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What’s New in October: Dairy Ice Cream Innovations

As we’re staring down the year’s final month, numerous ice cream brands are preparing us to celebrate the holiday season.

One such brand, Frozen Farmer, has teamed up with Lumistella Co., home to The Elf on the Shelf, to “put a cool spin on Santa's favorite treat.” Chosen as our Pick of the Month, the first The Elf on the Shelf Santa's Cookies Ice Cream is sure to delight! Check out more about this fun treat – plus many others – by diving into the content below!


Frozen Farmer’s The Elf on the Shelf Santa's Cookies Ice Cream Debuts! United States

Teamwork between Lumistella Co., home to The Elf on the Shelf, and The Frozen Farmer has resulted in a cool new creation: the first The Elf on the Shelf Santa's Cookies Ice Cream! This limited-edition ice cream is available in two formats:

  • The Elf on the Shelf Santa's Cookies Ice Cream: Rich and creamy sweet vanilla ice cream churned and loaded with red and green sugar cookie crumbles

  • The Elf on the Shelf Santa's Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches: Loaded with rich and creamy red and green sugar cookie ice cream nestled between two mouth-watering, glistening sugar-sprinkled sugar cookies

The 473 mL pint costs $6.99USD, whereas the pack of 4x4oz(473mL) sandwiches costs $7.49USD. Look for them at nearly 2,100 Kroger stores nationwide.

Publix Releases 9 Limited-Time Holiday Flavors, United States

With its debut of nine limited-edition ice cream flavors, nationwide grocery store chain Publix has something that will appeal to all!

  • Caramel Mountain Tracks®: Toffee-flavored ice cream with ribbons of Mackinac caramel dotted with praline pecans and milk caramel turtles

  • Deep Dish Apple Pie: Apple-flavored ice cream swirled with brown sugar-cinnamon sauce, pieces of real apple, and sugar-rolled pie crust

  • Eggnog: Rich eggnog ice cream with a kiss of nutmeg

  • Marshmallow, Candy Cane & Cookie Blast: Marshmallow-flavored ice cream with bits of candy cane and a chocolate cookie swirl

  • Pecan Turtle Fudge®: Butter pecan ice cream with swirls of Mackinac butter pecan fudge, pecan fudge chunks, and roasted pecans

  • Peppermint Stick: Luscious vanilla ice cream with festive bits of peppermint candy

  • Pumpkin Pie: Pumpkin pie-flavored ice cream with swirls of whipped cream and buttery-flavored pie crust pieces

  • Santa’s White Christmas®: The classic flavor of Barnie’s® Santa’s White Christmas® coffee delightfully mixed with cocoa espresso flakes

  • Snickerdoodle: Brown butter-flavored ice cream with cinnamon graham crumb swirls and graham cookie pieces

All flavors are in quart-size cartons, except Peppermint Stick, Pumpkin Pie, and Santa’s White Christmas, which are only available in the half-gallon size.

Regardless of what you want to try, you’ll need to hurry! All the flavors are available only while supplies last!

New and Returning Flavors from My/Mochi! United States

Just in time for the holiday season, the world's largest mochi ice cream producer, My/Mochi, has new frozen treats to appeal to ice cream lovers!

Cool Peppermint mochi ice cream – returning for another season – is a sensational combination of creamy peppermint ice cream with minty bits wrapped in sweet, pillowy mochi rice dough.

And making its debut is Cookie Dough, which wraps cookie-flavored ice cream, chocolatey chips, and chunks of real cookie dough in the brand's signature mochi. Sure to be a cookie lover's favorite!

Containing only 80-90 calories, the ice cream treats are available at select retailers nationwide for an average price of $5.99USD for a six-count (35g) box.

Revival of Boo Batter Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery! United States

Starting October 1, Cold Stone Creamery’s Boo Batter™ Ice Cream, a pitch-black version of their famous Cake Batter Ice Cream®, returned! The fan-favorite flavor was featured in the Treat or Treat™ Creation™, combining popular trick-or-treat candies with ice cream!

