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Frozen Desserts 2018 - 2019

(Ice Cream, Fro Yo and Novelties)


  • GELATO FROZEN NOVELTIES (posted May 23, 2019)
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery introduces a new gelato line that puts a refined twist on the classic Dove Ice Cream Bar.
  • The iconic bar now comes in two artisanal, rich gelato varieties: Salted Caramel and Triple Chocolate. The Dove Gelato Salted Caramel bar variety offers a smooth base of salted caramel gelato with a dark chocolate and decadent butter toffee crisp cloak.
  • The Dove Gelato Triple Chocolate bar variety offers triple the chocolaty taste, featuring velvety chocolate gelato coated in silky smooth Dove dark chocolate with rich chocolate cookie bits.
  • “The new Dove Gelato line offers our consumers a new way to indulge this summer,” says Marketing Director of Mars Ice Cream Emily Strobel. “We wanted to leverage the premium ice cream trend to bring a smoother, creamier taste and refined twist to our classic frozen ice cream bars without losing the rich Dove chocolate flavor consumers know and love.”
  • The new bars come in three-pack boxes with a suggested retail price of $4.79.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 17, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation Opportunity: Provide an Experience. Make Dairy a Destination."
  • Photo source: JoJo's Milk Bar, Chicago

  • LOADED PREMIUM ICE CREAM (posted May 14, 2019)
  • Unilever introduces Magnum Double Tubs.
  • Crafted with premium ice cream and rich, decadent sauce, the tubs are lined with milk chocolate made with Belgian chocolate, which when crushed, crackles and breaks into chocolate shards inclusions.
  • The four varieties are: Cherry Truffle, Chocolate & Ganache, Cookie Crumble and Sea Salt Caramel.
  • “In 2018 we launched Magnum Tubs, a first-of-a-kind indulgent ice cream experience, and this year we’re offering even more ways for fans to indulge with our new Magnum Double Ice Cream Tubs. Each of our Double Tubs flavors comes from one of our classic bars, like our most-loved flavor, Magnum Double Caramel Ice Cream Bar. This favorite has been reimagined into our New Double Sea Salt Caramel Tub, which gives fans that same delicious taste and fine premium ingredients in an unapologetically indulgent experience,” says Leslie Miller, Director of Ice Cream, North America.
  • Magnum Double Tubs join the brand’s seven existing classic ice cream tubs. They come in 14.8-ounce tubs and have a suggested retail price of $4.49 to 5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TASTES OF THE U.S. IN SUPERPREMIUM ICE CREAM (posted May 8, 2019)
  • San Bernardo Ice Cream introduces American Escapes.
  • The all-natural, superpremium ice cream line brings the taste of America’s favorite dessert traditions to the freezer.
  • The six pint varieties are:
  • Cookies, More Cookies & Cream: vanilla ice cream loaded with pieces of chocolate wafers, brownie bites and chunks of raw cookie dough inclusions.
  • Double Fudge Mint Chocolate Brownie: peppermint ice cream sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy pieces mixed with two kinds of creamy fudge, endless swirls of chocolate fudge syrup and mini chocolate fudge cups and brownie bites.
  • New York Style Cheesecake: ice cream base made of real cream cheese and sour cream loaded with graham cracker pie crust pieces
  • Quadruple Chocolate: dark chocolate ice cream mixed with loads of dark chocolate chunks and soft, chewy brownie bites. A thick river of chocolate fudge completes this indescribably chocolaty experience.
  • Sea Salt Caramel Truffle: sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream mixed with thick waves of sticky, sweet and salty caramel swirls swimming with bite-sized chocolate caramel truffles.
  • So Very Strawberry: strawberry ice cream with thick swirls of strawberry syrup and pieces of real strawberries
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 3, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation: Betting on a Winner (Hint: Indulgence is always a good gamble.)"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 3, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation: Betting on a Winner (Hint: Indulgence is always a good gamble.)"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 3, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation: Betting on a Winner (Hint: Indulgence is always a good gamble.)"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 3, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation: Betting on a Winner (Hint: Indulgence is always a good gamble.)"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 3, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation: Betting on a Winner (Hint: Indulgence is always a good gamble.)"

  • ICE CREAM WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS (posted April 29, 2019)
  • Prairie Farms Dairy is taking its eight decades of ice cream making experience in a new direction with the introduction of Small Batch, which is ice cream blended in small batches and made with only the finest ingredients.
  • Prairie Farms’ Premium Small Batch Ice Cream starts with nothing more than simple ingredients including milk, cream and sugar.
  • The milk and cream is sourced from the company’s family-owned local dairy farms, many of which have been in business for generations.
  • Premium Small Batch is available in 25 flavors, giving ice cream lovers the variety and palate-pleasing tastes they desire in a premium ice cream.
  • “Knowing where food comes from is a big topic with consumers. At Prairie Farms, we own the farm-to-table cycle because we don’t just work for the dairy, we are the dairy. Milk from our farm is delivered to our Decatur, Illinois, ice cream plant, just 50 miles away. Now that’s local,” says David Butler of Bluff Ridge Farms in Arrowsmith, Illinois. “Small Batch really is ice cream with a purpose. Consumers are getting more than premium ice cream. They’re supporting local dairy farmers who are committed to providing the safest and highest quality ice cream in America.”
  • “Our simple ingredients and small batch process deliver a taste that’s best-in- class,” says Prairie Farms Corporate Chef Rob Lagerloff, the architect behind the Small Batch taste explosions.
  • Chef Rob combined his culinary training with technical expertise to develop custom formulations into tempting new flavors like Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Brown Butter Maple, and Chocolate Malted Milkshake.
  • Americans have a love affair with ice cream, but they’re increasingly concerned about the transparency of everything that’s in it. Consumer surveys show families with children and millennials are avoiding foods with chemicals, artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners. They’re also concerned about the use of growth hormones, antibiotics and high fructose corn syrup. Natural ingredients are preferred, and that’s what Prairie Farms’ new Premium Small Batch Ice Cream delivers.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 26, 2019, blog on plant-based products in the dairy department.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 26, 2019, blog on plant-based products in the dairy department.

  • INNOVATIVE ICE CREAM NOVELTY SUPPORTS CANADIAN WILDLIFE (posted April 16, 2019)
  • Chapman’s Ice Cream rolls out Yukon Caribou Bars, a philanthropic frozen dessert.
  • The stick novelty is a vanilla ice cream roll with a thick caramel core enrobed in milk chocolate with rice crisps.
  • Each novelty contains 260 calories.
  • The stick bar joins the growing Yukon frozen novelty line.
  • The Canadian company will commit a portion (25 cents from each box) of the proceeds raised from the sale of its new Chapman’s Yukon Caribou Bars to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
  • “Many Canadians recognize that it is our responsibility for future generations to protect biodiversity of our great country,” says Ashley Chapman, vice president of Chapman’s Ice Cream, “and we want to contribute to this process and bring attention to the ongoing deterioration of Canada’s wildlife.”
  • Established in 1973, Chapman’s Ice Cream is Canada’s largest independent ice cream maker, based out of Markdale, Ontario.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the April 12, 2019, blog titled “Frozen Dessert Innovation: Gaining Inspiration from Foodservice.”

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the April 12, 2019, blog titled “Frozen Dessert Innovation: Gaining Inspiration from Foodservice.”

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the April 12, 2019, blog titled “Frozen Dessert Innovation: Gaining Inspiration from Foodservice.”

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the April 12, 2019, blog titled “Frozen Dessert Innovation: Gaining Inspiration from Foodservice.”

