A Delectable Delight for Vegan Ice Cream Lovers
Cold Stone Creamery, the renowned ice cream chain, has set a new milestone by launching its first-ever vegan ice cream option: Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert. This exciting addition expands Cold Stone’s menu beyond its existing sorbet flavors, providing a delectable plant-based alternative. Cold Stone, named after its signature granite stone, offers a unique experience where customers can select a base and mix-ins, which are masterfully blended together by the crew.
Vice President of Marketing for Cold Stone’s parent company Kahala Brands, Sara Schmillen, expressed her delight in introducing this plant-based flavor. “We pride ourselves on our high flavor standards. It was important for us to innovate with an equally high quality and well-respected brand like Danone and their Silk Almondmilk product. Our new Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert offers a true ice cream experience without any dairy. Plant-based has never tasted so good, and we know our guests will agree.”
Expanding the Vegan Options at Cold Stone
Not only does Cold Stone offer Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert, but it also provides vegan-friendly options such as a sugar cone and a variety of mix-ins. Customers can indulge in fresh fruit, pie filling, a variety of nuts, as well as sprinkles, pretzels, and Oreo cookie crumbles. This ensures a delightful experience for those seeking a vegan ice cream treat.
Indulge in the New Creation: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk
To celebrate the launch of its first vegan flavor, Cold Stone is introducing a tantalizing creation called “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk” at all its 931 nationwide stores. This delectable offering features Silk’s chocolate vegan ice cream as a base, expertly blended with bananas, peanut butter, and roasted almonds.
Derek Neeley, Vice President of Marketing for Silk at Danone North America, expressed his excitement about this collaboration. “Cold Stone’s creativity and leadership in frozen desserts, combined with our expertise in plant-based dairy alternatives, is a powerful combination that will bring delicious, plant-based desserts to frozen treat lovers across the country.”
Major Ice Cream Chains Embrace Veganism
Cold Stone joins the league of major ice cream chains that are catering to the growing demand for vegan options. Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest ice cream chain, has consistently offered sorbet as a non-dairy alternative. However, in 2019, it took a step further by launching its first vegan ice cream options, made with a base of coconut oil and almond butter. Last year, Baskin-Robbins became the first major chain to introduce oat milk-based ice cream, starting with its flavor of the month: Non-Dairy Strawberry Streusel. This creamy oat milk delight featured strawberries, cinnamon granola, and crumbly streusel and paved the way for more vegan flavors made with oat milk.
While the bigger ice cream chains embrace veganism, smaller chains like Salt & Straw have already been pioneering the dairy-free space for years. Salt & Straw, operating primarily along the West Coast, tantalizes taste buds with their innovative vegan treats. Their “Vegandulgence” menu, available throughout January, showcases creative vegan flavors made from various bases.
This year, Salt & Straw’s Vegandulgence menu offers enticing options like Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (a vegan twist on the medieval delight), Petunia’s Rainbow Sprinkled Babycakes (featuring mini cupcakes from the Portland-based vegan bakery Petunia’s), and Renewal Mill’s Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake (crafted with upcycled flours and crumbled into oat milk-based ice cream).
For more information about vegan ice cream, visit the Ice Cream website.
Remember, when it comes to vegan ice cream, Cold Stone is leading the way, delivering exceptional flavors without compromising on taste or quality. So, whether you’re a committed vegan or simply looking to try something new, why not treat yourself to the indulgent delights of Cold Stone’s vegan ice cream offerings? Your taste buds will thank you!