“Saving the world one scoop at a time” is painted on the wall outside of Nabati as an introduction to their values. This plant-based and plastic-free ice cream shop celebrated their grand opening on August 2 and aims to be a guilt-free, healthy treat for both humans and the planet.

Founder Ola Kayal is a vegan chef who originally created Nabati, which means “plant-based” in Arabic, as a project for the culinary school she attended in Switzerland. When given the opportunity to open the first plant-based ice cream shop in Miami following her graduation, she took the chance. After years of testing, she has found herself able to redefine ice cream.

There is nothing to hide at Nabati. All of the ice cream is produced in-house using a combination of cashews and coconut, and sweetened with natural ingredients like dates and maple syrup. There are no stabilizers or chemicals used and the base of the ice cream is mixed with natural ingredients to create original flavors.

And for a small shop, they are big on flavor. There are over 15 flavors at any one time, like banana pecan, apple granola, and golden scoop (turmeric and ginger). Some flavors are blended with CBD for a little extra chill. The menu is ever-changing and Nabati welcomes suggestions for future flavors.  In addition to the ice cream, there are different toppings available as well as cones that are also baked in-house – all of which are also organic, soy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and dairy-free like the ice cream.

Nabati Ice Cream

In creating their own plant-based ice cream, it also means that Nabati is not harming any animals or our planet. Kayal and her shop are committed to sustainability and offer only compostable bowls and spoons. Patrons who bring their own containers even get 5% off their bill.

While highlight of the shop is the ice cream, Nabati also has smoothies, bakery items, and coffee on their menu. Kayal and Nabati also love hosting events and being a creative space for the community. They welcome artist collaborations, showcases, and pop-ups related to their vegan and sustainable missions.

For hours and more information check out nabatisuperfoods.com or on Instagram @nabatiicecream.