Just outside of Boston proper – in Watertown, specifically – exists a magical place, that creates ice cream so incredible, delectable and rich, one would never guess its key ingredient: coconut milk. That’s right, lactose-intolerant and vegan friends, Boston is home to some of the best dairy-free ice cream in the game.
FoMu (stylized as [FōMū]) is not just an alternative to traditional ice cream. It is a unique, scratch-made, plant-based ice cream that will satisfy any ice cream craving – even from the most traditional dairy cream lover. In my opinion, it’s FoMu’s dedication to locally-sourced, and hand-made ingredients that helps its cream-less ice cream stand out from the rest.
And due to the independent, quirky, and earth-centric nature of the company, FoMu is cranking out some truly unique year-round and seasonal flavors – such as avocado, malted cookie dough, sweet lavender, and, my personal favorite, blueberry shortbread (with New England blueberries and scratch-made shortbread biscuits). In fact, on the first day FoMu opened their new South End location near my apartment, I had to make two stops for the stuff in one day. (Hey, it’s seasonal, got to stock up before they run out.)
With brick and mortars currently in Allston, Jamaica Plain, and the South End, as well as temporary summer pop-ups in Inman Square and Fenway, there’s no better time to sample the delectable, dairy-free wonders churning out of your closest FoMu.