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Ice Cream Without Palm Oil | List of Palm Oil Free Ice Cream

Ice Cream Without Palm Oil | List of Palm Oil Free Ice Cream

It’s always a great time for ice cream! But did you know it often contains palm oil? Here’s a list of ice cream without palm oil.

Take a few seconds to read the ingredients; don’t just buy whatever ice cream is on sale.

Some ice cream brands use better quality ingredients than others. Palm oil is cheap; therefore, it’s widely used in store brands and other inexpensive brands. Choosing a higher-priced ice cream or organic ice cream lessens the chance for palm oil. 

Also, the more complicated the flavor, the more ingredients it likely has. When there are more ingredients, there is a greater chance it will have palm oil. Choose simple flavors. We offer more tips below.

To the best of our knowledge, these ice creams are free from palm oil and palm oil derivatives. Please use it as a reference point as you do your own due diligence. This is list not guaranteed.

You will only know for certain if something is palm oil free if it has earned the Palm Oil Free certification by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP) or the Orangutan Alliance.

Ice Cream Without Palm Oil

Ben & Jerry’s

There is one brand that always makes palm oil free ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s. You can safely choose any of their amazing flavors. Scroll down for palm free flavors from other brands.

Whatever flavor you crave, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has found a way to make it without palm oil and palm oil derivatives.

On their website, you have to search “palm oil” to find anything about it. And then it’s just their values sourcing page. We weren’t able to find any mention of “palm oil free” anywhere else. We hope Ben & Jerry’s will showcase this on their site as it’s very rare.

This is what it says: Ben & Jerry’s does not produce any ice cream that contains palm oil. Palm oil was never used in the ice cream base however it was in some of the chunks and swirls previously. In 2017, Ben & Jerry’s transitioned away from the final few flavors that contained chunks and swirls provided by suppliers that contained palm oil resulting in a global portfolio that is fully palm oil free.

Here are most of their pint flavors. Please note, they have many more palm oil free ice creams, frozen yogurts, and dairy free choices on their website and in stores. What I think is incredibly is they come out with new flavors, and they keep them palm oil free.

ice cream without palm oil

All flavors are palm oil free

  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • Chocolate Shake It
  • Vanilla Toffee Bar Crunch
  • Netflix & Chill
  • Cold Brew Caramel Latte
  • Chocolately Love-A-Fair – Joining Tony’s Chocolonely’s mission to end modern slavery in cocoa farming
  • Ice Cream Sammie
  • It’s Ice… Cream
  • Mint Chocolate Chance
  • Red, White & Blueberry
  • Brownie Batter Core
  • Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Core
  • Karamel Sutra Core
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Core
  • Salted Caramel Core
  • Boom Chocolatta Cookie Core
  • Peanut Buttah Cookie Core
  • Americone Dream
  • Banana Split
  • Bob Marley’s One Love
  • Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Brewed to Matter
  • Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Cherry Garcia
  • Chillin’ the Roast
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Therapy
  • Chubby Hubby
  • Chunky Monkey
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch
  • Coffee, Coffee, BuzzBuzzBuzz
  • Everything But The…
  • Gimme S’more!
  • Glampfire Trail Mix
  • Half Baked
  • Milk & Cookies
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie
  • Minter Wonderland
  • New York Super Fudge Chunk
  • Oat of This Swirled
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Peanut Butter World
  • Phish Food
  • Pistachio Pistachio
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • S’mores
  • Salted Caramel Almond
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • The Tonight Dough
  • Triple Caramel Chunk
  • Truffle Kerfuffle
  • Urban Bourbon
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Caramel Fudge
  • Cherry Crumble
  • Dublin Mudslide
  • Change is Brewing
  • Chewy Gooey Cookie
  • Dirt Cake
  • Chocolate Milk & Cookies

Researching Ice Cream Brands

To learn about the way palm oil is used in ice cream, we went to four grocery stores. We looked at all of the ice cream brands with sizes greater than 473.17 milliliters (one pint). There were 18 brands.

We learned all of the store brands contained some type of palm oil ingredient and/or palm oil derivative.

