Frozen Desserts 2018

(Ice Cream, Fro Yo and Novelties)


  • HANDCRAFTED ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
  • High Road Craft Ice Cream introduces two luxury ice cream novelties.
  • This is the first entry into the novelty category for the artisan pint ice cream company.
  • Inspired by culinary trends and made by chefs, the new 5-ounce ice cream sandwiches are individually wrapped and sold in designer boxes of two for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
  • Varieties are:
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Malt: classic malted sweet cream ice cream sandwiched between all-butter chocolate chip cookies.
  • Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate: super-rich, slow-cooked, French-style chocolate ice cream sandwiched between all-butter peanut butter cookies.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TWO ICE CREAM FLAVORS IN ONE CARTON (posted May 15, 2018)
  • Unilever introduces Breyers 2in1 ice cream.Why choose just one favorite when you can have two? Breyers 2in1 brings four combinations so dessert lovers don’t have to choose. They are:
  • Oreo Chips Ahoy!: vanilla ice cream loaded with pieces of real Oreo cookies swirled together with caramel ice cream and pieces of Chips Ahoy! cookies.
  • Reese’s Reese’s Pieces: peanut butter ice cream loaded with pieces of real Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups swirled together with chocolate ice cream and loads of Reese’s Pieces mini candies.
  • Snickers M&M’s: caramel ice cream loaded with pieces of real Snickers swirled together with chocolate ice cream and M&M’s® minis milk chocolate candies.
  • Heath Waffle Cone: vanilla ice cream loaded with pieces of real Heath toffee pieces swirled together with chocolate ice cream and fudge covered waffle cone pieces.
  • “We know every sweet tooth is different and choosing is hard, so we wanted to give our fans the best of both worlds, two favorite treats in one,” says Russel Lilly, marketing director of Breyers. “We’re excited to team up with these favorite candy and cookie brands. It’s a dessert that’s fun and everyone can agree on.”
  • All four flavors of new Breyers 2in1 come in 48-ounce tubs for a suggested retail price of $3.99 to $5.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SINGLE-SERVE ICE CREAM TREATS NOW ORGANIC (posted May 9, 2018)
  • Alden’s Organic introduces new frozen novelties.
  • On the heels of launching an organic upgrade to some of America’s most popular ice cream flavors, Alden’s does it again with five new frozen novelties. They are:
  • Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich: festive birthday cake ice cream with ribbons of purple icing, sandwiched between two vanilla wafers.
  • Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich: milk chocolate ice cream loaded with organic chocolate chips and sandwiched between two chocolate wafers.
  • Double Fudge Bars: classic chocolate fudge bars swirled with an extra helping of rich organic fudge.
  • Orange Cream Bars: a nostalgic combination of tangy orange sherbet swirled with classic vanilla ice cream.
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich: sweet strawberry ice cream swirled with tangy strawberry jam, sandwiched between two vanilla wafers.
  • The addition of these items brings Alden’s novelty line to a total of 10 items.
  • These five new novelties come in four packs and retail for $4.99 to $5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PROTEIN FROZEN YOGURT (posted May 1, 2018)
  • Kemps introduces Joyfull Scoops. This better-for-you frozen yogurt comes in 1.5 quart squrounds, which the company calls out in marketing materials as being three pints; thus, price point is one of the selling points of this new product line, as it is priced comparable to better-for-you pint ice creams.
  • Other selling points include that a half-cup serving contains 3 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 7 grams of sugar, and 90 to 10 calories, depending on variety, of which there are four.
  • The four flavors are: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Caramel.
  • The company uses milk protein concentrate to boost protein content, and a blend of sugar, erythritol and monk fruit extract to keep sugar content low.
  • The brand touts the fact that the product is a good source of protein, and contains no artificial flavors, no artificial growth hormones, no high fructose corn syrup and no colors from artificial sources.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM GETS A MAKEOVER (posted April 23, 2018)
  • Turkey Hill Dairy introduces Trio’politan.
  • After more than 150 years, the classic triple treat known as Neapolitan has some competition, thanks to Turkey Hill Dairy’s new Trio’politan.
  • The new frozen dessert is a blend of three classic and bold flavors in each container that take Neapolitan’s traditional recipe to nontraditional levels.
  • “Trio’politan is about having choices and having fun,” says John Cox, president.“The flavors were chosen based on their ability to complement each other but also be strong enough to stand on their own for ice cream lovers who might ‘selectively scoop’ to get the flavor they really want.”
  • The Trio’politan line-up includes:
  • All Natural Chocolate Raspberry Bliss: vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream and raspberry ice cream with chocolate chips.
  • American Dream: blueberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream with strawberry swirl and strawberry ice cream with chocolate chips.
  • Coco Loco: caramel ice cream, coconut ice cream with toasted coconut swirl and chocolate ice cream.
  • Mint Cookie: vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie swirl, dark chocolate ice cream and mint ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces.
  • Triple Chocolate: milk chocolate ice cream with fudge swirl, dark chocolate ice cream and chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MOM-APPROVED, SUPERHERO ICE CREAM (posted April 17, 2018
  • Nestle Ice Cream introduces kid-friendly frozen flavors.
  • Licensing the Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman characters from DC Comics, Nestle Ice Cream is rolling out three light ice creams made with fresh milk and cream from cows free from artificial growth hormones under both the Dreyer’s and Edy’s brands.
  • The 48-ounce round containers of ice cream are also free from artificial colors and flavors.
  • A half-cup serving contains 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
  • The three varieties are:
  • Batman’s Dark Knight Brownie Bite is chocolate light ice cream mixed with bat-shaped chocolatey pieces, brownie chunks and fudge swirl.
  • Superman’s Krypton Cookie Dough is cookie dough-flavored light ice cream with red and gold cookie dough pieces and blue sprinkles.
  • Wonder Woman’s Golden Lasso is swirled vanilla- and caramel-flavored light ice cream with star-shaped caramel chips and graham cracker variegate.
  • There are comics on the back of each package. Consumers collect all four comics from each superhero to read an exclusive adventure.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FRUIT-INFUSED ICE CREAM (posted April 11, 2018)
  • Turkey Hill introduces Decadent Delights.
  • The new line of indulgent, sophisticated treats blends premium ice cream with an abundance of fruit to create a four-flavor selection of bars and three flavors of individual-serving parfaits.
  • “Ice cream is a treat, and that’s what Decadent Delights is meant to be. It’s made for people who are passionate about good food,” says John Cox, president of Turkey Hill. “Each flavor is brimming with fruit, which makes these an extra special treat for fans of fruit flavors.”
  • The parfaits come in three flavors: Lemon Blueberry, Mixed Berry and Strawberry, with each 4-ounce cup containing 250 to 270 calories, 12 to 12 grams of fat and 2 to 3 grams of protein, depending on variety.
  • Lemon Blueberry is lemon-flavored ice cream with ribbons of blueberry puree topped with whipped topping and lemon chips.
  • Mixed Berry is mixed berry-flavored ice cream with ribbons of black raspberry puree topped with whipped topping and chocolate chips.
  • Strawberry is strawberry-flavored ice cream with ribbons of strawberry puree topped with whipped topping and chocolate chips.
  • They are sold in packs of three clear plastic cups.
  • The Decadent Delights bars include Cherry, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Coconut and Tropical Mango.
  • Each flavor is tailored for audiences looking for an indulgent dessert packed with fruit, chocolate and other premium ingredients. The Cherry bar, for example, features white chocolate ice cream, swirled with chocolate hazelnut and cherry ribbons and is covered in a triple layer of nougat, cherry and milk chocolate rolled in cherry pieces. 
  • Decadent Delights is Turkey Hill’s first new novelty in more than 10 years and marks its first entry in the growing premium novelty category. 
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 6, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #3: Dark, Yet Comforting Flavor Trends"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 6, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #3: Dark, Yet Comforting Flavor Trends"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 6, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #3: Dark, Yet Comforting Flavor Trends"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 6, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #3: Dark, Yet Comforting Flavor Trends"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 6, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #3: Dark, Yet Comforting Flavor Trends"

