Ben & Jerry’s Officially Releases Three New Non-Dairy Flavors

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Rumors have been circulating, but we now know for sure. Ben & Jerry’s has nearly doubled their Non-Dairy frozen dessert offerings! After last year’s successful introduction of Non-Dairy ice cream flavors, fans clamored for more. They reportedly received emails, tweets, and phone calls requesting a bigger selection of decadent flavors loaded with “everything but the cow.” Ben & Jerry’s has responded with three new Non-Dairy flavors, and this accounts for HALF of their newly released flavor line-up for this year!

Ben & Jerry’s New Non-Dairy Flavors of “Ice Cream”

These new pints are all certified vegan, labeled as non-GMO, and made with a base of almond milk.

Caramel Almond Brittle: We’re going nutty over this idea! The almond base contains salted caramel swirls and pieces of vegan almond brittle.

Ben & Jerry's New Non-Dairy Flavors - Vegan Cherry Garcia, Caramel Almond Brittle and Coconut Seven Layer Bar

Cherry Garcia: Ben & Jerry’s is getting quite vocal about their commitment to dairy-free. And we expect fans to swoon over this Non-Dairy riff on their classic cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes.

Ben & Jerry's New Non-Dairy Flavors - Vegan Cherry Garcia, Caramel Almond Brittle and Coconut Seven Layer Bar

Coconut Seven Layer Bar: The mixologists at Ben & Jerry’s are piling on the flavor. This combination contains coconut, fudge chunks, walnuts and swirls of graham cracker and caramel.

Ben & Jerry's New Non-Dairy Flavors - Vegan Cherry Garcia, Caramel Almond Brittle and Coconut Seven Layer Bar

Special Diet Notes for Ben & Jerry’s New Non-Dairy Flavors

According to the Ben & Jerry’s website, all three of the new Non-Dairy flavors do contain soy (lecithin or oil) and carrageenan. The Cherry Garcia appears to be made without gluten, but it isn’t certified gluten-free. The Coconut Seven Layer Bar does contain wheat-based grahams. And for those who are strictly gluten-free, the Caramel Almond Brittle has a wee bit of barley malt.

Many readers have expressed concern about the production of Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. To the best of our knowledge, it is made in the same facility as their dairy-based ice cream. However, this is what their company says about allergens:

Our policies and procedures are such that if peanuts or tree nuts (almonds, cashews, chestnuts, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts/filberts, macadamias, Brazil nuts, pine nuts) as well as eggs, milk, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, seeds, and lupin are not listed in the ingredient declaration or in an Allergy Information statement in boldface on the package, then the product is safe to consume for persons with allergies to those ingredients.

I did not see milk listed in the allergen statement on their Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts. However, it’s essential to always check the pint ingredients and labeling to verify before consumption. And always contact the company directly if potential cross-contamination is a concern for you.

Ben & Jerry's New Non-Dairy Flavors - Vegan Cherry Garcia, Caramel Almond Brittle and Coconut Seven Layer Bar

See our Honest Review of the 4 Other Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Flavors HERE!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

18 Comments

  1. I also wish I didn’t have carrageenan in them, but I am sooooo excited for a caramel one without coffee! And Cherry Garcia sounds delish. I can’t eat the cashew milk ice cream so I’m thrilled to have more variety with these.

  2. While it’s great that they are releasing more dairy free options I have to admit I wish they were a bit cleaner ingredient wise and made in a dedicated facility. For folks who have a serious dairy allergy this doesn’t help them at all. It seems that they are catering to folks who eat dairy free just as a preference. I will admit that I fall into that later group but still, with companies like Coconut Bliss offering such a stellar product I feel like there’s room for improvement with Ben & Jerry’s. Just my two-cents 😉 I still miss half baked!

    • I agree with you on many counts Lauren. But one thing that I don’t think most people know is most dairy alternatives (including ice cream) aren’t made and packaged in dedicated facilities. Many are actually on shared lines with dairy products even, but strict allergen protocols are followed. Fluid dairy products tend to be easier to transition between for many manufacturers with allergen protocols then say chips, where powders can float or easily get “caught”. Still, it’s always up to the individual to evaluate safety for their needs. Thanks for sharing your feedback!

  3. Cherry Garcia was always a favorite when I use to eat the regular B&J. I saw this a couple weeks ago and I’ve been waiting and watching, for Coconut 7 Layer Bar. I could eat a whole pan of those bars! I wasn’t a fan of the last Dairy Free Ben & Jerry’s I had (didn’t take more than a couple bites and threw it out, just wasn’t a fan) but I’m willing to give these new flavors a chance. Now just hope my store gets them soon.

  4. Ben & Jerry’s keeps missing the mark (I have many issues with that company, but I’m specifically referring to their inferior nondairy ice creams here 😉 )…. So Delicious cashew milk ice creams and Coconut Bliss ice creams reign supreme with non-dairy, in my opinion (and the latter companies actually care about their consumers).

    • I’m with you on the So Delicious cashew milk ice creams Liz. Nothing beats those, as of yet, in my book, too. I like the Coconut Bliss when I’m really in a coconut mood – which happens a fair bit 🙂

  5. Great except for the carrageenan which is supposed to be very for you. But on the positive side, Cherry aGarcia is one of my favorites

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