What’s New in April: Dairy Ice Cream Innovations

Updated: May 9

Lots of global innovations in the dairy ice cream industry this month and we have captured some of them below for you to browse through.


Our April Dairy Pick Of The Month is the new range by hip-hop artist E-40 who has released 6 new flavours created using solar power and avoiding the dairy hormone, rBST. Read more below on this and the many other new flavours and launches this month!


In this article, you will read about:


NEW TRENDS

Mochi Made With Frozen Greek Yoghurt, USA

Our freezers are no strangers to ice cream mochi these days but Colorado-based Greek Yoghurt company, Yasso have now incorporated Frozen Greek Yoghurt Mochi into their line of product range.

The new product sees frozen greek yoghurt wrapped in sweet rice dough and comes in 4 flavours for US consumers: chocolate, vanilla, mango, and strawberry.

Each gluten-free mochi has only 80 calories and can be found for sale online through the Yasso store as well as select retailers across the US for an RRP of $5.99 USD (or €5.62) per pack of 6.


Image by Food Business News via Yasso

Solar Powered Ice Cream Pints Made by Hip Hop Star, USA

Proudly 100% black-owned ice cream brand, Goon With The Spoon is led by hip-hop artist, E-40 who has recently released 6 new flavours under the range which is set to be available at select stores across the US very soon.

Cookie Dough, Bourbon Vanilla, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate, and Salted Caramel are the 6 flavours released, all of which feature dairy that does not contain the artificial growth hormone, rBST.

The pints, which are not yet available to purchase from the online store, are also said to have been created using solar power processes.


Image by Vibe via Goon With The Spoon

PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONS / RENOVATIONS

M&M's Add Chills to Belgian Freezers, Belgium


In partnership with the Belgian Icecream Group, M&M’s by Mars have launched two new SKU’s of ice cream novelties called ‘M&M’s Chills’. The new launch, which comes in two flavours: Peanut, and Salted Caramel, is available in boxes of nine pralines at an RRP of €5.49 (or $5.85 USD) per box. Belgian consumers will be able to find the new Chills in retailers and cinemas across the country.


Image by Retail Detail via Mars

New Berry Mochi Flavour by Natrel, Canada


Natrel have released a new mochi flavour for Spring. Made with raspberry ice cream and wrapped in a slightly sweet rice dough, each piece is only 65 calories and without any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives included.


The new Raspberry flavour will join Vanilla, Triple Chocolate, and Mango in the brand’s range of ice cream mochi which is now available in packs of 6 for $6.49 CAD (or $5 USD / €4.76) on average in select retailers across Canada.

Image by Marysol Giguere, LinkedIn via Natrel

Two New Decadent Low Calorie Flavours, UK

Just in time for Summer, Oppo Brothers are giving UK consumers two brand new low-calorie ice-cream flavours:

  • Strawberry Cheesecake: 88 calories (per 100ml) of slow-churned, vanilla cheesecake ice cream made from fresh milk and rich Irish cream cheese with ripples of handmade strawberry swirl & buttery shortbread pieces throughout

  • Vanilla Caramel Brownie: 81 calories (per 100ml) of velvety vanilla ice cream incorporating swirls of golden caramel swirl and soft Belgian chocolate truffle bits.

The 475ml tubs can be found in freezers in Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, Booths and Wholefoods at an RRP of £4.50 (or $5.67 USD / €5.32).

Image by About Manchester via Oppo Brothers

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Ice Cream, USA

When Life Gives You Lemons is the name of the new limited edition ice cream pint at Trader Joe’s in the US. Created as an homage to lemons, the new flavour is a sweet, creamy, and tart lemon ice cream with a lemon swirl and shortbread cookie bits throughout. It can be found in the frozen dessert section at Trader Joe’s stores across the US for $3.49 USD per pint.

Image by Trader Joe's

Spanish Retailer Launches Hazelnut Mini Boom Sticks, Spain

Another exciting retailer launch but this time from the Spanish market. Mercadona’s new Mini Boom ice cream sticks are said to be inspired by the taste of the iconic 'Kinder Bueno' bar.


Featuring a white chocolate coating filled with crunchy chopped biscuit and hazelnut pieces, an 8-pack of Mini Boom’s sells in store and online at Mercadona for €2.55 (or $2.72 USD / £2.16).

Image by Mercadona

Perry's New Launches for Foodservice and Retail, USA

Perry’s have recently released a new range of flavours for both the retail and foodservice channels across the US. In retail, US consumers will be able to get their hands on the following which are available in Dash’s Market, Shurfine, Tops Markets, Walmart and Wegmans Food Markets.

  • Piece of Cake: Yellow cake ice cream with thick chocolate frosting and pound cake pieces. An 8 pack of pints from their online store will cost $69.99 USD.

  • Chocolate Hazelnut: Chocolate hazelnut ice cream with hazelnut fudge swirls. A 4-pack of 48oz cartons from their online store will cost you $69.99 USD.

  • Caramel Macchiato Barista Bars: Caramel Macchiato flavoured novelty treats in a bar shape. 6 boxes of 6 bars from their online store will cost you $69.99 USD.

For the foodservice channel, Perry’s have also launched 3 new flavours in 3-gallon tubs to go to various scoop shops and restaurants across the country. The available flavours, listed below, cost between $79.99 - $84.99 USD on Perry’s online shop.

  • Blueberry Cheesecake: Cheesecake ice cream with blueberry swirls and cheesecake pieces.

  • Coffee & Donuts: Coffee ice cream with vanilla cream swirls and donut pieces.

  • Blue Moon: A mystery flavour with hints of fruit, spice, and vanilla.


Images by WYRK and Perrys


NEW & SURPRISING FLAVOURS / SHAPES

Baskin Robbins Add Ube to Ice Cream Portfolio, USA


In addition to the new Non-Dairy flavour Baskin Robbins released as part of their rebrand, they have also launched two other dairy flavours:

  • Ube Coconut Swirl: Fusing ube- and coconut-flavoured ice cream with purple ube-flavoured swirls and hints of sweet vanilla.

  • Totally Unwrapped™: Peanut butter and chocolate ice cream come together with fudge-covered pretzels, fudge and caramel covered peanuts, and a salted caramel swirl.

Image by Baskin Robbins



City Food Inspires Häagen-Dazs New City Sweets Line, USA

Häagen-Dazs’ newest collection for 2022 is ‘City Sweets’, inspired by some of the most iconic ingredients and flavours one would grab to eat when out and about in the city. There are 5 new flavours to choose from:

  • Dulce de Leche Churro: cinnamon churro ice cream with dulce de leche sauce and cinnamon churro pieces. Also available in an ice cream bar format.

  • Coffee Chocolate Brownie: coffee ice cream swirled with brownies, espresso chocolate sauce, and crunchy cocoa nibs.

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel: combining peanut butter and chocolate ice creams with crispy lightly salted pretzels. Also available in an ice cream bar format.

  • Summer Berry Cake Pop: strawberry ice cream swirled with sweet cream ice cream mixed with fluffy cake pieces and a tangy raspberry sauce. A waffle version of this is also available in an ice cream bar format.

  • Black & White Cookie: vanilla bean ice cream with soft cookie pieces and swirls of chocolate frosting.

As of April, the new City Sweets range including the bars can be found in most US retailers across the country including Publix, Target and Kroger. The City Sweets pints have an RRP of $5.99 USD with the ice cream bars retailing at approximately $5.49 USD per 3-pack.

Image by Thrillist




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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