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the April 12, 2019, blog titled “Frozen Dessert Innovation: Gaining Inspiration from Foodservice.”

  • PACIFIC NORTHWEST FROZEN ORGANIC DECADENCE (posted April 11, 2019)
  • Oregon Ice Cream Company introduces Alden’s Organic Pints.
  • You can’t bottle the adventurous, nature-loving flavor of the Pacific Northwest, but Alden’s Organic has captured it all--from organic peanut butter cups to real cherry chunks to salted dark chocolate--in 14-ounce ice cream cartons.
  • “Our eight new pint flavors are made to spark a good time, never too sweet and unmistakably tasting like the organic ingredients inside,” says Michelle Hunt, vice president of marketing and innovation. “If something says ‘strawberry,’ we think it should taste like strawberry not strawberry-ish. Recipes like Squatch On and Road Trip evoke our Oregon roots and spirit. We do ice cream the Oregon way—always playful yet relentlessly progressive—to prove that organic is both old-school and new-cool.”
  • The eight new pints currently rolling out into the market are:
  • Caramel Macchiato: coffee ice cream drizzled with sea salt caramel
  • Crushin On Cookies & Mint: mint ice cream with crushed cookie pieces and fudge swirls
  • Double Dutch Chocolate: swirls of fudgy milk chocolate and dark chocolate ice cream
  • Dough Yeah Cookie Dough Fudge: loads of dough and fudge ribbons in vanilla ice cream
  • Midnight Cherry Chip: cherry ice cream with chunks of organic cherries and dark chocolate
  • Road Trip Dark Chocolate Almond: vanilla ice cream with almonds and salted dark chocolate
  • Squatch On: vanilla ice cream with ribbons of fudge and peanut butter cups
  • Vanilla Crème: vanilla ice cream with a sweet cream finish
  • Alden’s also has a vibrant new look for its entire portfolio of ice cream.
  • “Alden’s mission is to make organic ice cream irresistible for all,” says Hunt. “As leaders in the organic category since 2004, we are ‘all in’ on organic and letting the organic flavor realness shine through in every scoop, lick and bite. Our new packaging spotlights that signature true-to-flavor taste.”
  • Alden’s is also consolidating its novelty portfolio with its sister-brand, Julie’s Organic.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM AND COOKIE DOUGH SNACKS (posted April 3, 2019)
  • High Road Craft Ice Cream introduces Wallops.
  • Chocolate, ice cream and cookie dough. What’s not to love about three amazing ingredients that have appeared in sweet treats in a variety of combinations?
  • It took an inspired “aha” moment by High Road Co-founder Nicki Schroeder to bring them together in an uncommon way that gave rise to the new, fun, snack-sized bon-bon novelty called Wallops.
  • Each chef-inspired Wallops treat has an ice cream center that is covered in cookie dough and the entire treat is covered in dark chocolate.
  • Each whimsically designed package contains four Wallops, offering portion- controlled taste perfection.
  • Varieties are: Mint Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough, Coconut Ice Cream with Almond Cookie Dough, Strawberry Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • KETO ICE CREAM (posted March 26, 2019)
  • Killer Creamery introduces Keto Ice Cream pints.
  • Starting with a base of cream, egg yolks and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is added to increase the fat content of this keto-diet friendly ice cream to 14 to 15 grams per half-cup serving, depending on variety.
  • Whey protein concentrate delivers 3 to 4 grams of protein per serving.
  • There’s no added sugar. Erythritol and stevia, along with some chicory root fiber, keeps sugar content at 0 grams, with 2 to 3 grams of fiber per serving.
  • The product was developed by Louis Armstrong, a degreed food scientist, who explains that MCTs are commonly used in a ketogenic diet, as they provide a number of health benefits, including increased weight loss.
  • The product comes in six varieties. They are: Brownie Points, Caramel Back, Chilla in Vanilla, Jam Session, No Judge Mint and Peanut Blubber.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, linke HERE to the March 22, 2019, blog titled "Ice Cream Concepts to Spark Innovation."

  • For more information on this product, linke HERE to the March 22, 2019, blog titled "Ice Cream Concepts to Spark Innovation."

  • For more information on this product, linke HERE to the March 22, 2019, blog titled "Ice Cream Concepts to Spark Innovation."

  • For more information on this product, linke HERE to the March 22, 2019, blog titled "Ice Cream Concepts to Spark Innovation."

  • For more information on this product, linke HERE to the March 22, 2019, blog titled "Ice Cream Concepts to Spark Innovation."

  • FROZEN TREATS FOR DOGS (posted March 18, 2019)
  • SaltiSweet Ice Cream Factory rolls out Good Dog!
  • Fat-free vanilla yogurt is the first ingredient in these new dog treats that resemble an ice cream stick novelty.
  • The treats have a nutrient-rich biscuit as the edible stick.
  • The frozen yogurt, which is enriched with whey protein powder, comes in two flavors: Belly Rub Bacon & Banana and Peanut Butter Bark.
  • The treats are crafted with ingredients—probiotics, glucosamine and omega 3 fatty acids--that support a dog’s coat, digestion and overall happiness, according to the company.
  • They are sold in boxes of four, in two sizes: 1.65 and 2.2 ounces.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-FAT ICE CREAM PINTS (posted March 13, 2019)
  • Mammoth Creameries introduces Keto Ice Cream.
  • The super-high-fat ice cream made its debut in Chocolate Peanut Butter and Vanilla Bean varieties, with Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Lemon joining the lineup soon.
  • The primary ingredients are heavy cream, grass-fed butter, egg yolks and xylitol.
  • A half-cup serving contains 25 to 26 grams fat, 1 to 2 grams total sugar, 5 to 6 grams sugar alcohol and 2 to 3 grams of protein, depending on flavor.
  • The product makes rBST-free, cage-free, grass-fed, no-added-sugar and no-gum claims.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INDIVIDUAL ICE CREAM CAKE CUPS (posted March 5, 2019)
  • Dean Foods Company introduces Friendly’s Cake Singles, individual ice cream cake cups inspired by the company’s iconic ice cream cakes.
  • They were created to deliver the same indulgence as traditional Friendly’s ice cream cakes, with added convenience and versatility.
  • “With Friendly’s Cake Singles, we saw an opportunity to use the same great flavor combinations that consumers have loved for years and deliver on their desire for more variety and convenience in their sweet treats,” says Mark Schneider, marketing director-ice cream at Dean Foods. “Over the years, we’ve received requests to sell ice cream cakes by the slice and with this innovation we’re delivering on that desire without compromising the taste or quality our customers expect from Friendly’s.
  • The single-serving cups guarantee there’s something for everyone and allow customers to enjoy their favorites any time.”
  • The 8.5-ounce cups are available in four iconic flavors. They are:
  • Birthday Cake: Layers of vanilla and chocolate ice creams separated by chocolate crunchies, topped with blue icing, whipped topping and colorful confetti.
  • Chocolate Krunch: Layers of vanilla and chocolate ice creams separated by chocolate éclair crunchies, topped with Friendly’s fudge sauce, whipped topping and more chocolate éclair crunchies.
  • Strawberry Cheesecake: Layers of cheesecake flavored and strawberry ice creams separated by graham crunchies, topped with thick graham cracker crust, whipped topping and more graham crunchies.
  • Strawberry Krunch: Layers of strawberry and vanilla ice creams separated by strawberry éclair crunchies, topped with strawberry sauce, whipped topping and more strawberry éclair crunchies.
  • Friendly’s Cake Singles are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide, located in a freezer within the bakery department.
  • Right before Friendly’s was acquired by Dean Foods in 2016, Friendly’s Ice Cream had rolled out a similar product called Sundae Cups. These single-serve cups came in a total of 10 varieties, including the four now available as Cake Cups.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 1, 2019, blog titled "Limited-Time-Offerings are the Future of Ice Cream."

