Vegan Ice Cream
On (Three) Wheels.
Hi! I'm Helen and I love ice cream. And if you're here because you love it, too, then you've come to the right place.
Best One Yet was founded on the idea that vegan ice cream (that's 100% plant-based with zero animal products) can be just as good as its traditional dairy counterparts. We want to make ice cream so good that you won't feel like it's missing anything (except the dairy, but you won't care). How? By using a technique perfected over many years of practice and real, whole ingredients: organic coconut milk, rich cocoa, toasted nuts, spices and fresh, local produce and herbs.
My promise: you don't have to be a vegan or lactose-intolerant to love Best One Yet ice cream. You just have to love ice cream.
Where's the Vespa?
The best way to find the Vegan Vespa (that's right) is to check us out on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for the most up-to-date locations. We'll be tweeting, posting and checking in as often as possible to let you know where to get your next vegan ice cream fix!
You can also check out our calendar below for upcoming events this summer!
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Questions? Comments? General love?
For questions, collaborations or to just say hi (hi!):
To book parties, weddings and other gatherings:
Full disclosure: the best way to reach Best One Yet is via email.
We're often on-the-go and may not receive calls while we're scooting (safety first!) or scooping.
We'll always aim to return emails and phone calls with 24 business hours.
Talk to you soon!
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(Have a question? Check out our FAQ section!)
Frequently asked questions
You wanna know some stuff & we're here to tell you.
What Does vegan mean?
For starters, I love this question. It's great to ask if you aren't sure! Vegan simply means 100% free of animal products. So in ice cream terms, this means: no dairy, no eggs, no honey, no food dyes or colorings that may contain animal additives, etc.
We're here to answer that question with another question: why not? Just kidding, kind of. Vegan ice cream answers a need for more than just the vegan community. There are a lot of people out there with dairy sensitivities or intolerances. And there are also people who just like good ice cream, which is exactly what Best One Yet sets out to provide. We're not just for vegans or the lactose intolerant. It's ice cream for everyone.
What's your base?
Organic coconut! While we've experimented with some other options and would be open to expanding our bases down the line, we found coconut to be the best stand-in for dairy when it comes to making delicious frozen treats.
Is your ice cream gluten-free?
Most of them! We have a few flavors that include ingredients that contain gluten, but most of them do not.
Is your ice cream soy-free?
Most of them! We have a few flavors that include ingredients that contain soy, but most of them do not.
IS YOUR ICE CREAM PEANUT-FREE?
Most of them! We do have several peanut butter based flavors but we also have many that contain zero peanuts or peanut butter.
Is your ice cream TREE nut-free?
No, no, no. I only emphasize this because I know nut allergies can be very, very serious. Coconuts are a tree nut, so sadly if you have a slight or serious tree nut allergy, Best One Yet will not be for you. We also have some other flavors that incorporate other tree nuts such as almonds, pecans or walnuts. Of course, if you are allergic to some but not all of these tree nuts, we may still have some flavors that work for you!
How do you avoid CRoss-contamination of allergens?
Thank you for asking! Best One Yet operates out of a shared commissary space. While we do our absolute best to avoid cross-contamination and will hope others do the same, we cannot guarantee the practices of others using our shared space. We always make sure to thoroughly clean the ice cream machine before use, even if it appears perfectly clean already, just in case. If you have any severe allergies or concerns, please let us know. And if we can't offer enough assurance that the product is free of your allergen, we'd rather you enjoy another product and be safe!
What do you use to sweeten your ice cream?
We use organic cane sugar.
Is your ice cream healthy because it's vegan?
Another good question! Best One Yet's ice cream is still very much dessert, which means it inherently can't be classified as a health food. As with any dessert, moderation is key! But because we are committed to using zero animal products, less sugar and organic, local ingredients whenever possible, it is a dessert you can feel better about enjoying.
Where can I find a complete list of ingredients?
Just ask! If you're interested in a specific flavor or a full range, email email@example.com for more information. We can also answer any questions about ingredients when we're out and about.
Can I find your product in stores?
YES! How exciting, right?! You can find our pints in Nooch Vegan Market in Denver, Lolita's Market & Deli in Boulder, Williamette Market & Deli in Colorado Springs, Fort Follins Food Co-op in Fort Collins, Niwot Market in Niwot and Treat Snackhouse in Longmont is using our ice cream on their desserts as well as selling individual cups.
Where are you right now?
What if THE VEGAN VESPA ISN'T OUT AT THE MOMENT? Can I still get some ice cream?
Absolutely! You can find our pints in Nooch Vegan Market in Denver, Lolita's Market & Deli in Boulder, Willamette Market & Deli in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins Food Co-op in Fort Collins, Niwot Market in Niwot and Treat Snackhouse is serving our ice cream alongside their desserts. You can also find our most recent ordering options here.
Stay tuned for new locations to find our pints! We're on the move!
YOUR PINTS SAY "BEST ENJOYED WITHIN ONE WEEK OF OPENING." WHY?
Because we don't use any preservatives or artificial stabilizers (yay!), every time the ice cream melts and re-freezes creates an opportunity for ice crystals to form.
Ah, the dreaded ice cream freezer burn!
While it's possible for this to happen to any frozen item, it's even more likely when the treat is preservative-free and repeatedly exposed to air. Of course, there's nothing harmful about this result, though it can make the ice cream a little less enjoyable. One week is only a suggested time frame - enjoy at your own pace!
Can I hire you for my birthday party/wedding/family reunion/Office event?
Yeah! Check out the Let's Party section for more details.
Can I write about Best One Yet in my magazine/blog/other publication?
YES! You can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. (While you're at it, check out our Press page!)
What kind of vespa IS IT?
It's a 1980 Vespa P200E.
Does she have a name?
Of course! The Vegan Vespa oftentimes goes by her alias, Ruby Rose.
Who's your mechanic?
Hit up JP at Sportique Scooters in Boulder, CO to tune up your steed.
Talk to me about that sidecar.
How much time do you have? It was 100% custom-built by Luis Bringas of BN Fabrications in Parker, CO.
Who did your branding?
Good Apples, a design studio in Boulder, CO.
What's your favorite flavor?
Currently: Peanut Butter Mallow. Ohhh, yeah.
Have a question that we didn't answer? Drop us a line.
PLACE AN ORDER
Due to popular demand, Best one yet ice cream is now available for ordering!**
**Local CO pickup and delivery only.
New order forms with more information (such as pricing, flavors and locations for pickup) will be available each week.
Thanks for your enthusiasm, Colorado!