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Frozen Desserts 2018 - 2021

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  • APPLE GIVES PUMPKIN A RUN FOR FALL 2021 (posted September 20, 2021)
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream introduces limited-edition Baked Apple Crisp ice cream.
  • The new flavor features apple pie-flavored ice cream packed with apple pieces, crispy oat crumbles and a dulce de leche swirl.
  • Hudsonville’s seasonal flavors have become quite popular in recent years. Past fall flavors include Double Berry Pie, Pumpkin, Pure Michigan Caramel Apple and Toasted Coconut.
  • The clean and simple ingredient statement reads: Milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, water, skim milk, apples, whey, oats, coconut oil, unenriched wheat flour, cane sugar, brown sugar, natural flavor, corn starch, mono and diglycerides, butter, cellulose gum, lemon juice concentrate, agar agar, baking soda, guar gum, annatto (color).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • RUSSIAN ICE CREAM MADE IN THE U.S. (posted September 15, 2021)
  • Moloko introduces Premium Organic Russian Style Ice Cream.
  • “Moloko” is Russian for milk.
  • The company was founded in Los Angeles in 2019 by a Russian immigrant who produces product following the strict quality standards of Soviet government mandate GOST 117-41.
  • The organic ice creams contain just a few simple ingredients, including organic milk and cream from Strauss Family Creamery, as well as organic eggs and organic cane sugar. There are no stabilizers, fillers or artificial ingredients.
  • The product is sold in pints with a retail price of about $10.00.
  • The six varieties are: Black Currant, Condensed Milk Swirl, Crème Brulee, Russian Milk Chocolate, Sour Cream Chip and Vanilla Plombir.
  • The Sour Cream Chip is a tart Russian twist on chocolate chip ice cream. Melted organic fair-trade chocolate is folded into a mix of sour cream and organic cream.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN GREEK YOGURT NOVELTIES ARE A DECADE OLD (posted September 8, 2021)
  • Yasso launches celebratory Birthday Cake Flavor in recognition of the brand’s 10-year anniversary.
  • The top-5 novelty dessert brand commemorates its permanent impact on the frozen aisle and better-for-you category.
  • “When Yasso launched in 2011, we saw a white space to deliver great-tasting desserts with superb nutritionals and quality ingredients within the frozen aisle and we are proud and grateful, to still be here progressing that mission forward,” says Drew Harrington, co-founder.
  • Much of the success can be credited to the company’s core mindset of always striving to improve customer satisfaction, explains co-founder Amanda Klane. She says, “While the mission behind Yasso has remained the same over the past 10 years, the products and branding have evolved to give consumers the best experience possible. We’ve continued to improve formulas, expanded categories and have created a way to give back to our community through our Game On! Foundation. We look forward to continued evolution over the next 10 years.”
  • The new Birthday Cake bar joins Yasso as its 12th core bar flavor.
  • Filled with rainbow sprinkles and chunks of cake dough for a fun and delicious treat, the offering also meets Yasso’s nutritional standards with only 90 calories per bar, 5 grams of protein and no artificial ingredients.
  • In honor of the launch, Yasso is making a $10,000 donation to The Birthday Party Project, which will provide birthday gifts to more than 300 children experiencing homelessness.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LACTOSE-FREE ICE CREAM NOVELTY CUPS (posted August 30, 2021)
  • Beckon introduces Ice Cream Snack Cups.
  • The new 3.5-ounce single-serve cups are sold in packs of four.
  • Each cup includes a dome of mix-ins.
  • The three varieties are: Dark Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Cookie Gems, Mint Chip with Chocolate Creme Cookie Crumble, and Vanilla with Rainbow Sprinkles.
  • One cup contains 150 to 210 calories, 9 to 12 grams of fat, 12 to 18 grams of fat and 2 to 3 grams of protein.
  • 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.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM MADE FROM INFANT FORMULA (posted August 25, 2021)
  • U.K. baby milk brand Kendamil now offers the world’s first ice cream made with formula milk.
  • The company says the limited-edition product is designed for adults and aims to challenge the perception that infant formulas and baby milks taste fishy, bitter and medicinal.
  • “Given the surprising statistic that a third of parents have never tried their baby’s milk, we thought we’d bring it to them and let grown-ups in on the goodness with a world-first product made especially for them this summer,” says Ross McMahon, founder and CEO. “We have worked passionately with the finest local farms and suppliers to develop the only British-made infant formula that’s kinder to babies and the environment. Kendamil Ice Cream embodies this spirit of innovation and we hope will encourage parents to enjoy the unique benefits of a full-cream, palm oil and fish oil-free recipe.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ZERO SUGAR ICE CREAM SANDWICHES (posted August 17, 2021)
  • Killer Creamery now offers Killer Sammies.
  • Like Killer Creamery’s other products, the sandwiches are gluten-free, all-natural and keto-friendly.
  • Available in Chocolate and Vanilla, the frozen dessert contains 2 to 3 grams of net carbs and 5 grams of protein per serving.
  • As the first-ever zero-sugar ice cream sandwich in the novelty category, Killer Creamery continues to fight against sugar with creamy, indulgent ice cream that does not skimp on nutrition.
  • “Our belief in being bold inspired us to create a novelty dessert to challenge the traditional treats found in the freezer aisle,” says Louis Armstrong, founder and CEO of Killer Creamery. “In developing Killer Sammies, we kept our high standards of only using quality ingredients and no sugar or artificial flavors so people can indulge without limitation.”
  • Killer Sammies are sweetened with allulose and contain medium-chain triglyceride oil sourced from 100% coconut oil.
  • Six packs of Killer Sammies have a suggested retail price of $5.99 to $6.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BOBA ICE CREAM DEBUTS IN CALIFORNIA (posted August 12, 2021)
  • Ramar Foods introduces Magnolia Boba Ice Cream, bringing the tapioca pearl concept to the frozen dessert department.
  • The ice cream pints come in eight flavors, including four existing Magnolia ice cream flavors with the addition of boba and four entirely new flavors.
  • Varieties are: Brown Sugar, Coffee, Green Tea, Honeydew, Jasmine Milk Tea, Mango, Ube and Wintermelon.
  • “The team is excited to be part of the boba trend,” says Vaneza Agustin, marketing coordinator. “We are bringing the flavors our consumers love with a new twist while introducing new milk tea flavors to the Magnolia line.”
  • According to the Ramar Foods team, the texture of the boba is as soft as you would expect in a boba drink. Typically boba pearls are made with tapioca starch, which hardens when frozen; however, the team made sure consumers experience perfectly chewy boba with every scoop of ice cream.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 8, 2021, blog titled "Five Take-Aways from the 2021 Ice Cream Season."

  • FROZEN WHOLE FRUIT AND GREEK YOGURT BITES (posted August 4, 2021)
  • Wyman’s introduces Just Fruit snack cups.
  • The new 2.3-ounce frozen snacks come in four packs, with boxes flagging “Eat more fruit” and “Simple, real ingredients. Just grab and eat.”
  • The three dairy varieties include frozen Greek yogurt bites containing live and active cultures, including probiotics.
  • Varieties are: Raspberries & Strawberries, Wild Blueberries and Wild Blueberries and Mangos.
  • One serving contains 40 to 45 calories, 0 grams fat, 1 gram of protein and 6 grams of sugar (3 grams are added via the yogurt bites).
  • There’s also a dairy-free option: Just Fruit & Banana Bites , which include Maine Wild Blueberries and Strawberries.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 23, 2021, blog titled "Making Ice Cream a Pandemic Trend that Continues to Grow."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 23, 2021, blog titled "Making Ice Cream a Pandemic Trend that Continues to Grow."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 23, 2021, blog titled "Making Ice Cream a Pandemic Trend that Continues to Grow."

  • COCKTAIL-INSPIRED ICE CREAM NOVELTIES (posted July 21, 2021)
  • Food Union grows its Ekselence brand with booze-free summer ice cream treats.
  • Fusing the power of mixology with its confectionary expertise, the company is rolling out Ekselence Caramel Piña Colada ice cream in Latvia and Ekselence Orange Spritz in Norway and Latvia.
  • Ekselence ice cream is made with Latvian milk and cream and the new products aim to “capture the essence of a cocktail on a stick.”
  • The Piña Colada-inspired product features a coconut and pineapple ice cream with a caramel sauce. Meanwhile, the orange spritz ice cream is coated in a thick layer of white chocolate.
  • “By putting a modern twist on traditional dairy products enables us to broaden our consumer appeal and give our existing consumers the opportunity to explore new, tantalizing flavors,” says Normunds Stanevics, CEO of Food Union Europe.

  • AN ICE CREAM FLAVOR MEANT FOR JULY (posted July 15, 2021)
  • Kraft Heinz is bringing together two of life’s greatest pleasures: ice cream and macaroni and cheese.
  • For the first time ever, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has launched a limited-edition ice cream in partnership with Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, the cult favorite brand known for making decadent and delicious ice cream and vegan ice cream with just a few ingredients.
  • The brands collaborated to turn the comfort of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese into the ultimate summer treat with no artificial flavors, preservatives or dyes.
  • The product is for sale at Van Leeuwen scoop shops and online starting July 14, National Macaroni & Cheese Day, which also happens to be right before National Ice Cream Day, July 18.
  • The product sold out online in the first few hours. (I never even got a sample!)
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SUPERPREMIUIM ICE CREAM WITH A TRUFFLE SURPRISE (posted July 13, 2021)
  • SMiZE Cream contains an edible surprise in every cup called the SMiZE SURPRiZE.
  • Founded by supermodel Tyra Banks, SMiZE Cream is a superpremium, custard-style ice cream that inspires you to reach for more than just a spoon. After all, the surprise is at the bottom of the cup.
  • The SMiZE Surprize is a chunkalicious cookie dough truffle covered in naturally colored sprinkles. It’s said to be a tasty reward that symbolizes what the brand stands for: goal getting and dream catching.
  • The line is launching in seven flavors, and more are on the way, according to the company. They are:
  • Best Vanilla I Ever Had: vanilla ice cream with a fruity cereal cookie dough truffle
  • Brownies, I Love You: milk chocolate ice cream, brownie pieces, brownie batter bites and fudge with a chocolate blueberry cookie dough truffle
  • Caramel Cookie Queen: vanilla ice cream, caramel butter cookies and a salted caramel swirl with a toffee caramel cookie dough truffle
  • Chocolate Barbeque: smoked chocolate ice cream, brownie pieces, roasted almonds and a bourbon cookie dough truffle
  • Purple Cookie Mon-Star & Me: purple sweet cream ice cream with Oreo cookie pieces and a cookies and cream cookie dough truffle
  • Salted Caramel King: salted sweet cream ice cream, butter-roasted pecans and salted caramel butter with a salted caramel cookie dough truffle
  • Strawberry BirthYay! Cake: strawberry ice cream with cake pieces and colorful sprinkles plus a sprinkle birthday cake cookie dough truffle
  • “It’s official, baby! Now everyone in mainland USA can enjoy the creamy, dreamy taste of SMiZE Cream,” says Banks. “Bite after bite, taste test after taste test, the nationwide launch of SMiZE Cream is by far my most delicious, chunk-a-licious accomplishment. Ever since I was a little girl, my mama and I have been obsessed with the creamy, crunchy, ooey-gooey comfort and delight of ice cream. Everybody has their own unique stories and moments with ice cream at the center of them—hot summer days, celebrations, even broken hearts—but ice cream always made it better.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CULINARY-INSPIRED, NUTRIENT-DENSE ICE CREAM (posted July 8, 2021)
  • Carter & Oak offers portion cups of frozen dairy nutrition.
  • Kyle Peters, founder of Carter & Oak, has long had a passion for cooking. “I was always trying to create traditionally unhealthy food in a more healthy, delicious way,” he says.
  • After graduating from university in 2015 and having seen his recently deceased mother struggle with the side effects of chemotherapy, he set out to make a nutritionally superior ice cream, one of the few foods she was able to eat.
  • “The issue was that the ice cream she would eat was super high in sugar, made with artificial ingredients and was not putting her body in an ideal position to feel better and recover from her treatments,” says Peters. “I decided to combine my passion for culinary with inspiration from my mother and her fight to create Carter & Oak, a frozen dessert brand dedicated to providing delicious, premium products that are made with clean ingredients and provide high-quality nutrition.”
  • Currently Carter & Oak comes in single-serve 8-ounce cups in three varieties.
  • Cold Brew Coffee and Vanilla Bean contain 190 calories, 7 grams of fat, 8 grams of sugar (none are added sugars), 8 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar alcohols and 16 grams of protein.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter is a bit more indulgent with 260 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of sugar (none are added sugars), 9 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar alcohols and 18 grams of protein.
  • Key ingredients are organic skim milk, cream, organic egg, organic erythritol, chicory root fiber, whey protein isolate and monk fruit.
  • The company has also developed a self-serve mix with a similar nutrition profile.
  • A portion of the company’s profits help further cancer research.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CELEBRATING AMERICA AND NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH (posted July 5, 2021)
  • Baskin-Robbins rolls out six limited-edition flavors for July.
  • The scoop shop’s Flavor of the Month is Beach Day, a sweet and salty wave of blue sea salt vanilla-flavored ice cream, swirled with crunchy graham cracker sand and milk chocolate-flavored, caramel-filled sea turtles and colorful frosting fleck.
  • Milk ‘n Cereal features a milk- and cereal-flavored ice cream swirled with a textured cereal-like ribbon.
  • Blackberry Hibiscus is a blend of sorbet and ice cream both flavored like blackberry hibiscus.
  • America’s Birthday Cake features cake- and strawberry-flavored ice creams with cake pieces, swirled with a blue whipped cream flavored ribbon. The company says, “It’s time to celebrate, America!”
  • Oreo ‘n Cold Brew features chunks of Oreo cookies and a crispy chocolate cookie ribbon, swirled into cold brew-flavored ice cream.
  • Gold Medal Ribbon combines chocolate- and vanilla-flavored and ice creams and gets swirled with a caramel ribbon.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SQUEEZE TUBE ICE CREAM FLOATS (posted July 1, 2021)
  • The ICEE Company, a subsidiary of J&J Snack Foods Corp., introduces ICEE Ice Cream Float Tubes.
  • The 3-ounce paper squeeze tubes come in Blue Raspberry and Red Cherry varieties.
  • They combine real ICEE water ice with vanilla ice cream mix.
  • The mix ingredient statement reads: milk, sugar, corn syrup solids, skim milk, whey, stabilizer (mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, carrageenan, standardized with dextrose).
  • Each tube contains 80 calories, 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein and 12 grams of sugar, of which 11 grams are added sugar.
  • Boxes of six tubes retail for about $3.29.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION ICE CREAM CELEBRATES LGBTQIA (posted June 28, 2021)
  • McConnell’s introduces Sprinkled with Pride ice cream.
  • This limited-edition flavor uses Santa Barbara Strawberry ice cream as the base. The company adds chunks of house-made shortcake, a swirl of house-made strawberry jam and an explosion of both rainbow and chocolate sprinkles to create a dreamy summer flavor in honor of Pride.
  • The all-natural product comes in 16-ounce containers and is sold by the scoop in shops.
  • McConnell’s is donating 5% of proceeds from every scoop and pint sold to the Pacific Pride Foundation.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the June 25, 2021, blog titled "Ten Take-Aways from the Sweets & Snacks Expo (a key trend-tracking show for all food and beverage)."

