Looking for a delicious sweet treat but don’t want to go for your usual vegan ice cream or dark chocolate?
How about some fro-yo?
Think I got to be kidding about suggesting fro-yo to vegans? Not really.
Menchie’s may have some dairy-free options for you. I looked into their menu, and here I am summarizing all that I found about Menchie’s vegan options.
Does Menchie’s Have Vegan Options?
As they say on their website, Menchie’s has something for everyone.
It does not just offer a couple of vegan options; it is said to be one of the most (if not the most) vegan-friendly fro-yo places out there. Want to know your options? Let’s get to them without further ado!
What’s Vegan at Menchie’s?
Vegan options at Menchie’s include:
- Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut
- Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip
- Vegan Mixed Berry
- Vegan Salted Caramel
- Vegan Oatly Vanilla
- Vegan Cookie Sandwich
- Vegan Oatmeal Cookie
- Vegan Toppings
All of Menchie’s sorbets are vegan everywhere. However, Menchie’s’ vegan frozen yogurt flavors tend to vary across different locations.
They also keep rotating the flavors throughout the year, so you will have to check your local Menchie’s menu on every visit to know your exact choices.
Let’s dive a little deeper into Menchie’s vegan menu to learn more about their dairy-free options.
Menchie’s Vegan Options 2022 – A Quick Breakdown
As a frozen yogurt place that you do not expect to have very many dairy-free options, Menchie’s vegan options are great. Here’s everything that you can enjoy here:
Menchie’s Vegan Frozen Yogurts
Creamy, sweet, and tangy, frozen yogurt tastes much like ice cream, but it’s healthier. At Menchie’s, they also make some of their frozen yogurt varieties with non-dairy yogurt for those following a plant-based diet or avoiding dairy for any other reason.
Here are your vegan frozen yogurt options at Menchie’s:
Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse
This vegan chocolate mousse-flavored frozen yogurt is made with almond milk. It’s vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, and is made with real cocoa. This vegan fro-yo from Menchie’s doesn’t contain any artificial colors and flavors and is also free of high fructose corn syrup. So, it’s healthier too.
Here’s the complete list of Menchie’s vegan dark chocolate mousse ingredients for your reference:
Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut
Made with cashew milk, this chocolate hazelnut-flavored frozen yogurt is made with all vegan ingredients but offers you the same great taste as their Creamy Cocoa Hazelnut fro-yo made with Nutella.
Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip
Mint-and-chocolate is a match made in heaven. If you also like this flavor combination, this vegan mint chocolate chip-flavored frozen yogurt from Menchie’s is a must-try.
It offers a perfect balance of chocolatey richness and minty freshness and will leave you craving for more. Oh, and it’s made with almond butter, too.
Vegan Mixed Berry
They use real strawberries and blueberries with oat milk to make this sweet, slightly tangy vegan frozen yogurt at Menchies. It’s also non-fat and contains no artificial flavors or colors. Here’s what else it contains:
Vegan Salted Caramel
Offering a wonderful combination of sweet and salty flavors, salted caramel is an example of how simple and basic flavors can be elevated with the right technique. Menchies has packed this flavor in a dairy-free fro-yo for its consumers who may be avoiding dairy for any reason.
It’s made with almond milk and offers the same great caramelized sweet flavor with just the right amount of saltiness cutting through it as the traditional salted caramel flavor. Here’s the complete list of its ingredients:
Vegan Oatly Vanilla
As the name suggests, this Menchie’s vegan frozen yogurt is vanilla-flavored and made with oat milk. It’s vegan as well as gluten-free.
Here’s the complete list of Menchie’s Oatly Vanilla ingredients:
Vegan Oatmeal Cookie
When you need a quick pick-me-up or are struggling with afternoon hunger but do not want to indulge in food or eat something unhealthy, these oatmeal cookies from Menchie’s can make a great choice.
They are made of whole oat flour, brown sugar, and cane sugar without artificial flavors and colors. Here’s all that these healthy, delicious, vegan Menchie’s cookies contain:
Vegan Cookie Sandwich
Ice cream sandwich made with almond butter, this delicious vegan dessert offers a perfect combination of creamy and crunchy textures.
Menchie’s Vegan Sorbets
Sorbets may not be your first choice at a frozen yogurt place, but these refreshing icy sweet treats make a great alternative, particularly for vegans, as they do not call for dairy or any other non-vegan ingredients.
All sorbet flavors at Menchie’s are vegan-friendly. Your choices include:
- Blue Raspberry Ice Pop Sorbet
- Blueberry Lemonade Sorbet – may not be available at all locations
- Vegan Fudgy Chocolate Sorbet – made with real Dutch cocoa
- Paradise Fruit Punch Sorbet
- Pomegranate Razz Sorbet
- Simply Mango Sorbet
- Strawberry Sorbet
- Summertime Watermelon Sorbet
- Sweet Juicy Peach Sorbet
- Wild Cherry Sorbet with a Splash of Lime
Most of Menchie’s sorbets are free of artificial colors and flavors. But, some do contain these. If you’re wary of having these in your vegan diet, make sure to check the ingredients before ordering.
Menchie’s Vegan Toppings
Make your vegan Menchie’s fro-yo more fun and flavorful with your choice of toppings from the following plant-based options:
- Fresh Apples
- Fresh Blackberries
- Fresh Bananas
- Fresh Blueberries
- Fresh Raspberries
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Mangos
- Fresh Cantaloupe
- Fresh Grapes
- Fresh Kiwis
- Fresh Honeydew
- Maraschino Cherries
- Dole Mandarin Oranges
- Oreo Cookie Pieces
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- Fresh Fruit Sauce
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce
- Bursting Boba
- Carob Chips
- Chocolate Sprinkles (Rainbow sprinkles are not vegan)
- Rainbow Candy
- Jolly Rancher Pieces
- Cap’N Crunch’s Crunch Berries
Is There Anything Else Vegan at Menchie’s?
Menchie’s also offers acai bowls at some locations. These are made with granola, fruits, and frozen yogurt. There are only three varieties on the menu, and none of them are vegan.
However, as per Menchie’s website, you can have these acai super-bowls customized with your choice of ingredients.
So, if you’re in the mood for it, get yourself a custom-made vegan acai bowl at Menchie’s with plant-based frozen yogurt or sorbet as the base and your choice of plant-based toppings from the list given above. You have to skip granola, though, as it’s not vegan.
Menchie’s also offers fro-yo cakes, and while their website says those can be customized just how you want, I came across a third-party source that said Menchie’s cakes could not be made vegan (I don’t see why when they have vegan frozen yogurts and toppings).
If you feel like ordering a vegan frozen yogurt cake for your next birthday or that of a loved one, I recommend asking (or requesting) at your local Menchie’s. They may do it for you even if they don’t usually do it. There’s no harm in trying.
Conclusion – Is Menchie’s Vegan-Friendly?
Menchie’s lies somewhere in the middle of the vegan-non-vegan spectrum. It doesn’t have too many vegan frozen yogurt options, but it at least has some. Moreover, all their sorbets are vegan. They also have quite a few vegan-friendly toppings, though most of them are fruits.
Having said that, Menchie’s is a good place for vegans to satisfy their fro-yo cravings, as dairy-free frozen yogurts aren’t that easy to find.
Menchie’s frozen yogurts and most sorbets are also free of artificial colors and flavors, making it a great option for health-conscious people as well.
Did you find this article helpful? Interested to learn about more places that offer vegan frozen desserts? Check out my article Baskin-Robbins Vegan Options to know what the world’s largest ice cream chain has on the menu for its vegan customers.