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What’s New in December: Dairy Ice Cream Innovations

We’ve got some fresh dairy-based ice cream flavors to try at the start of this new year! One such flavor, named our December Pick of the Month, is Van Leeuwen’s limited-edition glass onion-inspired ice cream. Introduced ahead of the launch of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix, the ice cream flavor is full of mysterious yet tasty ingredients. Read more about this flavor and other crave-worthy treats from around the globe in this month’s round-up! In this article, you’ll read about:

Van Leeuwen Releases Limited-Edition Ice Cream Inspired by Upcoming Film Glass Onion, United States

Mystery shrouds Van Leeuwen’s latest flavor, a limited-edition ice cream inspired by the upcoming film Glass Onion.

The flavor – an intriguing combination of sweet, savory, and smokey thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt, honeycomb candy, and bourbon, caramelized onion jam – is available for a limited time at Van Leeuwen locations in New York City and Los Angeles or on Van Leeuwen's website. The unique-tasting 414 ml pint is priced at $12 USD.

Image by VanLeeuwen

Jude’s Launches Two New Flavors, England

Triple Chocolate and Salted Caramel Bars have been added to Jude’s exciting product line! Regardless of your choice, both offer an indulgent taste right from that tantalizing first bite! The Triple Chocolate bars contain rich chocolate ice cream, cocoa sauce, and cocoa biscuit pieces, all coated in Belgian milk chocolate. The Salted Caramel bars feature the same delectable chocolate coating but have salted caramel flavored ice cream with salted caramel sauce and caramel pieces.

Both bars are available in packages of 3x80ml for £4 ($4.81 USD) at Ocado Retail Ltd.

Image by Jude’s (via LinkedIn)

POPS Announces Cocktail Ice Cream to Launch Spring 2023, England

Limoncello Cheesecake Cocktail Ice Cream will be the third new flavor joining the POPS range in 2023. Details are currently limited, but the brand promises that the exciting new flavor will be an “absolute ball of sunshine on every occasion.” Main ingredients include lemon and vanilla ice cream, limoncello swirl, white chocolate shards, and biscuit pieces. Two liter, four liter, and theatre-style mini tubs will be available.

Image by POPS

Carvel’s Launches New Line-Up of Holiday Flavors, United States

In Carvel’s two new Sundae Dasher holiday offerings, soft serve ice cream, hot fudge, and Kit Kats combine to help indulge every craving.

Strawberry Kit Kat Duos Sundae Dasher: Layers of strawberry soft serve, hot fudge, and chopped Kit Kats, topped with whipped cream and more chopped Kit Kats Mint Kit Kat Duos Sundae Dasher: Layers of mint soft serve, hot fudge, and chopped Kit Kats, topped with whipped cream and more chopped Kit Kats

The Carvel strawberry and mint treats are available online and at participating Carvel shops.

Image by FoodBev

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews Offers Limited-Time Holiday Milkshake, United States

A seasonal ice cream option from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is sure to please the chain’s loyal following! Made from a blend of vanilla soft serve, milk, peppermint bits, and Oreo crumbs, the delectable treat is topped with Oreo cookies, whipped cream, and peppermint. Offered for a limited time only at restaurant locations, the craveable milkshake costs $6.99 USD.

Image by Red Robin

Cold Stone Creamery Debuts Two New Festive Flavors, United States

Two new ice cream flavors were added to the Cold Stone Creamery menu, just in time for the holiday season! Snickerdoodle Caboodle: A blend of snickerdoodle cookie ice cream, cookie dough, sugar crystals, cinnamon, and caramel

Cookies ‘n’ Hot Cocoa: A blend of Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cream, Oreo cookies, mini marshmallows, and fudge.

Both flavors are featured in new Creations, with prices and sizes ranging from $5.69 USD (Like It) to $12.99 (Everybody’s).

The company also launched a new ice cream cake with layers of moist Devil’s Food Cake and Frozen Hot Chocolate ice cream, and mini marshmallows. The Hot Cocoa Avalanche Ice Cream Cake is wrapped in fluffy chocolate frosting and layers of fudge ganache.

Available in two sizes, the 6” small round cake serves up to 8 people and costs $24.49 USD, whereas the 8” large round (serves up to 14 people) costs $34.49 USD.

The delectable cakes are available at participating locations nationwide until January 10, 2023.

Image by Cold Stone Creamery

Ice-Cream in Shape of Relics Park's Iconic Landmarks Launched, China

Two new flavors of uniquely shaped flavors were recently launched at Guangfulin Cultural Relics Park. The strawberry and vanilla-flavored treats are in the shape of the park’s two iconic landmarks, the Guangfulin Culture Exhibition Hall and the Museum of Guangfulin Archeological Remains.

The strawberry flavor is a cute version to impersonate the exhibition hall with the silhouette of the Fulin Tower behind. The vanilla flavor also portrays the rippling river in front of the museum. Enjoy one of them for 26 yuan ($3.60 USD) each.

Have a new ice cream launch or flavor and want to be featured in our next dairy ice cream round-up? Email Andrea Montreuil from Innodelice with more details!



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