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What’s New in October: Dairy Ice Cream Innovations

We’ve got some exciting news for ice cream lovers this month! Our October Dairy Pick of the Month is Halloween-themed ‘Spice’n Spooky’, a limited-edition flavor from Baskin-Robbins containing colorful, thrilling contents.

Below, we’ll outline some of the latest dairy ice cream news from around the globe.

In this article, you will read about:

NEW TRENDS Keto Foods Releases Limited Time Ice Cream Bar Flavor, Butter Pecan, United States

Keto Foods’ recently released ice cream bar flavor, Butter Pecan, is a blend of the brand’s classic buttery vanilla ice cream with hints of caramel, coated in a rich, dark chocolate shell and covered with chopped pecan pieces.

It’s available for a limited time at Costco Warehouses in the Northwest, Northeast, and Bay Area regions in a 12x3oz pack for $16.16 USD.

Baskin-Robbins Launches New Flavor for Halloween, United States

Serving rich ice cream since 1945, the Baskin-Robbins brand prides itself on making flavors that its customers love. With over 1400 varieties available, there’s bound to be a favorite for everyone.

In the spirit of the season, the iconic ice cream brand launched ‘Spice’n Spooky,’ an all-new flavor for Halloween. Besides featuring an exciting combination of spicy blood orange flakes and ghost pepper-flavored white chocolate ice cream, the new treat also contained the brand’s signature dark chocolate ice cream.

The perfect October challenge for the daring, it was found at Baskin-Robbins stores across North America.

Limited-Edition Hackney Gelato Gingerbread Flavor, United Kingdom

London-based brand Hackney Gelato is again serving the tastebuds of its ice-cream-loving

customer base. Having won 40 great taste stars within five years, the iconic ice cream company launched an exciting fall season flavor, Hackney Gelato Gingerbread.

The company’s newest ice cream flavor was

inspired by the need to create a gentle yet warmly-spiced ice cream. It features a unique combination of ginger juice, caramel biscuit crumbs, and a blend of cinnamon.

Ice cream lovers can purchase the innovative flavor online until the end of this year via Ocado, Gorillas, or Go Puff, at ($6.51 USD) per 500ml pint.

Image by Hackney Gelato

Cold Stone Reintroduces Halloween Flavor, United States

Cold Stone Creamery brought back their beloved cake batter ice cream for Halloween! Reintroduced as ‘Boo Batter’ (Cold Stone’s Cake Batter ice cream darkened by black food coloring), it featured an enjoyable combination of M&M'S®, OREO® Cookies, and KIT KAT® pieces.

Ice cream lovers could have their treat in an orange waffle bowl or a black-colored waffle cone for the perfect spooky look. The flavor was available in specific Cold Stone Creamery locations throughout October and was available in three sizes: Like It ($6.09 USD), Love It ($6.49 USD), and Gotta Have It ($6.89 USD).

Oppo Brothers Launch Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, United Kingdom

Oppo Brothers launched their brand in 2014 after creating various sensational flavors in their persoal kitchens. Their newest concoction is a low-calorie vanilla-flavored ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough pieces that contains a record-breaking 60% lower calorie content than its leading competitor. The sweet treat has no artificial colors or flavors and is made with ingredients from natural sources, fresh milk, and cream.

The ice cream, available in 475ml sizes, goes for an RRP of £4.45 ($5.26 USD) and features a 99-calorie count per 100ml scoop. It can be found at major UK supermarkets.

Image by Oppo Brothers

Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Launches Ice Cream Stick Range, Australia

Laneways Sweet, the new ice cream stick range from Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream, includes three indulgent flavors:

  • Salted Pretzel (available in a loose pack or multipack): A center of caramel-flavored ice cream swirled with Murray River salted caramel syrup, encased in a layer of salted vanilla ice cream, packed full of baked cookie crumbs, all coated in milk chocolate with salted pretzel pieces.

  • Rocky Road (available in multipack): A center of marshmallow-flavored ice cream swirled with Derwent Valley raspberry syrup, encased in a layer of chocolate ice cream laced with salty peanuts, all coated in milk chocolate with more peanuts.

  • Triple Choc Cookie (available in multipack): A center of chocolate ice cream swirled with chocolate syrup, encased in a layer of creamy white chocolate flavored ice cream full of brownie pieces, all coated in milk chocolate and cookies.

Rocky Road and Salted Pretzel are available nationwide at leading supermarkets, whereas Triple Choc Cookie is a Woolworths exclusive. The 4-pack (360ml) is sold for $9.50 AUD ($6.36 USD), and the loose pack is $4.70 AUD ($3.15 USD).


Desi’s Choice Launches Family Pack Kulfi and Matka Kulfi, Canada

Desi’s Choice recently released two new products just in time for Diwali. The leading South Asian ice cream company’s new Family Pack Kulfis (with flavors Mango, Pista, and Falooda) features smaller and original-sized Kulfis to suit the whole family’s appetites.

The brand’s other new release, Matka Kulfi, is nothing short of a showstopper. Served in cool clay pots, these Matkas are perfect for a dessert on the go (or at home) and come in Alphonso Mango, Pista, and Rabri Malai flavors.

Both products can be found at Save On Foods and other major retailers.

Image by Desi’s Choice

Van Leeuwen Launches Vegan Banana Bread Pudding Ice Cream in Sprout Stores, United States

Another dose of flavor from NYC! Van Leeuwen, an NYC brand that started in a yellow truck in 2008, says its mission is to make good ice cream that makes its customers feel good. They've created a variety of flavors to cater to their customer's health needs, whether they're strictly vegan or dairy lovers.

With partner Sprouts, the company recently launched a new pint flavor, Vegan Banana Bread Pudding, and ice cream bars (Black & White Layer Cake and Strawberry Shortcake):

  • Vegan Banana Bread Pudding (with Fudge Swirls) Pint: Vegan banana ice cream, fudge swirls, and brown sugar bread bites.

  • Black & White Layer Cake Nostalgia Bar: Chocolate ice cream wrapped in vanilla ice cream dunked in chocolate cookies.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Nostalgia Bar: Strawberry ice cream wrapped in vanilla ice cream dunked in strawberry cookies.

They’re now exclusively available in 390 Sprout store locations across 23 states. The 414ml pint is priced at $6.99 USD, and the four-count nostalgia bars are available for $7.99 USD.

Image by Van Leeuwen

Got a new ice cream launch or flavor and would like to be featured in our next dairy ice cream round-up? Email Andrea Montreuil from Innodelice at with more details.



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