Ice cream brand Van Leeuwen recently launched its seasonal fall Harvest Specials flavors which includes three oat milk-based options. Inspired by the crops of fall, Van Leeuwen’s new vegan flavors are Bourbon Vanilla Apple Crisp (bourbon apple jam mixed into vanilla ice cream with brown sugar oat crumble); Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll (pumpkin ice cream dotted with vegan cinnamon rolls, spiced with a pinch of nutmeg, and swirled with cinnamon caramel); and Peanuts, Pretzels & Stout (stout-spiked ice cream with peanut brittle and praline pretzel pieces). The new flavors are available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops in Los Angeles and New York and the Bourbon Vanilla Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll are available for purchase as pints, while supplies last, at select grocery stores nationwide.
Founded as a truck in Brooklyn in 2008, the brand now operates 22 scoop shops in New York City and Los Angeles. In 2013, Van Leeuwen added its first coconut-based vegan ice cream in two flavors (chocolate and vanilla). It has since innovated its offerings to include an entire vegan lineup with flavors such as Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Toasted Coconut Blondie, with special flavors previously offered in honor of various holidays such as Earth Month and Popeye’s 90th Birthday.