  • NUTRITIONALLY BOOSTED LACTOSE-FREE ICE CREAM (posted February 28, 2019)
  • JoeFroyo introduces Crema Smart.
  • The new lactose-free line of 14-ounce containers of ice cream contain a nutritional boost of prebiotics, probiotics and protein.
  • The ice cream is made with the same gently pasteurized milk that goes into JoeFroyo’s Functional Cold Brew.
  • This premium lactose-free milk contains six live and active probiotic cultures and additional dairy protein from milk protein isolate.
  • The Crema Smart line of ice cream features chicory root, a prebiotic fiber, to fuel the effectiveness of the probiotics.
  • The ice cream also features a proprietary natural dairy sweetener called Crema Sweet, which is hydrolyzed lactose. This equates to glucose and galactose, which is sweeter than lactose.
  • This lactose-free milk sugar is said to be easily metabolized without spiking insulin levels, all at one-third the calories of sucrose.
  • The company adds lactase to break down all remaining milk sugar.
  • “We believe milk is the original clean-label beverage and have taken an intelligent approach to improving dairy in our Crema Smart line of products, allowing people to return to real dairy without the discomfort of lactose,” says Zach Miller, founder.
  • The product is making its debut in Caramel Macchiato, Cookie Dough, Espresso Chip, Joe Mocha Almond Fudge, PB & J Swirl, Strawberry, and Moose Tracks.
  • Crema Smart is the first lactose-free Moose Tracks in the marketplace. The line will include original Moose Tracks, as well as other variations.
  • A 2/3-cup serving contains, on average, 160 calories, 8 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar (6 grams are added sugar), 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION-ONLY FLAVORS (posted February 18, 2019)
  • Nestlé USA introduces Tasty Ice Cream.
  • Tasty, the largest social food network in the world, is known for its signature recipe videos that make cooking fun and accessible. Now it’s bringing the Tasty-lens of “creative twists on classics” to the frozen aisle with the launch of Tasty Ice Cream.
  • This month, four unique flavor combinations will start hitting shelves. Shoppers must scoop them up quickly because once they sell out, they’re gone. That’s because Tasty Ice Cream is the first of its kind. It is the only ice cream brand to offer exclusively limited-edition flavors.
  • This launch marks the first introduction, and consumers can look forward to two more launches throughout 2019, meaning eight more innovative flavors to explore.
  • The first flight of flavors includes:
  • Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch: pretzel bites floating in a rich chocolate ice cream with a salted caramel swirl
  • Peanut Butter S’mores Smash: a peanut butter-marshmallow ice cream studded with peanut butter cups and graham cracker crunchies, mini marshmallows and a gooey fudge swirl
  • Vanilla Galaxy Twist: silky blue frosting swirls around classic vanilla ice cream with caramel flavored stars and rainbow sprinkles
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake: white chocolate-flavored ice cream, thick swirls of raspberry and chunks of cake
  • “Tasty’s accessible lens on cooking and food has changed the way people are eating all across the world. We’re excited to bring Tasty’s bold and fun takes on recipes we know people love to ice cream,” says Talia Halperin, general manager of Tasty Commerce. “Our exclusively limited-edition ice cream gives us the chance to do what we do best--continue innovating in the kitchen and sharing our tastiest creations with consumers.”
  • To bring these limited-edition flavors to life, Tasty worked with Nestlé to create and distribute the ice cream.
  • “Nestlé’s commitment to making great-tasting and high-quality ice cream paired with Tasty’s daring and different approach to recipe development created the perfect team to bring a whole new approach to the ice cream aisle,” says Kerry Hopkins, manager of ice cream innovation, Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream. “We think ice cream is season-less, so not only do we get to share these first four flavors--inspired by Tasty’s dedicated fans--but ice cream lovers can look forward to fresh new flavors rolling out every few months for the rest of this year.”
  • The second and third flights of flavors will launch in early summer and early fall 2019.
  • Tasty Ice Cream comes in 14-ounce containers at a suggested retail price of $4.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 15, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Are Going Non-Dairy: It’s Time to Get on Board"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 15, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Are Going Non-Dairy: It’s Time to Get on Board"

  • HIGH-PROTEIN MINI ICE CREAM NOVELTIES (posted February 13, 2019)
  • Eden Creamery introduces Halo Top Pops, a new line of portion-controlled indulgence.
  • Halo Top was a forerunner in the low-calorie, high-protein ice cream trend when it debuted pints in 2012.
  • Halo Top Pops come in four flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Mint Chip, Peanut Butter Swirl and Strawberry Cheesecake.
  • The 2-ounce pops contain 50 to 60 calories and are sold in boxes of six individually wrapped bars.
  • The ice cream is making its debut at retailers in the Midwest, Texas and California, followed by the Northeast, before rolling out nationwide in May.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INDULGENT CONE FROZEN NOVELTIES (posted February 5, 2019)
  • Nestle grows its Drumstick line.
  • New Dulce de Leche comes in a box of eight cones, in three different flavor combinations.
  • All are sugar cones with the ice cream scoop dipped in a dulce de leche shell.
  • Varieties are: a dulce de leche ice cream base with a dulce de leche center, a vanilla ice cream base with a dulce de leche center and a vanilla ice cream base with a fudge center.
  • There’s also new KitKat cones.
  • A four-pack box features the signature vanilla ice cream in a cone lined with chocolate. The ice cream is coated in a chocolate shell with roasted peanuts. The chocolate shell features embedded KitKat wafers.
  • The KitKat Drumstick also come in an eight-pack variety that has a chocolate ice cream version of the treat.