  • REAL FRUIT WITH FROZEN YOGURT (posted June 23, 2021)
  • Wells Enterprises Inc., introduces Dippin’ Dots Fruit Pearl Tubes to foodservice.
  • The 2.12-ounce tubes come 12 to case, and in two all-natural varieties: Chocolate Strawberries ‘N Cream and Wildberries ‘N Cream.
  • Packages say to: Squeeze, Shake, Open and Enjoy!
  • Another option is for operators to pour the frozen pieces into a bowl and serve.
  • One tube of Chocolate Strawberries ‘N Cream contains 120 calories, 7 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar, of which 10 grams are added sugar, and 0 grams of protein.
  • One tube of Wildberries ‘N Cream contains 55 calories, 0 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar, of which 5 grams are added sugar, and 1 gram of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • THE SUMMER BAR COLLECTION (posted June 17, 2021)
  • Alden’s Organic transforms classic summertime beverages into ice cream.
  • Just in time for National Ice Cream Month and the summer ice cream season, Alden’s Organic is launching a collection of ice cream bars inspired by classic beverages: dairy-free Horchata, Root Beer Float and dairy-free Strawberry Lemonade.
  • “Our team has done an incredible job bringing these popular beverages to life through our novelties. With each bite you get true-to-flavor taste from our organic ingredients,” says Joelle Simmons, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The Root Beer Float Bar, for example, will instantly take you back to enjoying a cold, crisp root beer with vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day.”
  • In 2020, Alden’s Organic saw a 50% growth for its most nostalgic items like Old School Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches and Classic Fudge Bars and recent trend reports show that consumer craving for comforting flavors is extending into 2021.
  • “Consumers are looking for familiar foods and flavors without the allergens. The new Summer Bar Collection offers both certified gluten free and vegan options, so everyone can enjoy,” says Simmons.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN DAIRY CURD SNACKS (posted June 14, 2021)
  • Food Union Group introduces first-of-its-kind Fruit Glazed Pols Curd Snack Bars to the Northern and Eastern Europe markets.
  • Across Baltic states, especially in Lithuania, curd snacks are a popular refrigerated dairy dessert category.
  • A curd snack is a sweetened 40- to 50-gram curd bar typically covered in a chocolate glaze.
  • Inspired by the 2020 success of Pols ice creams on a stick with fruit glaze, Premia KPC decided to launch curd snacks with fruit glaze.
  • It is the first ever curd-to-go dairy product offering under the established ice cream brand Pols.
  • Fruit Glazed Pols Curd Snack Bars are available in five flavors. They are: Caramel, Black Currant, Lemon, Raspberry and Vanilla.
  • “They are fun and energizing protein-rich products to treat oneself at breakfast, lunch or dinner,” says Lina Pogozelske, marketing manager at Premia KPC, a part of Food Union Group.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TEXAS DESSERT INSPIRES NEW ICE CREAM FLAVOR (posted June 8, 2021)
  • Blue Bell introduces Chocolate Sheet Cake ice cream.
  • The best chocolate cake is not at your local bakery, according to Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream. It’s in the freezer, make that the ice cream freezer.
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake contains Blue Bell Milk Chocolate Ice Cream combined with chocolate sheet cake pieces, chopped pecans and a chocolate icing swirl.
  • “A sheet cake is simple, but so delicious,” says Sara Schramm, marketing brand manager for Blue Bell. “It is the perfect cake to combine with our Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. Sprinkle in pecans, add a swirl of chocolate icing and you have one great-tasting new flavor.”
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake is available in half-gallon and pint containers for a limited time.
  • In Texas, a chocolate sheet cake is often referred to as a Texas Sheet Cake.
  • “No one knows exactly why we have our own name for the cake in Texas,” Schramm says. “Some say it is because the cake is baked in a pan that is larger than normal, and well, we often say everything is bigger in Texas. You will notice on our Chocolate Sheet Cake cartons, just below the flavor description, we have added, Inspired by a favorite Texas dessert!”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the June 4, 2021, blog titled "Ten-Plus Ice Cream Brands that Provide Inspiration for Innovation."

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the June 4, 2021, blog titled "Ten-Plus Ice Cream Brands that Provide Inspiration for Innovation."

  • PREMIUM ICE CREAM BRAND RECLAIMS SUMMER (posted May 31, 2021)
  • Häagen-Dazs introduces cocktail-inspired frozen desserts to the U.K. marketplace.
  • The new--Lime Mojito Sorbet and Piña Colada ice Cream--hero two iconic rum-based cocktails featured in the U.K.’s top-10 favorite cocktails.
  • The Lime Mojito Sorbet is a vegan zesty lime sorbet infused with a touch of rum and a sweet, refreshing swirl of mint.
  • Piña Colada is a creamy coconut and pineapple ice cream with shavings of real coconut and an indulgent pineapple rum sauce swirl.
  • “Just in time for summer, the new cocktail collection will open up incremental consumption occasions day-to-night, like social events, celebrations or even an alcoholic substitute,” says Kat Jones, marketing manager at Häagen-Dazs U.K. “With these flavors, we’re directly responding to the trend of no- and low-alcoholic beverage intake.”

  • RULE-BREAKING NEW YORK ICE CREAM NOW AT RETAIL (posted May 27, 2021)
  • Milk Bar, the rule-breaking dessert company founded by award-winning chef Christina Tosi in New York City’s East Village in 2008, is launching a new line of ice cream pints available at all Whole Foods locations starting June 1st.
  • Milk Bar entered grocery in April 2020, launching with soft-baked Cookies followed by Truffle Crumb Cakes, which developed a quick cult following. The ice cream launch marks the brand’s third grocery category offering.
  • The launch also marks the first time Milk Bar will offer ice cream outside of its bakeries, which have long been known for experimenting with other frozen treats, from freshly spun, silky-smooth soft serve to milkshakes and more, including their iconic, familiar-yet-unexpected soft-serve flavor Cereal Milk.
  • The pint line is launching in four flavors. They are:
  • Birthday Cake: A love letter to Milk Bar’s signature sprinkle-flecked layer cake with unfrosted sides, this flavor brings the same layering effect with birthday cake-flavored ice cream, birthday crumbs and ribbons of birthday frosting.
  • Cereal Milk: The flavor that started it all. Cousins to the Milk Bar bakery-favorite soft-serve offering, this pint combines a Cereal Milk ice cream base with salty-sweet cornflake crunch. Tastes just like the bottom of your cereal bowl.
  • Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow: An ode to the bestselling cookie that combines cornflake crunch, chocolate chunks and gooey marshmallow swirls throughout a cookie dough ice cream.
  • Milk Bar Pie: Vanilla ice cream gets swirled with a gooey butter filling and toasted oat crumble to reimagine Milk Bar’s signature pie in ice cream form.
  • “I have dreamed about bringing Milk Bar to the freezer section (the holy grail of the supermarket in my opinion) for nearly a decade. I knew coming in now, we’d need to do more than bend pieces of our finished treats into an ice cream pint. So we toiled and tinkered, taking our favorite flavor profiles and imagining them through ice cream bases, swirls, gobs, fudges, frostings, crumbs and crunches to create our proudest on-shelf creation yet,” says Tosi. “Our ice creams are meant for the unapologetically indulgent moments and mean serious business, no two are alike. Whether we already have a place in your heart or you’re looking for even more joy and spirit in your ice cream bowl, we got you!”
  • The pints have a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pint.
  • Following the June 1st launch at Whole Foods, the pints will be available at additional retailers as well as on the company’s website later this summer.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PACKAGED FROZEN CUSTARD (posted May 25, 2021)
  • Tillamook County Creamery Association adds Tillamook Frozen Custards to its frozen dessert lineup.
  • The new Frozen Custards are now the brand’s richest and creamiest frozen offering.
  • The product is made with at least 16% butterfat, extra cream, cage-free eggs and no bioengineered ingredients.
  • “We wanted to develop a new offering that gave consumers more of what they were seeking: indulgence. And with its unique base and silky texture, we knew a frozen custard line fit the bill perfectly,” says Leo Castello Branco, senior category manager of ice cream.
  • The eight varieties are: Bing Cherry Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudgy Brownie, Cold Brew Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate & Red Raspberry, Maple & Candied Pecan, Oregon Strawberry Shortcake, Salted Caramel and Sea Salt & Honeycomb Toffee.
  • The 15-ounce containers sell for about $4.99.
  • The co-op is also adding several flavor updates to its Family-Size Ice Cream line-up. This includes a reformulated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to now have 60% more cookie dough pieces.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • STICK NOVELTIES GET PUMPED UP WITH INCLUSIONS (posted May 17, 2021)
  • Well Enterprises introduces Blue Bunny Load’d Bars, joining Load’d Sundae Cups, which debuted in 2018, and Load’d Cones, which came out a year ago.
  • The bars are described as having “two times the mix-ins” and are loaded with “ooey-gooey” swirls and pieces in every bite.
  • Blue Bunny Load’d Bars come in five varieties. They are:
  • Bunny Tracks: vanilla frozen dairy dessert filled with caramel swirls and chocolate-flavored peanut butter bunnies topped with caramel sauce dipped in milk chocolate-flavored coating and peanuts.
  • Cookie Dough: cookie dough frozen dairy dessert filled with chocolate fudge swirls and cookie dough pieces topped with fudge sauce dipped in milk chocolate-flavored coating and cookie crunch.
  • Salted Caramel: salted caramel frozen dairy dessert filled with salted caramel swirls and salted caramel bunnies topped with caramel sauce dipped in milk chocolate-flavored coating and cookie crunch.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: strawberry-flavored frozen dairy dessert filled with strawberry swirls and shortcake pieces topped with strawberry sauce dipped in whipped cream-flavored coating and shortbread crunch.
  • Super Fudge Brownie: chocolate frozen dairy dessert filled with chocolate fudge swirls and brownies topped with fudge sauce dipped in milk chocolate-flavored coating and chocolate cookie crunch.
  • The bars come in four packs with a suggested retail price of $5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-FAT ICE CREAM PINTS (posted May 12, 2021)
  • Mammoth Creameries grows its Keto Ice Cream line with three new flavors, joining the original lineup of Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Lemon Buttercream and Vanilla Bean.
  • The new flavors are:
  • Butter Coffee: subtle coffee notes are delivered in a creamy texture complemented by the smoothness of 100% grass-fed butter. One serving contains 3 grams net carbs.
  • Butter Pecan: buttery notes complement the crunch of pecans. One serving contains 2 grams net carbs.
  • Strawberry: unsweetened strawberry puree is delivered in a sweet cream base. One serving contains 5 grams net carbs.
  • Mammoth Creameries’ super-high fat frozen custard is made with 100% grass-fed butter, heavy cream and egg yolks.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM WITH DOUGH AND BATTER SWIRLS (posted May 3, 2021)
  • Ben & Jerry’s introduces Totally Unbaked.
  • For all those folks whose parents did not let them lick the dough or batter bowl, the ice cream gurus at Ben & Jerry’s have a new offering to help recreate that childhood joy.
  • Totally Unbaked is Ben & Jerry’s first Limited Batch flavor of 2021.
  • It is a mixture of chocolate and vanilla ice cream that prominently features two unbaked components: chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie batter swirls.
  • “It’s a very simple but indulgent flavor,” says flavor creator and Flavor Guru, Natalia Butler. The mother of Totally Unbaked is currently tasting for two as she is eight months pregnant. “There’s no shame in confessing that, on many occasions, I have cured my craving for chocolate by simply eating the brownie batter swirl in this flavor. Those rich cocoa-infused swirls of brownie batter taste exactly like what you’d lick out of a brownie batter bowl.”
  • Ben & Jerry’s Limited Batch flavors change every four to six months, allowing the ice cream maker to offer seasonal and rotational offerings throughout the year.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM FUNDS FUTURE FEMALE BUSINESSES (posted April 27, 2021)
  • Coolhaus, the leading women-founded and led ice cream brand, and Black Girl Ventures (BGV), an organization creating access to capital for black and brown woman-identifying entrepreneurs, is rolling out Currency Cake ice cream.
  • The new flavor is a carrot cake batter ice cream with cream cheese frosting swirl and candied pecans.
  • “All proceeds from Currency Cake will go toward creating a grant for black and brown women business owners for marketing, intellectual property and design needs,” says BGV CEO Shelly Bell. “At Black Girl Ventures we work to create access to capital, capacity and community, and we are supporting and helping in the building of businesses that will affect generations to come.”
  • Because only 0.27% of black women receive venture capital, many founders rely on fundraising through family and friends, grants and crowdfunding, which tend to cover operations and product development. Yet, one key component to a successful business that many of BGV’s own entrepreneurs want help on is marketing. Currency Cake ice cream is here to move that dial.
  • “When we have big ideas for brands that can change the game, the next step is finding unique ways to communicate the message,” says Coolhaus CEO Natasha Case. “It’s so important that black and brown female founders have access to the capital and resources to make that possible. We are excited to see the funds from the grant very strategically support those elements of growing a company, which can often be unaffordable. We can’t wait to see the amazing work that comes from funding BGV brands in this specific capacity.”
  • Currency Cake is available via ecommerce, from the Coolhaus flagship scoop shop in Culver City, Calif., and via all on-demand delivery channels.
  • The pint retails for $11.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PATRIOTIC ICE CREAM FLAVORS (posted April 19, 2021)
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream is rolling out limited-edition “all-American” ice cream flavors.
  • The Holland, Mich.-based ice cream maker is rereleasing the American Fireworks flavor and debuting Blueberry Graham Delight.
  • Blueberry Graham Delight features vanilla ice cream with blueberry sauce and ribbons of graham cracker.
  • American Fireworks features a sweet and sour ice cream base mixed with ribbons of sour cherry swirl and its signature ingredient, blue popping candy, making it a frozen treat that’s “as dazzling as a fireworks show.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM TRENDS THIS SUMMER (posted April 14, 2021)
  • Carvel Ice Cream and Rich Products Corporation introduce Carvel Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake to retail freezers nationwide.
  • Plentiful chunks of cookie dough pieces, creamy vanilla and chocolate ice cream, classic Carvel chocolate crunchies, finished with whipped icing and a chocolatey drizzle, that’s what every bite of this new ice cream cake delivers.
  • It is the only one of its kind at retail grocery, bringing a unique ice cream cake experience to homes everywhere, according to the two companies that have partnered throughout the years to bring trending flavors to market.
  • “Whether it was at a birthday party or in line at an ice cream shop, we’ve all made memories enjoying two of life’s best desserts, ice cream and cake,” says Kimberly O’Brien, shopper marketing manager for Rich Products’ In-Store Bakery & Deli Division. “The past year, more people have purchased ice cream cakes than ever before and this Cookie Dough flavor gives cake lovers a nostalgic treat to enjoy for dessert, a reward or just a small moment of happiness.”
  • The Carvel Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake is filled with real chocolate chip cookie dough pieces, one of the fastest-growing dessert flavors in America and a top-10 favorite ice cream topping.
  • The cake serves six and has a suggested retail price of $14.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NEW FLAVORS, SMALLER PACK SIZE (posted April 8, 2021)
  • Mars Wrigley grows its M&M’S Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich lineup with two new varieties.
  • About a month ago, just in time for those seeking a green St. Patrick’s Day treat, M&M’S Mint Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches featuring refreshing mint-flavored ice cream between two chocolate cookies with Milk Chocolate M&M’S Minis found its way to retail freezers.
  • Also new for the Spring are M&M’S Classic Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, featuring vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies with Milk Chocolate M&M’S Minis baked in.
  • They join the current M&M’S Ice Cream portfolio, which includes M&M’S Vanilla Cookie Sandwiches, M&M’S Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches, M&M’S Ice Cream Cones and M&M’S Ice Cream Fun Cups.
  • The individually wrapped sandwich novelties now come in redesigned packs of four (16 ounces), as compared to the previous six-pack format.

  • A DOZEN PINTS, INCLUDING ONE-OF-A-KIND FLAVORS (posted April 6, 2021)
  • Prairie Farms Dairy, a cooperative owned by more than 800 dairy farm families, is launching 12 varieties of Small Batch Ice Cream pints made with 100% real milk and cream from local farm families.
  • “Our new products and flavors address the thriving snacking category, which has seen unprecedented growth, despite pandemic-driven changes in shopping and working routines,” says Rebecca Leinenbach, vice president of marketing and communications. “Our ice cream pints offer convenience, value and permission to indulge. The flavor variety makes personalized snacking easy for all family members. Equally important, however, Prairie Farms has been a tried and true comfort brand for over 80 years. Our farm-to-table values align with our customers’ expectations for quality, food safety and transparency.”
  • Prairie Farms Small Batch Ice Cream is available in pint cartons in seven craveable classics: Belgian Chocolate, Black Walnut, Butter Pecan, Cookies ‘N Cream, Homemade Vanilla, Vanilla and Vanilla Bean; and five custom combos: Caramel Praline Pecan, Savannah Fudge Pie, Salted Caramel Toffee Brittle, Strawberry Shortcake and The Hill.
  • The Hill is an Italian neighborhood of St. Louis that inspired that particular flavor. It’s a pistachio ice cream with premium chocolate ripple and almond pieces. These ingredients are common in upscale Italian desserts.
  • Watch this VIDEO to learn about the inspiration behind the five new flavor innovations.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PASTRY MEETS ICE CREAM IN NEW FROZEN DESSERT LINE (posted March 31, 2021)
  • Creamalicious Ice Cream enters the retail marketplace.
  • Until recently, Chef Liz Rogers only sold her homemade ice creams online and at her Southern-style restaurant, Wing Champ, in Sharonville, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati.
  • She prides herself on being truly innovative with her whimsical two-in-one desserts that pair fresh-baked pastries with homemade ice creams.
  • As the only African American-owned national ice cream brand in production, Chef Liz crafts her Southern artisan desserts by celebrating her roots and community. The award-winning flavors are inspired by her family’s recipes and have been passed down four generations.
  • Varieties are: Banana Pudding, Gigi’s Sweet Potato Pie, Mama Poonie’s 3 Layer Caramel Cake, Pecan Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Porch Light Peach Cobbler and Red Velvet Cheesecake.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, think HERE to the March 26, 2021, blog titled "Fast and Ferocious Is the Future of Innovation."

