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Ben & Jerry’s 20th Vegan Ice Cream Flavor Is Here. And It’s Bananas. 

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Ice cream firm Ben & Jerry’s is beginning off 2022 with the launch of not one, however two new vegan flavors—bringing its non-dairy taste rely in the US as much as 20 pints. The latest taste is Bananas Foster, which is a wealthy mixture of creamy sunflower butter-based ice cream in a cinnamon and banana-forward taste that’s dotted with crunchy almond toffee, throughout a gooey, salted caramel core. Whereas Ben & Jerry’s typically releases each dairy and non-dairy variations of latest flavors, the Bananas Foster taste is unique to the model’s non-dairy line, becoming a member of Non-Dairy Chunky Monkey because the model’s second banana-based taste. 

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Along side Bananas Foster, Ben & Jerry’s is increasing its non-dairy portfolio additional with the launch of Non-Dairy Growth Chocolatta. One other addition to its “Core” lineup, the brand new non-dairy taste is a recreation of Ben & Jerry’s standard dairy taste of the identical identify and options an almond milk-based ice cream in mocha and caramel flavors dotted with fudge flakes and gluten-free cookies all constructed round a novel gluten-free chocolate cookie core. 

Each new vegan flavors are hitting retailer cabinets now and can retail between $4.49 and $5.79 per pint. 

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Ben & Jerry’s street to twenty vegan ice cream flavors

Ben & Jerry’s has been within the ice cream enterprise for greater than 40 years and the Vermont-based firm is now trying to make a superb portion of its portfolio fully dairy-free to enhance its sustainability metrics and provide its prospects extra selections. In 2016, Ben & Jerry’s started its transition with the launch of its first 4 almond milk-based flavors: PB & Cookies, Espresso Caramel Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Chunky Monkey. Shortly thereafter, Ben & Jerry’s started tackling different fan favorites akin to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cherry Garcia, and Cinnamon Buns, recreating vegan variations with the assistance of almond milk. 

On a mission to grow to be the most important supplier of premium vegan ice cream, in 2020, Ben & Jerry’s turned its innovation towards non-dairy bases and launched an allergen-friendly sunflower butter base, introducing it with three flavors: “Milk” & Cookies, Crème Brûlée Cookie, and Mint Chocolate Cookie. The brand new base can also be featured in Change the Whirled—a vegan taste it launched amid the resurgence of the BLM motion in 2020—made in partnership with skilled soccer participant, racial justice advocate, and vegan Colin Kaepernick.  

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Subsequent-level vegan ice cream

The 2 new vegan flavors, Bananas Foster and Growth Chocolatta, be part of Non-Dairy Karamel Sutra, which Ben & Jerry’s launched as its first vegan remake of a Core taste final yr. In 2021, the model additionally recreated vegan variations of standard movie star associate flavors, together with Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream and The Tonight Dough Starring Jimmy Fallon. Maybe essentially the most iconic remake of all of them is vegan Phish Meals—which Ben & Jerry’s additionally launched final yr. This legendary taste was initially created in tribute to the band Phish and the vegan model is loaded with a housemade gelatin-free marshmallow swirl and fudge fish. 

Over time, Ben & Jerry’s has launched a number of fully new flavors in each dairy and non-dairy varieties, together with Netflix & Chill’d (a favourite of musical artist Lizzo) and its latest addition Mint Chocolate Probability—a taste it launched final month made in partnership with Probability the Rapper. 

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“We’ve come a great distance in our non-dairy choices, now being the primary producer of super-premium non-dairy desserts,” Ben & Jerry’s Taste Guru Craig Koskiniemi advised VegNews in December. “More and more, we’re listening to from our followers that they need extra non-dairy choices, and we wish to present each the flavors our followers love essentially the most within the non-dairy format, in addition to distinctive flavors you’ll be able to solely discover in non-dairy.”  

Along with ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s additionally provides vegan cookie dough bites—the identical ones present in a few of its flavors—in snack packs at retailers nationwide. Exterior of the US, Ben & Jerry’s provides much more vegan flavors, together with climate-themed flavors Un-fudge Our Future (an Australia unique) and Save Our Swirled Now (an unique in the UK). 

For extra about Ben & Jerry’s vegan flavors, learn:

How Ben & Jerry’s Introduced Vegan Marshmallows Mainstream
Ben & Jerry’s: The Inside Scoop on the Enterprise of Vegan Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry’s New Taste Impressed by Probability the Rapper

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