For years, consumers who suffered from lactose intolerance or other-wise avoided dairy products had few choices when it came to summertime indulgences. There were frozen desserts made from soy, but even there, food allergies or mouthfeel could take all the fun out of it.
“We just wanted an ice cream we could eat,” said Larry Kaplowitz, co-founder of Coconut Bliss, a Eugene, Ore.-based manufacturer of ice cream made with coconut milk.
He's not alone. Goat milk and even hemp are