  • ARTISANAL ORGANIC GELATO PINTS (posted January 31, 2019)
  • Unilever introduces Talenti Organic.
  • This new range of gelato offers consumers a certified organic option in four varieties. They are:
  • Brown Butter Caramel is made with organic caramel gelato swirled with buttery dulce de leche.
  • Chocolate Mousse is made with organic dark chocolate gelato whipped with egg for a fluffy texture and then swirled with fudge.
  • Ginger Matcha is made with green tea and ginger steeped in organic cream and blended with Japanese matcha.
  • Oak-Aged is made with organic, slow-cooked Madagascan vanilla gelato and has elevated notes of oak.
  • Additionally this year, Talenti is expanding its Crafted with Less Sugar line.
  • Crafted with Less Sugar Lemon Bar  is creamy gelato steeped in lemon zest with tangy lemon curd and shortbread bits, sweetened with monk fruit juice.
  • The suggested retail price for the organic range is $5.49 to $6.49 per pint.
  • The Less Sugar line sells for $4.49 to $5.49 per pint.
  • With these new additions, consumers have 40 total gelato and sorbetto flavors to select from the Talenti portfolio.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM FOR A HEALTHFUL LIFESTYLE (posted January 23, 2019)
  • re:THINK Ice Cream encourages you to rethink ice cream and see it as an indulgence with benefits.
  • The health benefits are many. The ice cream is lower in calories and contains only one-third of the sugar of traditional ice cream. It is certified low-glycemic; packed with more than 30 grams of whey protein per pint; infused with green tea extract, so it is rich in anti-inflammatory goodness; contains no sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners; and includes prebiotic fiber, which helps the stomach digest food properly and keeps the gastric system running smoothly, according to Founder George Haymaker, who after entering a recovery program was forced to rethink everything in his life.
  • Varieties are: Almond Asteroid, Cardamom Pistachio, Chocolate Amnesty, Coconut Matcha, Coffee Hazelnut, Meyer Lemon Poppyseed, Mint with Chocolate Flakes and Turmeric Ginger.
  • The ice creams are made with California milk and cream, and whey protein concentrate.
  • Added sugar is kept low through creative use of organic agave syrup and organic inulin/agave fiber.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-FAT, NO-SUGAR-ADDED ICE CREAM (posted January 15, 2019)
  • UpStar Ice Cream introduces Keto Pint.
  • This keto diet-inspired ice cream made its debut at the Winter Fancy Food Show in the Incubator Village.
  • The line is rolling out in five flavors. They are: Butter Coffee, Chocolate, Mint Chip, Peanut Butter Cup and Sea Salt Caramel.
  • A half-cup serving contains 140 to 160 calories, 12 to 14 grams of fat, 2 to 4 grams of fiber, 3 to 5 grams of protein and no added sugars.
  • This composition is possible through the use of organic cream and whole milk, milk protein concentrate, whole egg, erythritol, chicory root fiber, monk fruit extract, stevia extract, and tapioca fiber.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SEASONAL ICE CREAM FLAVORS (posted January 7, 2019)
  • McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is launching a Winter Collection featuring seasonal and bright citrus fruit.
  • Contrary to popular belief, citrus fruits are their sweetest and juiciest in the winter not summertime, according to the company.
  • Based in Central California where the sun never seems to set, McConnell’s harnesses these natural flavors while remaining committed to its 70-year-old legacy of utilizing the purest ingredients from partner farms the company has worked with for decades.
  • Made completely from scratch, seasonal fruits and Central Coast grass-grazed milk and cream come together to make the simple-recipe ice cream that is free from added stabilizers or additives.
  • The three flavors are:
  • Blood Orange features the distinct and intense orange-meets-berry flavors of Moro blood oranges.
  • Vanilla Grapefruit combines grapefruit’s tart sweetness with smooth, sweet, vanilla-scented cream.
  • Winter Pear Crisp blends a delicate purée of D'Anjou pears with a swirl of homemade pear jam and crispy oatmeal crumbles.
  • The three limited-time offerings are available in scoop shops and online for shipping nationwide.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SLEEP-FRIENDLY ICE CREAM (posted January 3, 2019)
  • NightFood introduces Nighttime Ice Cream.
  • NightFood Inc., is a snack food company dedicated to providing consumers delicious, better-for-you, sleep-friendly choices for evening snacking.
  • According to IRI Worldwide, 44% of snack consumption occurs at night, representing a consumer spend of more than $1 billion weekly on nighttime snacks.
  • Already marketing specially formulated sleep-friendly snack bars, the company is now rolling out eight sleep-friendly flavors of ice cream.
  • Each pint has a fun, nighttime-themed name, and delivers ice cream indulgence with a sleep-friendly recipe for both kids and adults.
  • The eight flavors are: After-Dinner Mint Chip, Breakfast in Bed (maple-flavored waffle), Cherry Eclipse, Cold-Brew Decaf, Cookies n’ Dreams, Full Moon Vanilla, Midnight Chocolate and Milk & Cookie Dough.
  • Nighttime ice cream means that NightFood’s team of sleep experts made sleep-friendly decisions regarding the recipe, according to Sean Folkson, CEO.
  • This means that the coffee ice cream is decaf.
  • Cherry Eclipse is made with nutrient-rich tart cherries, one of the few foods naturally high in melatonin (the hormone that triggers sleep).
  • The $4.99 pints, the company says, have a balance of fiber, protein and (less) sugar, which its scientific advisors (sleep experts Michael Breus and Michael Grandner along with nutritionist and sleep therapist Lauren Broch) helped formulate. Ingredients include a protein that’s relatively low in lactose (milk protein isolate), as well as minerals, amino acids and enzymes they say aid sleep and reduce acid reflux.
  • Chicory root contributes fiber, and in combination with monk fruit extract, keeps sugar content low.
  • A half-cup serving contains 70 to 100 calories, 1.5 to 2.5 grams of fat, 6 to 7 grams of protein, 6 to 10 grams of sugar and 3 to 5 grams of fiber, depending on variety.
  • Packages tout that the calorie content of an entire single pint.
  • To read more about the company and the product, link HERE to an interview with Sean Folkson published in Fast Company.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY ICE CREAM CAKE (posted December 25, 2018)
  • Haagen-Dazs created The Precious Delight holiday cake.
  • For 11 years, Häagen-Dazs has been treating European ice cream lovers to luxurious cakes around the holidays. The brand’s global campaign this year is all about being “extraordinarily luxurious.” For the 11th year, the company decided to showcase a pure, refined cake as if it were a precious gem that you discover when opening a box. Simplicity was a key driver in order to focus on the quality of ingredients.
  • Häagen-Dazs enlisted Brazilian artists to create two new limited-edition cakes that resemble a precious gem.
  • This year’s cakes come in two flavor variations.
  • Belgian Chocolate & Vanilla is soft brownie with crispy pieces paired with Belgian chocolate and vanilla ice creams. The exterior is textured with praline iced mousse and given a twist of originality with a mango and passionfruit confit.
  • Frozen Yogurt & Raspberry Sorbet is crunchy biscuit spiced with ginger and cinnamon paired frozen yogurt and raspberry sorbet, which gives it a light touch.The surprise center is bursting with a delicate jasmine cream lifted by a berry confit.
  • The artists, the Campana Brothers, describe the cakes as, “Intriguing is the idea of a surface that stimulates all of the senses. The look of a new facet of cutting a diamond stimulates the ultimate sense of real luxury, which becomes a feeling of crescendos. Like an avalanche of sensation, like a wave that wants to break, but keeps the highest position for being able to enjoy the shape and the taste explosion.
  • Like a rare diamond, this year’s cakes are only available in limited quantities and exclusively in Häagen-Dazs Shops in Europe-- Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain--through January 15.

  • PREMIUM ICE CREAM PINTS FOR HOME DELIVERY (posted December 18, 2018)
  • Schwan’s introduces five Signature Ice Cream flavors.
  • One of the original home-delivery food companies, Schwan’s is growing its ice cream line.
  • The new Signature flavors are: Brownie & Cookie Dough Dream, Espresso After Dark, Midnight Cherry Fudge, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Duet and Southern Butter Pecan.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the December 14, 2018, blog titled “Dairy Foods Flavor Forecast for 2019.”

