Here’s Every Vegan Option at Pinkberry (2021)

Pinkberry is a pretty fun place to go as a vegan. Not only do they have a line of dairy-free frozen yogurts—they also have “Just Fruit” sorbets that are kinda almost healthy! The exact options depend on the day and location, but there’s actually a lot to be excited about.

Vegan options at Pinkberry:

  • Coconut Milk Frozen Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk Cold Brew Frozen Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk Lemon Crème Frozen Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk Salted Caramel Frozen Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
  • Just Fruit Peach Passion Sorbet
  • Just Fruit Tropical Mango Sorbet
  • Waffle Cone
  • Toppings (Nuts, Fruit, Chocolate Chips, and More)

Below, I’ll share the full list of vegan toppings (and non-vegan toppings). I’ll share the ingredients for Pinkberry’s dairy-free coconut base. And I’ll answer some common questions!

Pinkberry Vegan Menu

The following vegan menu was compiled with the help of the nutrition, allergen information, and full ingredient lists on the Pinkberry website.

Restaurant menus change and often vary by location. I recommend double checking any important information with staff at your location!

Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt

Pinkberry has dairy-free frozen yogurt made from coconut milk. It’s pretty delicious, and all of the dairy-free flavors are vegan, too!

Keep in mind that not all of these flavors will be available at every locations every day. But these are the options they have in rotation:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Milk Chocolate
  • Coconut Milk Cold Brew
  • Coconut Milk Lemon Crème
  • Coconut Milk Salted Caramel
  • Coconut Milk Strawberry

As an example of the kinds of ingredients in Pinkberry non-dairy froyo, here are the ingredients for the Salted Caramel flavor:

Coconut Milk Salted Caramel Frozen Yogurt Ingredients: “Coconut Milk Base (Water, Organic Coconut Milk, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Coconut Milk Powder [Coconut Milk Powder, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Non Gmo Corn Starch] And/Or Coconut Milk Powder [Coconut Milk, Tapioca Syrup], Tapioca Maltodextrin, Stabilizer [Dextrose, Guar Gum, Rice Starch], Stabilizer [Locust Bean Flour, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin], Soy Lecithin), Salted Caramel Flavor (Dextrose, Burnt Sugar, Sugar, Salt, Maltodextrins, Natural And Artificial Flavors), Sea Salt.”

“Just Fruit” Sorbets

These fruity options are also often available. These ones are more often available internationally, too:

  • Just Fruit Peach Passion
  • Just Fruit Tropical Mango

These sorbets are actually pretty true to their “Just Fruit” name. Check out how simple the ingredients are. You could even argue that these count as whole-food plant-based:

Just Fruit Peach Passion Ingredients: “Fruit Base (Peach Puree, Pear Puree, Apricot Puree, White Grape Juice Concentrate,Pear Juice Concentrate, Apple Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors), Water. “

Vegan Toppings

These toppings are all vegan based on the ingredients lists on the Pinkberry website. The list includes nuts, cereal, chocolate chips, fruit, cones, and cookie butter!

You still may want to check with staff about these options if you have a serious food allergy. But no milk, egg, honey, or other animal ingredients were listed in the ingredients for these toppings:

  • Agave Nectar
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Cap’n Crunch
  • Caramelized Almonds
  • Caramelized Pecans
  • Carob Chips
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Flavored Sauce
  • Coconut
  • Cookie Butter
  • Crushed Cones
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Mango Bursting Boba
  • Mochi
  • Organic Fruity Bears
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Strawberry Bursting Boba
  • Strawberry Puree
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Waffle Cone

Non-Vegan Toppings

Beware of these toppings, as they all contain animal-derived ingredients:

  • Almond Roca (milk)
  • Brownie Bites (egg)
  • Cacao Almond Crunch (milk)
  • Crushed Peppermint Candies (egg, confectioners glaze, beeswax)
  • Cheesecake Bites (milk, egg, honey)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie (milk)
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel (milk)
  • Chocolate Sprinkles (milk)
  • Cinnamon Crumble (honey, milk)
  • Cookies n’ Cream (milk)
  • Crispy White Chocolate (milk)
  • Dulce de Leche (milk)
  • Gluten Free Cookie Crunch (milk)
  • Gummy Bears (gelatin)
  • Gummy Sharks (gelatin)
  • Heath Bar (milk)
  • Honey (honey)
  • Honey Almond Granola (honey)
  • Honey Granola (honey)
  • Honeycomb (honey)
  • Lemon Cookie Crunch (egg, milk)
  • Milk Chocolate Crunch (milk)
  • Mini Gummy Worms (gelatin)
  • Mini Milk Chocolate Gems (milk)
  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups (milk)
  • Mini Sour Worms (gelatin)
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie (milk)
  • Nutella (milk)
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (confectioner’s glaze)
  • Snow Caps (milk)
  • Strawberry Popping Cluster (milk)
  • Twix (milk)
  • Waffle Cookie (egg)
  • Whipped Cream (milk)
  • Yogurt Chips (milk)

But What About…

Now let’s answer some common questions about eating vegan at Pinkberry.

Is Pinkberry Dairy Free?

Most Pinkberry flavors contain dairy, but they have a dairy-free line of six flavors made from coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.

If you choose a dairy-free flavor and stick to dairy-free toppings (list above), then yes, Pinkberry treats can be dairy free.

Is Pinkberry Lactose Free?

If you choose a dairy-free flavor and dairy-free toppings, then Pinkberry treats can be lactose free, as well. However, the normal flavors of Pinkberry frozen yogurt do contain lactose. See lists of the dairy-free flavors above.

Whole-Food Plant-Based Options

What if you’re not just vegan but also trying to avoid processed foods? Can you get a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) meal at Pinkberry? (By my definition, that means no processed oil, sugar, or flour.)

Well, the fruit sorbets at Pinkberry arguably count as WFPB—hence the name “Just Fruit.” Let’s look again at the ingredients, this time for the Mango flavor:

Pinkberry Just Fruit Tropical Mango Ingredients: “Fruit Base (Mango Puree, Banana Puree, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Pear Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid), Water.”

There’s no added sugar—just fruit. Now, granted, a big dose of blended and juiced fruit can be high in calories and can spike your blood sugar, too. So I’m not saying it’s the healthiest thing out there. But truly, it’s just fruit.

You could argue that it’s not a “whole food” because the fiber is removed from the juice concentrates. So I suppose it depends on your definition.

In any case, there are also at least a few WFPB toppings—mostly the fruit toppings, but also coconut and toasted almonds.

More Vegan Guides to Vegan Frozen Dessert Shops

I’ve written almost 100 vegan guides to chain restaurants. Here are some you might be interested if you’re looking for frozen treats:

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