  • SNACKABLE FROZEN GREEK YOGURT (posted March 25, 2021)
  • Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt introduces Yasso Poppables.
  • On the heels of launching frozen Greek yogurt sandwiches last fall, the brand’s newest better-for-you innovation is available in four flavors: Coffee, Mint, Sea Salt Caramel and Vanilla Bean.
  • At just 60 calories each, Yasso Poppables are a center of Greek yogurt featuring live and active cultures covered in a chocolatey coating with a quinoa crunch.
  • “At Yasso, we are always looking for ways to disrupt the better-for-you frozen category and are excited to boldly enter snacking,” says Craig Shiesley, chief executive officer. “The launch of Yasso Poppables marks a new phase of innovation and creativity within the company and we are thrilled about what’s in store for the future.”
  • The suggested retail price is $6.49 for a pack of six pops.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN BOBA BAR (posted March 23, 2021)
  • Taiwanese Company I-Mei Foods offers Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bar to U.S. marketplace.
  • Boba, also known as bubble tea, is an Asian beverage that combines milk-based tea with chewy tapioca pearls.
  • Now it comes in frozen form: Brown Sugar Boba Ice Milk Bar.
  • Costco has been selling 12-pack boxes of individually wrapped stick bars, with each novelty containing 160 calories, 5 grams of fat, 17 grams of sugar (of which 16 grams are added sugars) and 1 gram of protein.
  • The multi-textured novelty mimics the real deal through creative use of ingredients, including milk powder, coconut oil and a range of stabilizers to mimic the tapioca pearl eating experience.
  • The product is imported into the U.S. through Walong Marketing Inc.


  • BOX OFFICE-INSPIRED ICE CREAM FLAVORS (posted March 17, 2021)
  • Serendipity Brands has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to release four new pints inspired by fan-favorite series and movies.
  • The first to be released is the “Friends” pint, which is available at selects stores and online now.
  • Friends Central Perk Almond Fudge is coffee ice cream with a fudge swirl and dark chocolate-covered almonds.
  • The three limited-edition varieties rolling out this year are:
  • Caddyshack Gopher Traxs, which is vanilla ice cream with mini peanut butter cups and salty caramel swirl;
  • A Christmas Story Oh Fudge! Peppermint Cookie Fudge Sundae, which is mint ice cream with red and green candy and chocolate cookie swirl; and
  • The Goonies Sloth and Chunk Rocky Rooooaad?, which is chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and almonds.
  • The suggested retail price per pint is $5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 12, 2021, blog titled, "Dairy Foods Innovations Must Intrigue and Entice as We Take Baby Steps and Reenter Society."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 12, 2021, blog titled, "Dairy Foods Innovations Must Intrigue and Entice as We Take Baby Steps and Reenter Society."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 12, 2021, blog titled, "Dairy Foods Innovations Must Intrigue and Entice as We Take Baby Steps and Reenter Society."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 12, 2021, blog titled, "Dairy Foods Innovations Must Intrigue and Entice as We Take Baby Steps and Reenter Society."

  • IT’S MYSTERY ICE CREAM FLAVOR TIME ONCE AGAIN (posted March 8, 2021)
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream reveals its annual Mystery Flavor: Caramel Macchiato.
  • Limited-edition Caramel Macchiato is a coffee lover’s dream. It’s a blend of caramel and coffee ice cream with milk chocolate caramel truffles and Heath toffee pieces.
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using French Pots, a small batch (2.5 gallons at a time), artisanal method of production dating back more than a century.
  • Cream, milk and eggs are the three key ingredients, in addition to the caramel truffles and Heath toffee pieces.
  • The ice cream is packaged in pints, with a two-thirds cup serving containing 410 calories, 25 grams of fat, 43 grams of sugar (17 grams are added sugars) and 4 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 5, 2021, blog titled, "Explore Dairy Innovation Ideas to Stay Competitive in the Post-Pandemic Food Story."

  • 16 NEW SINGLE-SERVE FROZEN NOVELTIES (posted March 2, 2021)
  • Turkey Hill is releasing three-brand new lines to its novelty portfolio, for a total of 16 new frozen treats.
  • Turkey Hill Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches pack Turkey Hill Premium Ice Cream between two double chocolate chip cookies.
  • Ice cream flavors are: Chocolate, Choco Mint Chip, Peanut Butter and Vanilla Bean
  • Turkey Hill Fruit and Cream Bars combine rich dairy with refreshing fruit.
  • Varieties are: Coconut, Orange, Strawberry and Strawberry Lemonade.
  • Turkey Hill Layered Sundae Cups combine Turkey Hill Premium Ice Cream with inclusions and sauces in a variety of layered combinations.
  • The eight offerings are:
  • Caramel Brownie: chocolate and vanilla ice cream with brownie brittle, caramel sauce, chocolate cookie crumble and chocolate flake topping
  • Chocolate Cream Pie: chocolate pudding ice cream mixed with graham cracker pieces, topped with whipped cream sauce and chocolate flakes
  • Cookies & Cream: chocolate and cookies n’ cream ice cream with chocolate cookie crumble and fudge
  • Cookie Dough Delight: vanilla cookie dough and chocolate cookie dough ice cream with cookie dough pieces, fudge and chocolate chip cookies
  • Party Cake: vanilla ice cream with cake pieces, vanilla cookie crumble, blue frosting and rainbow sprinkles
  • Peanut Butter Cup: chocolate and peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cups, chocolate cookie crumble, peanut butter sauce and mini chocolate chip topping
  • Strawberry Shortcake: vanilla custard and strawberry ice cream with graham cracker pieces and strawberry sauce
  • Ultimate Fudge: vanilla ice cream with fudge swirls, chocolate cookie crumble, and topped with whipped icing and mini chocolate chips
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INDULGENT DAIRY AND NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM BARS (posted February 22, 2021)
  • Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, a nationally recognized brand known for its made-from-scratch dairy and vegan ice creams, is launching Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Bars, a new line of indulgent treats inspired by classic favorites.
  • The line consists of three dairy flavors—Raspberry Cheesecake, Toffee Brown Sugar and Vanilla Caramel Swirl--and three oat-based flavors--Brown Sugar Honeycomb, Triple Chocolate Swirl and Vanilla Wildberry Swirl—all made with premium fruits, chocolate and flavors.
  • “We haven’t been this excited about a product launch since we introduced our vegan line eight years ago. Ice cream bars have long been a dream for us at Van Leeuwen,” says Ben Van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO. “We’ve spent the past 12 months perfecting every element and we are blown away by what we have been able to create. Our six ice cream bar creations feature the ice cream and vegan ice cream our customers know and love, enrobed with thick, custom-blended, high-quality fair trade chocolate and crunchy coatings that create an entirely new Van Leeuwen experience. They aren’t keto, low fat or sugar free. But they taste good and will make you happy!”
  • The debut of the Ice Cream Bars is a nostalgic addition to the brand’s product line as Van Leeuwen’s co-founders Pete and Ben Van Leeuwen grew up driving an ice cream truck in the summer and selling ice cream on sticks.
  • The bars are making their debut in four-packs through Van Leeuwen’s online store for nationwide shipping.
  • The bars will be available in select grocery stores across the country beginning in March 2021, including Whole Foods, Giant, Central Market, Big Y and Heinen’s.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MULTI-TEXTURE ICE CREAM CONES (posted February 10, 2021)
  • Unilever introduces Klondike Cones.
  • Known for its square chocolate-covered frozen dairy dessert treats, the Klondike brand is now officially in the cone business.
  • The single-serve novelty features a distinctive swirled-shape top with sauce that travels throughout the entire center of the crispy cone. It includes flavorful toppings and a chocolate cone tip.
  • Klondike Cones come in three different eight-count boxes, which contain four of two different varieties.
  • Options are: Classic Chocolate and Nuts for Vanilla, Double Down Chocolate and Classic Chocolate, and Unicorn Dreamin’ and Vanilla Chillin’.
  • Unicorn is a green cone filled with strawberry and bubblegum frozen dairy dessert, strawberry sauce core, and chocolatey coating.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 5, 2021, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation: Formulating Experiences."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 5, 2021, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation: Formulating Experiences."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 5, 2021, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation: Formulating Experiences."

  • PRIVATE-LABEL SPORTSY FROZEN DAIRY DESSERT (posted February 1, 2021)
  • H-E-B introduces limited-edition Creamy Creations Spurs Sherbet.
  • Retailer H-E-B has a long history of marketing efforts tied to its hometown basketball team: the San Antonio Spurs.
  • The most recent effort is in the frozen dairy case. It’s limited-edition Creamy Creations Spurs Sherbet.
  • The multi-flavored sherbet is all about the team’s fiesta color-themed alternate jerseys.
  • It’s a tangy-sweet flavor mashup of strawberry, orange and blue raspberry.
  • Stores in select Texas markets--Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo and San Antonio--are selling the Spurs sherbet, while supplies last.
  • Half-gallons have a suggested retail price of $6.16; pints are $3.07.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER (posted January 26, 2021)
  • Jeni’s Splendid serves up President Biden’s favorite combination.
  • The day after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America, Jeni’s Splendid, an Ohio-based ice cream company, launched a variety tailored to Biden’s favorite order.
  • President Biden has been frequenting some of Jeni’s scoop shops since 2012, since he and founder Jeni Britton Bauer have become friends.
  • To commemorate his first days in the Oval Office, Britton Bauer produced a batch of White House Chocolate Chip.
  • This flavor was inspired by the president’s favorite order: a double scoop of chocolate chip ice cream on a waffle cone.
  • The commemorative flavor is sold by the pint at scoop shops and online, only for a limited time.
  • It includes crunchy chocolate flakes from Theo Chocolate and little pieces of chocolate-covered waffle cones swirled in vanilla ice cream.
  • Drawing upon President Biden’s inauguration speech, Britton Bauer described the flavor as one that “can bring people together.” She says this was her mission when she first founded the company in 2002.
  • “We are launching this flavor with a vision for building a brighter future in mind. We must support the work of bringing America together and of building a future for us all,” Britton Bauer said in a media statement. “White House Chocolate Chip is a flavor perfectly positioned for meeting on common ground. It’s a play on Joe’s favorite flavor, and, like Joe, easy to love. It is meant to be a token of appreciation for the moment. And, I hope, a beacon of light and love.”
  • By the way, she set online orders to a maximum of two pints, and it still sold out in hours.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TWO ICE CREAM FLAVORS IN ONE PINT (posted January 21, 2021)
  • Häagen-Dazs introduces Häagen-Dazs Duo to the U.K. marketplace.
  • The two-in-one format combines complementary yet contrasting flavors of ice cream in one container.
  • The concept is debuting in three varieties. They are: Belgian Chocolate & Strawberry, Belgian Chocolate & Vanilla Crunch, and Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Crunch.
  • These novel ice cream products were created in response to the growing consumer demand for interesting eating experiences.
  • “Product quality and distinctiveness are most important to buyers seeking a luxury experience and our Duo range responds to that demand and provides an ideal offering,” says Kat Jones, marketing manager at Häagen-Dazs UK. “This launch is one of our most sophisticated, it really taps into the opportunity to fulfil shoppers’ increased desire for chocolate indulgence, of which 77% of consumers assuage with ice-cream.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MAN’S BEST FRIEND HAS ANOTHER ICE CREAM OPTION (posted January 13, 2021)
  • Unilever introduces Ben & Jerry’s Doggie Desserts in two flavors designed exclusively for canines.
  • Doggie Desserts are specifically formulated for dogs with a sunflower butter base.
  • Pontch’s Mix contains peanut butter and pretzels.
  • Rosie’s Batch contains pumpkin and mini cookies.
  • The two varieties were named after real dogs in the Ben & Jerry’s office: an affectionate Frenchie and a rescue mutt of mixed heritage.
  • As a dog-friendly workplace, the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Vermont often has as many as 40 pups curled up under desks, keeping employees company. Of course, pandemic protocol is in place.
  • All of the ingredients used in Doggie Desserts can be found in current Ben & Jerry’s ice cream recipes.
  • “We know our fans love their dogs and treat them like family,” says Lindsay Bumps, global marketing specialist at Ben & Jerry’s who also is a certified veterinary technician. “We created this product line so pups can enjoy something even better than belly rubs. Doggie Desserts are the sweetest treat they’ll ever put their paws on.”
  • Doggie Desserts are available individually in 4-ounce mini cups and in a four-count multipack, with a suggested retail price of $2.99 and $4.99, respectively.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ORGANIC IMPULSE FROZEN NOVELTIES (posted January 11, 2021)
  • Alden’s Organic has taken its top-selling novelties and packaged them as single-serve products.
  • The new line was developed for conventional grocery, convenience stores, foodservice and club.
  • The three new items include two dairy-based options and one dairy free, all with a suggested retail price of $1.99.
  • They are: Classic Fudge Bar (100 calories), Old School Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich (170 calories) and Dairy Free Vanilla Bean Round Sammie (160 calories).
  • “We have steadily seen a growing demand for our snackable bars and sammies. The new single serve provides the right merchandising vehicle to offer these popular items in expanding channels, such as convenience and drug,” says Joelle Simmons, senior vice president-sales and marketing.
  • Convenience stores are a new market for the Alden’s Organic brand and provide the opportunity to reach consumers in a new way.
  • The company believes the single-serve offerings will help fill a gap for consumers looking for frozen organic snacking options on the go.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SKIP THE CAFÉ FOR THE MORNING COFFEE AND DONUT (posted January 5, 2021)
  • Unilever grows the Klondike Donuts family with Wake Me Up Coffee.
  • The only thing better than coffee and donuts is an ice cream coffee donut!
  • Klondike Wake Me Up Coffee Donut features a dark chocolate hard shell with a white confectionary drizzle and a robust frozen coffee flavor made with 100% Arabica Colombian coffee.
  • The new flavor joins existing Klondike Donuts flavors: Boston Cream, Frosted Strawberry and Triple Chocolate.
  • The hand-held frozen novelties come in half-dozen boxes of individually wrapped treats.
  • The suggested retail price is $3.49.
  • Product will start appearing in retail freezers this month.

  • BETTER-FOR-YOU NIGHTTIME ICE CREAM (posted December 29, 2020)
  • Nightfood Inc., the company pioneering the category of better-for-you nighttime snacks formulated for better sleep, kicks off 2021 with updated packaging on its ice cream.
  • The updated packaging features Nightfood’s familiar Cravemonsters in a bold new design.
  • All flavors share a new deep blue background for stronger shelf-presence while delivering additional nighttime cues to the consumer. Most importantly, the front panel is now singularly focused on communicating the brand’s unique point of differentiation and key consumer benefit: Nightfood’s “sleep-friendly” nutritional profile.
  • “Nightfood was created specifically by our sleep experts with ingredients for better sleep,” says Sean Folkson, CEO. “Today’s supermarket shopper is more rushed and distracted than ever, especially with COVID. A brand needs to drive home one thing in the first millisecond the consumer sees that pack. Now our key benefit, captured in the phrase ‘Sleep-Friendly,’ is literally front and center on every pint of Nightfood.”
  • Nightfood coined the phrase “sleep-friendly” to describe snacks formulated with a focus on delivering the nutritional foundation for a better night of sleep.
  • Some of the sleep-friendly characteristics of Nightfood ice cream include more prebiotic fiber, casein protein, calcium, magnesium and zinc when compared to regular ice cream, as well as less sugar, less fat and fewer calories. These attributes are called out in detail on the back of each pint.
  • The packaging updates were made based on information gathered during Nightfood’s first 18 months on shelf in major supermarkets.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM WITH BOOZE (posted December 15, 2020)
  • Liquorem Holdings is ready to expand distribution of Proof Alcohol Ice Cream.
  • The company came to fruition in 2015 when owner Jennifer Randall-Collins started working with an old family recipe for bourbon ice cream.
  • The company has since grown from a local South Carolina specialty to a Southeast regional frozen treat and is now ready to expand distribution.
  • Proof Alcohol Ice Cream is in more than 80 stores throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, and is gearing up to ship internationally in South and Central America.
  • The brand offers three permanent flavors—Bourbon Caramel, Mocha Chocolate Moonshine and Strawberry Moonshine—and rotates limited-edition offerings.
  • Alcohol is a key ingredient. Each pint is 7% ABV (14 proof).
  • Link HERE to read “Spirited startup gives ice cream a kick” in Food Business News.
  • The products is handcrafted daily using proprietary formulas and production techniques.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the December 11, 2020, blog titled "Ice Cream Flavor Trends 2021: Everything Old Will Be New Again—Just Add a Spin or a Twist."

