Iconic ice cream brand Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc., founded in 1918, released its first line of oat milk-based vegan ice cream this week. The oat milk-based line (called “Perry’s Oats Cream”) comes in seven flavors: Apple Strudel, Blueberry Pancake, Coconut Caramel, Oat Latte, Peanut Butter Coffee Cake, Peanut Butter & Cookies, and Snickerdoodle. “For more than 100 years, we have brought innovative flavors to our ice cream line, using only fresh cream and milk,” Perry’s CEO Robert Denning said. “However, we recognized today’s consumers have a growing desire for great tasting, plant-based frozen desserts. Simply stated, not everyone has been able to enjoy Perry’s ice cream due to lactose intolerance and other dietary choices until now.” To make its oat-based ice cream, Perry’s uses Milked Oats made by Elmhurst 1925—a former New York City dairy processor that, in 2017, transitioned to “milking” oats, almonds, cashews, and other plant-based foods to make vegan milk using its proprietary process. All seven flavors of Perry’s Oats Cream are now available online and at Wegmans, Top Markets, and Lexington Co-op stores on the East Coast. Two flavors (Apple Strudel and Blueberry Pancake) will be sold at Perry’s scoop shops this spring.
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