  • QUARTS OF LOW-FAT INDULGENT ICE CREAM (posted April 2, 2018)
  • Sweet Habit is a part of Foundry Foods, an incubator for innovation supported by Nestlé USA.
  • New Sweet Habit is a low-fat ice cream that comes in quart containers (two pints!), which is at a great price that won’t break the bank, according to the company.
  • A half-cup serving contains 70 to 80 calories and 5 grams of protein.
  • The four flavors are:
  • Cinnamon Bunned: cinnamon ice cream with creamy icing swirls.
  • Mint My Cookies: mint ice cream with chunks of chewy chocolate cookie.
  • PB & Fudge: peanut butter ice cream swirled with fudge sauce.
  • What the Caramel: caramel ice cream with a caramel swirl.
  • The suggested retail price is $5.99 per quart.
  • “We know that consumers are looking for choices when it comes to what they eat,” says Kerry Hopkins, brand manager for Sweet Habit. “First and foremost, we wanted to create a delicious ice cream with nutritionals consumers would love, but we also saw a gap when it came to the existing options in the market--accessibility. Sweet Habit offers the calorie counts you love, with more servings per container, and at a price you can get behind. It truly is a treat you can afford to indulge in.”
  • Sweet Habit is easily recognizable thanks to its fun packaging and penguin identity, a bold creature of habit that perfectly represents this new family of flavors.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 30, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #2: The Power of the Pint Package."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 30, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #2: The Power of the Pint Package."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 30, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #2: The Power of the Pint Package."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 30, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #2: The Power of the Pint Package."

