Ghirardelli presents vegan ice cream for the first time

After 169 years, Ghirardelli is finally serving vegan scoops of ice cream.

The gourmet chocolate and ice cream chain has launched vegan vanilla ice cream from the plant-based frozen dessert brand Coconut Bliss.

Organic coconut milk ice cream contains only a handful of ingredients, including Madagascar vanilla bean.

The Oregon-based ice cream company offers a variety of frozen treats in the form of pints, bars, sandwiches, soft dishes, and cups.

Coconut Bliss is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly. In addition to being dairy-free, he feeds his office with renewable energy. In 2019, it launched its own plant-based packaging. “For most plastics, the source of carbon is petroleum, we wanted to shift our packaging to more renewable materials,” Megan Miller, head of sustainability at Coconut Bliss, said in a declaration.

Instead of petroleum-based resin, the company’s pint packaging is mostly derived from sugarcane bales.

Vegan ice cream

Studies show that the global dairy-free ice cream industry is booming. According to a study by Grand View report, the vegan ice cream market could be worth $ 1.2 billion by 2025.

Ghirardelli is the latest dessert company to offer vegan ice cream in response to growing consumer demand.

Earlier this year, Dairy Queen launched vegan ice cream bars across the country. Non-dairy dill bars are a twist on the chain’s classic dill bars. They feature a coconut cream base and a chocolate flavored coating.

Popular ice cream brands Baskin-Robbins and Ben & Jerry’s have also increased their dairy-free ice cream offerings in stores lately.

The former launched its very first ice cream made from oat milk in April. It released the limited edition flavor – Non-Dairy Strawberry Streusel – in its scoop stores. The vegan flavor includes strawberry, cinnamon granola, and crumbly streusel in a creamy oat milk base.

Vermont ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s launched its first four plant-based flavors in 2016. Since then, it has steadily increased its non-dairy flavors, which include almond milk and butter bases. sunflower. Its latest flavor, Karamel Sutra Core, marks its 17th dairy-free flavor. It also still has several dairy-free options available in its physical locations.

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