IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled “Vegan Ice Cream Market Report by Source (Coconut Milk, Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Cashew Milk), Flavor (Chocolate, Caramel, Coconut, Vanilla, Coffee, Fruit), Sales Type (Impulse, Take Home, Artisanal), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Stores, and Others), and Region 2024-2032”, Offers a comprehensive analysis of the industry, which comprises insights on the global vegan ice cream market.

How Big is the Vegan Ice Cream Market?

The global vegan ice cream market size reached US$ 671.4 Million in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 1,006.4 Million by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% during 2024-2032.

Factors Affecting the Growth of the Vegan Ice Cream Industry:

  • Growing Health and Wellness Trends:

The rising awareness and concern over health, wellness, and nutrition are significant drivers of the vegan ice cream market. Consumers are increasingly mindful of their dietary choices, seeking alternatives that align with a healthier lifestyle. Vegan ice cream, often made from plant-based milk like almond, coconut, or soy, offers a lactose-free, lower in cholesterol, and often lower-calorie option compared to traditional dairy-based ice creams. This shift is bolstered by the growing body of research and public discourse around the health benefits of plant-based diets, including improved heart health, weight management, and reduced risk of certain diseases. The trend is not limited to vegans or vegetarians and includes a broad spectrum of health-conscious consumers, including those who are lactose intolerant or looking to reduce animal products in their diet for health reasons.

  • Flavor Innovation:

The vegan ice cream market is experiencing rapid growth thanks to significant innovations in product development and an expanding variety of flavors and textures. Advances in food technology have enabled manufacturers to create plant-based ice creams that closely mimic the creaminess and taste of traditional dairy ice creams, using ingredients like coconut milk, almond milk, and cashew milk. These innovations have made vegan ice creams more appealing to a broader audience, including those who are not strictly vegan but are curious about plant-based alternatives. Additionally, the introduction of a wide range of flavors, from classic vanilla and chocolate to exotic fruit and gourmet combinations, has made vegan ice cream a compelling choice for consumers looking for novelty and variety in their dessert options.

  • Enhanced Focus on Environmental Sustainability:

The environmental impact of traditional dairy farming, including its carbon footprint, water usage, and contribution to deforestation, has led many consumers to seek out more sustainable alternatives like vegan ice cream. Plant-based products are generally perceived to be more eco-friendly, aligning with growing consumer demand for food choices that are  good for them and also for the planet. The dairy industry's significant methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, and its considerable water footprint have prompted environmentally conscious consumers to opt for plant-based ice creams. This shift is supported by a broader societal move towards sustainability, with consumers increasingly prioritizing products that promise lower environmental impact, contributing to the growth of the vegan ice cream market.

For an in-depth analysis, you can refer sample copy of the report:

Leading Companies Operating in the Global Vegan Ice Cream Industry:

  • Arctic Zero
  • Booja-Booja
  • Double Rainbow Ice Cream
  • HappyCow
  • Morrisons
  • NadaMoo!
  • Over The MOO
  • Perry's Ice Cream
  • SorBabes
  • Tofutti Brands Inc.
  • Unilever PLC
  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream Market Report Segmentation:

By Source: 

  • Coconut Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk

Almond milk represents the largest segment as provides creamy texture and nutty flavor, making it an excellent base for vegan ice cream. 

By Flavor: 

  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Coconut
  • Vanilla
  • Coffee
  • Fruit

Caramel accounted for the largest market share owing to the rising demand for caramel vegan ice cream among lactose intolerant individuals or those with dairy allergies.

By Sales Type: 

  • Impulse
  • Take Home
  • Artisanal

Take home method holds the largest market share as it offers convenience to users.

By Distribution Channel: 

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Stores
  • Others

Supermarkets and hypermarkets accounts for the largest market share as they cater to a broader customer base.

Regional Insights:

  • North America: (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific: (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe: (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America: (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Europe’s dominance in the vegan ice cream market due to rising health awareness among the masses and a growing interest in plant-based diets.

Global Vegan Ice Cream Market Trends:

Presently, the growing awareness of health, environmental, and ethical concerns related to animal products has fueled the demand for plant-based alternatives, including vegan ice cream. Consumers are seeking healthier and more sustainable options, leading to a surge in demand for dairy-free alternatives. Besides, manufacturers are continually innovating to meet the evolving preferences of consumers, offering a wide variety of flavors, textures, and formats in the vegan ice cream market. This includes options made from various plant-based ingredients such as almond, coconut, soy, oat, cashew, and pea protein.

If you require any specific information that is not covered currently within the scope of the report, we will provide the same as a part of the customization.

About Us

IMARC Group is a leading market research company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses.

IMARC Group’s information products include major market, scientific, economic and technological developments for business leaders in pharmaceutical, industrial, and high technology organizations. Market forecasts and industry analysis for biotechnology, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, travel and tourism, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are at the top of the company’s expertise.

Contact US


134 N 4th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

Email: [email protected]

Tel No:(D) +91 120 433 0800

United States: +1-631-791-1145 | United Kingdom: +44-753-713-2163