  • A TASTE OF NOSTALGIA (posted March 29, 2018)
  • Perry’s Ice Cream, a fourth generation, family-owned ice cream company headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
  • To commemorate this milestone, the company is releasing of four limited-edition retro flavors. They are:
  • Parkerhouse (circa 1950s): amaretto ice cream with maraschino cherries
  • Heavenly Hash (circa 1970s): chocolate and marshmallow swirled ice cream with Swiss chips and roasted almonds
  • Butterscotch Sundae (circa 1980s): butterscotch ice cream with salty butterscotch swirls and roasted peanuts
  • Malt Shoppe (circa 1990s): malted vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips
  • To determine the four retro flavors, the Perry family and their product development team selected classic favorites from past decades.
  • Perry’s is honoring its centennial with an ice cream party for Akron Central School, the company’s first ice cream customer. 
  • In the coming months, Perry’s will also offer special promotions, and the release of a special-edition “The Good Stuff” flavor in scoop shops, which consists of yellow cake ice cream with strawberry swirls and panda paw cups filled with strawberry cream.
  • “For 100 years, our family has embraced H. Morton Perry’s founding philosophy to ‘make sure you put in enough of the good stuff’ each and every day,” says Gayle Perry Denning, vice president of corporate sustainability and strategic branding. The good stuff is about more than what we put into our ice cream. It’s about the moments we are thankful to have been a part of. This milestone will be filled with celebration for those moments, from honoring our community to special events and bringing back some of our favorite flavors from the recipe vault.”
  • All premium ice cream flavors are available in retro-themed 1.50-quart packages.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 23, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #1: Better-for-You, Higher-in-Protein Formulations"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 23, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #1: Better-for-You, Higher-in-Protein Formulations"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 23, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #1: Better-for-You, Higher-in-Protein Formulations"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 23, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Category Disruptor #1: Better-for-You, Higher-in-Protein Formulations"

  • IT’S MYSTERY ICE CREAM FLAVOR TIME ONCE AGAIN (posted March 6, 2018)
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream reveals its annual Mystery Flavor.
  • A first for the 2018 campaign, Graeter’s introduces not one but two flavors to double the fun.
  • Fan favorites brought back by popular demand, Graeter’s reveals Dark Chocolate Brownie and S’mores as this year’s Mystery Flavors, which are available now in scoop shops and select retailers.
  • Dark Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream is a chocolate lover’s dream with bittersweet chocolate chips, rich chocolate-flavored ice cream and gooey brownie chunks.
  • S’mores Ice Cream is the frozen rendition of the campfire classic with graham cracker-flavored ice cream, handcrafted marshmallows and the company’s signature milk chocolate chips.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 2, 2018, blog titled "Expo West 2018: Protein Preview."

