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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Ben & Jerry’s adds non-dairy ice cream

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – You’ve heard of putting almonds in ice cream, but how about almond milk? That’s the key ingredient for Ben & Jerry’s new line of non-dairy ice cream.

The Vermont ice cream maker has created four flavors using a certified vegan almond milk base: the classic Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavors, plus a couple of new ones – Coffee Caramel Fudge and P.B. and Cookies. The P.B. and Cookies variety is a vanilla non-dairy frozen dessert with chocolate sandwich cookies and crunchy peanut butter swirls.

The company has been getting requests for years to make non-dairy ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s Kirsten Schimoler says creating the lineup with a non-dairy base composition that meets consumer expectations was quite a challenge. But, she says, “We nailed it.”

The flavors are available in pints.

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