  • CANDY CANE FLAVOR STARS IN NEW ICE CREAMS (posted December 10, 2018)
  • Pierre’s Ice Cream Company adds seasonal flavors.
  • Mint-Night Snack Premium Ice Cream swirls together peppermint- and vanilla-flavored ice creams and contains chocolate candy cane sandwich cookies. It comes in 1.5 quart containers.
  • Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches feature peppermint ice cream layered between two chocolate ice cream sandwich wafers. The individually wrapped novelties are sold in packs of 10.
  • The two new products join Pierre’s Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 1.5 quart containers, a holiday tradition for generations of Pierre’s Ice Cream fans.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PREMIUM PROBIOTIC LIGHT ICE CREAM (posted December 5, 2018)
  • Unilever introduces Culture Republick.
  • The new brand with probiotics is on a mission to support culture both inside and out.
  • Beyond having live probiotic cultures in the ice cream, the brand aims to support culture in everything it does. It is collaborating with emerging artists to design each pint, giving these artists a new canvas for their work, complete with their signature and information on pack. Additionally, 10% of the brand’s profits will support the arts in local communities, with all charitable donations made possible by the Unilever Foundation.
  • “Culture Republick was created with a distinct purpose in mind,” says Leslie Miller, marketing director of ice cream at Unilever. “We believe that humanity could use a bit more brightness. By combining our passions for culture and ice cream, we intend to do our part in making people feel more balanced, inspired and connected.”
  • Culture Republick is currently available in seven unique flavors and is the first premium light ice cream brand with probiotics.
  • Each pint contains three billion live active cultures, 400 to 500 calories, 16 to 18 grams of protein, 11 to 12 grams of fiber and no artificial sweeteners.
  • The unexpected flavor combinations are:
  • Chocolate & Cherry: chocolate light ice cream with extra cocoa mixed with cherry light ice cream containing Fair Trade Bordeaux cherry chunks. Pack art is by Hawnuh Lee, a designer and illustrator based in Portland. She creates cohesive visual stories by breaking elements down into designs, textures and tones.
  • Cold Brew & Chocolate Chi: cold brew light ice cream made with Fair Trade Brazilian and Colombian coffee extract and loaded with chocolate chips. Pack art is by Paulina Ho, a California-born, Texas-raised, and New York City-based artist who incorporates a wide spectrum of images and symbols, leaving the viewer to connect them and create more meaning.
  • Lemon & Graham: sweet lemon light ice cream, made with real lemon puree and lemon juice concentrate, and textured with graham cracker crumb swirl. Pack art by is Jason Naylor, an artist, designer and creative director based in Brooklyn. His street art murals carry a distinct style of upbeat messages and colorful visuals.
  • Matcha & Fudge: matcha tea light ice cream with swirls of fudge. Pack art is by Fiona Chinkan, a visual artist based in Brooklyn, who uses lines and forms to express herself and interpret the world around her. Her style pulls inspiration from the embellishments of graffiti writing.
  • Milk & Honey: sweet cream light ice cream swirled with wildflower honey. Pack art is by Joe Geis, an artist, designer and woodworker based in Brooklyn. Joe’s artwork is all about movement and balance.
  • Pistachio & Caramel: chopped pistachios in a pistachio light ice cream with added swirls of salty caramel. Pack art is by Teri Kaplan Trigalo, a creative content director based in New York City. Born in South Africa, Teri has been painting ever since she could hold a brush, now creating large-scale abstract pieces inspired by her surroundings.
  • Turmeric Chai & Cinnamo: turmeric blended with a chai spice light ice cream with swirls of cinnamon streusel. Pack art is by Sarah Dewlin, a Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in unique geometric shapes and compositions, with natural edges and organic imperfections.
  • Culture Republick is currently available at select retailers for an average retail price of $3.99 to $4.99 per pint.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION MOCHI ICE CREAM (posted November 20, 2018)
  • Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts introduces four seasonal mochi flavors.
  • Mochi ice cream is a bite-sized ice cream treat wrapped in a sweetened, soft and chewy rice dough.
  • Boldly colorful and made with natural ingredients, Bubbies’ newest mochi ice cream flavors are a treat for the season, as well as a unique dessert to share during holiday parties.
  • The four limited-edition flavors are: Chocolate Eggnog, Gingerbread, Peppermint Candy and Pumpkin.
  • “With more than 25 different flavors of mochi ice cream, our company has always strived for innovation of flavor for our customers,” says Rick Schaffer, CEO. “Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream combines the seasonal spices people crave with our premium ice cream, so fans can enjoy these smart snack options during holidays alongside our classic flavors.”
  • The 35-gram mochi balls are sold at select U.S. grocery stores with a suggested retail price of $2.00 each in self-serve mochi freezers, and $5.99 to 6.99 per retail box of six.
  • This seasonal flavor announcement follows Bubbies’ recent consumer-generated flavor contest, where Piña Colada was voted as the winning flavor online by fans. New Piña Colada mochi ice cream will be released in 2019.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TRIPLE LAYER MOCHI ICE CREAM BALLS (posted November 14, 2018)
  • My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream novelties now have a center core.
    The new triple-layer innovation will be rolling out to U.S. retailers in early 2019.
  • The new novelties contain their traditional pillowy mochi dough exterior wrapped around premium ice cream with a new taste bud tantalizing center layer, a feature never before included in My/Mo’s line of frozen snacks.
  • The new third layer center is possible by adding new technology and expanding manufacturing capabilities. The latest offerings satisfy sensory cravings through some of Americas favorite flavor combinations, according to the company.
  • “The frozen novelty category had been ripe for innovation and My/Mo brought excitement back to the category with the creation of a handheld, portion-controlled snack platform that consumers didn’t even know they needed,” says Russell Barnett, chief marketing officer. “With this launch, we wanted to take it a step further to really ‘wow’ snack fanatics with new flavors and textures.”
  • The new lineup includes four flavor combinations:
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: chocolate ice cream surrounded by sweet mochi dough and a center of peanut butter.
  • Chocolate Sundae: vanilla bean ice cream covered in chocolate-flavored mochi dough topped with a cherry center.
  • Dulce de Leche: sweet mochi dough wrapped around creamy coffee ice cream with a center of caramel.
  • Vanilla Blueberry: vanilla bean ice cream wrapped with sweet mochi dough with a blueberry center.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-PROTEIN ICE CREAM MAKES FIBER A STAR INGREDIENT (posted November 8, 2018)
  • UpStar Nutrition LLC markets UpStar pints.
  • The line made its debut about a year ago in three varieties—Mint To Be, Strawberry Sunrise and Vanilla Dream—and now includes four additional varieties--Birthday Cake, Chocolate, Cinnamon Snickerdoodle and Mocha Chip—growing the line to seven low-calorie, higher-protein, less-sugar, all-natural, gluten-free flavors.
  • Developed by Portland, Ore.-based entrepreneurs Chris Spencer and Gabrielle Sanders, with a grant from Oregon State University’s dairy processing department, UpStar is made with local ingredients, including Oregon dairy, eggs and fruit.
  • A pint of the better-for-you ice cream contains, on average, 280 calories, 6 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar (about half are added sugars), 8 grams of fiber (from tapioca and chicory root) and 20 grams of protein.
  • Milk protein concentrate provides the protein boost, while erythritol, fiber, stevia and monkfruit keep calories and added sugar content low.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM INNOVATION FOR A MORE EQUITABLE NATION (posted November 5, 2018)
  • Ben & Jerry’s does not hold back on the U.S. mid-term elections with the rollout of Pecan Resist.
  • Pecan Resist is a limited-batch chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks; and pecans, walnuts and fudge-covered almonds, all together in harmony.
  • The flavor was designed with the goal of bringing deeply important values to freezers across the country, according to the company.
  • Pecan Resist’s rollout comes with a campaign to lick injustice and champion those fighting to create a more just and equitable nation. The flavor celebrates the activists who are continuing to resist oppression, harmful environmental practices and injustice, according to the company.
  • Ben & Jerry’s feels that it cannot be silent in the face of the Trump administration’s policies that attack and attempt to roll back decades of progress on racial and gender equity, climate change, LGBTQ rights, and refugee and immigrant rights, all issues that have been at the core of the company’s social mission for 40 years.
  • In addition, Ben Cohen has been traveling around the country helping numerous progressive candidates running for Congress, and at those events, he is scooping out free ice cream.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM, WITH BENEFITS (posted October 30, 2018)
  • Oppo Brothers in the U.K. markets a nutritionally dense namesake ice cream.
  • The two brothers--Harry and Charlie--decided back in 2011 to break a record for the longest distance travelled by kite power on land.
  • They did this in Brazil, which is where they gained inspiration for Oppo, a line of ice creams made from fresh milk, virgin coconut oil, stevia and exotic fruits.
  • The line comes in five flavors—Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Columbian Chocolate and Hazelnut, Madagascan Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip and Salted Caramel--and will include limited-edition offerings such as Raspberry Nipple. Proceeds from sales of the latter go towards breast cancer research.
  • Unique formulations include Madagascan Vanilla, which is made with African baobab fruit from the ancient “tree of life.” Baobab pulp is sweet with a slight tang, somewhere between a caramelized pear and a grapefruit. The high fiber content in baobab make the ice cream extra creamy without the all the cream. The fruit is also a rich source of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants.
  • Salted Caramel is made with lucuma, which is known as the “gold of the incas” in Peru. It’s shaped like a melon with golden flesh and contains beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. Lucuma gives Oppo a smooth maple taste, quickly chased by a rounded caramel flavor, which is enhanced with a pinch of rich mineral sea salt.
  • The ice creams come in 100-milliliter single-serve cups and 475-milliliter sharing tubs.
  • A 100 milliliter-serving contains 75 to 85 calories, 3.5 to 4.7 grams of fat, 3 to 4.2 grams of protein, and 5 to 6.2 grams of sugar.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 26, 2018, blog titled "SIAL 2018: Dairy Foods Innovation Inspirations."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 26, 2018, blog titled "SIAL 2018: Dairy Foods Innovation Inspirations."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 26, 2018, blog titled "SIAL 2018: Dairy Foods Innovation Inspirations."