Buy name brand ice cream to better avoid palm oil.

Of those 18 brands, there were 282 flavors that didn’t repeat. We researched the labels from these 282 unique brand and flavor combinations.

(We didn’t include Ben & Jerry’s in the research because we knew they are palm oil free and because we researched ice cream containers larger than one pint.)

how to find palm oil free ice cream

Use these tips to find palm oil free ice cream.

Palm Oil Free Ice Cream

These are the brands and flavors we found in our local stores that didn’t contain palm oil or palm oil derivatives on their labels. This list is meant to be a starting point. Know that ingredients and vendors change. This list isn’t guaranteed, especially when it comes to Natural Flavors.*

Note, we don’t list any store brands here. We researched five store brands, and all of their flavors contained palm oil in some form. Most contained two or more palm oil ingredients and/or derivatives.

These ice creams do not list palm oil ingredients or palm oil derivatives on their labels. We’ve made notes to exceptions where we reached out to them for additional information.

Alden’s Organic

  • Chocolate
  • Cookies & Cream (It’s very rare to see a palm oil free cookies & cream ice cream.)
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Salted Caramel
  • French Vanilla
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla & Chocolate Swirl

This is for Alden’s Organic Ice Cream in 1.42 liter / 1.5 quart size. A representative from Alden’s Organic confirmed these are palm oil free. They are very transparent in that they list all of their ingredients for each of their products on their website.

When Alden’s Organic Ice Cream uses palm oil, it’s in the form of “palm kernel oil” and is clearly labeled. They don’t use palm oil derivatives such as monoglycerides.

Note: Their pint-sized Crushin On Cookies & Mint is palm oil free (which is also rare). See our delicious chocolate milkshake using Alden’s Organic Ice Cream.

You can find it at grocery stores, including Whole Foods, Fry’s, Safeway, Kroger, and more.

Blue Bell Creameries

palm oil free ice cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream Dutch Chocolate

  • Black Walnut
  • Rocky Road
  • Natural Vanilla Bean
  • Pistachio Almond
  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Ultimate Neopolitan
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pecan
  • French Vanilla
  • The Great Divide
  • Strawberry and Homemade Vanilla
  • Dutch Chocolate
  • Homemade Vanilla
  • Keylime Mango Tart
  • Coffee
  • Tin Roof

These Blue Bell flavors are in 1.89 liters (half gallon).

They don’t list any palm oil ingredients or derivatives on their ingredient labels. From personal experience, my son has safely enjoyed Blue Bell’s Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream. You can find Blue Bell at many grocery stores. 

ice cream without palm oil ingredients

I stock up on ice cream without palm oil when they are on sale. Read labels before buying.


  • Chocolate
  • Natural Strawberry
  • Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Natural Vanilla

Note, Breyers makes four different Vanilla flavors. They all pretty much look the same except for their name. Be sure to choose Breyers Natural Vanilla.

Their Natural Vanilla is the only one that doesn’t contain mono- and diglycerides. In addition, it contains just five ingredients.

These are their flavors in the 1.41 liter (1.5 quart) size. They list their ingredients on their website through SmartLabel.

Also note, from personal experience, my son has eaten these Breyers ice cream flavors safely, with no symptoms. We believe them to be fully palm oil free. You can find Breyers ice cream at many grocery stores. Be sure to read labels before buying.


ice cream without palm oil

Dreyer’s Slow Churned Classic Vanilla

  • Butter Pecan
  • Coffee
  • Slow Churned:
    • French Vanilla
    • Vanilla Bean
    • Classic Vanilla
    • Caramel Delight
    • Strawberry
    • Butter Pecan
    • Coffee
    • Chocolate
  • Neapolitan
  • Strawberry
  • French Vanilla
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Bean

This is for Dreyer’s 1.41 liter (1.5 quart) containers.

Dreyers is transparent in listing their ingredients for their ice creams on their website. These were Dreyers ice cream flavors we found that didn’t list any type of palm oil ingredients or derivatives on their labels. You can find Dreyers at many grocery stores. Like with everything, read ingredients to be sure it doesn’t list palm oil ingredients. 

