I don’t expect a non-dairy dessert to taste like ice cream but I grab for it when I want fewer chemicals, sugar, or calories. I saw Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Coffee Caramel Fudge Frozen Dessert at the grocery store this weekend and I had to try it! Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Almond Milk Frozen Dessert in Coffee Caramel Fudge tastes bad. It does not taste like any of those ingredients. It has an off-putting flavor for me yet somehow manages 240 calories a serving and 23 grams of sugar/serving. We like to try different non-dairy ice cream substitutes. My favorite is the Arctic Zero in the Salted Caramel flavor.
It tastes creamy, it tastes like salted caramel, and it is smooth. Ben & Jerry’s has a non-pleasant sweet flavor that I really can’t describe well. The coffee-flavored base is not tasty in my opinion. The chunks of fudge are chalky and have an aftertaste resembling chocolate. I drink plenty of non-sweetened almond milk but lately, I have been purchasing cashew milk because it is very creamy and smooth compared to the flavor of almond milk. I think I need to find a frozen dessert made from cashew milk instead.
A pint runs $4.99. There is barely in this flavor, so it is not gluten-free for those hoping it is. It is certified vegan. It also has carrageenan and I go out of my way to avoid it. I was very excited to find this product and I grabbed it without reading the ingredients and nutritional info. My final take is that you are better off buying a regular brand of ice-cream with less sugar (and NO carrageenan!) or a different dairy-free substitute.