Ben & Jerry's Non Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
[1] Non-dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).

Haagen-Dazs Non Dairy
[2] Häagen-Dazs makes non-dairy frozen treats in both cartons and bars (photo © Häagen-Dazs | Facebook),

Bubbies Ice Cream Bites
[3] Bubbie’s uses conventional dairy ice cream in its Ice Cream Bites (photos #3 and #4 © Bubbies’s Ice Cream.

Bubbies Ice Cream Bites
[4] Bubbies ice cream bites; from top left, clockwise, Birthday Cake, Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter.

 

There’s always something new to present for National Ice Cream Month. Here, three recommendations for both dairy and non-dairy ice cream.
 
 
NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM FROM THE ICE CREAM KINGS

Lactose intolerant? Vegan? Green? Kosher?

Two big-name ice cream producers have created non-dairy lines, and have recently added new flavors to them.

Aside from tasting like the brands’ dairy lines, there’s more to love about these non-dairy treats: They’re environmentally friendly (green).

  • Cows (plus beef cattle and other animals) contribute a significant amount of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
  • By creating ice cream in non-dairy versions, people who prefer to eat plant-based foods can indulge without guilt.
  • The corporate goal is for Ben & Jerry’s to reduce its carbon emissions by a whopping 80% by the year 2050, despite continuing to grow the business and put even greater demands on their factories.
  • One way to help accomplish this is with dairy-free desserts.
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    So try them, even if you’re not in one of the groups of people who must eat non-dairy.

    You may decide to switch, to make your own contribution to reducing climate change.

    A technicality: While we may call these products “non-dairy ice cream,” per the USDA standards they are “non-dairy frozen desserts.”

    To be called “ice cream,” a product has to contain cream.
     
     
    Ben & Jerry’s now has 12 non-dairy ice cream flavors in pints (photo #1).

    Instead of dairy milk, the frozen treats are made with almond milk and are certified 100% vegan.

    Four of Ben & Jerry’s Top 10 flavors are recreated for the non-dairy line.

    And surprise: No one will know they’re eating non-dairy ice cream unless they see the pint.

    Ben & Jerry’s recipe developers have done a great job in creating a line that both dairy-free eaters and omnivores can embrace.

    For more information visit BenAndJerrys.com.
     
     
    Häagen-Dazs now has seven non-dairy flavors in cartons (not pints, because they’re only 14 ounces), and three types of chocolate-coated bars on a stick (photo #2).

    The products—which, like Ben & Jerry’s, are as delicious as the convention line—use no dairy milks. They are made from a blend of corn syrup, coconut oil and sunflower oil, plus sugar, flavorings and inclusions (cherries, chocolate chips, etc.; the coconut flavors also have coconut cream).

    The line is certified kosher-dairy* by OU.

    Learn more about the line at HaagenDazsUS.com.
     
    BUBBIES

    Last year we wrote about Bubbies Mochi, ice cream bites wrapped in Japanese rice dough.

    Bubbies has ported the idea to cookie-dough-covered ice cream bites, which are equally delightful (photo #3).

    The four flavors include:

  • Peanut Butter Brownie Batter, brownie batter dough covering peanut butter ice cream
  • Strawberry Sugar Cookie Dough, sugar cookie dough covering strawberry ice cream
  • Vanilla Birthday Cake Cookie Dough, birthday cake cookie dough covering vanilla ice cream
  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, chocolate chip cookie dough covering chocolate chip ice cream
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    The line is gluten free, kosher (KSA Dairy), Non GMO and rBST-free.

    Visit BubbiesIceCream.com to learn more.
     
     
    THE HISTORY OF ICE CREAM

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    *It’s made with equipment that also processes dairy products.

      


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