Lactaid (lactose free)

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Mint Chocolate Chip

This is for Lactaid’s 946.35 milliliter / one quart size. They list all of their ingredients on their website. These three flavors didn’t have any questionable ingredients on their labels.

Straus Family Creamery Organic

palm oil free organic ice cream

Straus Family Creamery Organic Dutch Chocolate

  • Dutch Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip

We researched Straus Organic in their 946.35 milliliter / one quart size. They make “super premium” ice cream.

You can search on their website, and find they list the ingredients for all of their ice creams under “Nutritional Information” for each flavor and size. The information is very easy to find.

Like the others in our list, we found these Straus Organic flavors didn’t list any type of palm oil ingredients on their labels. I have found Straus Family Creamery ice cream at Sprouts and Whole Foods. I’ve also loved their heavy whipping cream to make whipped cream.


palm oil free Tillamook ice cream flavors

Tillamook Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Banana Split
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Buttered Maple Pancakes
  • Coffee Almond Fudge
  • Oregon Hazelnut & Salted Caramel
  • Rocky Road
  • Tillamook Mudslide
  • Malted Moo Shake
  • Old-Fashioned Vanilla
  • French Vanilla
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Salted Butterscotch
  • Caramel Butter Pecan
  • Creamy PB&J
  • Oregon Strawberry
  • Old-Fashioned Strawberry
  • Oregon Dark Cherry
  • Coffee Almond Fudge
  • Mountain Huckleberry
  • Mudslide
  • Udderly Chocolate
  • Chocolate Cherry Fudge
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter – Now contains palm oil

This is for Tillamook’s 1.66 liter size (1.75 quarts). When you click on one of Tillamook’s flavors, the ingredients as well as other information comes up easily.

These flavors do not list any of the palm oil ingredients and derivatives commonly found in ice cream. A representative from Tillamook confirmed these Tillamook ice cream flavors don’t contain palm oil.

UPDATE: Please note, as of February 2021, Tillamook’s Chocolate Peanut Butter now contains palm oil. Prior to this, it did not contain palm oil. This was our favorite flavor so we are VERY disappointed. We hope they don’t start adding palm oil to their other flavors. 

As companies regularly modify ingredients to include palm oil — it’s a cheap oil — it’s a great reminder to always read labels.

Now we get creative and buy chocolate ice cream and add palm oil free peanut butter to it. (Sometimes we freeze the peanut butter for a few hours first — yum.) It is much better than eating ice cream with palm oil and Mono- & Diglycerides.

Turkey Hill

all natural ice cream without palm oil

Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream

Please note, this is their “All Natural” line of ice creams.

  • All Natural:
    • Vanilla Bean & Chocolate
    • Butter Almond & Chocolate
    • Belgian Style Chocolate
    • Mint Chocolate Chip
    • Salted Caramel
    • Vanilla Bean
    • Chocolate Peanut Butter
    • Homemade Vanilla
    • Butter Pecan

This is for their 1.41 liter (1.5 quart) containers. You can see all of their flavors and ingredients easily online.

(Note, The Kroger Company sold Turkey Hill to Peak Rock Capital.)

Make sure to choose Turkey Hill’s All Natural line of ice cream.

All of these flavors listed here do not have any palm oil derivatives or palm oil ingredients on their ingredient labels.

We emailed Turkey Hill about their other ice creams that contain monoglycerides, diglycerides and propylene glycol. The representative said they are not derived from palm oil, and that they are used as stabilizers in some of their products. However, we didn’t include them in this list.

Yes! We loved seeing this “How Many Ingredients Chart” on Turkey Hill’s website. Check it out!

Palm Oil Ingredients in Ice Cream

When you look at ice cream ingredient labels, some names for palm oil will be easy to spot. They are the ones that contain the word “palm” in them. Some examples are Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Vitamin A Palmitate, and Palm Oil with TBHQ.

However, there are others that are considered “palm oil derivatives.” These are ingredients that are made using palm oil but don’t have the “palm” in the name. Unless you check with the manufacturer, you won’t know whether these contain palm oil.

