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What’s New in December: Dairy Ice Cream Innovations

‘Tis the season for exciting new dairy ice cream debuts! Countless brands have stepped up for the holidays to release some holly jolly flavors that are sure to impress the man in red himself 😉 


Our Pick of the Month – an ice cream holiday countdown calendar from Double Rainbow – is one such example that rose to the occasion. The California-based company pre-released a beautiful, giftable box containing 12 surprise flavored ice cream cups to build anticipation leading to Christmas.


Check out more about this debut – plus many others from around the world – by diving into the content below! 


Double Rainbow Gourmet Ice Cream Announces Launch of “12 Days of Ice Cream,” United States

California-based Double Rainbow Gourmet Ice Cream released a fun holiday countdown calendar containing a unique selection of festive ice creams!

The festive gift box showcased three packages with a charming holiday depiction of San Francisco streets. Within each package were four cups of ice cream concealed behind perforated and numbered doors, summing up to a delightful assortment of 12 cups. Designed to be opened sequentially, each door unveiled a surprise flavor meticulously crafted to encapsulate the spirit of the season.

Perfect for gifting, sharing at a holiday party, or enjoying yourself, the sweet treat was the ideal way to count down the holiday season. The limited-edition box was available by presale only for $84.95USD.

Limited-Edition Häagen-Dazs Wonder of Wonders Collection, Singapore

The much-anticipated release of the new Häagen-Dazs Wonder of Wonders range is now here – but only for a limited time. Two new exclusive flavors, Pistachio & Cream and Chestnut Tart, promise to transport you to an extraordinary wonderland of nutty flavors.

  • Pistachio & Cream: A rich, creamy ice cream base with swirls of luscious pistachio sauce and caramelized almond and pistachio pieces

  • Chestnut Tart: A harmonious blend of rich, creamy ice cream and smooth chestnut sauce paired with graham cracker pieces

The new Häagen-Dazs Wonder of Wonders collection pints cost RM38.50 ($8.20USD) each. Find them at all major supermarkets, hypermarkets, e-tailers, and convenience stores.

Graeter's Ice Cream Releases Special Holiday Flavor! United States

Peppermint Stick, a new holiday-themed flavor from Graeter’s Ice Cream, was released on December 8. The peppermint ice cream is made with pure peppermint oil and pieces of peppermint candy to bring this holiday flavor to life.

The exclusive flavor celebrated the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra holiday concert series.

Purchase it by the scoop at select locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for a limited time.

Dairy Queen Launches Holiday Blizzard Menu! United States and Canada

As of November 27, Dairy Queen enthusiasts can enjoy two returning fan-favorite blizzard options!

The first, Frosted Sugar Cookie Blizzard, is made of soft sugar cookie pieces, icing, and sprinkles, all blended with soft-serve ice cream. The Candy Cane Chill Blizzard combines peppermint candy pieces, chocolate chunks, and soft-serve ice cream to deliver a minty offering.

Find both options for a limited time only at your local participating DQ. Prices range from $4.49CDN ($3.35USD) for a mini-sized Blizzard, to $7.89CDN ($5.89USD) for a large.

Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Ice Cream Releases Red Velvet Cupcake Ice Cream, United States

St. Louis-based microcreamery Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Ice Cream recently launched a new flavor and a first-of-its-kind ice cream with a cupcake hidden inside!

Red Velvet Cupcake is made with a sweet cream cheese ice cream base with a cupcake completely submerged in the center of the pint. The dark chocolate, red velvet cupcake features a French chocolate center. It marks the brand’s first debut in its “Hidden Dessert” line.

A 473mL pint of the fun flavor is available for $12.00USD online and through nationwide delivery.

Huckleberry Flavor Debuts at Universal Studios, Florida! United States

Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios has a new flavor: Huckleberry! Check out this sweet new addition on your next trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Offering a berries and cream kind of taste, the hard-packed new flavor is available in a cup, souvenir dish, or waffle cone. A double scoop of huckleberry in a waffle cone costs $7.49USD.

Limited-Edition Flavors from Rush Munro’s Ice Creamery, New Zealand 

New Zealand’s oldest ice creamery, Rush Munro’s, has created a few unique ice cream flavors for Kiwis celebrating the summer season! The brand collaborated with Hawke's Bay Tourism to create four unique ice cream flavors inspired by iconic summer experiences the region is well known for.

  • Pedal the Cycleways: A wildflower ice cream with Gimblett Gravels white chocolate biscuit, strawberry and Syrah sauce, and fresh lavender and borage flower garnish

  • Farm-to-Plate Excellence: Lamb and mint ice cream, topped with chocolate and Merlot sauce and garnished with pea and white chocolate macaron and fresh mint

  • Peak-Top Picnic: Flavors of Manchego, honey, and fig complemented with a garnish of Craggy Range Manchego and walnut crumb

  • Relish in the Coastline: A "fish and chips" ice cream topped with a white chocolate 'snapper,' coated in Chardonnay-and-peach edible sand, as well as a chocolate-coated potato chip

Each limited-edition flavor is available for one week on rotation (while supplies last). They are available at Rush Munro's and Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market.

Violet Crumble Releases New Ice Cream Line-Up, Australia

Just in time for summer, fan-favorite Aussie chocolate bar maker Violet Crumble releases its ice cream stick!

The exciting new debut is coated in chocolate with earth-shattering crunchy honeycomb pieces and filled with creamy honeycomb-flavored ice cream. The frozen treat will be a permanent addition to the Violet Crumble family.

Find the 360mL 4-pack for $9.50AUS ($6.36USD) at Coles, Woolworths, IGA, and independent supermarkets. It will also be available as a single-serve stick for $5.50AUS ($3.68USD) in Coles Express and 7-Eleven across Australia.

Want to be featured in our next dairy ice cream round-up? Email Andrea Montreuil from Innodelice with more details!



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