Ben & Jerry's are launching their non-dairy ice cream in the UK! The ice cream brand released four vegan flavours in the US in 2016, and now they are finally making their way across the Atlantic, in news that is sure to make people who are vegan, dairy or lactose-free very happy.
The ice cream features an almond milk base, but still has the indulgent chocolatey chunks and swirls that Ben & Jerry's is known and loved for. There will initially be three flavours available in the UK – Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Chunky Monkey, plus the new Peanut Butter & Cookies non-dairy ice cream. The new flavour is made with a vanilla non-dairy ice cream base and has crunchy peanut butter swirls and chocolatey sandwich cookies throughout.
There are more vegan Ben & Jerry's flavours available in the United States
"Our fans dared us to go dairy-less… and we did!" Andrea Ball, Ben & Jerry's Flavour Guru, said. "Creating non-dairy ice cream that meets the funky and chunky expectations of Ben & Jerry's fans was quite a challenge. But we're delighted to confirm the long wait is nearly over! Spoons at the ready to dig in."
Not only do the flavours sound delicious, but they are also the first ever non-dairy Fairtrade-certified ice creams to be available in the UK. The new flavours will be available in supermarkets by the end of September and will cost £5.99 a tub.
The non-dairy ice creams will be available in the UK by the end of September
There is a growing number of people following a vegan or dairy-free diet in the UK; research by The Vegan Society found that there were over 542,000 vegans in Great Britain in 2016 - three-and-a-half times more than in 2006.
Celebrities who follow a vegan diet include Pamela Anderson, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, who recently got a tattoo of the vegan food logo to represent her life-long commitment to veganism.
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