  • HAND-PACKED MULTI-LAYER ICE CREAM DESSERTS (posted October 24, 2018)
  • Roerink Food Family is rolling out Rudolph’s Jars.
    Each 140-gram clear plastic jar is hand-packed with multiple layers of dessert ingredients.
  • The bottom layer is large pieces of cake, followed by a layer of ice cream, a layer of fruit filling and a layer of whipped cream.
  • The product line is debuting in four varieties, with more planned for the future. The four are: Going Bananas, Lovely Apple Pie, Sunny Strawberry and Tropical Cheese Cake.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN CUSTARD PINT LINE (posted October 15, 2018)
  • Cedar Crest now offers frozen custard in pint packages.
  • Cedar Crest expands its frozen desserts lineup with new frozen custard, joining its ice cream, sherbet and gelato products.
  • The new frozen custard is made with Wisconsin-produced cream, butterfat and egg yolks.
  • Wisconsin, particularly Milwaukee, is known as the unofficial frozen custard capital of the world.
  • The new line comes in pint-sized containers in six varieties.
  • They are: Butter Pecan, Caramel Cone (vanilla custard swirled with a caramel ribbon and blended with chocolate-coated waffle cone pieces), Mint Mackinac Island Fudge (green mint-flavored custard with chewy fudge pieces and swirled with butter fudge sauce) Peanut Butter (peanut butter-flavored custard with a fudge ribbon and fudge chunks), Strawberry Cheesecake (cheesecake-flavored custard with a strawberry swirl and cheesecake chunks) and Vanilla.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 12, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Entrepreneurs: This Read is a Must for You."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 12, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Entrepreneurs: This Read is a Must for You."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 12, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Entrepreneurs: This Read is a Must for You."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 12, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Entrepreneurs: This Read is a Must for You."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 12, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Entrepreneurs: This Read is a Must for You."

  • NEW SUPERPREMIUM ICE CREAM BRAND DEBUTS IN U.S. (posted October 9, 2018)
  • Serendipity Trademark LLC introduced Serendipity 3 at the NACS show in Las Vegas.
  • This dynamic new line of flavors takes inspiration from the namesake iconic New York City restaurant.
  • The pint line made its debut in eight varieties. They are:
  • Birthday Cake: Cake-flavored ice cream with swirls of pink frosting, cake pieces and sprinkles
  • Café Espresso Chip: Coffee ice cream with chocolate chunks
  • Forbidden Broadway Sundae: Chocolate-flavored ice cream with brownie pieces and fudge swirls
  • Frrrozen Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate-flavored ice cream with whipped cream swirl and chocolate shavings
  • Humble Pie: Peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter swirls, chocolate chunks and graham pieces
  • Outrageous Banana Split: Banana-flavored ice cream with fudge swirls, walnuts and strawberries
  • Strawberry Fields Sundae: Strawberry ice cream with strawberries and cheesecake pieces
  • Vanilla Vogue: Vanilla ice cream with Madagascar vanilla
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TOUCHDOWN WITH ICE CREAM (posted October 3, 2018)
  • Perry’s Ice Cream releases limited-edition fall football flavor.
  • S’more Yardage is toasted marshmallow ice cream with peanut butter sauce and peanut butter footballs.
  • The pint packaging features a football field theme and a special nod to those “Friday night lights.”
  • “S’more Yardage represents some of our favorite fall moments, from high school football games to cheering on the hometown team; the good stuff in life,” says Gayle Perry Denning, vice president of strategic branding. “Limited editions bring excitement to shelf and consumers are looking for relevant flavors to complement the season.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION FROZEN GREEK YOGURT (posted September 25, 2018)
  • Yasso launches seasonal flavors in pint and novelty formats.
  • This is the company’s first time offering limited-edition products. The three varieties are:
  • Peppermint Crunch: Peppermint-flavored frozen Greek yogurt loaded with crushed candy canes, chocolate cookie pieces and white chocolate-flavored chips.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake: Pumpkin cheesecake-flavored frozen Greek yogurt swirled with graham crackers.
  • Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie-flavored frozen Greek yogurt decorated with colorful sprinkles and chunks of sugar cookie dough.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake will hit shelves this month, with Sugar Cookie and Peppermint Crunch following in November, while supplies last.
  • “The launch of new seasonal flavors is another example of Yasso continuing to bring innovation to the frozen novelty and packaged ice cream category,” says Drew Harrington, co-founder and co-CEO of Yasso. “These new items double down on indulgence and provide the nostalgic tastes of the season, but in a format that can be enjoyed frequently and with sensible nutrition. We had a lot of fun with their development and feel we’ll create an exciting shopping experience through our unique holiday designs.”
  • The seasonal collection brings with it refreshed, creative packaging designed to stand out in the crowded retail freezer.
  • Each new flavor boasts 120 to 150 calories and 5 to 6 grams of protein per half-cup serving.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • KETO-FRIENDLY ICE CREAM (posted September 20, 2018)
  • Rebel Creamery rolls out premium, high-fat, low-carb, no-sugar-added ice cream.
  • Funded through a Kickstarter campaign, Rebel Ice Cream only uses all-natural, keto-friendly ingredients that won’t raise blood sugar, raise insulin levels or kick you out of a fat-burning state.
  • The focus of this grain-free, gluten-free keto-friendly product is to be very low in net carbohydrates. One pint contains 5 to 8 grams and no added sugars. This is achieved through the use of erythritol, monk fruit and chicory root fiber.
  • Fat is also a priority. The use of cream and egg yolks make Rebel one of the highest fat ice creams in the market. One pint contains 56 to 76 grams.
  • A half-cup serving contains 150 to 200 calories, 14 to 19 grams of fat, 2 to 3 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, 7 to 10 grams of sugar alcohol, and 2 to 3 grams of protein, depending on variety.
  • There are five flavors. They are: Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Mint Chip, Peanut Butter Fudge and Vanilla.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • COFFEE-INSPIRED HIGH-PROTEIN ICE CREAM (posted September 10, 2018)
  • Enlightened introduces the Barista Collection, a seasonal coffee-based ice cream pint range.
  • The limited-time-only trio takes the familiar flavors of favorite coffee drinks and turns them into high-protein, low-sugar ice creams. Flavors are:
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte is pumpkin spice ice cream with ribbons of espresso. A half-cup serving contains 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 5 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.
  • Triple Shot Espresso is coffee ice cream, espresso chips and ribbons of espresso. A half-cup serving contains 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, 6 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha is coffee ice cream with a chocolate mint swirl and white chocolate chips. A half-cup serving contains 80 calories, 2 grams of fat, 6 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.
  • The company achieves the high-protein, low-sugar claims through the innovative use of milk protein concentrate, soluble corn fiber, erthyritol and monk fruit extract.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SNACK-SIZED ICE CREAM CONES (posted September 5, 2018)
  • Wells Enterprises Inc., grows its Mini Swirls frozen novelty line.
  • These snack-sized treats pack creamy, reduced-fat ice cream, sweet toppings, and tons of flavor into a mini ice cream cone.
  • The two new flavors—Cinnamon Cereal and Mint Cookie Crunch--join Caramel, Chocolate and Vanilla.
  • Cinnamon Cereal Mini Swirls is cinnamon cereal-flavored reduced-fat ice cream dipped in vanilla-flavored coating topped with cinnamon cereal pieces all inside a cinnamon cone. One cone contains 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 13 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
  • Mint Cookie Crunch Mini Swirls is mint reduced-fat ice cream with fudge sauce dipped in a chocolate-flavored coating topped with chocolate cookie pieces all inside a chocolate cone. One cone contains 160 calories, 8 grams of fat, 12 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
  • The cones are individually wrapped and sold in boxes of eight.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GIFT BOXED ICE CREAM (posted August 28, 2018)
  • Ample Hills Creamery introduces The Disney Mickey Mouse Collection.
  • To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, Ample Hills Creamery of Brooklyn, N.Y., has teamed up with Disney, to offer three fun-filled, birthday cake-inspired ice cream flavors in uniquely shaped pint boxes.
  • The creamery wrote three original Mickey Mouse stories in the form of comic strips around each collectable pint.
  • Flavors are:
  • Confetti Celebration: a sweet cream ice cream with chunks of colorful confetti cake, birthday ribbons of yellow buttercream frosting and yellow Mickey-shaped white chocolate pieces filled with tangy lemon cream.
  • Peanut Butter Jamboree: a smooth vanilla bean ice cream with strawberry cake, ribbons of peanut butter frosting and Mickey-shaped peanut butter pieces packed with strawberry jam.
  • Triple Chocolate Surprise: a chocolate malted ice cream with chunks of chocolate fudge cake, rich ribbons of dark chocolate buttercream frosting and Mickey-shaped white chocolate pieces filled with fudge.
  • Ample Hills Creamery opened its doors in the Spring 2011, and serves hand-crafted, slowly churned ice cream. Many are playful, whimsical flavors to reflect the creativity of its employees, the vibrancy and spirit of the community, and the company’s daily pledge to not take life too seriously.
  • The square pint carton pays tribute to the paperboard rectangular pints of yesteryear.
  • The new unique package includes two plastic spoons inside the lid to encourage sharing.
  • To read more about the package, link HERE.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 24, 2018, blog titled “Dairy foods innovation: Change, it’s good, so we’ve all been told.”