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the December 11, 2020, blog titled "Ice Cream Flavor Trends 2021: Everything Old Will Be New Again—Just Add a Spin or a Twist."

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the December 11, 2020, blog titled "Ice Cream Flavor Trends 2021: Everything Old Will Be New Again—Just Add a Spin or a Twist."

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the December 11, 2020, blog titled "Ice Cream Flavor Trends 2021: Everything Old Will Be New Again—Just Add a Spin or a Twist."

  • ANIMAL-FREE WHEY PROTEIN “ICE CREAM” (posted December 8, 2020)
  • The Urgent Company introduces Brave Robot, an ethical frozen dessert indulgence made with a one-of-a-kind animal-free whey protein produced by Perfect Day, which is identical to the whey protein found in cows’ milk.
  • Perfect Day non-animal whey protein is made using a digitized gene for cows’ milk whey protein. Microflora are given the blueprint of the gene sequence and then fermented in a tank along with some plant sugars.
  • Because it is molecularly identical to cows’ milk whey protein, it is considered an allergen and must be declared as milk protein on package labels.
  • The lactose-free, cholesterol-free and vegan frozen dessert comes in eight varieties. They are: A Lot of Chocolate, Blueberry Pie, Buttery Pecan, Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk, PB ‘N Fudge, Raspberry White Truffle, Vanilla and Vanilla ‘N Cookies, with additional flavors currently in development.
  • The 14-ounce containers have a suggested retail price of $5.99.
  • The Urgent Company is a new, next-generation natural foods business committed to making the world a better place through everything from ingredients to conscious packaging.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FARM-FRESH PINTS THAT TASTE LIKE MILKSHAKES
  • The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, known for its famous milkshakes sold at the PA Farm Show and around the state, is introducing a new specialty premium ice cream called Cowabunga.
  • The pint-sized ice cream comes in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors.
  • The rollout is through a partnership with Karns Foods, Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods and other area businesses in Central Pennsylvania.
  • Milkshake Pop Ups are also taking place around the state.
  • “Imagine a PA Dairymen’s milkshake ‘by the scoop’ and you’ll understand why this creamy ice cream is a must have,” says Dave Smith, executive director, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association. “We are thrilled to share some fun news and our newest PA dairy product with everyone in celebration of our world-class dairy industry, hardworking dairy farmers and the upcoming holiday season and 2021 virtual PA Farm Show.”
  • Proceeds from ice cream sales will support Pennsylvania agricultural, education, farming and hunger prevention programs and projects.
  • The limited-edition ice cream is available while supplies last.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • VEGAN FROZEN DESSERT MADE WITH ANIMAL-FREE DAIRY PROTEIN (posted November 18, 2020)
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream introduces Perfect Indulgence.
  • America’s oldest family-owned craft ice cream maker has teamed up with food technology company Perfect Day to launch Perfect Indulgence, Graeter’s first-ever line of vegan products.
  • The debut comes in six of Graeter’s traditional flavors. They are: Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip and Oregon Strawberry.
  • “The taste of Perfect Indulgence is exactly what our customers have come to expect after 150 years of bringing them irresistibly indulgent ice cream,” says Richard Graeter, fourth-generation family member and president and CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We are excited to finally be able to serve authentic Graeter’s indulgence to guests who choose to eat vegan or cannot enjoy our regular ice cream due to a lactose intolerance. Until now, we couldn’t put our name on a vegan product because it simply did not live up to our standards. But now, with Perfect Day, we can. Enjoy!”
  • This marks a major innovation milestone for the ice cream brand. This significant achievement allows Graeter’s to make a product that is virtually indistinguishable from traditional ice cream by using animal-free protein from microflora rather than cows, which makes for a kinder, greener and more sustainable future, according to the company.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the November 6, 2020, blog titled “Ice Cream Matters: Because we all could use a little comfort during these uncertain times.”

  • FROZEN GREEK YOGURT SANDWICHES (posted October 29, 2020)
  • Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, the world’s first frozen Greek yogurt bar, expands its frozen novelty offerings.
  • The news sandwiches are being rolled out on the heels of the successful launch of their Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars in May, a new product line that’s already contributing 19 points of growth to the Yasso business (Source: IRI, week ending 10/4/20).
  • The sandwiches come in three flavors: Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Vanilla Bean.
  • Each sandwich contains 100 to 140 calories, depending on variety, and 4 grams of protein.
  • The individually wrapped novelty is sold in boxes of four for $5.99 exclusively at select Target locations, as well as direct to consumers via the company’s website.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN NOVELTIES MADE WITH REAL MILK AND REAL FRUIT (posted October 21, 2020)
  • Unilever introduces Popsicle Fruit Twisters.
  • Sold in boxes of six individually wrapped stick novelties, Fruit Twisters come in two flavor combinations: Strawberry, Blueberry & Vanilla Swirl and Raspberry, Peach & Vanilla Swirl.
  • Two pops are considered a serving, with one serving containing 140 calories, 1 gram of fat, 20 grams 0f sugar (17 grams are added) and 1 gram of protein.
  • Skim milk and fruit puree are two dominant ingredients.
  • The brand is also rolling out a number of new all-fruit novelties.
  • Popsicle Fruit Stackers are simply made with water, sugar, fruit juice, fruit puree, ascorbic acid and natural flavor.
  • As the name suggests, the novelty is three flavors of fruity ice. Varieties are: Banana/Orange/Strawberry and Blueberry/Raspberry/Pineapple.
  • There’s also new Popsicle Fruit Pops, which are sold in boxes of one flavor, as well as variety packs.
  • The fruity offerings are: Banana, Cherry, Orange, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry and Watermelon.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • IT’S TIME TO LAYER UP (posted October 15, 2020)
  • Unilever introduces Talenti Pumpkin Pie Gelato Layers.
  • The clear plastic pint container features the five layers that comprise the new offering.
  • The bottom layer of pumpkin gelato gets topped with a layer of pie crust pieces then a layer of rich brown sugar sauce. Then there’s another layer of pumpkin gelato followed by more pie crust pieces.
  • A two thirds-cup serving contains 280 calories, 13 grams of fat, 29 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SELF-SERVE MOCHI COOLERS RETURN (posted October 7, 2020)
  • Bubbies Ice Cream is rolling out individually wrapped mochi balls for its retail coffin freezers.
  • Mochi ice cream is a bite-sized ice cream treat wrapped in a sweetened, soft and chewy rice dough.
  • The new packaging marks the reopening of Bubbies Mochi Self-Serve Freezers that have long been a grab-and-go snack destination for customers looking to mix and match their favorite flavors. Earlier this spring, these in-store freezers were scaled back in retailers, due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19.
  • At a time when consumers are more conscious than ever before about food safety and health, Bubbies’ individually wrapped Mochi Ice Cream ensures enhanced protection from environmental elements and cross contamination, in addition to increased product freshness longevity for the best taste and texture.
  • Bubbies’ new in-store freezers will debut throughout the fall with varieties such as Blood Orange, Green Tea, Mango, Passion Fruit, Pistachio, Strawberry and Vanilla, as well as Vegan Chocolate and Strawberry.
  • Additional flavors from the brand’s portfolio, including its line of Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bites, will follow in early 2021.
  • Like all Bubbies products, individually wrapped varieties are made with only real, non-GMO ingredients, including all natural ingredients, real fruit puree and kosher dairy, and are always gluten free.
  • Each individually wrapped mochi has a suggested retail price of $1.49 to $2.00.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BETTER-FOR-YOU ICE CREAM PROMOTES BEAUTY FROM WITHIN (posted September 28, 2020)
  • Re:THINK Ice Cream seeks to balance living a healthy lifestyle with the great taste and texture of an authentic, all-natural ice cream experience.
  • In honor of the company’s first anniversary, the Napa Valley-based brand did a reboot with new packaging and a reformulation that now includes collagen and lactose-free A2/A2 dairy.
  • This tummy-friendly dairy ice cream is completely lactose and A1 protein-free, both of which are needed to avoid digestive discomfort in millions of consumers who respond adversely to dairy, according to the company.
  • Collagen is the other extra. As one of the hottest supplements on the market today, collagen has many health benefits, such as improved skin elasticity, stronger hair and nails, and boosted metabolism, according to the company.
  • Comparable to the original recipe, Re:THINK Ice Cream continues to be diabetic and keto-friendly, gluten-free, and only feature all-natural ingredients, including whey protein isolate, and no sugar alcohols on their ingredient label.
  • Re:THINK Ice Cream’s twelve unique flavors are: Almond with Chocolate Flakes, Black Cherry Vanilla, Cardamom Pistachio, Chocolate Orange with Almond Butter, Chocolate Majesty, Coconut Matcha, Coffee Hazelnut, Lemon with Poppy Seed, Mint with Chocolate Flakes, Strawberry with Chia Seed, Turmeric Ginger and Vanilla Supreme.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INDIAN-INSPIRED ICE CREAM COMES IN GLOBAL FLAVORS (posted September 23, 2020)
  • The Food Shop introduces Gallivant Mawa Ice Cream.
  • Mawa ice cream is made with milk and mawa, which are South Asian milk solids.
  • Mawa is prepared by slow cooking full-fat milk for many hours, reducing it to one-fifth its volume by removing moisture. The solids have rich, silky caramelized notes, which when used in the manufacture of ice cream, results in a “creamier than gelato” frozen dessert, according to Snehee Chaplot, founder and CEO.
  • Mawa ice cream was originally created by Persian chefs as an offering to the king and his royal family more than 700 years ago. They are now an integral part of the festivities and cultures of the Persian and South Asian sub-continents.
  • “Many of us have a memory of an authentic local ice cream either while visiting our loved ones or while we are on our own travel adventures around the world. Once we come back to our homes, we miss that one flavor that completely blew our minds,” says Chaplot. “I started thinking, having traveled to nearly 60 countries and being introduced to the diverse authentic culinary flavors and cuisines from around the world, why not recreate these flavors.”
  • Chaplot created nine flavors of Gallivant Mawa Ice Cream for the initial rollout. They are: African Chocolate, Chinese Black Sesame, Guatemalan Cardamom, Indian Mango, Japanese Matcha, Madagascar Vanilla, Persian Pistachio, Thai Coconut and Vietnamese Coffee.
  • Since August 2019, the company has been selling its frozen desserts in Texas and nationwide direct-to-consumers via its website. In Houston, the company’s headquarters, delivery is free.
  • Beginning this month, the brand is launching into select retail grocery stores in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington State, as the first phase of its long-term strategy to become a national brand.
  • “Gallivant Mawa Ice Cream is the only one of its kind in the U.S.,” says Chaplot. “We don’t compromise when it comes to taste. Our customers tell us over and over again that Gallivant tastes creamy and delicious, which is why we’re getting so many repeat buyers.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product and the keto diet trend, link HERE to the September 18, 2020, blog titled “got keto?”

  • To read more about this product and the keto diet trend, link HERE to the September 18, 2020, blog titled “got keto?”

  • SUPERPREMIUM ULTRA LITE ICE CREAM (posted September 15, 2020)
  • Z0cal introduces namesake ice cream with only 15 calories per serving.
  • The company uses high-quality ingredients, such as whole milk and the rare sugar allulose, to create ultra-low-calorie frozen desserts that contain no sucrose or sugar alcohols, no fat and no cholesterol.
  • The ultra-low-calorie ice cream comes in Banana Cream, Cookies and Cream, Cotton Candy, Double Chocolate, Mint Chip, Rum Raisin, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean and Waffle Cone Caramel varieties.
  • An entire pint contains from 60 to 80 calories and retails for a suggested $6.49.
  • There are also sorbet bars and pints, and plant-based pints.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NEW TRADITION, COMFORT CLASSIC (posted September 7, 2020)
  • Perry’s rolls out two limited-edition Thanksgiving-themed ice cream flavors.
  • Friendsgiving is a new tradition with your chosen family. Available in 1.5 quarts, Friendsgiving is almond ice cream with blackberry swirls and sugar cookie dough pieces. The flavor will be available for consumer purchase at retail locations starting in October.
  • Pumpkin Pie is a classic favorite. Available in 1.5 quarts, this variety features pumpkin ice cream with swirls of whipped cream-flavored ice cream and pie crust pieces. It is returning to store shelves this month.
  • “Perry’s newest limited-edition flavor is inspired by a tradition consumers have established with their chosen families, Friendsgiving,” says Nichole Buryta, brand manager. “The flavor is reminiscent of thumbprint cookies, a nod to celebrating the treats that bring us comfort, especially as gatherings may look a little different this year.”
  • The suggested retail price for both flavors is $6.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM TO HONOR AND SUPPORT AMERICANS (posted September 2, 2020)
  • Pierre’s Ice Cream Company is rolling out Heroes Ice Cream Pints. Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that heroism manifests in many ways, in those who place their own lives at risk for others, to everyday family, friends, neighbors and strangers selflessly looking out for each other.
  • Pierre’s Ice Cream Company has created a special line of ice cream pints in recognition of all heroes--everyone who has adapted, struggled, sacrificed and persevered during this challenging time--and to raise money for local food banks.
  • The Heroes Ice Cream Pints lineup features three flavors. They are:
  • Hearts for Heroes: Black raspberry ice cream with raspberry filled chocolaty hearts.
  • Super Stars: Vanilla ice cream with peanut butter filled chocolaty stars and peanut butter swirl.
  • Virtual Hugs: Caramel ice cream with sea salt caramel truffles.
  • Pierre’s Ice Cream Company will donate $1 of every pint purchased to local food programs and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
  • “The economic impact of the pandemic has led many to seek out food assistance programs as they work to provide for themselves and their families,” says Kristin Warzocha, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. “Food banks everywhere are working tirelessly to meet this increased demand. Pierre’s Heroes Pints are a fun way to not only salute our heroes but to raise funds for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and provide for our neighbors in need.”
  • The three new pint-sized flavors will retail for approximately $4.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM FOR E-LEARNING (posted August 26, 2020)
  • Purple Door Ice Cream has an array of new ice cream flavors as part of its “Summer of New Flavors” program. Product shipped to homes comes with science project suggestions for the dry ice.
  • The company made plans in winter to launch State Fair Cream Puff ice cream, before COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair. The new flavor, instead, became part of a “new flavor introduced weekly” program, with the cream puff flavor debuting on August 5, the original start date of the state fair.
  • Here’s a sampling of new flavors available in 2020:
  • Blackberry Cornbread: sweet cream ice cream with chunks of cornbread and whole blackberries
  • Campfire: graham cracker-flavored ice cream with chocolate chunks and a smokey finish
  • Caramelized Pineapple: brown-sugar-flavored ice cream with pineapple chunks
  • Cowboy Cookie (pictured): malted sweet cream ice cream with chunks of local Troubador Bakery’s cowboy cookies
  • Green Dragon: cinnamon and ginger-flavored ice cream with basil and TopNote Tonic ginger beer
  • Honeycomb: sweet cream ice cream with chunks of house-made honeycomb
  • Kiddie Cocktail: grenadine-flavored ice cream with hints of lemon, lime and cherries
  • Mint Lemonade Sorbet: tangy lemonade-flavored sorbet with hints of peppermint
  • State Fair Ice Cream Puff: sweet cream vanilla ice cream with chunks of flaky pastry
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: caramel-flavored ice cream with caramel corn and peanuts
  • Purple Door’s owners--Lauren and Steve Schultz—are former educators. Like many other parents, they are finding it challenging to keep things creative and exciting for their two boys during these homeschool weeks.
  • They created E-learning Ice Cream kits. Online orders of four pints ship with an educationally based idea sheet for science experiments to do at home with the enclosed dry ice.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PRIVATE-LABEL PREMIUM ICE CREAM (posted August 20, 2020)
  • Albertsons Companies grows its Signature Select ice cream line and adds Open Nature plant-based frozen desserts.
  • The rollout includes four new 1.5-quart Signature Select ice cream varieties, led by Unicorn Cotton Candy Ice Cream. Described by Albertsons as a “carnival in a bowl,” the “pink and blue, fluffy and creamy” ice cream has the flavor of fresh-made cotton candy with sprinkles.
  • Other new varieties include Cinnamon Churro Ice Cream with Honey Bun Swirl (with chunks of sweet cinnamon churro), Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream (with pieces of real lemon cheesecake) and Black Raspberry Chip Ice Cream (with swirls of raspberry and dark chocolate chips).
  • For dairy-free consumers, the new Open Nature pint line comes in six varieties.
  • Three of the products are made with oat. They are: Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble, Oatmeal Cookie and Vanilla Caramel.
  • Three are based on coconut. They are: Chocolate Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter and Toasted Coconut Chip.
  • Three pint sorbets were also added to the Open Nature frozen dessert brand. They are: Passion Fruit, Peach and Strawberry.

