Ben & Jerry’s Joins Forces with Netflix to Launch New Vegan Ice Cream Flavor
Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor comes in a vegan version made with almond milk! The famous ice cream company has joined forces with Netflix to launch its Netflix & Chilll’d flavor, which features peanut butter ice cream with fudge brownies and salty pretzel swirls. Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement:
We are flipping our lids over our newest Netflix pints. We’ve teamed up with Netflix to churn up something extra special. And just like with Netflix, there’s something in this pint for everyone.
Ben & Jerry’s debuted its first vegan flavors, plant-based Chunky Monkey, P.B. and Cookies, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie, in 2016. More delectable Ben & Jerry’s dairy-free ice creams, including Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Animal Cluster, joined the lineup as recently as February last year.
August 1 saw the release of the first Baskin-Robbins dairy-free flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Extreme. The vegan flavors took two years to develop. Jeanne Bolger, director of research and development at Baskin-Robbins, stated:
It was important for us to take the time to get it right. Both flavors are so smooth and indulgent, and the final product delivers the incredible quality that our customers have come to expect from any Baskin-Robbins ice cream. We’re very proud of the result.
This March, dairy dessert brand Alden’s Organic will also add plant-based ice cream to its lineup. The Oregon-based company plans to release a whopping nine vegan options—seven pints and two ice cream sandwiches! Joelle Simmons, Alden Organic’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, said:
Consumers are craving a dairy-free option that actually delivers an exceptional flavor filled experience. We saw an opportunity and worked through 29 variations to develop a more progressive, organic, dairy-free recipe that upholds the high standards of our famous ice cream.
Made with brown rice, oat flour, coconut oil, and pea protein, the ice cream will come in Caramel Almond Crunch, Muddy Brownie, Cookie Crumble, and other flavors. Consumers can look for the exciting new choices at Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and National Co+Op.