  • SPICY ICE CREAM (posted August 23, 2018)
  • Escape Brands introduces Hot Scream.
  • The new pint line is expanding beyond the New York City metro area to the Midwest through a distribution agreement with Aldi.
  • Hot Scream comes in three flavors. They are:
  • Chocolate Swirl: vanilla ice cream with a decadent chocolate and spicy swirl.
  • Ginger Swirl: vanilla ice cream with an indulgent ginger and spicy swirl.
  • Strawberry Swirl: vanilla ice cream with a sweet strawberry and spicy swirl.
  • A half-cup serving contains 180 calories and 9 grams of fat.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ASIAN-INSPIRED ARTISANAL ICE CREAM (posted August 15, 2018)
  • Noona’s Ice Cream comes in five dairy and three non-dairy varieties.
  • This small-batch premium ice cream brand was founded in 2016 and is now ready to expand distribution.
  • Noona’s differentiates itself through its bold-tasting, Asian-inspired flavors.
  • The five dairy flavors are: Black Sesame, Golden Sesame, Green Team, Toasted Rice and Turmeric Honeycomb.
  • The non-dairy flavors are new this season. The three offerings are: Black Sesame, Green Team and Turmeric Honeycomb.
  • In addition, the brand will include rotating seasonal flavors.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INNOVATIVE SPIN TO HANDCRAFTED MILKSHAKES (posted August 9, 2018)
  • Popbar, the maker of all-natural, customizable, handcrafted gelato on a stick, is shaking things up this summer with its latest creation—gelatoShake--an innovative and decadent twist on the classic milkshake.
  • This milkshake reinvented is served in a milk-jug style cup with a chocolate dipped waffle cone overflowing with whipped cream.
  • Made with 100% all natural ingredients, the 16-ounce treat is now available at all U.S. shops in six flavors. They are: Chocolate, Coffee, Green Tea, Strawberry, Vanilla and Vanilla Caramel.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CRUNCHY ICE CREAM CAKES (posted July 30, 2018)
  • Carvel introduces Ice Cream Crunchie Cakes.
  • The new Ice Cream Crunchie Cakes are available in four varieties including Chocolate and Strawberry, and limited-edition Mint and Orange.
  • The cakes have crunchies layered on the inside, as well as on the top and sides of the cake to ensure extra tastiness and crunch.
  • The round cake serves up to six people and has a suggested retail price of $11.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 20, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Innovation: Decoding the Latest Healthy Snack Channel through Robust Value-Added Formulation."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 20, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream Innovation: Decoding the Latest Healthy Snack Channel through Robust Value-Added Formulation."