  • LIMITED-EDITION ICE CREAM (posted August 11, 2020)
  • Alden’s Organic is rolling out new seasonal ice cream cartons and frozen novelties.
  • The brand is pairing rich cheesecake ice cream with classic pumpkin flavor to make Pumpkin Cheesecake and adding peppermint candy pieces to its organic peppermint bark ice cream for Peppermint Twist.
  • For the first time ever, the brand is also expanding the seasonal line to include novelties.
  • “Novelties have become a core part of the Alden’s business and it’s rare to find seasonal varieties,” says Eric Eddings, president and CEO. “While our sqrounds are perfect for sharing, we also wanted to create crave-worthy snackable options that we knew would stand out on shelf.”
  • The 1.5-quart sqrounds have a suggested retail price of $7.99 to $8.49.
  • A four-pack of novelties has a suggested retail price of $4.99 to $5.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CINNAMON ROLL-FLAVORED FROZEN DAIRY TREAT (posted July 28, 2020)
  • Unilever has collaborated with Cinnabon, makers of the World Famous Cinnamon Rolls, to produce Breyers Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Frozen Dairy Dessert.
  • The frozen dairy treat features gooey cinnamon swirled throughout with a sweet cinnamon flavored base and mixed with delicious dough bites.
  • In celebration of the sweet new mash-up, Breyers and Cinnabon are releasing three custom recipes, each designed as a unique way to enjoy a scoop of the new flavor. Recipes are for a coffee latte, ice cream cone roll and waffles tacos.
  • The 1.5-quart package has a suggested retail price of $3.99.

  • ICE CREAM FOR THE ASPIRING GLOBAL TRAVELER (posted July 20, 2020)
  • Marco Sweets & Spices, a New York-based craft ice cream start-up, is rolling out culinary-inspired ice cream flavors rooted in a love for travel.
  • The initial launch comes in five flavors that celebrate diverse, global ingredients.
  • The company was founded to pay homage to beloved flavors from around the world and transport them from plate to pint.
  • Crafted with epicureans in mind, each variety of Marco ice cream skillfully layers flavors, including fragrant spices sourced from Brooklyn
  • Spice Company, bringing dimension and depth to every bite.
  • Launch varieties are:
  • Aztec Chocolate--rich chocolate with cinnamon, ancho chile and chile de arbol
  • Ginger Dreamsicle--tart orange and sweet cream with a hint of spicy, bright ginger and rounded out with floral cardamom
  • Spicy PB Caramel--peanut butter base accented with ribbons of salted caramel and a touch of heat from chile de arbol and Aleppo pepper
  • Thai Coco-Lime--creamy coconut and tangy lime with a subtle smokey heat from gochugaru chili powder
  • Vanilla Chai --traditional vanilla with the comforting flavors of a cup of chai, including cinnamon, ginger, fennel, cardamom, cloves, black pepper and fragrant Madagascar vanilla
  • Marco pints are available online in the consumers’ choice of four varieties for $50 or five for $55.
  • Marco is committed to supporting farmers worldwide and donates 1% of every sale to One Acre Fund, a Kenya-based nonprofit organization that provides smallholder farmers with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 17, 2020, blog titled "Summer Inspiration Series: Connect with Consumers Through Limited-Edition and Seasonal Offerings."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 17, 2020, blog titled "Summer Inspiration Series: Connect with Consumers Through Limited-Edition and Seasonal Offerings."

  • PATISSERIE PREMIUM ICE CREAM SANDWICH (posted July 14, 2020)
  • French food start-up Papila Collection introduces Pierre Herme Macaron Ice Cream.
  • Pierre Herme is a renowned pastry chef in France.
  • The gourmet ice cream sandwiches come in three flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla and Ispahan.
  • The latter is a flavor made famous by Laduree, a popular macaron vender in France. It combines raspberry, lichee and rose.
  • They are sold in boxes two at specialty retailers.

  • CELEBRATING 150 YEARS (posted July 9, 2020)
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream rolls out limited-edition Birthday Cake flavor.
  • The family-owned craft ice cream maker is celebrating its 150th birthday with the creation of a special ice cream flavor and a limited-edition birthday donut.
  • The specialty products were released on July 1st, coinciding with National Ice Cream Month
  • The ice cream flavor is a celebratory blend of cake pieces and sprinkles in cake batter ice cream.
  • It’s available in scoop shops and by the pint, in retail stores and online.
  • The limited-edition birthday cake-flavored donut, fully glazed, iced with rainbow sprinkles inside and out, is available at select Cincinnati-area scoop shops.
  • “Our anniversary year certainly hasn’t turned out the way we initially thought it would,” says Richard Graeter, 4th generation family member and president and CEO. “However, we still think the world needs something worth celebrating. With new flavors, such as our 150th Birthday Cake, to kick off the summer, we guarantee we’ll be able to offer consumers a taste of joy and happiness in 2020.”
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using French Pots, a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HARD SELTZER GETS FROZEN (posted June 29, 2020)
  • New York City’s famous Tipsy Scoop is rolling out Truly Hard Seltzer Ice Cream and Sorbet.
  • It’s a frozen dessert for those of legal drinking age.
  • These first-of-its-kind hard seltzer-infused frozen desserts come in four flavors based on Truly Lemonade Hard Seltzers.
  • The varieties are: Truly Black Cherry Lemonade Ice Cream, Truly Mango Lemonade Sorbet, Truly Original Lemonade Ice Cream and Truly Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet.
  • A variety pack containing one of each pint is available for purchase nationwide on TipsyScoop.com for $48.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CANADIAN ICE CREAM COLLECTION (posted June 24, 2020)
  • Wells Enterprises introduces three unique Halo Top flavors to Canada.
  • Just in-time for National Ice Cream month, Halo Top Creamery releases its first-ever exclusively Canadian pint collection with the launch of Butter Tart, Maple Pecan and Chocolate Honeycomb.
  • The three new offerings celebrate the nation’s sweet treats at less than 360 calories per pint.
  • “We are so excited to build on our collection of pints and bars and offer our Canadian fans a line-up of flavors they can call their own,” says Ryan Roznowski, brand manager. “Halo Top is known for our unique taste profiles and while we definitely took our inspiration from classic Canadian desserts, we think our fans will really love our irresistible take on them.”
  • Butter Tart is a buttery caramel frozen dessert base with butter tart filling swirls, pecan bits and pieces of flaky pie crust.
  • Chocolate Honeycomb is honey-flavored frozen dessert with chocolate fudge swirls and honeycomb nougat pieces.
  • Maple Pecan is pecan-, maple syrup- and brown sugar-flavored frozen dessert with rich caramel swirls and pieces of crunchy pecan.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DUAL-TEXTURE FROZEN NOVELTY POPS (posted June 16, 2020)
  • Wells Enterprises, makers of the iconic Original Bomb Pop, introduces Bomb Pop Middles.
  • The new frozen treats have an ice creamy outside and a gooey decadent middle, providing bursts of taste with innovative texture.
  • Bomb Pop Middles come in four varieties: Chocolate Caramel Sundae, Chocolate Creme Sandwich, S’Mores and Strawberry Raspberry Taffy.
  • The individually wrapped treats come 10 to a box and sell for $4.99 to $5.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NUTRIENT-DENSE ICE CREAM CUPS FOR KIDS (posted June 8, 2020)
  • At a time when ice cream brands for health-conscious consumers were flooding the market, Nicole Frankel saw a void: The new products catered to adults, not the demographic that was the most likely to scream for ice cream—children.
  • She developed a nutrient-dense ice cream that always has a fruit or vegetable as the primary ingredient and contains 40% less sugar than other leading brands.
  • Yum Actually’s unique flavors include Butternut Squash Butterscotch, Caramel Sweet Potato, Creamy Honey Banana and Yummy Mango.
  • It wasn’t the void in the market that initially got Frankel into the ice cream-making business, rather, it was her very young daughter who simply refused to eat fruits and vegetables. Frustrated but determined, she resorted to mashing up various superfoods, such as bananas and sweet potatoes, and transforming them into something that her daughter would never turn down: ice cream. At first, she eyed the frozen snack with skepticism, but after taking a couple of tastes, she looked up at her mom and said, “It’s yum, actually!” A product was born.
  • Launched in August 2019, Yum Actually was initially sold in independent health food stores in Manhattan, but distribution has expanded to include several chain stores. Availability will increase this year to include stores across the Northeast.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM SUITED FOR OUTER SPACE (posted June 3, 2020)
  • Ben & Jerry’s launches its newest flavor: Boots on the Moooo’n.
  • In a continued partnership with Netflix that has already introduced two fan-favorite flavors this year, Boots on the Moooo’n is an ode to the newest Netflix comedy series, Space Force.
  • The flavor, which features a universe of milk chocolate ice cream with fudge cows and toffee meteor clusters orbiting a sugar cookie dough core, takes inspiration from the Space Force goal to get “boots on the moon” by adding a bovine-themed moooo into the mix.
  • Boots on the Moooo’n is a limited-batch flavor with a suggested retail price of $4.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PICKLE-FLAVORED ICE CREAM (posted May 26, 2020)
  • Nightfood will soon be adding Pickles for Two to its line of sleepy-time ice cream.
  • The better-for-you ice cream company was recently recognized as the Official Ice Cream of the American Pregnancy Association (APA).
  • “Pickles For Two is delicious, creamy and cool as a cucumber,” says Nightfood CEO Sean Folkson. “As the official ice cream of the APA and the recommended ice cream for millions of expecting moms, Nightfood has fully accepted and embraced the serious responsibility of satisfying the cravings that most pregnant women encounter.”
  • “How could we not do pickle-flavored ice cream? The addition of this unique and share-able flavor will help elevate the profile and awareness of the Nightfood brand within the pregnancy community through social media and other word of mouth,” says Folkson.
  • Nightfood’s nutritional profile is significantly superior for pregnant women compared to regular ice cream, which is why the Nightfood brand received the endorsement of the APA and why it is quickly becoming the preferred ice cream among pregnant women around the country.
  • Nightfood is significantly higher in calcium, magnesium, zinc, protein and fiber than regular ice cream, according to the company. Those qualities, along with less sugar, fewer calories and a lower glycemic profile, make Nightfood an objectively better option for pregnant women. Setting it further apart from any other ice cream on the market, Nightfood contains amino acids to aid digestion and fight heartburn, a major problem for many women especially in the second and third trimesters.
  • Having just completed their highest-volume quarter ever, Nightfood is now available in major divisions of Albertsons (Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market), Kroger (Harris Teeter), as well as all Lowe’s Foods and other independent retailers. The ice cream can also be purchased via the company’s website, where pregnant women receive free shipping on their first order of 8 pints or more with discount code “pregnant.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CANDY BAR-INSPIRED ICE CREAM NOVELTY (posted May 21, 2020)
  • Mars Inc., is rolling out the Twix Cookies & Creme Ice Cream Bar.
  • Inspired by the company’s same named candy bar, this frozen treat is packed with creamy vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate cookie pieces and topped with crunchy chocolate cookies.
  • The original Twix Caramel Cookie Bar was first introduced in the U.S. in 1979. It became an ice cream novelty in 1995. The Cookies & Crème candy bar rolled out in 1990 and now it’s ice cream.
  • A 1.93-ounce frozen novelty bar contains 170 calories, 10 grams of fat, 16 grams of sugar (14 are added) and 2 grams of protein.
  • They are sold six to a box for about $4.29.
  • Larger (2.9-ounce) bars are sold as individual units through convneinece stores.
  • Mars will spend the summer scouring social media to find and gift Twix Cookies & Creme Ice Cream Bars to fans in need of a smile. The brand encourages fans to post on social media using #TwixIceCream for consideration.

  • NEW BETTER-FOR-YOU ICE CREAM BRAND DEBUTS (posted May 19, 2020)
  • Real Good Foods Company, a manufacturer of low-carb, high-protein frozen foods, including the first chicken crust frozen pizza, is making its debut in the dessert category with Real Good Ice Cream.
  • The superpremium product with 16% butterfat is positioned as a better-for-you treat.
  • It is sweetened with allulose and contains the prebiotic fiber inulin, which helps keep calories and added sugars down.
  • A two-thirds cup serving contains 170 to 200 calories, 4 to 6 grams of sugar, 4 to 5 grams of protein and 19 to 21 grams of carbohydrates.
  • The product is debuting in eight varieties. They are: Almond Charcoal, Cake Batter, Chocolate, Mocha Java Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel and Tanzanian Vanilla.
  • Real Good ice cream pints are available on the company’s website and at Vitamin Shoppe locations nationwide.
  • For more information, link HERE.

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  • FUNCTIONAL FROZEN FRUIT BARS (posted May 13, 2020)
  • Beyond Better Foods introduces Enlightened Fruit Infusions, growing its line of better-for-you ice cream and frozen dessert products.
  • Fruit Infusions are frozen fruit bars infused with adaptogens and contain just 3 to 5 grams of sugar, which is more than 70% less than other fruit bars and popsicles.
  • Each flavor is naturally sweetened and made with simple ingredients, allowing the fruit to do the talking. The four varieties are:
  • COCONUT + IMMUNITY infused with elderberry, hibiscus and aloe, plants traditionally recognized for promoting immune health.
  • PINEAPPLE + RENEW infused with dandelion root, turmeric and ginger root, three botanicals popular in herbal teas known for supporting a healthy digestive system.
  • STRAWBERRY + CHILL infused with lavender, chamomile and lemon balm, herbs traditionally used for promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
  • WATERMELON + SOOTHE infused with turmeric, black pepper and rosemary, a trio known for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • “Our brand purpose is to provide consumers with feel-good, low-sugar frozen desserts, so one of our top priorities is finding new ways to put a healthful spin on beloved treats,” says Michael Shoretz, founder and CEO. “Now more than ever, consumers are looking for functional benefits in the grocery store. It’s something we’ve seen in a lot of juices and blended shakes, but not as much in food products. We’re thrilled to expand this concept in the frozen aisle with a refreshing new take on fruit bars.”
  • The individually wrapped 2.5-ounce bars are sold in four packs for about $5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM COOKIE CUPS AND SANDWICHES (posted May 7, 2020)
  • Casper’s Ice Cream, a legacy brand serving ice cream lovers for the past 95 years, is launching ChurnBaby.
  • Made with ultra-premium ingredients and topped with a decadent cookie, ChurnBaby’s products provide consumers with a hip, boutique ice cream experience from the comfort of their own homes.
  • The ChurnBaby Cookie Cups come topped with a full cookie and a spoon on the inside of the lid for convenient snacking. They retail for $5.99 for a two-cup box.
  • The four flavors are: Choco Chip Cookie Dough, Choco Chip Vanilla Fudge Brownie, Cool Mint Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butta Brownie Luvva.
  • The ChurnBaby Ice Cream Sandwiches are available in two varieties. They retail for $5.99 for a three-count box.
  • The Caramel Cashew sandwich is caramel ice cream, cashew chunks and a sea salt caramel ribbon between two shortbread cookies.
  • The Caramel Cookies and Cream sandwich is cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream and a sea salt caramel ribbon between two rich double fudge cookies.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CONE NOVELTIES WITH DOUBLE THE INCLUSIONS (posted May 4, 2020)
  • Wells Enterprises Inc., is introducing Blue Bunny Load’D Cones.
  • The new cones come in five varieties and join the company’s single-serve Load’D Sundaes line, a sub-brand that is all about the inclusions.
  • The individually wrapped cones come in five varieties and are sold in packs of four. They are:
  • Brownie Bomb: chocolate frozen dairy dessert with brownie pieces and fudge swirls topped with fudge filled bunnies and chocolaty topping in a chocolate cone.
  • Bunny Tracks: vanilla frozen dairy dessert with other natural flavors with fudge and caramel swirls, peanut butter filled bunnies and chocolaty topping with peanut halves in a sugar cone.
  • Cookie Dough: vanilla frozen dairy dessert with other natural flavors with cookie dough pieces and fudge swirls topped with fudge filled bunnies and chocolaty topping in a sugar cone.
  • S’Mores: graham frozen dairy dessert with other natural flavors with chocolaty graham pieces and marshmallow-flavored swirls topped with chocolaty graham pieces and chocolaty topping in a sugar cone.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: strawberry frozen dairy dessert with shortcake pieces and strawberry swirls topped with shortcake pieces and whipped cream flavored topping in a sugar cone.
  • One cone contains 240 to 290 calories, 9 to 15 grams of fat, 23 to 30 grams of sugar and 2 to 4 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FROZEN YOGURT NOVELTIES THAT SNAP AND CRACKLE (posted April 28, 2020)
  • Yasso introduces Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars.
  • Yasso, a forerunner in frozen Greek yogurt business, is raising the snack and dessert bar category with its new novelty line.
  • The stick bars feature creamy Greek yogurt centers enrobed with either dark or milk chocolate that contains crispy quinoa pieces.
  • Varieties are: Mint Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Crunch and Vanilla Chocolate Crunch.
  • Individually wrapped 2.65-ounce bars are sold in boxes of four.
  • Each bar ranges from 140 to 160 calories and features 4 grams of protein.
  • The bars get a protein boost from milk protein concentrate.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 24, 2020, blog titled "Navigating the New Norm of Plant-Based, Non-Dairy Foods."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 24, 2020, blog titled "Navigating the New Norm of Plant-Based, Non-Dairy Foods."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 24, 2020, blog titled "Navigating the New Norm of Plant-Based, Non-Dairy Foods."