  • GRAB-AND-GO ICE CREAM SUNDAES (posted February 22, 2018)
  • Wells Enterprises introduces Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes.
  • The new 8.5-ounce single-serve sundaes are loaded with tons of toppings and gooey swirls in soft, spoonable ice cream.
  • The clear plastic domed cup showcases the inclusions.
  • There are eight varieties. They are:
  • Bunny Tracks: vanilla-flavored ice cream, caramel and fudge swirls, chocolaty covered peanuts and chocolaty peanut butter bunnies.
  • Chocolate Brownie Bomb: chocolate ice cream, fudge swirls, brownie chunks and chocolaty fudge bunnies.
  • Cookie Crunch ‘N Fudge: vanilla-flavored ice cream, fudge swirls, chocolate cookie pieces and chocolaty fudge bunnies.
  • Cookie Dough Co.: cookie dough ice cream, fudge and cookie dough swirls, cookie dough, chocolaty chunks and chocolaty fudge bunnies.
  • Mint Chocolate Chunk: mint ice cream, fudge swirls, dark chocolate chunks and chocolaty fudge bunnies.
  • Peanut Butter Bunny: peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter and fudge swirls, chocolaty peanut butter cups and bunnies.
  • Salted Caramel Pecan: vanilla-flavored ice cream, salted caramel and fudge swirls, pecans and chocolaty sea salt caramel bunnies.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: strawberry ice cream, strawberry swirls, strawberries, shortcake pieces and candy-coated strawberry bunnies.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM WITHOUT COMPROMISE (posted February 13, 2018)
  • Ben & Jerry’s introduces Moo-phoria.
  • For ice cream lovers who only indulge on special occasions or limit themselves to a weekly treat, Ben & Jerry’s has created Moo-phoria pints, which are full of all the wonderful chunks and swirls that fans adore, along with rich and creamy vanilla, chocolate, caramel and peanut butter flavors.
  • What is missing is 60% to 70% of the fat and at least 35% of the calories found in traditional ice cream.
  • Each half-cup serving of Moo-phoria has 140 to 160 calories, depending on flavor, of which there are three. They are:
  • Chocolate Milk & Cookies: chocolate and vanilla light ice cream swirled with chocolate chip cookies
  • Caramel Cookie Fix: vanilla light ice cream with shortbread cookies and salted caramel swirl
  • PB Dough: chocolate light ice cream with gobs of chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough
  • Like all Ben & Jerry’s flavors, Moo-phoria doesn’t contain artificial sugar substitutes or sugar alcohols.
  • In addition to the famous chunks and swirls, Ben & Jerry’s sources organic milk and cream for the base mix of each Moo-phoria flavor.
  • “Ben & Jerry’s tries to offer a little bit of something for everyone,” says Dena Wimette, senior innovation manager. “We’re excited to have an incredible new option for our fans who say they can’t be trusted with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in their freezers.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN LAYERED, TEXTURED DECADENCE (posted February 5, 2018)
  • Häagen-Dazs grows Trio line.
  • One year after debuting Haagen-Dazs Trio in four varieties—Chocolate & Vanilla, Salted Caramel & Chocolate, Vanilla & Blackberry and White & Milk Chocolate—Nestle Ice Cream is rolling out three new flavors.
  • They are:
  • Coconut Caramel Chocolate: creamy coconut and chocolate ice cream mingle with crisp Belgian milk chocolate and luscious caramel sauce
  • Lemon Raspberry White Chocolate: lemon and raspberry ice creams between perfectly crispy white chocolate and sweet raspberry sauce
  • Vanilla Caramel White Chocolate: vanilla and caramel ice cream with crunchy white chocolate and sweet caramel sauce
  • Each 14-ounce container features a total of 17 layers of these ingredient combinations.
  • To get a taste of all the layers, you have to dig in.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN GREEK YOGURT PINTS (posted January 30, 2018)
  • Yasso novelty bars get designed into pint packages.
  • The Quincy, Mass.-based company, a leader in frozen Greek yogurt bars, is launching frozen Greek yogurt in pints.
  • Hitting store shelves in March, the frozen dairy desserts come in eight varieties. They are:
  • Best of Both Swirlds: chocolate and vanilla frozen Greek yogurt swirled together
  • Caramel Pretzel-Mania: sea salt caramel frozen Greek yogurt with pieces of chocolate-covered pretzels and a caramel swirl
  • Chocolate PB & Yay: chocolate frozen Greek yogurt with a peanut butter swirl and peanut butter chips
  • Coffee Brownie Break: coffee frozen Greek yogurt with chunks of brownie and crushed cookies
  • Loco Coco Caramel: toasted coconut-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with a caramel swirl and chocolate-flavored chips
  • Mint Champion-Chip: mint frozen Greek yogurt with chocolate-flavored chips
  • Party Animal: cake-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with rainbow sprinkles and chunks of cake
  • Rolling in the Dough: vanilla-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with chocolate-flavored chips and pieces of cookie dough
  • A half cup serving contains 100 to 150 calories, and 5 to 6 grams of protein, depending on variety.
  • The suggested retail price is $4.99 to $5.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FULL-FLAVOR ORGANIC HIGH-PROTEIN ICE CREAM (posted January 25, 2018
  • Three Twins introduces Slim Twin.
  • The new pint line comes in seven flavors and sells for $4.99 to $5.99.
  • A half-cup serving has 6 grams of protein, with each pint containing 24 grams of protein. The protein comes from nonfat milk, egg yolk and milk protein concentrate.
  • A half-cup serving contains 60 to 80 calories, 1.5 to 2.5 grams of fat, 4 to 5 grams of sugar, and 3 to 4 grams of fiber, depending on flavor.
  • Sugars are kept low through a unique combination of erythritol, monk fruit extract and fiber.
  • The flavors are: Cardamom, Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies & Cream, Lemon Cookie, Mint Chip and Vanilla.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the January 19, 2018, blog titled “Never Underestimate the Power of the Package; Are You Due for a Redesign?”

