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What’s New in December: Vegan Frozen Dessert Innovations

December sure was an innovative time in the vegan frozen dessert industry, with many brands preparing for Veganuary 2024 (a month of plant-based eating)! From Cornetto-style creations to a new flavor reminiscent of a traditional Malay kueh cake dessert, brands kept us guessing what debuts would be released next.


Our Pick of the Month goes to Little Moons and its new Blood Orange and Pink Grapefruit Refreshos. The fun addition to the brand’s range combines tasty sorbet, blood orange and pink grapefruit bitterness, and sweet mochi dough for a truly unique flavor!


Let’s dive into what can be found in grocery store aisles worldwide this month!


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Little Moons Have a New Refreshos Flavor! United Kingdom


Blood Orange and Pink Grapefruit is the new lively and refreshing addition to Little Moons’ best-selling Refreshos range!


The 6x32g pack of bite-sized, artisanal gelato balls combines sweet sorbet with the bitter flavors of seasonal blood orange and pink grapefruit. The brand's distinctive soft mochi dough envelopes the delectable treat.


Like the rest of the Refreshos range, the new debut is vegan, gluten-free, free from artificial flavorings, colorings, and preservatives, and is less than 60 calories per ball. 


They’re listed with an RRP of £5.00 ($6.36USD) at major UK retailers, including ASDA and Morrisons.



Aldi Releases Plant Menu Ice Cream Cones! England


Just in time to help support those participating in the vegan food challenge, Aldi has debuted new vegan frozen dessert cones. The Cornetto-style treat is available in two flavors:


  • Strawberry Cheesecake: Cheesecake and strawberry-flavored vegan frozen dessert in a biscuit cone containing a chocolate-flavored coating inside. Topped with biscuit crumbs and a strawberry-flavored sauce. 

  • Chocolate & Hazelnut: A hazelnut-flavored vegan frozen dessert in a biscuit cone containing a chocolate-flavored coating inside. Topped with chopped hazelnuts and a chocolate-flavored sauce.

A box of 4x65g costs £1.99 and can be found in Aldi supermarket stores nationwide.

 


Two New Flavors from Salt & Straw! United States


Exciting news: Salt & Straw’s Dairy-Free Decadence Series is returning for a limited time!


The launch includes five vegan frozen dessert flavors and is available as of December 29 and throughout January. It contains:


  • Toasted Oat Milk & Cookies: A cinnamon-infused oat milk frozen dessert complete with chocolate chip pieces and chocolate ganache

  • Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: Sweet coconut cream, plenty of red velvet cake pieces, red velvet cake batter, and swirls of cream cheese frosting

  • Bananas Foster with Candied Pecans: Banana-infused coconut cream with candied pecans and homemade banana caramel

  • Marionberry Oatmeal Cobbler (New!): Contains both coconut milk and oat milk for its base, with cinnamon, sweet marionberry (a cultivar of blackberry that contains a delicate balance between the fruit's sweetness and acidity) filling, and pie crust topping swirled into the mix

  • Death by Chocolate Chocolate Cake (New!): A chocolatey upcycled barley milk base paired with the rich fudge brownie vibes of caramelized Dutch process cocoa, vegan chocolate cake, and vegan chocolate ganache


Find the series in-store and online nationwide (including nationwide shipping).



Ice Cream & Cookie Co. Creates a Dairy-Free Onde-Onde Frozen Dessert! Singapore


A new flavor from Ice Cream and Cookie Co. captures the essence of Onde Onde, a traditional Malay kueh cake dessert! The company ensures the taste is as authentic as possible using ingredients including 100 percent pure pandan (a tropical plant with fragrant leaves and a sweet, delicate taste).


The refreshing treat pairs a fragrant, dairy-free pandan coconut milk base with chewy mochi bits, desiccated coconut, and gula melaka (a type of palm sugar) swirl. Each spoonful contains a delicate balance of texture and sweetness, made using a refreshing coconut milk base and infused with 100% all-natural pandan extract.


The 473mL pints can be purchased at Singapore’s leading retailers or online for $13.20SGD ($9.90USD)



Strawberry Cheezecake Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert from Ben & Jerry’s! United States


This oat-based frozen dessert version of classic strawberry cheesecake comes jam-packed with strawberry cheesecake greatness and a fantastic graham-cracker swirl. Made with the brand’s new “creamier-than-ever” oat milk recipe, the treat mimics cheesecake's tart and sweet flavor.


Look for the 473mL pint at nationwide retailers or purchase a cone at a nationwide Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop.




Want to be featured in our next vegan frozen dessert round-up? Email Andrea Montreuil with more details!

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