  • SINGLE-SERVE PACKS OF MOCHI REPLACE SELF-SERVE MIX-AND-MATCH FREEZERS (posted April 22, 2020)
  • My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream launches 100-calorie single mochi ball packs.
  • Mochi ice cream is a bite-sized ice cream treat wrapped in a sweetened, soft and chewy rice dough.
  • With concerns over contamination and food safety more heightened than ever, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is proud to offer this additional level of protection with the new individual packs, all without contributing any additional packaging waste that could have an impact on the environment. The new fully enclosed pack is also fully compliant with FDA labeling requirements.
  • The new single-serve pack will be available in the self-serve My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream Bar at retailers throughout the country.
  • Each pack is printed with a “Best By” date to ensure freshness and maintain the integrity of the mochi ice creams’ taste and texture.
  • “Today’s consumer is exceptionally aware of the issues surrounding food safety and food waste,” says Russell Barnett, chief marketing officer. “Not only will the new individual packs give My/Mo a longer shelf life and reduce waste, but it will improve hygienic standards by eliminating the open exposure of the mochi to consumers. This is an important consideration during a time when food safety is top of mind for many Americans.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GUILT-FREE LIGHT ICE CREAM COLLECTION (posted April 13, 2020)
  • Nestle Ice Cream introduces Häagen-Dazs Heaven.
  • Heaven is said to deliver the same indulgent experience Häagen-Dazs ice cream fans have come to love, but with the added satisfaction of fewer calories.
  • Heaven has one-third fewer calories, half the fat and 25% less total sugar, per serving, than regular ice cream.
  • The ice cream is made with ultra-filtered milk, no artificial sweeteners and no GMO ingredients.
  • The line is making its debut in four varieties:
  • Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel: chocolate light ice cream swirled with a ribbon of sea salt caramel
  • Cold Brew Espresso Chip: coffee light ice cream with a chocolate espresso chips
  • Peanut Butter Chip: vanilla light ice cream with a swirl of creamy peanut butter and the crunch of chocolate chips
  • Strawberry Waffle Cone: strawberry light ice cream with strawberries and crunchy pieces of chocolate covered waffle cone
  • “The Häagen-Dazs brand is dedicated to creating perfect moments for all consumers to indulge, which is why we were inspired to create Heaven. This collection offers lower-calorie options, while still satisfying a sweet tooth with the deliciously rich flavor you’d expect from a Häagen-Dazs product,” says Meredith Saxe, brand manager. “These flavors were thoughtfully crafted with the finest ingredients to continue delivering the iconic creamy texture and perfect flavors you expect from the Häagen-Dazs brand.”
  • Heaven come in 14-ounce containers and sells for about $5.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • WHOLESOME, VALUE-PACKED HALF GALLONS OF ICE CREAM (posted April 8, 2020)
  • The Farmer’s Cow has teamed up with Bliss Creamery to create Naturally New England premium ice cream and frozen yogurt.
  • With people staying at home, ice cream is an old-fashioned, feel-good comfort food that families can enjoy together, according to the company.
  • The Farmer’s Cow, the face of local agriculture in Connecticut, has partnered with Massachusetts-based Bliss Creamery to offer a new line of premium ice cream made with fresh milk and cream from family-owned dairy farms.
  • Clean label means no artificial anything. Recipes for each of the 12 flavors are carefully crafted with old-fashioned values, wholesome ingredients and Bliss Creamery’s kettle-cooked method to be especially creamy and flavorful.
  • The 64-ounce container is tamper-resistant to ensure safety.
  • The 12 flavors are:
  • Hay! Hay! Hay! Vanilla Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream made with bourbon vanilla extract)
  • Cow Barn Chocolate Ice Cream (chocolate ice cream made with Dutch cocoa)
  • Summer Meadow Strawberry Ice Cream (strawberry ice cream made with real strawberries)
  • Up Early Coffee Ice Cream (coffee ice cream made with rich roasted coffee beans and coffee extract)
  • Tractor Tracks Ice Cream (vanilla Ice cream with peanut butter cups and fudge swirl)
  • Spotted Cow Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips)
  • Fields of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (naturally flavored mint ice cream with chocolate chips)
  • Heifer Nutter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream (chocolate ice cream with peanut butter cups and peanut butter swirl)
  • Milking Time Cookies & Cream (vanilla ice cream with cream-filled chocolate cookies)
  • Lick the Spoon Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and pieces of cookie dough)
  • Cow-Co-Nut Almond Bar Ice Cream (coconut ice cream with chocolate chips and almonds)
  • Raspberry Moo Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt (naturally flavored raspberry frozen yogurt with chocolate chips)
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FARM-TO-TABLE FROZEN DESSERTS (posted March 30, 2020)
  • The Frozen Farmer uses fruits and vegetables in its made-from-scratch frozen desserts.
  • The third-generation family farmers-- Kevin and Katey Evans—are chefs, and pitched their business on the March 27, 2020, edition of Shark Tank, where they received an investment offer to grow the business.
  • Their farm serves more than 100 groceries with their homegrown produce; unfortunately, there’s lots of product that does not meet the grocery grade because of how it looks.
  • “More than 20% of the fruits and veggies in America are too ugly to make it off the farm and on the grocery store shelf. For farm families like mine, this means a major loss in profit,” says Katey. “Finally, one night we were kicking around ideas of how to make money on all this otherwise wasted fruit that tasted perfectly good, despite the way it looked and it came to us. We could make ice cream and sorbet with fresh fruit from the farm.”
  • The company now makes homemade superpremium ice cream, nice cream (a blend of ice cream and sorbet) and dairy-free, gluten-free, fat-free sorbet.
  • Their shop is located on Route 404, a prime hub to the Delaware and Maryland beaches. They also have a mobile food truck that caters off-site fairs, festivals, private events, parties and weddings.
  • The Frozen Farmer currently wholesales its ice cream, nice cream and sorbet to more than a dozen different restaurants, shops and markets in Delaware and Maryland.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TRUFFLE-COATED FROZEN NOVELTIES (posted March 26, 2020)
  • Nestle Ice Cream introduces Häagen-Dazs Soft Dipped Ice Cream Bars.
  • Available in three varieties, the frozen desserts feature ice cream enrobed in a soft chocolate truffle coating.
  • The bars provide an elevated sensorial experience, one where the consumer can gently sink their teeth into without making a crack or a sound.
  • The caramel bar features caramel ice cream with a caramel swirl covered in a soft chocolate truffle coating. Each bar contains 270 calories, 20 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.
  • The chocolate variety features chocolate ice cream covered in a soft chocolate truffle coating. Each bar contains 260 calories, 18 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.
  • The vanilla variety features vanilla ice cream covered in a soft chocolate truffle coating. Each bar contains 250 calories, 17 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.
  • Häagen-Dazs Soft Dipped Ice Cream Bars are set to hit shelves in April for a suggested retail price of $4.49 per three-pack box.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PREMIUM ICE CREAM WITH TOPPINGS (posted March 24, 2020)
  • Kemps introduces Simply Crafted Ice Cream pints.
  • The new indulgent line is uniquely made with toppings under each lid.
  • The seven varieties are:
  • Brownie Cookie Dough Delight: Vanilla and chocolate ice cream with sea salt fudge cookie swirl and chunks of cookie dough and brownie pieces, topped with chocolaty chunks
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss: Creamy peanut butter swirled in rich chocolate ice cream and topped with mini peanut butter cups
  • Mint Chocolate Chip: Creamy mint ice cream with chocolaty chips
  • Lemon Bar: Lemon ice cream with graham cracker swirl, lemon bar pieces and topped with graham crunch
  • Mocha Mudslide: Rich swirls of coffee and chocolate ice cream with chunks of fudge, cookies and fudge ripple
  • Salted Caramel Swirl: Salt-sprinkled caramel sauce swirled in sweet cream ice cream and topped with toffee pieces
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler: Vanilla ice cream with a strawberry rhubarb swirl and oatmeal cookie pieces
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TWO FAVORITE COMFORT FOODS COME TOGETHER (posted March 16, 2020)
  • Windward Brands introduces Cold Box Ice Cream Pizza.
  • The personal sized ice cream pizzas are about 7.5-ounces.
  • They have a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie “crust” that is covered in premium ice cream.
  • Toppings include crushed candy and chocolate fudge or caramel drizzle.
  • Varieties are: Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Crunch and Great American Cookie Dough.
  • Each pizza is individually packaged in a pizza-style box and has a suggested retail price of $5.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 13, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part Two)."

  • DAIRY-RICH ICE CREAM IN GLUTEN-FREE CONES AND SANDWICHES (posted March 12, 2020)
  • Casper’s Ice Cream introduces Gluten-Free FatBoy Ice Cream Novelties.
  • FatBoy is a premium ice cream brand founded in 1925 and best known for creating “America’s Ice Cream Sandwich.”
  • The new FatBoy Junior Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwich is premium vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two gluten-free chocolate wafers made with rice flour and pea fiber.
  • The same creamy vanilla ice cream—now with chocolate chip chunks and a fudge ribbon--can be found in the new FatBoy Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cone. The filled chocolate-lined rice flour cone is topped with a chocolatey drizzle.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIGHT ICE CREAM MADE WITH ULTRAFILTERED MILK (posted March 10, 2020)
  • Fairlife enters the ice cream category.
  • The new 14-ounce line can be found in select retailers in the company’s home city of Chicago and around the Midwest.
  • Non-fat ultrafiltered milk is the first ingredient, followed by cream.
  • Whey protein and egg yolk give the ice cream a protein boost, providing 9 grams per two-thirds cup serving, or 23 grams per container.
  • It’s sweetened with cane sugar, allulose and monkfruit extract, allowing for a “40% less sugar than traditional ice cream” claim. It does not contain sugar alcohols.
  • Lactase enzyme allows for a lactose-free claim.
  • The light ice cream gets an additional nutrition boost with the addition of corn fiber, providing 3 grams per serving.
  • There are seven flavors. They are: Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies & Cream, Double Fudge Brownie, Java Chip, Mint Chip and Vanilla.
  • A serving contains 140 to 190 calories, and 6 to 11 grams of fat, depending on flavor.
  • The product is distributed by Boardwalk Frozen Treats.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 6, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part One)."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 6, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part One)."

  • ULTRA-FILTERED LIGHT ICE CREAM (posted March 4, 2020)
  • Dreamland Creamery is an innovative new better-for-you light ice cream with 50% less sugar than regular ice cream and 8 grams of protein, which is as much protein as a glass of milk.
  • Crafted with ultra-filtered milk and no artificial flavors or colors, Dreamland Creamery comes in four flavors: Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl and Vanilla.
  • The line is making its debut this month in Chicago and Portland, Ore., where half gallons will retail for about $6.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LOW-CALORIE, LOW-SUGAR FROZEN DAIRY DESSERT (posted February 27, 2020)
  • Cloud & Joy enters the retail ice cream freezer with a better-for-you treat.
  • The new company is making its debut with four unique varieties, all of which emphasize the low sugar content, and with some varieties, no added sugars. None of them contain sugar alcohols.
  • The innovative base starts with organic non-fat milk that is combined with various gums and tapioca flour. Sweetness comes from a unique blend of allulose, organic agave inulin fiber, stevia leaf extract, monkfruit and mushroom extract.
  • Boozy Bee Vanilla is vanilla with bourbon and honey swirls.
  • Cafecito Coffee & Cocoa Nibs is reminiscent of thick, sweet Cuban coffee with added cocoa flakes.
  • Peppermint & Brownies is peppermint ice cream with hazelnut-infused dark chocolate brownies with hazelnut slices. This variety also contains spirulina superfruit for a health benefit.
  • Sea & Smoke Chocolate is dark chocolate ice cream with cherrywood smoke flavor, sea salt and roasted, glazed, salted pecans.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BREAKFAST CEREAL GETS FROZEN (posted February 24, 2020)
  • Nestle Ice Cream rolls out cereal-flavored frozen dairy desserts.
  • General Mills has partnered with Nestle to transform two of its most popular cereals into frozen treats.
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Light Ice Cream and Lucky Charms Frozen Dairy Dessert are starting to appear in grocers’ freezers across the U.S.
  • The Cinnamon Toast Crunch variety is a light cinnamon ice cream base with a cinnamon graham swirl and cereal pieces.
  • The Lucky Charms variety is a creamy vanilla base swirled the signature cereal and scattered with the fan-favorite themed marshmallow.
  • Both varieties come in 14- and 48-ounce containers.
  • A 2/3-cup serving contains 160 to 170 calories, 5 to 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein and 16 grams of total sugars.

  • A TWOFER DESSERT: CHEESECAKE AND ICE CREAM IN ONE (posted February 20, 2020)
  • Wells Enterprises is rolling out Cheesecake Factory ice cream in 14-ounce containers.
  • There are seven varieties. They are all made with Cheesecake Factory’s signature cheesecake ingredients, with each flavor packing in a blend of cream cheese and sour cream to achieve that distinctive cheesecake taste and texture.
  • The varieties are:
  • Birthday Cake: cake-flavored cheesecake ice cream, cake pieces and swirls of icing with candy sprinkles.
  • Chocolate: chocolate-flavored cheesecake with swirls of rich chocolate fudge.
  • Cookies & Cream: cookies and cream-flavored cheesecake ice cream coupled with a chocolate cookie swirl.
  • Original: cheesecake-flavored ice cream with a graham cracker crust swirl.
  • Key Lime: key lime-flavored cheesecake with a graham cracker crust swirl.
  • Salted Caramel: caramel-flavored cheesecake ice cream with sea salt and swirls of both caramel and graham crackers.
  • Strawberry: strawberry-flavored cheesecake with both strawberry and graham cracker swirls.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MEXICAN-INSPIRED ICE CREAM
  • High Road Craft Brands is rolling out Helados La Neta.
  • The new addition to the High Road Craft Brands portfolio places an emphasis on authentic flavors of Mexico.
  • “La Neta,” which translates to “the truth,” is showcased in the new “honest flavor profiles.”
  • The seven varieties come in 14-ounce containers.
  • The flavors are: Aguacate con Limón (avocado and lime), Chocolate con Canela (chocolate and cinnamon), Crema de Coco (coconut cream), Fresas con Crema (strawberries and cream), Horchata Clásica (classic horchata), Ron con Pasas (rum and raisin) and Vainilla de México (Mexican vanilla).
  • Helados La Neta is currently available at all H-E-B Supermarkets in Texas. It will soon become available in Walmart and Kroger in Texas. For consumers outside of the launch area, La Neta may be purchased through the company’s online store.
  • “La Neta is a unique journey of flavor honoring Mexican roots and traditions, a celebration of the differences that enrich us as a nation, and the recognition to the strong force we all are united as just one vibrant multicultural community,” says Ivonne Neri, brand manager.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CAFFEINATED NOVELTIES AND SUNDAE-INSPIRED CARTONS (posted February 11, 2020)
  • Perry’s Ice Cream Company reveals largest product launch ever.
  • The rollout includes 17 new retail flavors and three new flavors exclusively for scoop shops.
  • Barista Bars come in six packs in three buzzworthy flavors, with one bar containing as much caffeine as a cup of coffee or tea. Varieties are: Cold Brew Coffee, Mocha Latte and Chai Latte.
  • The premium Sundae Cake line comes in 48-ounce multi-serving containers in four flavors, all with a whipped cream ice cream center. Flavors are: Almond (almond ice cream with almond-flavored cake crumbles), Chocolate (chocolate ice cream with chocolate-flavored cake crumbles), Strawberry (strawberry ice cream with vanilla-flavored cake crumbles) and Yellow (yellow cake ice cream with chocolate- and vanilla-flavored cake crumbles).
  • The company is also adding Cherry Fudge and Vanilla varieties to its non-dairy, plant-based Oats Cream pint line.
  • There’s also a new premium pint variety limited to distribution Ohio. New 5th Line Crunch is sea salt caramel ice cream with peanut butter swirls, peanuts and fudge-coated pretzels. It’s the official ice cream of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • The three new scoop shop flavors will be available Spring 2020 and come in three-gallon tubs. Varieties are: Marshmallow Treat (marshmallow ice cream with a hint of butter, marshmallow swirls and flavored crispies), Monster Dough Cookie dough ice cream with peanut butter swirls, chocolate candies and oatmeal cookie pieces) and Very Bad Breakup (chocolate ice cream swirled with sea salt caramel ice cream, milk fudge swirls and fudge filled hearts).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • TOASTER PASTRY BECOMES A FROZEN DAIRY TREAT (posted February 6, 2020)
  • Unilever introduces Good Humor Pop-Tarts frozen novelties.The new stick frozen dairy dessert makes its debut in one of toaster pastry brand’s most popular flavors: Brown Sugar Cinnamon.
  • The new frozen dairy novelty bar has a cinnamon sugar-flavored center coated with a vanilla frosting flavor that is loaded with brown sugar-flavored pastry crunchies.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • AN INDUSTRY FIRST: SUNFLOWER BUTTER FROZEN DESSERT (posted January 29, 2020)
  • Ben & Jerry’s grows its non-dairy frozen dessert offerings with a base made from sunflower seeds, an alternative to the existing almond-based lineup.
  • As the first national brand to offer sunflower butter pints to the public and at its Scoop Shops, Ben & Jerry’s hopes to continue to spread the non-dairy love.
  • The company, which has made no secret of its desire to be the biggest and best purveyor of super-premium, non-dairy frozen desserts, promotes the new flavors with a bright yellow lid and packaging adorned with the bold summer flowers.
  • The three varieties are:
  • Crème Brûlée Cookie: burnt caramel non-dairy frozen dessert with brown sugar cookies and salted caramel swirls.
  • “Milk” & Cookies: vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert with chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies and chocolate cookie swirls.
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie: mint non-dairy frozen dessert with chocolate sandwich cookies.
  • For fans on the go, Ben & Jerry’s is also launching two new almond-based mini cups:
  • Caramel Chocolate Chunk: caramel non-dairy frozen dessert with fudge chips and a salted caramel swirl (a brand new flavor only available in the mini cup format).
  • P.B. & Cookies: vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert with chocolate cookies and peanut butter.
    For more information, link HERE.

