Ice cream is a beloved treat that comes in many forms around the world: from gelato in Italy to Kulfi in India or even i-tim-pad—better known as ice cream rolls—in Thailand. With all these varieties available, it only makes sense that ice cream too can be made using different kinds of milk other than the traditional dairy milk. That is exactly what Mr. Dewie’s had in mind when it started making its vegan, dairy-free ice cream.

Mr. Dewie’s was founded by brothers Ari and Andrew Cohen back in 2011 with one goal in mind: creating a dairy-free ice cream which they themselves would love eating. Both Ari and Andrew shared that they are lactose intolerant so they were craving for delicious, dairy-free ice cream. Starting with a base made with almond milk, Mr. Dewie’s soon transitioned to using cashew milk for its superior creaminess and impact on flavor profile in the end ice cream.

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The mission of Mr. Dewie’s is to make a rich, creamy ice cream that is healthy and without additives, and it truly delivers on that mission. Compared to some dairy and non-dairy ice creams found in the market, Mr. Dewie’s ice cream does not contain added gums, preservatives, eggs, peanuts, soy, gluten, colorants, and dyes and is even made using organic ingredients.

Since its inception, Mr. Dewie’s has opened up two creamery locations in California—the first in Albany and the second in Emeryville. These creameries are a vegan's paradise, guaranteed to please vegans and non-vegans alike with its ice cream flavor selection and quality.


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While every flavor is worth trying, the ones that stand out the most are Turmeric Spice, Caramel Almond Crunch, Mocha Chip, and Roasted Cashew.

Turmeric Spice is made with a perfect blend of turmeric, cardamom, and cinnamon. Caramel Almond Crunch offers a delicious caramel flavor despite not using dairy which is traditionally used to make caramel. Mocha Chip is made with a beautiful balance of chocolate and coffee mixed in with some chocolate bits. Roasted Cashew offers a warm, comforting feeling with the addition of cashew butter, putting cashews at the center of the ice cream.

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You are able to enjoy these flavors along with more traditional favorites such as mint chip, strawberry, and vanilla in addition to Mr. Dewie’s seasonal flavors such as Rum Raisin which is currently in their stores.

Not only are the ice creams gluten-free and vegan, but also many of the other products offered such as bon-bons, sundaes, and cookies. Just like their ice creams, these other products are ridiculously delicious—particularly their dark chocolate fudge sauce and caramel sauce which are used in the sundaes.

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#SpoonTip: Get Mr. Dewie's chocolate fudge and caramel sauce on top of whichever flavor you get. 

Mylk Guys

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If you are not located nearby one of the Mr. Dewie’s stores, do not fret as you can still try their delicious ice cream by ordering a pint on Mylk Guys. Mylk Guys is an online vegan grocery store where you can order Mr. Dewie’s and other vegan favorites for delivery around the country.

Through Mylk Guys, Mr. Dewie’s sells their heavenly caramel and chocolate fudge sauces as well as their best selling flavors including Caramel Almond Crunch and Mint Chip. Mylk Guys is offering $10 off your first order which means you get a free pint of Mr. Dewie’s to try.

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I stumbled upon Mr. Dewie’s by chance when Ari and Andrew gave a talk in one of my classes. I am not vegan or lactose intolerant myself, so having eaten dairy-based ice cream, I can say with certainty that I would not have been able to tell that Mr. Dewie’s ice creams are made using cashew milk instead of dairy milk. In fact, I now prefer Mr. Dewie’s for their superior flavors and lack of additives in all that it offers.

The end products that Mr. Dewie’s offers show the amount of care and thought that Ari and Andrew put into their ice cream. By catering to a multitude of dietary restrictions, Mr. Dewie’s ensures that everyone is able to enjoy a quality ice cream.