What’s New in February: Vegan Ice Cream Innovations

Updated: Mar 29

As we bring the month of romance to a close, let’s take a look at some of the most stand out plant-based frozen desserts to hit our freezers this February!


Our February Vegan Pick Of The Month is by ‘Nth Wonder’ who have brought a brand new nut-base to the vegan ice cream industry through their collaboration with FairFlavor. Click below or keep scrolling to find out which nut they are using!


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PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONS / RENOVATIONS

SNÖ Launches First Oat-Based Bar in Canada

Vegan frozen dessert brand and Innodelice Partner, SNÖ based in Canada, have added a decadent new oat-based bar to their plant-based portfolio. Mixed with raspberry puree and coated in a crunchy 70% layer of chocolate with added raspberry pieces, the crunchy raspberry bar is soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free to ensure it remains highly accessible for a wide range of Canadian consumers. They can be found in select stores across Canada from $6.99 for a pack of 3 x 90mL bars.

Image by SNO




Wondermilk Technology Aims to Bridge Taste Gap Between Dairy and Non-Dairy

US Company, So Delicious, owned by Danone, has just launched a new range of non-dairy frozen dessert pints and cones called ‘Wondermilk’. The range was created using new technology that mimics the flavour and texture properties of animal-based dairy products with the goal of closing the taste gap between dairy and dairy-free ice creams.

There are 5 flavours of pints available in retail for approximately $5.29 USD: Vanilla, Chocolate Cocoa Chip, Cookies & Creme, Buttery Pecan, and Strawberry. The two cone multipacks are available at $6.49 a box in Vanilla Peanut Sundae (vanilla flavoured with crunchy peanut toppings and chocolate swirls), and Salted Caramel Sundae (salted caramel flavour and chocolate swirls) flavours. Every pint is Vegan Certified, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.


Image by Green Queen via So Delicious

Jude’s Gift Boxes Feature New Plant-Based Strawberry Flavour

Appearing on digital shelves on February 1st, Jude’s in the UK launched their new strawberry flavour on their online gift shop. The strawberry pint was exclusively available in Jude’s gift boxes online and was featured alongside 5 other ice cream tubs, a recipe book and a branded tote bag for £48.99 (approx. $66 USD).

The brand only made 250 pints of the limited edition flavour and it can be ordered via the Custom Gift Box bundle of their website. Designed to be a perfect Valentine’s Day or Mother's Day gift, the new launch comes as the brand announces one of its goals to make half of its range into plant-based offerings by 2025. Currently, they have about 25% plant-based options for non-dairy ice cream lovers. Image by Vegan Food and Living via Jude's



Peters New Plant-Based Drumstick for Australian Summer

Australian Ice Cream Brand, Peters, has launched a plant-based version of its fan-favourite Drumstick that apparently tastes exactly like the real thing! The Drumstick Plant Based Classic Vanilla is presented in a crispy wafer cone with a chocolate tip and the vanilla base is topped with rich chocolate and crunchy peanuts. It is now available in Woolworths and Cole’s freezers nationwide for approximately $8 AUD (about $5 USD).


Image by 7News via Peters

Nature's Heart and Sorbetto Team Up to Produce New Vegan Line

Health-focused Ecuadorian brand, Nature’s Heart has teamed up with ice cream parlour, Sorbetto to present a new range of vegan ice cream flavours made with some of the products

that Nature's Heart sells such as almond milk, nuts etc. The three new flavours: Dark Chocolate Brownie, Pistachio, and Cookies & Cream, have been formulated and produced by Sorbetto, who launched their own line of vegan ice creams mid-pandemic in 2020. The new pints in collaboration with Nature's Heart are now available nationwide in Ecuadorian supermarkets as of February, 2022.

Image by El Universo



NEW & SURPRISING FLAVOURS / SHAPES

Nth Wonder and FairFlavor Bring World First Kenari Nut-Based Vegan Gelato to Indonesian Market

Dairy-free gelato brand, ‘Nth Wonder’ along with Indonesian food tech company, FairFlavor Foods, have combined forces and developed a new Kenari nut based vegan ice cream which can boast zero cholesterol and 47% less saturated fat than dairy ice cream.

The kenari nuts used are handpicked from the Indonesian rainforest to minimise their environmental impact. The nuts are said to be high in protein and nutrient-dense, and have been used to create four delicious, classic gelato flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Pistachio with new flavours such as Tiramisu, Salted Caramel, Image by Green Queen via Nth Wonder and Coffee planned for release later in the year.


The brand uses brown paper packaging and is working towards the goal of operating with 100% recyclable packaging in the near future. Pints can be found in Indonesian retailers at an approximate price of Rp 139,000 (approximately €8 / 10 USD).



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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