Halo Top Releases Vegan, Non-Dairy Ice Cream

The top selling ice cream company in the United States has now taken things one step further — and included lactose-intolerant, dairy-free, and vegan consumers in their low-cal, delicious-tasting ice cream party.

They crafted their diet-friendly confections with coconut milk, maintaining their low-calorie status and adding on just between 16 and 24 grams of sugar per pint. That's less sugar than most non-dairy ice creams contain in a tiny, half-cup serving — one-fourth of Halo Top's healthier pints.

The flavors will include fan-favorites and even some of their seven new flavors — Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookie, Sea Salt Caramel, Caramel Macchiato, Cinnamon Roll, and Chocolate Covered Banana are all now available for vegans and other dairy-free consumers everywhere.

The calorie count is still impressively low. While most dairy-free ice creams are often more caloric than their milk-based counterparts, Halo Top managed to keep them just as diet-friendly.

The real question is: How do these pints stack up to the real thing? Halo Top CEO, Justin Woolverton, promises they live up to the hype. "It took a long time to 'get it right,'" he explained in a press release, "but we're absolutely thrilled with the outcome and can't wait for our fans to try these flavors."

The pints are set to release nationwide starting mid-October; but if you can't wait to get your fix, you can order them online here ASAP. If you're not sure which to buy, here's a run-down of what we thought of their newest flavors — the results might surprise you.