Vegan News – Ben & Jerry’s Vegan Ice Cream to debut next year
Company co-founder Jerry Greenfield told Metro United Kingdom that the company is now experimenting with dairyless ice cream, using either coconut milk or almond milk as a base.
Good news for anyone who is lactose intolerant, vegan or otherwise eschewing milk.
Ice cream heroes Ben and Jerry’s are making the move into dairy-free vegan ice creams.
Greenfield said: “I think that’s a big thing for Ben & Jerry’s to be doing that”.
Creators of the petition, Jenny Foy and Doug Reed wrote: “For many, Ben & Jerry’s sets the ice cream agenda”. “A nondairy dessert is something we are working on, because everyone has the right to enjoy great dessert”.
“Our Flavor Gurus are always in the lab looking at ways we can bring the fun and indulgence of Ben & Jerry’s to new fans”, said the company’s spokesperson, Kelly Morh, according to Huffington Post. Though the petition failed to garner the full 35,000 signatures, after 27,000 Ben & Jerry’s clearly took the message to heart.
Dairy-free Ben & Jerry’s will be available in the United States in spring next year (2016) and a small later in the UK.
Meanwhile, Ben & Jerry’s has been exploring other options to attract a growing market. And those who live a dairy-free life by choice will no longer have to stare wistfully through the ice cream freezer window at their local bodega or convenience store.