Happy Cow Ice Cream- dairy free ice cream in Hong Kong

I have officially found some of my favourite ice cream in Hong Kong- and it doesn’t even contain milk.

Happy Cow is a brand of ice cream which was established sometime in 2012, and is completely dairy-free. Their ice cream is made out of coconut cream as well as other plant-based ingredients, and is sweetened with Carazuc- a traditional Asian sugar made from the sweet sap of the coconut tree flower. Their website states that “All Happy Cow confections are dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free and contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives”- so its pretty much the most guilt-free ice cream you’ll ever try!

I purchased the ‘Pure coconut’ flavour from Just Green, an organic convenience store located in Hong Kong:

photo 1The ice cream was delectably creamy and tasted strongly of coconut- it even contained little coconut flakes for a more chewy and interesting texture. Although the serving doesn’t look that big, it was definitely more than enough- I feel like coconut cream is more filling than conventional ice cream which contains milk- so its pretty indulgent and you won’t need a lot to be satisfied.

The box also shows you the ingredients that go into the ice cream- as you can see in the Pure coconut ice cream there are only 5 ingredients, compared to everyday run-of-the-mill ice creams where a wide range of chemicals and artificial food colourings are incorporated into the dessert.

photo 2After trying out my first Happy Cow ice cream, the office which I am interning at decided to have a little taste-testing party upon hearing rave reviews from another intern and I. We purchased the following flavours: large Chocolate and Lime in the Coconut, and small Cherry Almond Fudge, Pure coconut and Mint chocolate. My top 2 favourites were definitely still Pure coconut and also chocolate- which was lusciously creamy and rich. As for Mint chocolate, I felt that the coconut cream may have slightly masked the mint flavour a bit but it was still delicious. Lime in the Coconut was a very unique flavour and reminded me a little bit of a mix between a sorbet and a curry. I didn’t try the cherry ice cream as I naturally don’t like the taste of cherries- however some people thought that this was the best flavour. I guess, like many things, ice cream flavours are a matter of preference 🙂

photo 4 photo 3I emailed Happy Cow’s founder Issac who was extremely helpful and provided me with information on the current and future ice cream flavours. The current set flavours are:

Lime In The Coconut
Cherry Almond Fudge
Mint Chocolate Chip
..alongside with a seasonal flavour of the month (this month it was Pure coconut), with some of the upcoming new flavors being Pistachio, Chai Tea, Green Tea, Cinnamon Caramel, Banana Caramel and many more. I can’t wait to try out some new flavours from Happy Cow! 🙂

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