Updated: Mar 3, 2021
Welcome to this month’s What’s New review in the frozen dessert world. Our last ‘What’s New in Ice-Cream?’ article looked at the new product and flavour releases from the summer period, but now as the seasons change, we want to take a look at some of the new ice-cream trends and releases from across the globe. Let’s start with some of the newest launches we have spotted coming from a few major food companies as well as start-ups!
- DREAM BITES -
US brand, Dream Pops have recently added a new innovation to their frozen dessert portfolio with Dream Bites in Mixed Berry and Vanilla flavours. These Bites have a unique, patented geometric-style shape and also fit in line with the vegan trend. They are served in a slim pint with 22 bites of about 5ml each per cup.
They use coconut cream to ensure a creamier consistency and at only 90 calories per serving and less than 5g of sugar, make for the perfect portion-controlled, on-the-go snack. Brand new to the market, Dream Bites are asking consumers to sign-up to hear when they will be available to ship as they are not yet in stock but will be available soon for online delivery.
- GALLIVANT MAWA -
Mawa is most similar to curd in English and is made from dried evaporated milk solids for use in sweet desserts. Gallivant have taken this popular South Asian ingredient and combined it with already popular flavours such as Matcha, Coffee, and Cardamom to name a few, to create incredible-tasting pints of ice-cream which they boast as being made from 100% ethically sourced, honest and real ingredients from around the world. Each pint of ice-cream is priced at US$9 on their online store.
- AMUL CAMEL ICE CREAM -
With so many animal and plant-based milks available on shelves today, it is no surprise that we would start to expand our search for new milks. Amul, an Indian brand, has created a new range of products made from camel milk including camel milk ice-cream.
The ice-cream is made from 100% camel milk and contains only 4.4% fat with no added flavours or colours.
They claim that camel milk is a source of natural insulin-like protein and can help manage the sugar levels in the blood, which can be hugely beneficial for those with diabetes as it said to help with not only its management, but also its prevention. In comparison to other milks, it is most similar to whole cow's milk in terms of calories, protein and carb content.
Amul’s Camel ice-cream has been launched nationwide in India in a Jumbo Cup (125ml) at MRP Rs.30/- (€0.34 / US$0.40).
PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONS
- MESSINA and PETER'S GELATO BARS -
For the first mention of this category, we look to a collaboration between Gelato Messina and Peters Ice Cream (a company of UNILEVER) who have recently released 3 new gelato bars in Coles and other grocery stores in Australia.
The combination of a biscuit base, ice-cream with a liquid core, and a chocolate covering places them right in the middle of the premium indulgence treat category.
There are 3 drool-worthy flavours in 100ml packs to choose from - Chocolate Hazelnut, Espresso Dulce de Leche and Strawberry Cheesecake which has lemon-infused gelato - and they are priced in a four pack for AU$10 (€6.15 / US$7.30) each.
- YASSO SANDWICHES -
Yasso, better known in the US for their Greek Yoghurt Sticks have taken the classic ice-cream sandwich and added their own twist to it by creating a frozen yoghurt sandwich made with Greek yoghurt, a world first in the sandwiches format that comes in three popular flavours: vanilla bean, mint chocolate chip, and peanut butter.
The round sandwich format is becoming trendy due to its more artisanal or indulgent vibe. The brand boasts 100-140 calories per sandwich and 4g of protein, retailing at US$5.99 (€5) per 4 pack in the US. Consumers can purchase them from their online store or at select Target stores.
- BEN & JERRY'S DOUGH-LICIOUS PIZZA -
Ben & Jerry’s in the Australian market have been launching new products as part of their fast-food series, and the ice-cream pizza is the newest in the range following their ice-cream burger earlier this year. Based on the classic and ever-popular cookie dough flavour, the pizza is currently only sold in Ben & Jerry scoop stores in Australia and is not yet available to mass retailers. It is available by the slice or as a whole pizza and consumers will be able to choose their own toppings, just like a regular pizza.
- DANONE YOPRO FROZEN DESSERT -
Another Australian release, this time from Danone, and targeting consumers looking for a higher protein option in their frozen dessert snacks. They have launched a range of Ice Cream-style Dessert Sticks (in packs of 4x135ml selling at AU$12 (€7.40 / US$8.80 per pack in Coles) available in two flavours: mint chocolate and salted caramel.
Danone are seeking to become a type of healthier indulgence with these dessert sticks which offer 10g protein, no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners and are less than 110 calories in each stick.
NEW and SURPRISING FLAVOURS
- COOL HAUS & RITZ -
Another exciting launch in the ice-cream industry this year is the co-branded concoction created by Cool Haus and RITZ Crackers with their winning savoury and sweet combo in a pint of Crackers & Cream.
Made with peanut butter and a crispy Ritz cracker swirl, this limited edition 473ml pint went on sale in the US in September and will be available until stocks last.
- INDOFOOD CHEESE ICE CREAM -
For our next trend of the season, we move to Indonesia who are bravely merging the cheese and ice-cream categories to create Kul-Kul Chizz. Selling at 3,000 IDR (which equals €0.18 / US$0.21), Kul-Kul Chizz is a sweet cheese flavoured ice-cream, a combination which is popular in some Asian countries.
- NESTLÉ SALTED EGG MOCHI -
Finally, we look to Thailand for this last product which capitalises on the mochi trend, not to mention another sweet and savoury combination, to bring us Mochi Vanilla Salted Egg.
Priced at THB 20 (or €0.56 / US$0.67), Nestlé's new creation brings together a typical Japanese flavour combination so that Thai consumers get to experience a little piece of Japanese food culture at home which is particularly welcome during a year where travel has not been possible.
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