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What’s New in January: Dairy Ice Cream Innovations

For many of us, the start of a new year is a time of fresh beginnings and exciting ventures. And it’s no different in the ice cream industry! We’re only one month into 2024, and brands have already released exciting new products. If this keeps up – which we know it will! – the upcoming year is promising to be monumental for ice cream!

 

One brand already up to great things is Hawaii-based Uncle’s Ice Cream. Its limited-edition Cookie Butter Fudge Ice Cream Sandwich – a delicious blend of ingredients with full proceeds supporting the Hawaii Community Foundation – takes the claim as our Pick of the Month! 

 

Let’s review the latest in the world of dairy ice cream by checking out the details below.


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Limited-Edition Cookie Butter Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches From Uncle’s Ice Cream! United States


Hawaii-based Uncle’s Ice Cream has launched its first seasonal release of the year: Cookie Butter Fudge ice cream sandwiches!


The new flavor combines delicious Belgian cookie butter and fudge ice cream smashed between two tasty Snickerdoodle cookies. The limited-edition release is available only at O’ahu locations.


All proceeds from the 6oz sandwiches will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that delivers meaningful impact to local communities.



New Peanut Butter Blossom Ice Cream From Baskin Robbins, United States


Baskin Robbins is remaking a cookie classic with their release of Peanut Butter Blossom ice cream. Featuring a sweet and salty peanut butter ice cream combined with irresistible chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough pieces, and rich fudge swirls, the new flavor of the month tastes like it’s fresh out of the oven!


If you want to try it, you’ll need to hurry! Peanut Butter Blossom ice cream is available for a limited time only at participating locations.



McDonald’s Releases New Kueh Bangkit Ice Cream Flavor, Singapore


A surprising new soft-serve ice cream flavor is debuting at McDonald’s Singapore: Kueh Bangkit!


Available in cone ($1.20SGD/$0.89USD), hot fudge sundae ($2.50SGD/$1.86USD), and OREO McFlurry ($3.60SGD/$2.68USD) forms, the new flavor contains coconut cream, pandan, and tapioca flour.


You can now find the flavor at 42 McDonald’s dessert kiosks island-wide while supplies last.



Find McDonald’s Chocolate Soft-Serve Ice Cream Nationwide! Australia


Australian McDonald’s fans are in for a treat during their next visit to the restaurant!


McDonald’s Australia (known as “Macca’s”) will be making the chocolate iteration of its iconic soft serve ice cream a permanent fixture available nationwide. After the successful trial of the flavor at select stores across the country over the past 12 months, restaurant fans can now purchase it from all restaurants via the MyMacca app or McDelivery. The chocolate flavor is available in cone, sundae, and McFlurry forms.


As part of the flavor’s launch, Macca’s will have a soft-serve van traveling to select locations in the country.



Two New Launches From Ben & Jerry’s, United Kingdom


The Ben & Jerry’s Sundae range has a newcomer: Marshmallow & S’more!


With a nod to the iconic American campfire treats, the new flavor contains chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie dough and marshmallow swirls, topped with creamy whipped ice cream, toasted caramel swirls, and popping candy chocolate chunks. Each 427mL pint retails for £5.50 ($6.96USD).


The brand’s core line-up is also expanding with the debut of Spectacu-love. This sweet ice cream is packed with caramel-cinnamon cookie chunks and a caramel-cinnamon cookie swirl. The 465mL pint is available for £5.50 ($6.96USD)


You can find both new treats in grocery and convenience stores.



New Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Stick and Crunchie Blast Cone! United Kingdom


Cadbury Ice Cream has done it again with the exciting release of two new products!


  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Stick: A creamy vanilla ice cream with generous ripples of caramel sauce running through and encased in a twice-dipped Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate coating, containing a surprise layer of gooey Caramel sauce in between.

  • Cadbury Crunchie Blast Cone: Honeycomb ice cream with popping candy and Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons pieces, topped with the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and honeycomb chunks in a crispy wafer cone.


Limited details are available, so keep an eye out at major retailers nationwide!



Love-Inspired Treats From Cold Stone Creamery! United States


Visit your local Cold Stone Creamery until February 20 to sample some Valentine’s Day-inspired flavors, signature creations, and cake! Fudge Truffle Ice Cream is returning to the menu, whereas Mike’s Hot Honey Ice Cream is a new flavor just in time for the upcoming holiday.


Limited-Edition Signature Creations:


  • Falling in Chocolate is a sensational debut containing Fudge Truffle Ice Cream, brownie, fudge, and whipped topping

  • For the Love of Hot Honey features Mike's Hot Honey Ice Cream, brownie, pecans, and Mike's hot honey

Purchase the Signature Creations in sizes ranging from Like It ($5.69USD) to Everybody’s ($12.99USD).


Limited-Edition Cake:


Fudge Truffle Decadence is the brand’s promotional cake, which contains layers of moist Red Velvet Cake, Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings, and Fudge Truffle Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings wrapped in rich fudge ganache.


The smallest size, a 6” small heart-shaped cake (which serves up to 8), retails for $24.49USD, whereas the largest size, an 8x12” small rectangle cake (which serves up to 25) is available for $49.99USD.


   

New Mint Choc Chip Minis from Jude’s, United Kingdom


Jude’s mint chocolate chip minis are the “ultimate after-dinner mint!” Made with Summerdown’s Black Mitcham Peppermint and studded with dark chocolate pieces enrobed in a thick layer of Belgian Milk Chocolate, the new flavor celebrates the craftmanship of both Jude’s and Summerdown.  


Purchase a 6x50mL box of the new minis at Ocado for £4.50 ($5.70USD).



Acai Bowls Launch From Sweet Nothings! United States


Sweet Nothings is changing things up! Instead of crafting only squeezable and spoonable smoothies, the brand is debuting organic, no-sugar-added Acai Bowls.


The organic bowls in Berry Acai and Mango Acai flavors combine acai, strawberries, bananas, dates, coconut cream, chia seeds, flax seeds, and citric acid.


You can find each 6oz flavor exclusively at Sprouts Farmers Market stores nationwide for $4.99USD.

 


Nuii Caramelised Salted Almond & New Zealand Honey Launches! United Kingdom


There’s been a new addition to the Nuii range! Nuii Caramelised Salted Almond & New Zealand Honey swirls together creamy vanilla ice cream with mouth-watering New Zealand honey, adding a buttery, caramel flavor with hints of toffee and vanilla. The flavor is encased in milk chocolate and salted, caramelized almonds for a salty, sweet crunch.


Each 3x90mL box retails for £4.00 ($5.07USD) and can be found at major retailers.





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

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