Oat milk is an unstoppable pressure throughout the plant-based milk class. It’s allergen-friendly, additional creamy, and doesn’t require animal exploitation, making it the proper milk for a lot of events.
Over in Canada, Häagen-Dazs—a Nestlé-owned model—is embracing oat milk as the bottom for its latest line of vegan ice cream.
The newly launched line options three flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter (wealthy chocolate ice cream with creamy peanut butter swirls); Vanilla Raspberry Truffle (vanilla ice cream with raspberry ribbons and truffle items); and Caramel Fudge Chip (caramel ice cream with fudge chips and almond-based caramel ripple).
“We imagine that everybody, regardless of their dietary choice, ought to be capable of take pleasure in Häagen-Dazs,” Juliane Trenholme, Advertising Vice President at Nestlé Canada, mentioned in an announcement.
The brand new Häagen-Dazs oat milk ice cream line—a primary for the model— is offered at most grocery shops throughout Canada.
Häagen-Dazs does vegan ice cream
A New York born model, Häagen-Dazs has been within the ice cream enterprise because the Sixties, and entered the vegan ice cream enterprise again in 2017 with 4 flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, Coconut Caramel, Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle, and Mocha Chocolate Cookie.
In 2018, the model expanded its line to incorporate two bars (Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge and Coconut Caramel Darkish Chocolate) and two extra pints (Crunchy Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies and Crème). The next 12 months, Häagen-Daz additional expanded the road with a Chocolate Fudge bar and a brand new pint taste, Non-Dairy Amaretto Black Cherry Almond Toffee, which it additionally served at scoop outlets for a restricted time.
In 2019, Nestlé bought its US ice cream enterprise—which consisted of Häagen-Dazs, Dreyer’s, Edy’s, Skinny Cow, and Drumstick—for $4 billion to Froneri, a three way partnership it created with European non-public fairness agency PAI Companions. The sale consolidated Nestlé’s US ice cream holdings with Froneri’s current portfolio to create a bigger ice cream firm to compete with Unilever (mother or father firm of Ben & Jerry’s).
Nestlé held onto its Canadian ice cream manufacturers. In 2020, it launched a “plant-based indulgence” line beneath its Drumstick model with Caramel and Vanilla Chocolate Swirl flavors.
For its oat milk entry in Canada, Nestlé determined to maintain the road easy to align with the Häagen-Dazs model ethos. Right here, oats are the primary ingredient as the bottom which is then flavored with chocolate, vanilla and caramel, and elevated with decadent sauces and inclusions.
“Shoppers acknowledge Häagen-Dazs for its creamy texture, easy substances and indulgent flavors which is why we created a brand new plant-based assortment,” Trenholme mentioned.
“Every new taste is made in Canada and is designed for shoppers who desire a plant-based possibility with none compromise on texture or style,” she mentioned.
The rise of dairy-free ice cream
Vegan ice cream corporations resembling NadaMoo! and So Scrumptious have been churning out dairy-free concoctions for years however numerous conventional dairy manufacturers have diversified their choices in recent times.
Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s is the ice cream model that has achieved essentially the most with regards to including vegan choices, beginning with a four-flavor debut of almond milk-based pints in 2016. Since then, the corporate has expanded its vegan ice cream portfolio to greater than 20 flavors globally, together with dairy-free variations of its traditional flavors resembling Phish Meals, Americone Dream, and extra.
In 2020, Ben & Jerry’s additional innovated the vegan ice cream area with the discharge of a singular sunflower butter base, which it featured in “Milk” & Cookies, Crème Brûlée Cookie, and Mint Chocolate Cookie flavors.
Most not too long ago, Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with activists and icons, resembling Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay, to craft new vegan flavors.
Breyers has additionally dipped into dairy-free in recent times, with the 2017 launch of two almond milk-based flavors: Oreo Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Peanut Butter. In 2021, the Unilever-owned model expanded the road to incorporate two extra almond milk variations of its iconic Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chocolate Chip flavors.
Unilever’s exploration of the vegan ice cream area continued with Magnum, beneath which it launched Non-Dairy Traditional and Non-Dairy Almond vegan ice cream bar flavors in 2019. Expansions to this line included a Sea Salt Caramel taste and mini variations of Magnum’s vegan choices.
Like Häagen-Dazs, corporations are persevering with to be taught on oat milk—which has seen a increase in reputation in recent times. This week, vegan firm Oatly expanded its oat milk-based ice cream flavors with two thrilling choices: Banana Cut up and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Accessible at Entire Meals Markets, Schnucks, and Albertsons nationwide, the 2 new flavors be part of Oatly’s vegan ice cream lineup that features flavors resembling Fudge Brownie, Salted Caramel, Raspberry Swirl, and extra.