Vegan ice cream in Spain? YES! It's everywhere!!!
I’ve been doing some travelling lately and I wanted to report how this has worked out for my vegan diet. One thing that I have really grown accustomed to in the US is being able to get a variety of delicious vegan ice cream flavors. Especially during my recent hot summer travels in Spain, I wanted to be able to enjoy this special cold sweet treat at least every once in a while (or every day…). To all my vegans/dairy-free/lactose-intolerant friends out there I want you to know that it is very easy to enjoy ice cream in Spain! I think perhaps even easier than it is to find at ice cream shops in the US. I was afraid that, especially, when travelling outside the big cities, it would be impossible to find. However, to my surprise, every single ice cream store/stand that I encountered had something for me – and all but one had more flavors than the typical fruity sorbets. In fact, the next most popular flavor was a dark chocolate which accommodated my ice cream and chocolate fix all at once! Just ask for “vegano” or “helado sin leche” (“ice cream without milk”) to learn about their dairy-free options and you’ll be good to go!
Here are some of my favorites:
This beautiful (too large) masterpiece that I eventually had to share with others is from a shop named Giolatto. This one features "chocolate", "vanailla", and "avellana" (hazelnut).
And this one was so artfully made that I almost hated to eat it! This cone flower from the shop Amorino features "chocolate', "avellana" and just a couple petals of a tart berry which I believe was the "frambuesa" (raspberry).