Cool Treats

Cool Treats

by Carrie Johanningmeier

During these hot summer days there is nothing more refreshing to me than an icy treat from the freezer.  Unfortunately, some commercially manufactured frozen treats these days contain ingredients like hydrogenated oils, dry milk solids, high fructose corn syrup (almost always genetically modified), modified corn starch, sodium benzoate, propylene glycol, ethyl acetate and synthetic colorings.  Diethyl glycol, commonly found in anti-freeze and paint removers, can also be found replacing eggs in some conventional frozen concoctions.

At the Co-op, we have a wide selection of dairy and non-dairy frozen treats that we are happy to offer as a tasty alternative to the ingredients mentioned above.  Check out the quality products listed below in our freezer aisle and find singles of them in the small freezer by the checkout lanes at the front of the store.

Dairy Options – pints and quarts

Julie’s Organic ice cream – quarts and pints
Cookies and
Cream, Caramel

Novelty Ice Cream Bars
Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
Vanilla Sandwich Cookie-Gluten Free
Organic Fudge Bar
Vanilla Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate
Stonyfield Organic ice cream – pints
After Dark Chocolate
Gotta Have Java
After Dark Chocolate Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt

Alden’s Organic ice cream – 1.5 quart
Butter Brittle
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Cream
Mint Chip
Peanut Butter n Chip
Vanilla Bean “Top Seller”


Technically, gelato is an Italian-style ice cream that contains less butterfat and less air by volume, resulting in a denser, creamier, and more flavorful frozen treat.

Talenti Sea Salt Caramel gelato – A succulent rich golden Argentine caramel base brought to life with Fleur De Sel sea salt and chocolate covered sea salt caramel truffles. And it’s gluten free.

Non-Dairy Options – pints and quarts

Fruit & Juice Based

Ciao Bella Sorbet – fruit juice based – pints
Blood Orange
Lemon Zest
Soy Milk Based

So Delicious – soy based – dairy free, gluten free – quarts
Chocolate Velvet
Creamy Vanilla
Dulce de Leche
Coconut Milk Based

Purely Decadent – coconut milk based – pints
Cookie Dough – gluten free
Mint Chip
Cookies n Cream

Larry and Luna’s Coconut Bliss – coconut milk based – soy free & gluten free – pints
Naked Coconut
Vanilla Island
Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge
Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Non-Dairy novelties – boxes and singles
(look for singles of these novelties in the small freezer by the checkout)
Rice Milk Based

Rice Dream Frozen Pie Rice Dream (rice milk “ice cream”) sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies and dipped in chocolate.
Mint Pie
Chocolate Pie
Vanilla Nutty Bar
Vanilla Bar
Soy Milk Based
Tofutti Cuties – a classic non-dairy soy-based “ice cream” sandwich.


Coconut Milk Based

So Delicious Coconut Almond Minis – Dairy Free

So Delicious Vanilla Minis Bar – Dairy Free

Fruit & Juice Based
Natural Choice Organic fruit bars

Jolly Llama – Sorbet Squeezups
Made from actual fruit, not juices or concentrates, and bursting with the refreshing, real taste of sun-ripened fruit.  Available in seven flavors and also dairy free & gluten free.

Acai Berry,
Banana Coconut,