Some examples of palm oil derivatives common in ice cream are Mono & Diglycerides, Monoglycerides, Propylene Glycol, and Polysorbate 80.

In the 282 ice creams we researched, there were a total of 20 different palm oil ingredients and derivatives listed in the ingredients:

  • Palm Oil
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil
  • Glycerin
  • Glycerol
  • Glycerol Monostearate
  • Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
  • Mixed Tocopherols/Vitamin E
  • Mono & Diglycerides
  • Monoglycerides
  • Organic Palm Kernel Oil
  • Organic Palm Oil
  • Palm Kernel Oil with TBHQ
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Palm Oil with Citric Acid
  • Palm Oil with TBHQ
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Propylene Glycol Monoesters
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Vitamin A Palmitate

Most Common Palm Oil Derivatives in Ice Cream

After researching ice cream containers (larger than one pint) at grocery stores, the most common palm oil derivatives are:

  • Mono & Diglycerides
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Vitamin A Palmitate
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Glycerol
  • Monoglycerides

Ice Cream Without Palm Oil

We continue to reach out to ice cream companies and hope to have more to add to this list. We hope ice cream companies will come to realize “Palm Oil Free” is a marketing advantage.

There is a difference between Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has different requirements for Ice Cream versus Frozen Dessert.

Again, here’s where it’s important to read labels. We’ve found Frozen Dessert cartons near the big party tubs of ice cream. They are made with vegetable oils and typically contain palm oil.

Just as the FDA has different requirements for “chocolate” versus “chocolate flavored,” there are different requirements regarding ingredients in ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, and frozen dessert.

The FDA has different requirements to determine whether manufacturers can call their product “ice cream” which is of a higher quality than “frozen dessert.”

Email companies to ask about the source of their ingredients

We have been emailing ice cream companies to ask them the source of their ingredients.

Often, companies sidetrack the question by referring us to their ingredients pages. However, the ingredients usually don’t spell out the source — especially if they are made from palm oil.

As an example, the Polysorbate 80 would be listed but wouldn’t say whether it was made with palm oil. What is Polysorbate 80 made from? You have no way of knowing.

Overall, most of the time, we haven’t been getting exact answers to our specific questions. Often we receive “canned answers” as they must have rules when answering questions about palm oil.

Sometimes companies reply with a statement about how they use RSPO sustainable palm oil.

Other times, they say the ingredient is derived from “natural sources” or “vegetable oil.”

When we ask, “What type of vegetable oil,” or “Is this ingredient sourced from palm oil,” or “Does this ingredient contain any palm oil,” they often do not answer.

Even after sending them the specific UPC code and asking them specifically about the source of one or more ingredients — “Are the mono- and diglycerides derived from palm oil in this product?” — many companies still wouldn’t answer.

They respond saying the information is “proprietary.”

If a company doesn’t respond to our questions, we believe they are hiding something.

One exception is Kroger Family of Stores who answered all of our questions outright. See more information at the bottom of this post.

Palm oil in ice cream

Palm oil is used in ice cream for many reasons. It adds to the mouth feel and texture, making it smooth and creamy. Companies can use it as an emulsifier and a stabilizer.

Since the FDA banned trans-fats in the United States, companies needed to find alternate ingredients for ice cream and other foods.

How to Find Ice Cream Without Palm Oil

Read labels.

  1. Avoid any ice cream that includes Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Vitamin A Palmitate, and anything with palm- in the name.
  2. Once that becomes a habit, you can take it a step further and choose ice cream without Mono- and Diglycerides.
  3. After that, you can choose products that don’t list Polysorbate 80 and Propylene Glycol.

Don’t buy big party pails.

Large grocery stores often sell a store brand ice cream bucket. Remember, the ice cream is cheap for a reason. It includes palm oil in some form.

Big ice cream party pails may be appealing if you have a large family or are having a party. However, for a few dollars extra, you will make a big impact and have better quality ice cream by choosing a different container.

Shop sales in advance, and buy palm oil free instead.

Buy name brand ice cream.

Palm oil and/or palm oil derivatives were in every single carton of store brand ice cream we researched. Again, store brands are meant to be less expensive than the name brand competitors. No name, generic brands use palm oil to keep their costs down.

