I became in love with Purely Decadent Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and so decided to try another flavor. In the mood for something a bit minty, I decided to try the mint chocolate chip ice cream. Purely Decadent Dairy-Free Ice Cream is manufactured by the Turtle Mountain LLC food company (Which manufactures dairy-free frozen sweets.)
This diary-free ice cream came in a nice pint size and once opened, I noticed that the texture of this non-dairy ice cream was very similar to the dairy ice cream except its texture was not overly firm. It has a smooth-firm texture to it which made it easy to scoop out of the container. If this non dairy ice cream were placed next to regular dairy ice cream I would not be able to tell the difference between the two, that is how amazing the texture appeared. There were an ample amount of miniature mint chips dispersed throughout the vanilla -colored ice cream.
I was anticipating the taste of this ice cream but unfortunately my expectations were not met. The mint taste in the ice cream was very overpowering so much so that I could not taste the chocolate. The ice cream tasted completely of mint and the chips themselves were nothing but chocolate mint. What I did taste of the chocolate was rather bitter, similar to the taste of dark chocolate. The bitterness of the chocolate and the infusion of the mint gave off a taste that made me feel sick to my stomach. The mint chips were very solid. I expected them to be firm but with a tint of softness. I expected these chips to melt in my mouth but they didn’t, which created a peculiar taste; ice cream that dissolved in the mouth quickly and mint chips that took a good minute to melt. I prefer ingredients to melt equally such as the chocolate chips in cookies and the peanut butter in nutter butters etc…
The one thing that I disliked the most about this ice cream was the after taste. The after taste was horrible; a mix between bitter chocolate and peppermint candy. (Maybe that is what mint chocolate ice cream is supposed to taste like.) This ice cream was even worse once it melted. It became soupy concoction of bitter tasting peppermint. I think the ice cream would taste much better if the actual ice cream was vanilla tasting instead of strong, mint tasting.
I would give this product a 3.4 out of a 5. I could just be biased towards mint tasting ice cream since I am more of a chocolate/vanilla (simple) ice cream type of person.
If you are the person that loves chocolate and mint this would be a great product for you.
Purely Decadent Dairy-Free ice cream can be found in the organic foods section of supermarkets such as Shaws and Stop and Shop and costs anywhere from $4-$5.