Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, an artisan ice cream brand with scoop shops throughout the United States, will debut its first vegan ice cream line nationwide on March 14. The brand has offered a plant-based Dark Chocolate Truffle flavor in the past, but the new line will add three dairy-free, coconut cream-based flavors to its menu: Cold Brew Coffee with Coconut Swirl; Texas Sheet Cake; and Roasted Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam. The cold brew flavor features Slingshot Coffee-infused sorbet with coconut cream swirls. The Texas Sheet Cake flavor features chocolate cake crumbles, bittersweet fudge, and rich cocoa. The peanut butter flavor features creamy peanut butter, a pinch of sea salt, and swirls of sweet strawberry jam. “Forget that these flavors are dairy-free—it’s about the ingredients, the body and texture just like any of our other ice creams,” Founder Jeni Britton Bauer said. “And they are every bit as satisfying and craveable as everything else we make.” Vegan ice cream options are expanding exponentially, some from non-vegan brands. In 2019 alone Magnum launched its dairy-free dipped bars in the US, Ben & Jerry’s added two new vegan flavors to its offerings, and So Delicious recently unveiled its first line of oat milk-based ice creams.
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