Choose ice cream with less ingredients.

Some of these ice creams have as few as five ingredients. Others, those with palm oil, can have 10 – 15 or more.

With the exception of Ben & Jerry’s, more complicated flavors — cookie crumbles, candy add-ins, chunks, swirls, etc. — mean a greater likelihood of palm oil.

The cheaper the ice cream brand, the greater the chance of palm oil and palm oil derivatives.

Some name brand ice cream is less expensive than other brand names. Why is one brand overall less expensive than the others? They most likely are using palm oil derivatives instead of higher quality, “real” ingredients.

Make sure you are buying “Ice Cream” and not “Frozen Dessert.”

Frozen dessert has less strict requirements about what it needs to contain, thereby increasing the likelihood of palm oil.

Stick with the brands and flavors you know are palm oil free.

Use this list to guide you to find ice cream without palm oil. Also remember that Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is palm free.

Choose organic.

For certain, organic ice cream and organic packaged foods can contain palm oil. However, there is often less chance of them using palm oil derivatives.

Buy a simple palm oil free vanilla or chocolate and add in your mix-ins.

Make your own combinations. You can add palm oil free peanut butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips, Milk Chocolate M&Ms, sliced bananas, strawberries, palm oil free cookies, and more.

Watch for mono- and diglycerides in chocolate syrup. Ice cream sprinkles and jimmies often contain hydrogenated palm kernel oil, palm oil, glycerin as well as other palm oil derivatives.

Ice cream cones and waffle bowls often contain vegetable oil shortening made with palm oil.

Make your own.

You can make your own ice cream at home for a fun family activity. Another option is to slice and freeze bananas. If you have a Vitamix or other mixer, you can blend them with a teaspoon of vanilla and 100% cacao powder for sweet treat that has the consistency of ice cream.

Soft serve ice cream

Know that many soft serve ice cream in sit-down and fast food restaurants contains palm oil derivatives such as mono- and diglycerides.

You will have to contact the manufacturer in advance to find out the source of the mono- and diglycerides they use. They likely won’t know at the store as the source doesn’t need to be labeled.

Ice Cream Brands Names

The majority of ice cream brands use palm oil in some form. Here are name brands of ice cream.

Again, in general, the higher priced the ice cream in grocery stores, the better ingredients, and the less chance they rely on palm oil.

  • Alden’s Organic
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Blue Bell
  • Blue Bunny
  • Dreyers
  • Edy’s
  • Great Value (Walmart brand)
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Hostess
  • Market Pantry (Target brand)
  • Nestle
  • Straus Family Creamery Organic
  • Talenti (gelato but common in stores)
  • Tillamook
  • Turkey Hill

Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s

Many people avoid palm oil for environmental concerns. On a personal note, my son gets sick from palm oil and palm oil derivatives. As anyone who has a child with food issues will tell you, it’s an incredible feeling when your child has safe choices.

Incredibly, my son can walk to the freezer section, and pick ANY Ben & Jerry’s flavor he wants. He can choose! He’s not limited in any way. And we don’t have to stress over the ingredients, what to buy, or about him getting sick.

The ice cream we have at home is the one food category in which he doesn’t feel like he is missing out. He has enjoyed 10+ flavors and hasn’t experienced any reactions.

Thank you, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for making ALL of your flavors without palm oil.

I will never be able to convey what it means to not have to watch, not have to worry, and not have to wonder what’s safe and if he will get sick.

It’s also wonderful to be able to tell friends and relatives they can buy “any Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream” for him easily.

This is a list palm oil free foods my son eats safely. These are items we use which make it easier to avoid palm oil.

palm oil free ice cream

You have a choice! Buy palm oil free ice cream.

Disclaimer and positive praise for Kroger

  • Please note that when we contacted ice cream companies, none of them were quick to admit to using palm oil and palm oil derivatives. Many times, customer service representatives did not answer questions even when we gave them the UPC code and asked specifically for the source of their (mono- and diglycerides, natural flavors, etc.).

