If you have dietary restrictions, I feel you. I’m a gluten-free and egg-free gal! It can be difficult to satisfy your palate while still treating your body with care.

If you’re lactose intolerant, vegan or just tired of going into food comas after eating ice cream — it happens to the best of us — check out these dairy free ice cream options in Collin County. Your tummy and your taste buds will thank you later.

Sugar Pine Creamery

6832 Coit Rd #270b, Plano, TX 75023

Tues – Sun : 2pm – 8pm

Sugar Pine Creamery specializes in soft serve that goes beyond traditional chocolate and vanilla. They always have six soft serve flavors, two of which are dairy free ice cream flavors. Flavors are rotated out every two weeks. Right now the dairy free ice cream flavors are tomato strawberry and clementine kiwi.

Customers can also choose between several cone flavors: cinnamon brown sugar, midnight vanilla, salted blue corn and pink vanilla. With all the possible color combinations, treats from Sugar Pine Creamery are a feast for your eyes and your tastebuds.

The owners love interacting with their customers, and they’ll remember you if you return — which you’ll definitely want to!

We also put Sugar Pine Creamery on a list of boba tea shops to try!

Get dairy free ice cream at Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream! | Photo courtesy of Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream on Facebook

Tongue in Cheek

 526 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

Mon – Sat: 11am – 10pm, Sun: 12pm – 10pm

Tongue in Cheek is run by Brett Smith, former Richardson firefighter or twenty years. A lifelong foodie, Brett opened the ice cream shop in 2019. After he retired in 2020, he turned to running Tongue in Cheek full time.

This ice cream shop has 8 dairy free ice cream options: mango, strawberry lemon, cherry limeade, chocolate, lavender, lemon poppyseed, strawberry champagne and raspberry buttercream.

Get dairy free ice cream at OMG Creamery! | Photo courtesy of OMG Creamery on Facebook

OMG Creamery

100 N Ballard Ave, Wylie, TX 75098

Tues – Sun: 11am – 9pm

OMG Creamery is an old fashioned ice cream shop located in Historic Downtown Wylie. They serve a variety of classic treats, including slow churned ice cream, fried pies, root beer floats, milkshakes and sundaes. They also have grilled cheese sandwiches, brisket hot dogs and waffle fries. Truly a one-stop shop for American cuisine.

This ice cream shop always has 1-2 dairy free flavors. Call ahead of time to check what they have in stock! They are also willing to use any fruit they have on hand to make dairy free ice cream in your favorite flavor.

Get dairy free ice cream at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream! | Photo courtesy of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream on Facebook

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

7650 Stacy Rd Ste 210, McKinney, TX 75070 | Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 9:30pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 10pm

1648 FM 423 Ste 100, Frisco, TX 75036 | Mon – Sun: 12pm – 10pm

Bruster’s is an old fashioned ice cream chain with 200 independently owned locations in 22 states, Guyana and South Korea. All of their ice cream is made on site and processed in a slow kettle for ultimate creamy goodness.

The dairy free ice cream options are made with coconut milk and include the following flavors: banana, chocolate, chocolate chip, cookies ‘n cream with Oreo, graham central station, mint chocolate chip, strawberry, strawberry-banana and vanilla. Attention to those of you with food allergies: ingredients are included on their website!

Get dairy free ice cream at Creamistry! Photo courtesy of Creamistry on Facebook

Creamistry

5733 TX-121 #285, The Colony, TX 75056

5250 N O’Connor Blvd #140, Irving, TX 75039

1161 E Southlake Blvd Suite #202, Southlake, TX 76092

Creamistry is an innovative ice cream chain that uses liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze each ice cream order, creating decadently rich and creamy treats. They offer all of their flavors with dairy or dairy free ice cream bases (with coconut milk).

You can never go wrong with chocolate, banana, birthday cake, cookies and cream, strawberry, coffee or sea salt caramel. However they also have novel flavors such as Thai tea, Cap’n Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Nutella, pumpkin spice and ruby cacao — a sweet and sour variety of chocolate introduced by a Belgian-Swiss cocoa company.


Sweet tooth still not satisfied? Check out this list of 5 unique ice cream shops in Collin County!

You know what else is refreshing in summer? Boba tea! Check out this list of 5 boba shops to try in the area.

Vaibhavi Hemasundar

Vaibhavi Hemasundar is an undergraduate at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She loves singing, film photography, and devouring book after book.