Available until October 31, the treat featured Boo Batter™ Ice Cream (darkly colored Cake Batter Ice Cream) mixed with trick-or-treat favorites KIT KAT®, Halloween OREO® Cookies, and M&M'S®. An orange waffle cone or bowl could be added on to experience the full effect of this fun and festive Creation™!

Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Unveils Two Decadent Additions to the ‘Laneway Sweets’ Range, Australia

Two newcomers are joining Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream’s ‘Laneway Sweets’ range: Golden Blondie stick and a Jam Doughnut tub!

The Golden Blondie stick features a core of white chocolate-flavored ice cream swirled with caramelized white chocolate syrup and enrobed in a layer of caramel-flavored ice cream packed with blondie pieces. A final coating of golden chocolate embellished with even more blondie pieces creates a multi-sensory experience. The Jam Doughnut Ice Cream blends delectable doughnut-flavoured pieces with the creamy decadence of cinnamon-infused ice cream. Swirls of raspberry syrup complete the indulgent flavor! Look for the Golden Blondie sticks in 360mL multipacks of four (RRP $9.50AUD/$6.06USD) at leading supermarkets and in single-serve packs (RRP $5.00AUD/$3.17USD) at participating convenience stores. The Jam Doughnut Ice Cream is available in a 1L tub (RRP $12AUD/$7.65USD) at the same locations.

New Baileys Ice Cream is Launching! United States

A partnership between Sara Lee and Bailey’s is launching just in time for the festive season!

Bailey’s Irish Cream Ice Cream contains the chocolatey vanilla flavors of Baileys and rich and smooth ice cream with rivers of caramel. Although the creation features all the flavor of an Irish whisky, it’s non-alcoholic so the whole family can enjoy it!

Pick up one (or more!) of the 475ml Sara Lee Baileys Ice Cream tubs at Coles for $10.50USD.

Baskin-Robbins' October Flavor of the Month: Apple Cider Donuts, United States

Baskin-Robbins’ all-new seasonal flavor, Apple Cider Donut, debuted as the October Flavor of the Month! Packed with baked apple cider-flavored donut pieces and cinnamon sugar swirls, the flavor promised to be “as delicious as the farm stand treats that inspired it.”

While at Baskin-Robbins, hopefully you checked out the returning fan-favorite, Zombie Unicorn Cake! Made with an OREO®** crumb-coated cone and cake base, dark chocolate ears, a ghoulish green mane made of icing, and drips of piping gel “blood," this cake came dressed the part. You could make it uniquely yours by customizing it with your favorite cake and ice cream flavor!

A 6” round cake (serves 6-8) costs $24.99USD, whereas the 9” round (serves 12-16) costs $34.99USD.

Tillamook Announces New Limited-Edition Holiday Ice Cream Flavors! United States

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is launching two new ice cream flavors for the holiday season! Like the brand’s current product line, the two debuts contain more cream, less air, and consistently high-quality ingredients.

Peppermint Bark is made with a base of peppermint ice cream sprinkled with candy cane bits and white chocolate chip chunks. Holiday Sugar Cookie packs chunks of sugar cookie dough rolled up in cookie dough ice cream.

The limited-edition flavors are available nationwide at Target, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Publix, and many other grocery stores.

Bubbies Launches Limited-Edition Holiday-Inspired Mochi Ice Cream Flavors, United States

Three limited-edition holiday-themed mochi ice cream flavors are the latest from Bubbies Ice Cream!

  • Gingerbread Mochi Ice Cream: Sweet, spice, and everything nice! This premium gingerbread ice cream features the taste of ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and molasses, all housed inside pillowy-soft mochi dough.

  • Red Velvet Mochi Ice Cream: A fan-favorite flavor in a delightful, bite-sized package. Enjoy the creamy decadence of red velvet ice cream wrapped in signature mochi dough for the ultimate holiday indulgence.

  • Peppermint Candy Mochi Ice Cream: The super-premium peppermint candy ice cream inside Bubbies’ perfectly chewy mochi transports you to winter wonderland paradise after just one bite!

Find them online ($14.00USD for six pieces or 35g) and in major US 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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