Other times, they gave us conflicting information. We were not able to get clear answers on ice creams that use “Natural Flavors.”

Many companies responded with how that information is “proprietary.” Therefore, if you are avoiding palm oil for health reasons, be sure to avoid the ones with Natural Flavors unless you contact them.

“Natural Flavors” and “Natural Flavor” can contain palm oil. Natural Flavors may exist in these ice creams.

Kroger Family of Stores is the exception. They went above and beyond to get the information we asked for.

Instead of responding with stock answers, a customer service representative from Kroger Family of Stores sent our inquiries to their R&D and their suppliers. They told us the vendor for the source of the oils were derived from palm and soy oils. While we didn’t include them in our palm oil free list above, we thought it was important to mention Kroger for their honesty and transparency when answering our questions.

Finding Palm Oil Free Ice Cream

As consumers rush through the grocery store, we are conditioned to make quick buying decisions, often based on price and what’s on sale.

By taking a few extra seconds to read ingredient labels, you can make a palm oil free choice. This will send a message to companies.

Generally speaking…

Higher quality ingredients and less ingredients = Less chance of palm oil

It’s available; you just need to know what to look for on the ice cream cartons. Once you find your favorite palm free brands and flavors, stock up when they are on sale. Use them to make other desserts at home such as an ice cream cake or peanut butter milkshake. Yum! We use ice cream to top homemade old-fashioned peach cobbler as well.

Ice cream without palm oil is available. Let companies know consumers are paying attention. Write to them. Buy ice cream without it. Also, before buying ice cream toppings, read labels. Even better is to make your own. Check out this sugar free caramel syrup you can make at home. 

We’ve noted which companies confirmed which of their flavors are palm oil free. We are grateful to them for responding and for making all or some of their ice cream flavors without palm oil.

To the best of our knowledge, these ice creams do not list palm oil ingredients or palm oil derivatives in their ingredients. Use this list as a starting point but please know it’s not guaranteed. Please do your own due diligence. Also, please remember to read labels every time.


Tuesday 27th of February 2024

I just looked at every Ben & Jerry’s in the grocery store and every single one used palm oil.


Sunday 7th of April 2024

I'm so sorry I missed your comment. Thanks for writing in and for being interested in ice cream ingredients. I'm glad you wrote in about looking at ingredient labels in the store. It's so important to do it onsite before buying because companies change ingredients. Sometimes even the same exact product in a different size has different ingredients.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors are "involved", for sure... they use a lot of ingredients. However, as far as I know, they don't use palm oil. They are very diligent about tracing the source of each ingredient down to each compound and derivative that makes them up.

I looked in the ice cream aisle when you first wrote in (back in February; it's April now; again, sorry I missed your message) and didn't see anything associated with palm oil in Ben & Jerry's. Common palm oil ingredients that ice cream usually contains: mono- & diglycerides, palm oil, palm kernel oil, polysorbate 80, glycerin, etc.

I have reached out to them in the past without hearing back but I will try again. I will update here if there is any info that's helpful. Feel free to write back at any time with anything! Thanks again for writing in...


Thursday 28th of July 2022

Hi! So I have a question. The tillamook frozen custard cold brew chocolate chip…it has a symbol that states sustainably sourced palm oil, but I don’t see palm oil listed in the ingredient list. What wound have palm oil? Here’s the ingredient list:

Cream, skim milk, sugar, tapioca syrup, coffee, milk, pasteurized egg yolks, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, locust bean gum, guar gum, vanilla extract. Thanks!!


Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

That is interesting. I just looked on the Tillamook website for the Cold Brew Chocolate Chip Frozen Custard and see four partial icons on the container but I can't read the wording. I wonder if Tillamook includes them on their custard containers, regardless of the ingredients. We buy a few of Tillamook's ice cream flavors, and they don't have anything about palm oil on them.

Regarding the ingredients you listed in the Cold Brew Chocolate Chip, I don't see any palm oil ingredients that are typically in frozen custards or ice cream (such as Mono- & Diglycerides). I'm not familiar with tapioca syrup or chocolate liquor but from what I see online, neither seem like they would be an issue. My son can eat Tillamook Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough safely, and it contains some of the same ingredients.