  • DAIRY-MADE, NON-DAIRY FROZEN DESSERTS (posted January 23, 2020)
  • Alden’s Organic introduces a dairy-free frozen range.
  • The seven new dairy-free 14-ounce multi-serve containers have a suggested retail price of $5.49 to $5.99.
  • Varieties are: Caramel Almond Crunch, Cookie Crumble, Double Strawberry, Freckled Mint Chip, Muddy Brownie, Peanut Butter Chip and Vanilla Bean.
  • There are also two new dairy-free Sammies sandwich novelties, which are sold four to a box at a suggested retail price of $4.99 to $5.49.
  • Vanilla Bean is vanilla bean frozen dessert scooped between two chocolate cookie wafers.
  • Caramel Drizzle is caramel frozen dessert swirled with organic caramel ribbons, sandwiched between two vanilla wafers.
  • “Consumers are craving a dairy-free option that actually delivers an exceptional flavor filled experience,” says Joelle Simmons, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We saw an opportunity and worked through 29 variations to develop a more progressive, organic dairy-free recipe that upholds the high standards of our famous ice cream.”
  • The unique recipe is a blend of brown rice, oat flour, coconut oil and pea protein that takes on the flavor profile of the organic ingredients inside.
  • “We know our consumers rely on us for our commitment to organic and providing a delicious treat that will spark a good time,” says Simmons. “With the new dairy-free line, we’ve created even more options that deliver on those promises to serve both new and existing consumers.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM WITH BENEFITS (posted January 20, 2020)
  • Pro Rich Nutrition LLC introduces high-protein frozen dessert tubes.
  • Free of artificial ingredients and made with numerous organic ingredients, the 85-gram frozen tubes are loaded with protein, probiotics, prebiotics, and 26 vitamins and minerals.
  • Sold in boxes of three tubes, the frozen dessert comes in five varieties, all of which contain cocoa protein nuggets made with whey protein concentrate and isolate.
  • Varieties are Chocolate, Coffee Caramel (Rocket Launch), Mint, Strawberry and Vanilla (Jo Jo’s Original).
  • One tube contains 130 to 150 calories, 4 to 5 grams of fat, 10 to 11 grams of protein, 5 to 9 grams of added sugars and 3 grams of fiber.
  • Protein content gets boosted from the cocoa nuggets and milk protein concentrate.
  • Organic agave inulin and organic monkfruit help keep added sugars in check.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • RUBY RED CHOCOLATE FINDS ITS WAY INTO THE ICE CREAM CATEGORY (posted January 15, 2020)
  • Unilever introduces Magnum Ruby Minis, making Magnum the first national ice cream brand in the U.S. to launch an ice cream featuring the new chocolate variant, Ruby.
  • Magnum Ruby Minis perfectly pair Magnum Ruby cacao with indulgent velvety ice cream, offering the ultimate luxury ice cream experience. The sweet cream ice cream allows the Ruby coating to perform at its best.
  • The fourth variant of chocolate (discovered in 2017), Ruby, is the first new chocolate in 80 years, following white chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Made with the recently discovered Ruby cacao bean, Ruby cacao expresses a unique berry fruitiness, luscious smoothness and unique pink color.
  • Magnum Ruby Minis are available in packs of six bars at select retailers now and will be available at grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.99 beginning this February.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • AUTHENTIC ITALIAN GELATO WITH CRUNCH (posted December 30, 2019)
  • Casa del Gelato introduce Gelato Crunch On and On.
  • Available for private label, the clear plastic 16-ounce jars feature five layers of varying flavors and textures.
  • There are three varieties. The layers from top to bottom are:
  • Chocolate: chocolate curls, chocolate gelato, cocoa sauce, vanilla gelato and chocolate cookie crumbles.
  • Raspberry Cheesecake: whole grain crumbles, cheesecake gelato, raspberry sauce, cheesecake gelato and whole grain crumbles.
  • Salted Caramel: caramel curls, salted caramel gelato, salted caramel sauce, vanilla gelato and caramel cookie crumbles.

  • MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU (posted December 24, 2019)
  • Nestle Ice Cream introduces Star Wars ice cream sandwiches.
  • Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters on December 20, 2019, and retail freezers across the country welcomed the movie debut with the rollout of Star Wars ice cream sandwiches shaped like the Millennium Falcon.
  • The individually wrapped sandwiches feature vanilla ice cream between two vanilla cookies and come six to a box.
  • One sandwich contains 160 calories.
  • For those that only want ice cream, the company has also introduced Star Wars limited-edition 1.5 quart tubs of striped vanilla and chocolate ice cream under the Dreyer’s and Edy’s brands. Embedded in the stripes are chocolate and white chocolate pieces, respectively.

  • ARTISAN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES (posted December 18, 2019)
  • Palazzolo’s Dairy enters the frozen novelty category.
  • The Southwest Michigan-based artisan creamery combines imported French sponge cake slices with its handcrafted ice cream.
  • They are yin yang combinations: Chocolate Sponge Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Vanilla Sponge Cake with Chocolate Ice Cream.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SHIFTING FOCUS FROM SUPER LOW-CALORIE TO INDULGENT ICE CREAM (posted December 2, 2019)
  • Halo Top, which was acquired by Wells Enterprises Inc., from Eden Creamery LLC, in early September 2019, is shifting focus from better-for-you ice cream to indulgence.
  • The new Platinum Series range contains “all of the decadence, indulgence, and sweet chunks and swirls of traditional ice cream” but with “significantly” fewer calories than similar products sold under brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen- Dazs and Magnum, according to the brand’s website.
  • The line consists of three pint varieties—Monster Cookie, Space Candy and Triple Chocolate Cake--each containing 680 to 690 calories, per container.
  • There are also three stick variants—Cookies and Cream, Salted Caramel Swirl and Vanilla Crunch--with 160 to 180 calories each.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ARTISAN ICE CREAM WITH LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS (posted November 18, 2019)
  • McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams offers four limited-edition fall/winter flavors.
  • Celebrating its 70th anniversary, McConnell’s continues its tradition of making ice cream from scratch, using Central Coast grass-grazed milk and cream and the finest local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, from partner farms and purveyors the company has worked with for decades.
  • The new flavors are:
  • Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate: a trifecta of Guittard cocoa, house-made chocolate ganache and melted, bittersweet chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon & Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: house-baked, brown sugar-laden oatmeal raisin cookie pieces in cinnamon-spiked ice cream
  • Rockier Road: rich, smooth-as-silk, chocolate ice cream from Guittard dark and cocoa rouge cocoas is combined with smoked almonds and a homemade marshmallow swirl
  • Sweet Cream Caramel Brownie: salted caramel swirls amid heaps of gooey, rich and chocolaty, house-baked brownies all in vanilla-spiked, sweet cream ice cream
  • McConnell’s limited-edition fall/winter flavors are available in scoop shops and for shipping nationwide ($12 per pint).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR JOLLY, FEEL-GOOD FLAVOR (posted Nov. 4, 2019)
  • Yasso grows its winter frozen novelty lineup.
  • New Gingerbread is creamy gingerbread-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with layers of decadent swirls of cream cheese frosting.
  • Peppermint Crunch packs cookie and candy cane pieces inside creamy peppermint- flavored frozen Greek yogurt.
  • Sugar Cookie is colorful sprinkles and chunks of sugar cookie dough in sugar cookie-flavored frozen Greek yogurt.
  • The winter limited-edition flavors were preceded by returning favorite Pumpkin Cheesecake and new Pecan Pie (creamy brown butter frozen Greek yogurt filled withdecadent cinnamon graham swirls and glazed pecans) for the autumn months.
  • The individually wrapped bars are sold in boxes of four.
  • One bar contains 110 to 120 calories.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the November 1, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Doing Non-Dairy."

  • NEW PINTS, SUNDAE CUPS AND CAKES (posted October 23, 2019)
  • Serendipity Brands grows its ice cream line.
  • After debuting in retail freezers with eight varieties of ice cream pints about one year ago, Serendipity Brands, the company inspired by the famous New York City restaurant Serendipity 3, is growing the brand with single-serve Serendipity Sundae cups.
  • The ready-to-eat ice cream has a soft consistency and can be consumed right out of the freezer.
  • The flavors are iconic favorites Birthday Cake (vanilla ice cream with pink frosting variegate and sprinkles) and Frrrozen Hot Chocolate (chocolate ice cream with whipped cream variegate and chocolate flakes), as well as new Cookie Dough (vanilla ice cream with cookie dough variegate and mini chocolate chips) and new Salted Caramel (vanilla ice cream with salted caramel variegate and chocolate flakes).
  • An individual Serendipity Sundae has a suggested retail price of $2.99.
  • The brand is also offering 8-inch, 56-ounce ice cream cakes in Birthday Cake and Frrrozen Hot Chocolate varieties.
  • The suggested retail price is $24.99.
  • The pint line is growing, too, with the addition of Dulce de Leche, Salty Caramel Pretzel and Very Cherry Chunk.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICE CREAM DOUGHNUT (posted October 15, 2019)
  • Boermarke introduces Everyday IceCream Donut.
  • The ice cream doughnut trend is taking place at bakeries around the world and is now available in retail packs.
  • An airy donut sandwiches in a layer of ice cream and then gets covered with a colorful crispy coating and decorated with a topping.
  • The individually wrapped donuts come in four varieties: Crispy Chocolate, Funky Yellow, Pretty Pink and Sweet Orange.
  • They are sold in packs of four and are available for private label.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the Oct. 11, 2019, blog titled “Anuga 2019: Five Key Takeaways from the Global Food Innovation Stage.”

  • GELATO MADE WITH YOGURT (posted October 7, 2019)
  • Italy’s Tonitto introduces single-serve cups of Gelato allo Yogurt.
  • Made with cultured Italian milk, a layer of real fruit, and no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or GMOs, the new convenience line speaks to the better-for-you, on-the-go indulgence trend.
  • The line comes in three varieties: Yogurt Bianco & Fragola (strawberry), Yogurt Bianco & Frutti di Bosco (wild berries) and Yogurt Bianco & Mango Passion.
  • The frozen treat comes in 200 gram jars with resealable lid.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION MICKEY MOUSE ICE CREAM BARS (posted September 24, 2019)
  • Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company celebrates 90 years of magic.
  • Previously only sold in Disney theme parks, the Mickey Mouse ice cream bars are now available at retail in six packs of individually wrapped 3-ounce chocolate-coated light vanilla ice cream stick bars. (The park ones are 4-ounces each.)
  • Each bar contains 210 calories, 11 grams of fat, 20 grams total sugars and 3 grams of protein.
  • The novelty pack sells for about $6.99.

