ice cream sounds so wrong, but you know what? Just like regular ice cream, if it's made properly, it can taste so right.
Food can be creamy without cream. After exploring New York City's vegan ice cream scene this past week, I can confidently stand by that statement.
So whether you're vegan, lactose intolerant, allergic to soy and/or nuts, hate coconut, all or none of these things, there's a place for you. Really.
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