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What’s New in October: Vegan Ice Cream Innovations

As the weather turns colder in many parts of the world, exciting new products are debuting in the land of plant-based frozen desserts!

Our October Vegan Pick of The Month is Ben & Jerry’s latest vegan ice cream, “This Is Our Whirled.” The sunflower butter-based frozen treat combines vanilla ice cream with three types of chocolate morsels. The best part? You can enjoy it happily, knowing you’re supporting climate change action alongside Torres Strait Islanders.


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NEW TRENDS

Ben & Jerry’s New Vegan Ice Cream Flavour Launches to Battle Climate Crisis, Australia

Ben & Jerry’s new limited-edition vegan ice cream aims to support Torres Strait Islanders fighting the climate crisis. “This Is Our Whirled” is made using sunflower butter and filled with chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies, and chocolate cookie swirls.

The frozen dessert is available at Woolworths, Metcash, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops Australia-wide, with a portion of each sale going to the Our Islands, Our Home Torres Strait Climate Justice Case.



NadaMoo!’s Limited-Edition Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Flavor Returns, United States

Sourced from sustainable, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO ingredients, NadaMoo! dairy-free Pumpkin Pie Flavor returns to shelves. Following its popular introduction last year, the frozen dessert now has a permanent spot in the company’s seasonal rotation.


Featuring a pumpkin purée, pie crust crumbles, and the company’s signature creamy coconut milk base, the frozen treat is priced at $14.00 USD for a 473ml pint.


Twisted Healthy Treats Launches 5 Health Star-Rated Coconut Water Pops, Australia

Australia-based Natural Raw Treats and Twisted Healthy Treats introduce 5 Health Star rated Coconut Water Pops in two amazing flavors, Coconut and Lychee.

This healthy ice pop combines natural Raw C coconut water with Twisted Healthy Treats local manufacturing and market-leading formulation. One hundred percent natural, the treat is available in packs of 4x80ml for RRP $7.50 AUD ($4.99 USD) across all Woolworths Supermarkets and Woolworths Metro stores.


PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONS / RENOVATIONS

Chicana-owned Ice Queen Ice Cream Shop Opens Inaugural Brick and Mortar, United States

Vegan ice cream brand Ice Queen opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront on October 14 in southeast Portland. The brand’s famous ice cream popsicles, known as paletas in Spanish, were initially delivered by the company to customers’ homes, then sold at markets and wholesale.

The plant-based frozen treat Paleta flavors include:

  • Oatchata: Horchata with an oat milk base

  • Partners ‘N Cream: Soy-based cookies and cream bar using organic Newman O cookies

  • Mangonada: Soy-based mango Sherbert style bar swirled with locally made chamoy

  • Fudge: Oat-based fudge bar

  • Fresa: Water-based strawberry bar made with Oregon strawberries

Most are available for $4.00 USD each.



Dear Bella Expands to a Second California Location, United States

Chefs and best friends Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei, owners of Dear Bella Creamery (Hollywood’s first vegan ice cream shop), recently opened another location in Costa Mesa, California.


Although flavors were slowly introduced initially, they have since exploded with innovation. The company’s vegan flavors embrace the owners’ shared Taiwanese-American heritage and include:

  • Mango Chamoy: Fresh mango sorbet with ribbons of chamoy (apricot chili lime jam)

  • Taiwanese Pineapple Cake: Roasted pineapple ice cream with chunks of housemade pineapple-filled shortbread cake

  • Hong Kong Milk Tea: Oak milk ice cream infused with black tea that is traditional to making Hong Kong Milk Tea

Originally featuring mainly coconut bases, Dear Bella now uses a variety that includes oat milk. AAPI-inspired flavors will always be offered on the menu, which is updated seasonally but always includes fan favorites, including the bright blue-hued Cookie Monsta.



Streets Launches a Vegan Version of Golden Gaytime, Australia

Australia-based ice cream brand Streets (owned by Unilever) has launched a non-dairy version of its iconic ice cream snack, Golden Gaytime. The treat combines toffee and vanilla flavored ice cream and is dipped in chocolate before being covered in biscuit pieces.

Streets developed the vegan-friendly alternative after a consumer petition requested the company develop a substitute for its dairy version, which has been sold since 1959.


The new treat is now available nationwide in Australia at major supermarkets such as Coles, IGA, Richies, Drakes, and Romeos with an RRP of $9.50 AUD ($6.32 USD) for a 4x100ml pack of bars.

NEW & SURPRISING FLAVORS / SHAPES


Sophie’s BioNutrients Develops a Non-Allergenic Protein Ice Cream Alternative, Netherlands


Sophie’s BioNutrients, together with the Danish Technological Institute (DTA), has developed a chlorella-based ice cream that offers more nutritional content than most available dairy-free alternatives. The microalgae base is one of the planet's most nutrient-rich and versatile resources and provides plenty of potential in food applications.

One ounce of the chlorella ice cream can double the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12. Sustainably grown and harvested in only three days, chlorella is also an excellent source of iron.


The dairy- and lactose-free ice cream was developed as part of a research project with the hope of becoming a commercial product.

Image by Food Navigator


Got a new frozen dessert and would like to be featured in our next vegan frozen dessert round-up?

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

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