  • SUGAR-REDUCED ICE CREAM (posted July 17, 2018)
  • Talenti introduces Crafted With Less Sugar Gelato.
  • Known for its clear plastic pint container--with screw-top lid--to showcase the whole food ingredients inside, Talenti is rolling out three varieties of Crafted With Less Sugar Gelato. They are: Chocolate Fudge Swirl, Mint Cookie Crumb and Vanilla Cinnamon.
  • The new formulation relies on soluble corn fiber, erythritol and monk fruit juice concentrate to keep sugar content down.
  • A half-cup serving contains 120 calories, 4 to 5 grams of fat, 9 to 10 grams of sugar, 6 grams of sugar alcohol and 4 to 4 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM WITH VEGGIES IN EVERY BITE (posted July 11, 2018)
  • Peekaboo Ice Cream introduces Peekaboo Organic Ice Cream with Hidden Veggies.
  • The new pint concept is the brainchild of Founder and CEO Jessica Levinson, who wanted to get more vegetables into her family’s diet.
  • After much tinkering, she created five flavors of Peekaboo. They are:
  • Chocolate with Hidden Cauliflower. Cauliflower contains vitamins C and K, folate and fiber. It’s also a source of B vitamins, manganese, potassium, protein, phosphorus and magnesium.
  • Cotton Candy with Hidden Beets. Beets are a good source of vitamin C and contain folate, potassium manganese, copper, magnesium and iron.
  • Mint Chip with Hidden Spinach. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A and contains iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, folate, potassium and vitamins C, B6 and B12, in addition to copper and zinc.
  • Strawberry with Hidden Carrot. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of vitamin C, and contain potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, phosphorus and folate.
  • Vanilla with Hidden Zucchini. Zucchini is a good source of vitamins A and C and contains magnesium, potassium, folate, copper, B12 and B6, calcium, zinc and protein.
  • A half-cup serving contains 240 to 270 calories, 14 to 16 grams of fat, 21 to 24 grams of sugar and 1 to 2 grams of fiber, depending on variety.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LACTOSE-FREE ICE CREAM GETS REBRANDED (posted July 3, 2018)
  • Minus the Moo is now Beckon.
  • The rebrand seeks to differentiate Beckon from the plethora of dairy-free alternatives in the freezer aisle and convey to lactose-sensitive ice cream lovers that they can have real dairy ice cream again.
  • Co-founded by female entrepreneurs Katy Flannery and Gwen Burlingame, Beckon has distinguished itself as an ice cream favorite for those who are lactose intolerant.
  • Beckon’s unique process allows its ice cream to be made from traditional ice cream ingredients, including milk and cream, but without the lactose thanks to the addition of lactase enzyme.
  • Beckon sources high-quality dairy from a co-op in the Northeast that is 100% farmer-owned and sweetens every flavor with non-GMO pure cane sugar.
  • One pint has a suggested retail price of $5.99.
  • Beckon comes in five flavors. They are: Chocolate, Espresso, Mint Chip, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip and Vanilla.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PREMIUM ICE CREAM GETS A MAKEOVER (posted June 25, 2018)
  • Pierre’s Signature Collection pints are sporting a new look and three new flavors.
  • The eye-catching graphics feature photos of real scoops of ice cream with an emphasis on the premium inclusions.
  • The three new flavors are:
  • Coconut Almond Fudge Chunk: creamy coconut ice cream with almonds and fudge chunks.
  • French Toast: maple ice cream with walnuts and cinnamon sugar shortbread pieces.
  • Peanut Butter Commotion: peanut butter ice cream, chocolate sandwich cookies and fudge chunks.
  • The new flavors join the original Signature Collection of Banana Fudge Chunk, Cherries & Chocolate Chunks, Chocolate Lava Cake, Cookie Butter Fudge Chunk, Exquisite Vanilla, Hole Mole, and Mocha Mud Pie.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INTERACTIVE ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE (posted June 19, 2018)
  • The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), a creator of interactive experiences, has returned to New York City with the launch of its latest concept--The Pint Shop--on June 6.
  • The initiative re-envisions the grocery store, enabling a hyper-sensory experience.
  • At The Pint Shop, visitors are able to explore life-size pint installations, browse aisles dedicated to Museum of Ice Cream’s ice cream flavors, and have the opportunity to indulge in a reservation-only, one-of-a-kind tasting experience, where participants learn about the making of ice cream through all five senses.
  • Further, The Pint Shop signature ice cream pints will be sold exclusively at most Target stores across the country starting July 8.
  • Target is the first retailer to sell the premium ice cream line, which includes five brand-new flavors— Cherrylicious, Chocolate Crush, Churro, Nana Banana and Vanillionaire—along with Museum of Ice Cream’s previously introduced varieties, Piñata and Sprinkle Pool.
  • “When we launched Museum of Ice Cream in 2016, we set forth to unite the world through imagination and creativity,” says Museum of Ice Cream Founder and Creative Director, Maryellis Bunn. “I set out to create The Pint Shop as a place where you can curate your own experience to share in real life, and among your peers. The launch of The Pint Shop is a new experience under the umbrella of MOIC, which celebrates the accessibility and democracy that ice cream brings.”
  • Over the past two years, Museum of Ice Cream has opened pop-up locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. Consistently selling out with each iteration, MOIC has welcomed more than one million visitors around the world and over a billion social media impressions globally.
  • The Pint Shop is free and open to the public. It’s located at 459 W. 14th Street in New York City. If you are attending the Summer Fancy Food Show, make plans to visit. I plan to on Friday, June 29th.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BREAKFAST-INSPIRED ICE CREAM FLAVORS (posted June 13, 2018)
  • Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery are serving up new limited-edition Cereal Milk Ice Cream and Cereal Milk Shake, bringing the best of breakfast to your summer ice cream treats.
  • To compliment the new flavor, Birthday Confetti Waffle Cones are also being introduced and are free with any ice cream purchase, while supplies last.
  • Dipped Confetti Waffle Cones with chocolate and candy are available for an additional cost. Cereal Milk Ice Cream is a nostalgic combination of yellow cake batter and marshmallow flavors. It pairs perfectly with Froot Loops and mini marshmallow mix-ins and marshmallow topping.
  • As always, customers are invited to direct their delicious with the new flavor by adding unlimited mix-ins of their choice.
  • No spoon is needed for the Cereal Milk Shake. Blended with Cereal Milk Ice Cream and Froot Loops, the shake features a swirl of marshmallow cream and is topped with whipped cream and a garnish of more Froot Loops.
  • “Everyone knows the best part of enjoying cereal is the milk. These treats are inspired by the childhood nostalgia of putting down the spoon and drinking every last drop of sweet cereal milk right from the bowl,” says Sarina Lindsey, director of marketing. “With this new flavor, Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s is giving everyone permission to eat ice cream for breakfast this summer.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the June 8, 2018, blog titled "Ice Cream 2018: The Five Biggest Trends this Summer."

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  • NEW COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM CONCEPTS (posted June 7, 2018)
  • Ben & Jerry’s introduces three new flavors for scoop shops and delivery only.
  • Often imitated, never duplicated, Ben & Jerry’s created the first cookie dough ice cream back in 1984, and now the brand is introducing three new dough-riginal flavors.
  • Off The DOUGH Block! is chocolate chip and chocolate ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate chip cookies.
  • P.B. DOUGHble Chocolate is dark and milk chocolate ice creams with peanut butter cookie dough and swirls of peanut butter cookie butter.
  • Cinn-DOUGH-rella! is cinnamon and caramel ice cream with cinnamon bun dough, shortbread cookies and oatmeal cinnamon cookie swirls.
  • The company is only selling these flavors in scoop shops, for on-the-go eating or in pints for later consumption. The pints can also be purchased using various home-food-delivery services.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • EXPANDING FROM PINTS TO SCOOP SHOPS (posted May 28, 2018)
  • Eden Creamery LLC introduces Halo Top Soft Serve at two company-owned scoop shops in California and a week-long pop-up in New York City.
  • Since its launch in 2012, Halo Top has developed a dedicated consumer base with its low-calorie (240 to 360 calories per pint), low-sugar, high-protein ice cream product.
  • At the scoop shops, customers can choose from four different cones or get their ice cream smooshed between cookies that are both vegan and high in protein in an ice cream sandwich. Cups of soft-serve are also an option, with varied toppings available.
  • And, from May 31 to June 3, New Yorkers can enjoy Halo Top Soft Serve in a pop-up in Supermoon Bakehouse bakery.
  • The specialty item is seasonal Peaches & Cream soft serve (90 calories for a 4-ounce container) swirled inside the bakery’s flakey cruffin (calories unknown).
  • At the pop-up, two other soft-serve flavors will be available in cups: Peanut Butter and Vanilla Bean.
  • These three flavors are available in the California shops, along with Birthday Cake, Blueberry Crumble, Chocolate and Strawberry.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.
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  • 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"

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  • 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.

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  • 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.