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What’s New in December: Vegan Ice Cream Innovations

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

Some exciting new (and old) vegan frozen treats hit our freezers last month! Plant Power Fast Food’s Snow Days (a soft-serve treat with mix-ins) is our December Vegan Pick of the Month. The Vegan makeover of the iconic Dairy Queen Blizzard comes in four introductory, throwback mix-in flavors. Read more about this exciting new debut, as well as others from around the globe, below!

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Plant Power Fast Food Launches Vegan Soft-Serve Treats with Mix-Ins, San Diego

San Diego-based vegan chain Plant Power Fast Food (PPFF) taps into the nostalgia of Dairy Queen’s Blizzards with a vegan makeover!

The rich and thick frozen treats, known as Snow Days, are constructed with oat milk as a creamy base and available in four introductory, throwback mix-in flavors: Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Brownie, and Betterfinger (or PPFF’s vegan take on a Butterfinger candy bar).

The Snow Days flavors are available for $7.49 each for a 12-ounce size at all 11 PPFF locations in California and Nevada. Extra flavors ($1.00 USD) and mix-ins ($1.49 USD) are available.

Miyoko's Limited Edition Vegan Ice Cream Returns, United States

Miyoko’s Butter Toffee & Chocolate ice cream has been restocked for another season! Miyoko’s Creamery partnered with Seattle-based vegan ice cream brand Frankie & Jo to re-release the popular flavor. The indulgent blend of creamy caramel, bite-sized butter toffee bars, and rich dark chocolate is available to ship nationwide and was served in Frankie and Jo’s three Seattle-based ice cream shops during December.

The limited-edition, customer-beloved 472 ml pints are priced at $16.00 USD.

Image by Vegconomist

Coolhaus Launches Four New Ice Cream Flavours; Two Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, Singapore

The up-and-coming California-ice cream brand Coolhaus has added four new animal-free and planet-friendly flavors to their product line:

Hojicha ‘N Boba: Genuine Kyoto Hojicha tea and chewy mochi boba pearls Mocha Fudge: Chocolate cookies and an aroma of coffee Taro ‘N Boba: Taro combined with chewy mochi boba pearls Salted Caramel: Caramel sauce with a hint of salt

All four new flavors are available in pints and single-serve mini cups and sold at Cold Storage, Giant Hypermarket, Fairprice Xtra, Fairprice Finest, and select Fairprice Supermarket stores. The 473ml pints are $13.95 SGD ($10.49 USD), and the mini cups cost $4.95 SGD ($3.72 USD). They’re also available through RedMart.

The company’s also launched two new flavors of their animal-free ice cream cookie sandwiches, or Sammies: Peanut Butter ‘N Fudge and Vanilla.

The confections are created with Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein, which makes up to 97 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional dairy protein. It’s also lactose and cholesterol free.

They’re available at Cold Storage, CS Fresh, Giant, and 7-Eleven stores island-wide.

Image by Coolhaus

Ben & Jerry’s Presents Ice Cream Flavor in a Partnership with Ava DuVernay, United States

Lights! Caramel! Action! is a monumental new flavor from Ben & Jerry’s made in partnership with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

The first full-time female ice cream flavor, available in ice cream and almond milk-based non-dairy versions, has salted caramel, graham cracker swirls, and gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough. A portion of the flavor gives back to Ava’s ARRAY Alliance which advances social justice through art.

This permanent addition to Ben & Jerry's flavor line-up can be found across the country at its franchised Scoop Shops and on shelves in 473 ml pints at $6.49 USD.

Carvel Unveils Two Flavors of Vegan Ice Cream Cakes, United States

Carvel introduced the very first vegan ice cream cakes to hit the market in two sweet flavors:

Oat Milk Non-Dairy Double Chocolate Frozen Dessert Cake: Rich chocolate fudge ripple, topped with whipped icing and a chocolate drizzle Oat Milk Non-Dairy Strawberry Raspberry Frozen Dessert Cake: Strawberry-flavored oat milk base, which is swirled with a raspberry ripple, topped with whipped icing, and finished with a raspberry drizzle

The 739 mL cakes are available exclusively at Publix for $16.99 USD and can be found in the bakery department’s freezers.

Image by Carvel

ChickP Protein Ltd. Develops Prototype Using a Chickpea Protein Isolate, Israel

Israel-based startup ChickP Protein Ltd. has developed a chickpea protein isolate that promises to offer the whole sensory experience of real mascarpone.

It will provide a similar function to dairy by preventing crystallization during the production process – which creates a grainy, icy texture in ice cream. Instead, the innovative protein will feature a creamy mouthfeel similar to dairy ice cream and have exceptional whipping capabilities.

The chickpea protein isolate features a 90 percent protein content. Because it has a neutral taste, it’s a great base to add other flavors to.

Image by ChickP

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



Founded by former executives in the ice cream industry, INNODELICE aims to create a worldwide ecosystem of solutions within the frozen dessert industry. Thanks to the relationships fostered by INNODELICE, manufacturers, brands, importers, distributors, and suppliers can discover, buy, and sell solutions to grow their businesses. These solutions include co-manufactured and branded products and innovative and competitive ingredients, packaging, and services. Our collaboration model generates lower costs and fewer risks for our participating partners while optimizing their time to market. To learn more about INNODELICE, contact Andrea Montreuil or visit

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