Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market is segmented By Source (Water-Based and Dairy-Alternative-Based); By Distribution Channel (Supermarket/Hypermarket, Convenience Stores, Specialty Stores, and Other Channels); and By Geography.

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market Snapshot

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 7.12 %

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Market Overview

The Global Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market is projected to witness a CAGR of 7.12% over the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • On the demand front, two key trends are driving the market for Dairy-Free Ice Cream. Growing lactose intolerance and increasing awareness regarding the implications of Celiac Disease are pushing consumers to purchase dairy-free products while an expanding segment of consumers moving towards a vegan diet is exacerbating the market growth.
  • On the supply side, increasing production capacities of major companies in the dairy-alternative ingredient space, as well as product development in the form of new and innovative flavors, is providing the fillip for ice cream manufacturers to provide consumers with options on dairy-free ice cream.

Scope of the Report

Two distinct categories of dairy-free ice cream are being marketed worldwide, one which is water-based and another which is based on dairy alternatives. Both these product categories have been included under the scope of this report.

The Global Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market is segmented by Source into Water-Based and Dairy-Alternative-Based. The Dairy-Alternative-Based segment is further sub-segmented into Coconut Milk-Based, Soy Milk-Based, Almond Milk-Based, and Other Dairy Alternative-Based Ice Creams. By Distribution Channel, the market is segmented into Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Stores, and Other Channels. The market is also segmented By Geography to include the key trends in major markets across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East & Africa.

By Product Type
Coconut Milk-Based
Soy Milk-Based
Almond Milk-Based
Other Dairy Alternative-Based
By Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialty Stores
Other Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Product Diversity and Innovation to Fuel Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market

Plant-based dairy alternative allergies and intolerances are major reasons behind going dairy-free, especially considering the food allergy initiative's statistic that cow's milk allergy is the leading food allergy in infants and children. Owing to the growing awareness regarding plant-based dairy-free products, consumers are willing to opt for dairy-free ice cream. This has led key players to invest in their research and development activities in order to come up with dairy-free frozen desserts. Non-dairy frozen desserts have been stocked up on store shelves in recent years, boasting natural ingredients, such as almond milk, soy, coconut milk, sweetened by fine sounding ingredients, like agave nectar and dried cane syrup, instead of sugar, dairy, and the now-despised corn syrup. Manufacturers are focused on developing dairy-free desserts, especially ice-creams that are healthy, plant-based with clean labels, taste, and interesting flavor profiles. Gourmet flavors are gaining in popularity in recent past and are the triggers for brands seeking premium positioning in the dairy-free ice-cream market.

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market

North America Leads the Global Market

In the North American region, increasing consumer awareness about health issues due to lactose in the milk is driving the dairy-free ice cream market size. Other key factors, such as the increase in demand for vegan food, owing to rising health consciousness and growing vegan population are also resulting to turn to dairy alternatives. Technological advancement & product innovations for taste improvements to comply with the taste of dairy-based ice-cream has provided a positive outlook for product demand.  Demand for non-dairy ice creams such as almond and coconut-based ice creams is booming in the United States, as dairy alternatives are no longer strictly marketed to consumers with special dietary requirements, but appeal to a wider health-conscious consumer base. The trend of maximizing nutrition credentials in dairy-free products such as ice creams by proliferating natural ingredients has certainly uplifted the market size in the country.

Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market

Competitive Landscape

The Global Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market is fragmented with major global players competing with local and regional artisanal brands and private labels. Product Innovation in the form of the launch of new and innovative flavors is the highest adopted strategy by competitors in the market. The major players in the Global Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market include Unilever plc. (Ben & Jerry's), Danone S.A., General Mills, Inc. (Häagen-Dazs), Tofutti Brands, Inc., and Little Red Rooster Ice Cream Company (NadaMoo), among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Water-Based

      2. 5.1.2 Dairy-Alternative-Based

        1. Coconut Milk-Based

        2. Soy Milk-Based

        3. Almond Milk-Based

        4. Other Dairy Alternative-Based

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarket/Hypermarket

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialty Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Other Channels

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Danone S.A.

      2. 6.3.2 Tofutti Brands, Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Unilever plc. (Ben & Jerry's)

      4. 6.3.4 General Mills, Inc. (Häagen-Dazs)

      5. 6.3.5 Little Red Rooster Ice Cream Company (NadaMoo)

      6. 6.3.6 Bliss Unlimited, LLC

      7. 6.3.7 Swedish Glace

      8. 6.3.8 Eden Creamery LLC

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.12% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Danone S.A., Tofutti Brands, Inc., Unilever plc. (Ben & Jerry's), General Mills, Inc. (Häagen-Dazs), Little Red Rooster Ice Cream Company (NadaMoo) are the major companies operating in Dairy-Free Ice Cream Market.

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