We tried KIND Frozen Cherry Cashew! Here's what we thought of the new vegan pints from KIND.
We tried KIND Frozen Cherry Cashew!
KIND Frozen Cherry Cashew is vegan cherry ice cream with cherries, cashew pieces, and a chocolate swirl.
The short version of this review is that neither of us was totally wild about it, but I liked it more than Dave did.
We did agree that the texture of the ice cream was incredible. SO creamy and not too hard to scoop. They use a combination of pear juice, almond, and tapioca as the base, and I can't overstate how much we loved the texture.
The ice cream's flavor, though, was on the bland side.
For me, the heavy hand with the mix-ins compensated for that, but Dave felt like it didn't balance out. They were really generous with the sweet cherries and crunchy cashews!
The chocolate swirl, though, felt a little bit chintzy. I almost wish they'd left out the chocolate entirely, rather than tease me with just that little bit.
We won't get this flavor again but are open to trying other flavors, because we really did love the texture. Did I mention that? That we loved the texture?
While we weren't mad about KIND Frozen Cherry Cashew, we are huge fans of their plant-based ice cream bars! Read our KIND Frozen Treat Bars review!
What's it made from?
KIND Frozen Cherry Cashew is both vegan and gluten-free, so what's in the pint? How are they getting that creamy texture without dairy?
Here's the full ingredients list:
Pear juice (from concentrate), water, sugar, almonds, dried tapioca syrup, cashews, cherries, tapioca syrup, coconut oil, tapioca starch, cocoa powder, sea salt, gum acacia, chocolate, guar gum, natural flavor, citric acid, fruit and vegetable juice (color), beet juice from concentrate (color), soy lecithin, carob bean gum, tara gum, salt pectin, sunflower lecithin.
Looking at this ingredients list, I'm still not sure how they achieved such a lovely, creamy texture with what appears to be a pear juice and tapioca syrup base. But they did it!
Cashews are kind of far down the ingredients list, but that seems the most likely option. You can make both sweet and savory cashew cream, and both have a rich, velvety texture.
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