  • PACKAGED TURKISH ICE CREAM (posted September 18, 2019)
  • Pasha Delights introduces Dondurma.
  • Dondurma means ice cream in Turkish, just like what gelato means in Italian. Dondurma is actually more like gelato than ice cream with its low fat content and dense structure.
  • What makes dondurma unique though is its texture. The slightly stretchy, chewy texture helps with savoring the flavors a bit longer, as dondurma does not melt in the mouth as quickly as other types of frozen dairy desserts. In fact, sometimes it is served like a slice of cake: on a plate with a knife and a fork.
  • Pasha Delights is a woman-owned start-up business by long-time U.S. residents Selda Batmaz and her spouse, Ediz Batmaz, both holding degrees in food science and engineering.
  • They brought Pasha Delights Dondurma to market in 2018, selling their products in independent groceries. Now they are expanding.
  • The pint line currently comes in five flavors: Date & Rose, Pistachio, Sea Salt Caramel, Tahini and Vanilla.
  • A two-thirds cup serving contains 260 to 300 calories, 9 to 14 grams of fat, 23 to 25 grams total sugar, and 6 to 7 grams of protein, depending on variety.
  • Dondurma is made with milk, cream and milk proteins. It gets its unique texture from a blend of tapioca syrup, and konjac and guar gums.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF OHIO LOVE BRANDS (posted September 10, 2019)
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream maker since 1870, has announced its new packaging design celebrating its 150th birthday.
  • The indulgent ice cream brand is unveiling a special pint design on one of its signature flavors to celebrate a very important milestone shared with The Ohio State University.
  • The Graeter’s Ice Cream Buckeye Blitz flavor will adorn the Block O and celebrate the major milestone between the two Ohio love brands
  • The Ohio State University branded packaging is exclusive to the Buckeye Blitz flavor, as an ode to the iconic emblem of the Big Ten University.
  • This is the first packaging refresh since the brand last updated their pint design six years ago.
  • Ice cream lovers can expect every Graeter’s flavor to adorn the new packaging by early 2020. In addition to the special packaging, the Graeter family will unveil additional 150-year celebration initiatives as the milestone draws near.
  • “Our exclusive Ohio State themed packaging is a true reflection of Ohio pride,” says Richard Graeter, 4th-generation owner and president/CEO. “We’re honored to share a 150th birthday with such an esteemed institution that is The Ohio State University. We’re eager to celebrate this special milestone together.”
  • The new Graeter’s pints will feature a darker color palate, straying away from the traditional white packaging that frequents ice cream freezer doors. The darker color scheme conveys the indulgence of the Graeter’s flavor profiles, especially Graeter’s signature dark chocolate chips, intentionally maximizing space usage and composition. The simple, clean and traditional look reflects the lavish flavors unique to Graeter’s and seeks to reinforce the passion the Graeter family has for making generations of memories with the families they serve.
  • The special Buckeye Blitz pint will adorn Ohio State’s signature scarlet and gray, along with the iconic Block O.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • POLITICALLY MOTIVATED ICE CREAM (posted September 5, 2019)
  • Ben & Jerry’s introduces Justice ReMix’d, which is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice creams with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies. Justice ReMix’d is part of Ben & Jerry’s multi-year campaign for criminal justice reform. The company believes everyone deserves the sweet taste of justice, regardless of race or wealth.
  • Justice seekers with a sweet tooth can find the audacious new flavor in grocery stores nationwide and in Scoop Shops.
  • The iconic ice cream company has partnered with Advancement Project National Office to launch Justice ReMix’d, a flavor created to spotlight structural racism in a broken criminal legal system. Those are big issues for a business to take on, but Ben & Jerry’s has been an advocate for social justice and equity for much of its 40 years.
  • “Our approach to creating social change is to raise up the work non-profits are doing on the ground,” says Co-Founder Ben Cohen. “We bring every resource we have to support them—our business voice, our connection with fans, our Scoop Shop community and of course, ice cream.
  • Somehow, it’s easier to talk about difficult issues over a scoop or two.”
    Advancement Project National Office is a national, multi-racial civil rights organization that works with local grassroots organizers on racial justice issues.
  • “Our country needs to invest in services that build up communities rather than those that tear them down,” said Advancement Project National Office Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis. “That means ending a wealth-based pre-trial detention system that locks people up because they are poor, black or brown. It means dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, divesting from criminalizing students and investing in the creation of high-quality education and services. It’s time to reimagine safety and justice.”
  • At the grassroots level, Ben & Jerry’s is deploying its Scoop Truck in various states to spark conversations, activate community members and give away ice cream. It’s a tactic that has proven effective in growing social movements.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SOUTHEAST ASIA GETS HIGH-PROTEIN ICE CREAM (posted September 3, 2019)
  • Malaysia’s Lushprotein introduces Calli.
  • Calli is short for low calorie, which is how this new brand of high-protein, low-fat, low-sugar ice cream is marketed.
  • After spending six months of market studies, focus groups and surveys, several ice cream formulations and a couple of blind taste tests, the company launched Calli in Malaysia in November 2018.
  • “While it is a high-protein ice cream, our primary marketing message is that it is low in calories, which was the pain point that most people had when they eat ice cream,” says Dzarrin Alidin, co-founder. “Since it was catering to a bigger crowd beyond the fitness and gym goers, we made a separate brand Calli, instead of using Lushprotein.”
  • Alidin formed Lushprotein, a sports nutrition business, with Nathaniel Loe about seven years ago. The business has been going strong ever since but about a year ago, the duo started thinking about different ways they could incorporate protein into food.
  • “The boundaries between food and supplements are all blurring nowadays. So that’s where we started thinking about ice creams and snacks and fitness food, in general, and how we could give customers a better choice compared to what’s out there,” according to Loe. “And ice creams really stood out for us as an industry that we could go into and improve as a product.”
  • Calli made its debut in four flavors--chocolate, durian, Earl Grey and salted caramel—and has since grown to include peanut butter chocolate and vanilla.
  • All are made using natural ingredients, such as Belgian cocoa powder, tea steeped overnight and D24 durian pulp.
  • A serving contains about one-third the calories of premium ice cream, with each pint containing under 400 calories and 40 grams of protein.
  • Dairy ingredients—skimmed milk powder, milk protein concentrate (MPC) and/or whey protein concentrate (WPC)—are used along with erythritol and inulin, to achieve the low-calorie, high-protein composition.
  • “We started using WPC in the earlier iterations but have since moved to using MPC for better taste and texture,” says Alidin.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • STEVIA-SWEETENED ICE CREAM (posted August 28, 2019)
  • PureCircle introduces Zero Added Sugar Gourmet Ice Cream.
  • Based in Chicago, the company is debuting new PureCircle ice cream in its hometown. It will initially be distributed around the city via PureCircle ice cream trucks.
  • The new ice cream is launching in 5.3-ounce single-serve cups and pints.
  • There are four ice cream flavors--Chocolate, Coffee, Salted Caramel and Vanilla—as well as Rabanaberry, a vegan option.
  • A half-cup serving of the ice cream contains 120 to 130 calories, 9 grams of fat, 3 to 5 grams of (inherent) sugar and 3 to 6 grams of protein, depending on variety.
  • This nutritional profile is achieved through use of the company’s stevia ice cream blend of erythritol, inulin and its next-generation stevia leaf sweetener.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 16, 2019, blog titled “Dairy Foods Innovation Opportunity: Prioritize Protein and Portability in Kids Products.”

  • HIGH-FAT, LOW-CARB ICE CREAM (posted August 19, 2019)
  • Beyond Better Foods introduces Enlightened Keto Collection ice cream pints and bars.
  • A simple Google search inspired the latest product innovation from Enlightened, a better-for-you ice cream and frozen desserts brand.
  • The search found that the term “keto” often came up, a nod to the trending ketogenic diet, which is approximately 70% fat, 20% protein, and 5% each simple carbohydrates and non-starchy vegetables.
  • By eating a lot of fat and very few carbohydrates, the body is forced into a metabolic state known as ketosis. This is when the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. The liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies, with the latter traveling to the brain and fueling the body, the traditional role of glucose obtained from carbohydrates. Burning ketones in place of glucose is associated with weight loss, reduced inflammation, sustained energy and more.
  • To read an exclusive interview on the innovation that Michael Shoretz, founder and chief executive officer of Beyond Better Foods, provided Food Business News, link HERE.
  • The new no-added-sugar Enlightened Keto Collection comes in both pints and novelty bars.
  • Pint flavors are: Butter Pecan, Chocolate Glazed Donut, Coffee and Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Fudge and Red Velvet.
  • Novelty bar flavors are: Dark Chocolate, Marshmallow Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.
  • One serving of any variety contains less than 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of total net carbs.
  • To achieve this, the products are sweetened with monk fruit and erythritol, like the brand’s original lineup, and rely on soluble corn fiber, which delivers 2 grams of fiber per half-cup serving.
  • A half-cup serving of the pints contains 170 to 200 calories, 16 to 18 grams of fat and 2 to 4 grams of protein, depending on flavor.
  • To achieve the higher fat levels, the formulation relies on cream and egg yolks.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ASIAN DESSERT-INSPIRED ICE CREAM (posted August 13, 2019)
  • Spot Dessert Bar introduces Scoop pints.
  • New York’s Spot Dessert Bar is known for its tapas-style desserts influenced by the tastes of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • The culinary team has transformed a number of the desserts into pints of ice cream for retail sale.
  • The initial rollout includes six ice creams. They are:
  • Coffee Caramel: Vietnamese coffee is sweetened with condensed milk to make this ice cream base that then gets drizzled with salted caramel.
  • Condensed Milk & Cookies: This is the café’s signature condensed milk ice cream with an American twist of getting blended with the classic cookies and cream flavor.
  • Matcha Lava. This is an ode to the café’s most popular dessert, which is warm dark chocolate cake filled with matcha ganache and served with matcha green tea ice cream. The pint version is matcha green tea ice cream with brownie pieces and a swirl of chocolate fudge.
  • Misugaru: This is a combination of the 10 grains used to make misu, a nutrient-and flavor-rich beverage in Korea. Misugaru ice cream delivers the same. It’s guilt-free indulgence.
  • Thai Tea: This ice cream is based on the Southeast Asian classic beverage that combines brewed tea with milk and sugar.
  • Banana Milk & Graham: This flavor pays homage to banana milk, a popular Korean kids’ beverage. Pieces of banana pie cookie crust are folded into banana ice cream.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ARTISTIC ICE CREAM PINTS (posted August 8, 2019)
  • Art Creams introduces Art Cream.
  • Each pint of ice cream is a work of art, with each container adorned in a unique painting created by one of the team members. The design embodies the flavor profile.
  • Art Cream comes in nine flavors. They are:
  • Bourbon Honey Pecan, Caramel Praline Pecan, Cardamom, Chocolate, Coffee, Ginger, Gluten Free Cookies & Cream, Indonesian Honey Vanilla and Saffron Honey Lemon.
  • Headquartered in northeastern Pennsylvania, the family-run and owned company follows three basic beliefs: Happy cows, happy people; clean ingredients; and lead with integrity.
  • “Happy cows, happy people” means each cow from the single herd in Wisconsin that it sources it organic milk from is well-treated and well-fed.
  • “Clean ingredients” means each ingredient is obtained from small, ethically run, local suppliers and is ethically and sustainably sourced.
  • “Lead with integrity” means the company uses fair labor practices and only works with suppliers who do the same.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CANDY-INSPIRED ICE CREAM BARS (posted July 29, 2019)
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery grows its presence in the frozen novelty category.
  • New Dove Gelato Bars feature two indulgent flavors of creamy gelato dipped in silky-smooth Dove chocolate.
  • The Salted Caramel bar is salted caramel gelato with dark chocolate and butter toffee bits.
  • The Triple Chocolate bar is chocolate gelato with dark chocolate and chocolate cookie bits.
  • The Snickers ice cream bar is now joined by a Dark Chocolate variety, which is peanut butter-chocolate ice cream dipped in dark chocolate.
  • The Twix ice cream bar is now joined by a Triple Chocolate variety, which is chocolate ice cream, smooth caramel and crunchy chocolate cookies surrounded by a chocolatey coating.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ARTISAN ICE CREAM WITH LOCAL AND HOUSE-MADE INCLUSIONS (posted July 23, 2019)
  • McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams rolls out three limited-edition summer flavors.
  • Celebrating its 70th anniversary, McConnell’s continues in its tradition of making ice cream from scratch, using Central Coast grass-grazed milk and cream and the finest local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, from partner farms and purveyors the company has worked with for decades.
  • The new flavors are:
  • Honey & Cornbread Cookies: Central Coast wildflower honey gets stirred into rich, sweet cream then studded with chunks of house-made, sweet and salty cornbread cookies.
  • Olive Oil & Salted Almonds: Made with California’s Central Valley delicately floral Arbequina olive oil and salt-roasted Valley almonds.
  • Wild Sweet Clover: Distinctly sweet and vaguely vanilla, clover is a dairy cow’s favorite forage. This flavor is made with milk from McConnell’s Central Coast dairy cows that forage on rich, wild clover in the nearby hills.
  • McConnell’s limited-edition summer flavors are available in scoop shops and for shipping nationwide ($12 per pint).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LOCAL, SMALL-BATCH, ALL-NATURAL ICE CREAM
  • Walpole Creamery is expanding distribution of its “cow-to-cone” ice cream.
  • Walpole Creamery was established in 2006 in Walpole, N.H., and until recently, had limited distribution in New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
  • Its award-winning ice cream starts with local fresh milk from 200-plus year old family-owned Crescent Farm, located only three miles away.
  • Milk from the farm’s Jersey cows give Walpole Creamery’s house-made Sweet Cream base mix a 1% boost in milk fat over Holstein milk.
    That rich, creamy base mix is one of the company’s most popular flavors.
  • “Together we are trying to create an ice cream that is a throw-back to an era when each batch of ice cream was made the same day from fresh all-natural ingredients,” according to Rob Kasper, owner of Walpole Creamery.
  • The company offers 15 standard and seven seasonal flavors, which are now available in pints for expanded retail distribution.
  • Some of the creamery’s more unique flavors are: Caramel Cashew Chip (caramel ice cream laced with the salty crunch of cashews, and dark chocolate chunks), Fijan Ginger (sweet cream base with sweetly hot ginger) and Udder Joy (coconut ice cream with chocolate chunks and crunchy almonds).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INCLUSION-LOADED FROZEN CUSTARD (posted July 11, 2019)
  • Schoep’s Ice Cream introduces Gilles Frozen Custard.
  • In 1938, Paul Gilles opened a frozen custard stand in Milwaukee, Wis., where it still is in business as one of the oldest in the country.
  • His dairy-rich formulation set a standard that many others tried to achieve.
  • Today Schoep’s Ice Cream is bringing his secret recipe to the frozen dessert aisle with 14-ounce containers of Gilles Frozen Custard.
  • Each container comes loaded with premium inclusions.
  • Varieties are: Caramel Macchiato, Caramel Trio, Chocolate Cookie Fudge, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Minto Chocolate Cookie and Peanut Butter Banana.
  • Select flavors also come in three-gallon tubs for foodservice.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • COOKIE-INSPIRED ICE CREAM (posted July 1, 2019)
  • Lotus Bakeries, makers of the world-famous Biscoff cookies and the original cookie butter, is rolling out a line of super-premium ice cream to the U.S. marketplace.
  • This family-owned company from Belgium has developed the quintessential ice cream by marrying dairy cream with crunchy Biscoff cookies and the original cookie butter.
  • The ice cream offerings include pint and bar formats.
  • The pints come in five flavors: Belgian Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Cheesecake. Chocolate Brownie, Original and Salted Caramel.
  • The Lotus Biscoff ice cream bar initially will be available in one variety. It is original cookie butter ice cream dipped in a layer of cookie butter and enrobed in a creamy layer of Belgian chocolate.
  • “Biscoff is exploding in the U.S. and we can’t be more excited to bring the beloved Biscoff taste to ice cream,” says Michelle Singer, Lotus Bakeries U.S. General Manager.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NOSTALGIC FROZEN ICE CREAM TREATS (posted June 18, 2019)
  • Brothers Ice Cream introduces new line of frozen novelties.
  • After being behind the scenes for 45 years, co-packing and manufacturing for other brands and big-box grocery stores, Brothers Ice Cream is rolling our five of its own branded novelties to Walmart stores nationwide.
  • The five products are: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mint Ice Cream BonBons, Salted Caramel Ice Cream BonBons and Vanilla Ice Cream BonBons.
  • Created to bring back the nostalgia of California’s carefree lifestyle of the 70’s, Brothers Ice Cream products are more than just decadent frozen desserts to enjoy on a warm summer day. They are truly an experience, according to the company.
  • All Brothers Ice Cream products are made with real California milk and use only the best all-natural ingredients.
  • The ice cream sandwiches are sold in boxes of four. The bonbons come in 12 packs.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SMALL-BATCH GELATO GOES NATIONAL (posted June 12, 2019)
  • Dolcezza is launching its small batch gelato to Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
  • Founded in 2004 by husband-and-wife duo Violeta Edelman and RobbDuncan, Dolcezza handcrafts gelato in its Washington, D.C., manufacturing facility using the finest, seasonal and local produce and dairy sourced from grass-grazed cows in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • Whole Foods Market now carries seven Dolcezza flavors: Mascarpone & Berries, Stracciatella, Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Stracciatella, Roasted Strawberry, Espresso and Salted Caramel.
  • Dolcezza first opened its doors as a single gelato shop in Georgetown, selling in several downtown area farmers markets. They have since expanded to nine shops, a 4,000 square-foot-gelato factory in D.C. and a retail coffee shop in the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, which was designed and installed by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
  • “All our ingredients come from our mid-Atlantic farmer friends. We have co-existed with our farming community for the last 15 years, working closely together, season to season, ensuring that each other can be much stronger,” says Duncan. “It’s a closed loop and makes everyone stronger.”
  • Other flavors in the brand’s lineup include Blackberry & Cream, Lemon Opal Basil, Roasted Strawberry, Blueberry Lemon-Thyme, Strawberry Tarragon, Mint Stracciatella and Peaches & Cream, which rotate seasonally throughout the year, with more than 250 different flavors made throughout the year.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • AN AMERICAN TWIST ON MOCHI (posted June 4, 2019)
  • Bubbies introduces Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bites.
  • Best known for its mochi ice cream, which is bite-sized ice cream treats wrapped in sweetened, soft and chewy rice dough, Bubbies is giving this Asian treat an American twist by wrapping the ice cream in cookie dough.
    The novelty comes in four flavors: Birthday Cake, Brownie Batter, Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookie.
  • “Cookie dough is a classic favorite that’s here to stay,” says Rick Schaffer, CEO of Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts. “By coupling these delicious cookie dough flavors with our expertise in premium bite-sized ice cream treats, we’re opening a new world of innovative snacking possibilities.”
  • Each Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bite features superpremium ice cream wrapped in gluten-free, egg-free cookie dough and is 100% safe for consumption in “unbaked” form.
  • One bite contains 130 calories or less.
  • There are six bites to an 8-ounce box.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CANDY BAR-INSPIRED FROZEN NOVELTIES (posted May 27, 2019)
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery is introducing two new ice cream bars:
  • Snickers Dark Chocolate and Twix Triple Chocolate.
  • The Snickers novelty features creamy peanut butter chocolate ice cream, peanuts and caramel, coated in rich dark chocolate.
  • The Twix novelty is an ode to the brand’s latest creation, the Twix Triple Chocolate Cookie Bar. It features creamy chocolate ice cream coated with smooth caramel and crunchy chocolate cookies and dipped in chocolate.
  • The bars come individually wrapped in six-pack boxes with a suggested retail price of $4.19. Single bars sell in impulse channels for $1.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 24, 2019, blog titled “Food for Thought: What do consumers think of plant-based diets?”

  • 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.)"

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  • 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.
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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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.”
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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