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the January 19, 2018, blog titled “Never Underestimate the Power of the Package; Are You Due for a Redesign?”

  • CLASSIC ICE CREAM FLAVORS GO ORGANIC (posted January 16, 2018)
  • Alden’s Organic introduces clean-label versions of inclusion-loaded ice creams.
  • By eliminating the artificial ingredients found in many conventional brands, Alden’s Organic is introducing clean, organic versions of three classic favorites: Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Fudge.
  • “At Alden’s, we make ice cream using ingredients you can feel great about eating,” says Michelle Hunt, vice president of marketing. “All of the delicious mix-ins we use--icing, fudge and cookie dough--are as simple, clean and delicious as our organic milk and cream.”
  • Birthday Cake is rich cake-flavored ice cream with ribbons of purple icing.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is creamy vanilla ice cream with bites of organic chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate chips.
  • Peanut Butter Fudge is sweet and salty peanut butter ice cream with swirls of organic fudge and peanut butter.
  • The ice creams are made with organic milk and cream from cows humanely raised with access to green pastures, fresh air, sunshine and shade.
  • The new flavors come in 1.5 quart cartons and retail for $6.99 to $7.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN YOGURT MIXED WITH GRANOLA (posted January 10, 2018)
  • Nestle Ice Cream grows the Outshine brand.
  • The new product will debut in three dairy and one non-dairy (Berry Blend) formulations.
  • The dairy varieties are: Blueberry Acai, Peach and Strawberry.
  • The probiotic yogurt is enhanced with milk protein concentrate to enable a half-cup serving to deliver 6 grams of protein.
  • It comes in 14-ounce paperboard cartons, with a half-cup serving containing 140 calories and 4.5 grams of fat.
  • The product is made with real fruit and is void of artificial colorings.
  • The granola is gluten free.

  • MOCHI NOW IN PINT FORM (posted December 21, 2017)
  • My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream introduces premium My/Mo Ice Cream with Mochi Bits.
  • In less than one year, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream has put mochi ice cream in more than 6,000 retail locations across the U.S., in both the freezer section and their self-serve My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream Mochi Bars located in the bakery department.
  • This new innovation reverses the experience for ice cream fanatics wanting to add some bite to their spoon-licking experience. Each carefully crafted pint of contains pillowy pieces of mochi dough nestled within mouthwatering ice cream.
  • “As our brand’s vision is to bring the snackability of mochi ice cream to the masses, this was a natural progression and delivers another way for consumers to chew their ice cream,” says Russell Barnett, chief marketing officer.
  • The new pint-size treats are gluten-free and available in five flavors: Chocolate, Green Tea, Mango, Salted Caramel and Strawberry.
  • They will hit retail shelves in early 2018.
  • For more information, link HERE.

 

 

ULTRA SUPER-PREMIUM ICE CREAM (posted December 23, 2014)
David’s Famous Gourmet Frozen Custard contains more than 23% milkfat.
Manufactured by Gott Ice Cream LLC, the pint line debuted earlier this year in five flavors: Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Lemon, Sea Salt Caramel and Vanilla.
Five new flavors recently joined the lineup. They are: Black Walnut, Blueberry, Ginger, Pistachio and Pumpkin.
The frozen custard is based on a Gott family recipe and is made with all-natural ingredients in the company’s brand new ice cream manufacturing facility in Iowa.
The standard of identity for frozen custard requires a minimum of 1.4% egg yolk solids. David’s Famous contains 4%.
With cream listed first on the ingredient statement, a half-cup serving contains 250 to 270 calories and 20 to 21 grams of fat, depending on variety.
For more information, visit www.davidsfamous.com.