I'm going to check the Tillamook frozen custard flavors the next time I go to the grocery store. Thank you! All the frozen custard restaurants and even smaller shops that sell frozen custard that I have called through the years all contain palm oil so I never considered looking at them in the store.

I have found that "better" ice creams -- such as Tillamook -- use higher quality ingredients overall and don't rely on inexpensive ingredients such as palm oil and palm oil derivatives.

(Ben & Jerry's is our 100% safe ice cream -- they don't use any palm oil -- so it makes it very easy. It's also wonderful that my son can pick out any flavors he wants! This never happens. I stock up when they are on sale.)


Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Unfortunately for someone with an allergy to coconut oil as well as palm oil, Breyers d does contain coconut oil, at least in Canada.


Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Do they sell Tillamook Ice Cream where you are? I don't know for certain about all of their flavors, but several I know of do not contain coconut or palm oil.


Saturday 21st of May 2022

So, I’ve noticed turkey hill simply natural does not list any known palm oil ingredients. However, I was wondering if you could help me clarify some things. 1. They use low fat or non-fat milk. Is it a given that vitamin A palmitate is present or is that only for milk sold for drinking? 2. In the mint chip they use peppermint oil and their website states is from oil of peppermint. I have contacted them to find out more specifically, but I wanted your insight on reading the label. Should I assume it could be in one of those 2 ingredients (for any product) or am I reading too much into it?



Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I am not sure if it is a given that vitamin A palmitate is present when it's sold wholesale. My son is able to have it in ice cream without issue. I do buy organic whole milk for baking and drinking at home.

I think if it says "peppermint oil" and says "oil of peppermint" it is probably just that. The concerns I would have would be if there were imitation extracts as they often contain glycerin or propylene glycol (both of which are often sourced from palm oil).


Monday 23rd of May 2022

Thanks for writing in. I know you know this but I must say it for anyone reading: It is always good practice to ask each company specifically and hope you get someone who can answer your questions. You can mention the allergies in your home and ask for the person (typically a customer service rep) to forward it on to someone in the quality dept or elsewhere. Oftentimes, though, companies do not answer emails, especially if they think you are trying to "call them out" on using palm oil.

I am not sure about the milk in ice cream and if it contains Vitamin A Palmitate. My understanding of milk is that in the United States, whole milk naturally contains Vitamin A. When they strip it down to make fat free / non-fat, skim, 1% or 2% milk, they are required by law in the United States to refortify it with Vitamin A.

From what I've seen, they seem to add it in the form of Vitamin A Palmitate. However, that doesn't mean there aren't other options. I only know about what I see in the stores selling to consumers; I'm not sure what they do on the wholesale side.

From personal experience, my son eats all of the Ben & Jerry's flavors. All of Ben & Jerry's products are palm oil free, per their website. While they aren't Certified Palm Oil Free to my knowledge, my son eats them safely. (I just looked in my freezer and the three Ben & Jerry's flavors we have list "Cream" as the first ingredient.)

My son also eats several Breyer's flavors (the ones without palm oil ingredients). We have Breyer's Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry (all one container like Neopolitan ice cream) in our freezer and it shows "Milk" as the first ingredient and "Cream" as the second ingredient. He eats this Breyer's Chocolate Ice Cream, and is fine.

He also eats Tillamook Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream safely. The first three ingredients are: Cream, Skim Milk, Milk. (Yes, we have a lot of ice cream in our house at the moment! I'm going to add a picture in the post above.)

Please read all ingredients before buying. Up until last year, we used to buy Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream often. At the time it was palm oil free. He loved it! However, they changed ingredients last year to include palm oil. As of me writing this today, they still haven't updated the ingredients for this ice cream online. So with all products, be sure to look at the ingredients while you are at the store.

As to the peppermint oil, I am not sure what they do on the wholesale side. If they are using imitation peppermint flavor and not pure peppermint extract, it may contain Glycerin, which is often sourced from palm oil. My son has eaten mint chocolate chip ice cream from other brands (I believe it was Breyer's) without issue.