What’s New in March: Vegan Ice Cream Innovations

It's here! The 2022 frozen dessert season has officially taken off in most of the Northern hemisphere and with it comes so many beautifully intriguing and delicious products. As usual, we scanned the market to find some of the most innovative plant-based frozen desserts available on the world market.

Our March Vegan Pick Of The Month is SNO’s Oat-Based Mini Eggs Sandwich which has launched just in time for Easter and will make a beautiful seasonal Spring treat.


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NEW TRENDS

Wicked Whips Up New Vegan Ice Cream with Lupini Beans

Chefs, brothers, and Wicked Co-Founders Chad and Derek Sarno have released a new type of plant-based ice cream made from lupin beans, a rich-in-protein and prebiotic ingredient commonly used in Mediterranean cooking. Soon to be available in over 2,000 Kroger stores across the US, Wicked’s new vegan ice cream base will be shared in multiple flavours and formats including cones, bars, and pints.

The ice cream pints will come in Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Cookie Dough flavours, while the two bar flavours will be Chocolate & Almond, and Berry White. The latter is made up of sweet vanilla ice cream incorporating a berry sauce swirl and red berry pieces (fun fact: this was the first vegan ice cream to feature a white chocolate coating!).

The cone will be Chocolate & Red Berry flavour consisting of ice cream topped with red berry sauce and chocolate chips.


The brand will also release a gluten-free cone made from maize-based flour.


Images by Kroger and Vegan Food & Living via Wicked Healthy Food

PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONS / RENOVATIONS

Low Sugar Fruit Sorbets by Halo Top

Halo Top has introduced a new vegan certified line of frozen desserts called Fruit Sorbets. The new range is gluten-free and boasts at least 50% less sugar than other similar products on the market. Retailing at $4.79 per pint in US freezer aisles, there are three flavours for fruit fans to choose from:

- Raspberry: using the fruit and juice of real raspberries, this pint has 280 calories.

- Mango: an exotically refreshing flavour using real mangos and 310 calories per pint.

- Strawberry: with real strawberries and 260 calories in each pint.

Image by PR Newswire via Halo Top

GoodPop Launch Organic Junior Pops Made From Fruit Juice

Orange, Cherry, and Grape are the three new no-added sugar flavours in GoodPop’s latest launch. Their new Organic Junior Pops are made with 100% fruit juice with only 25 calories

per pop. The product uses certified organic ingredients and can be purchased digitally through GoodPop's online store. The product can also be found in Sprouts Farmers Markets, H-E-B stores and is also soon to be in Whole Foods Market from April with a suggested retail price of $4.99-$5.99 USD.

Image by Refrigerated Frozen Food via Good Pop

Brand Refresh and Multi-Product Launch for Sweet Nothings

To coincide with their recent brand refresh, US company Sweet Nothings are launching their new range of organic Kids' Squeezable Smoothies which will be arriving to Whole Foods

shelves in May. The three flavours: Strawberry Beet, Mango Carrot and Pineapple Spinach are marketed as healthy, convenient and with no added sugar, and are available on their website in packs of 12 for $44.99.


The launch comes alongside the national roll-out of their Spoonable Smoothie Cups at Sprouts Farmers Market this month.


Image by Nosh via Sweet Nothings

Brave Robot Adds Three New Flavours to Range

Animal-free ice cream company Brave Robot is expanding their portfolio with three new flavours. Chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate cherry brownie and mint chocolate chip are the three flavours being added to the line up. Available in April, US customers will be able to find the three new flavours on the Brave Robot online store and at select retailers for $5.99 per pint.

Image by Food Business News via The Urgent Co.

NEW & SURPRISING FLAVOURS / SHAPES

Egg-Shaped Sandwich by SNO Launches for Spring

Canadian frozen dessert brand SNO has released a limited edition, oat-based Mini Eggs Sandwich just in time for Easter!


Sold in packs of 3 x 100ml, SNO’s egg-shaped sugar cookies are coated with royal icing and colourful sprinkles.


Best of all, they are free from the top 10 most common allergens.

Image by SNO


Got a new ice cream or frozen dessert and would like to be featured in our next monthly round-up?


Email Andrea Montreuil from Innodelice on andrea.montreuil@innodelice.com with more details.

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