Ben & Jerry’s knows there is nothing foolish about the dairy-free trend. Non-dairy pints now make up 20 percent of their product line thanks to this year’s annual product release. Vegan cousins of two more fan favorites, Cinnamon Buns and Peanut Butter Half Baked, have been welcomed into their frozen dessert collection.
“When our fans asked for non-dairy,” Ben & Jerry’s assistant brand manager Nelia Horikawa told VegNews, “we listened. We’re always working to bring Ben & Jerry’s fans the latest and greatest flavors.”
Two years ago they announced their starting non-dairy pint line-up with Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and P.B. & Cookies. That initial launch met with such fanfare that they released non-dairy versions of Caramel Almond Brittle, Cherry Garcia, and Coconut Seven Layer Bar last year. And this year Cinnamon Buns and Peanut Butter Half Baked round out the non-dairy collection for a total of nine sweet options.
Ben & Jerry’s New Non-Dairy Pint Details
We’ve got the scoop on each new flavor, including ingredients, certifications, pricing and availability.
Ingredient and Allergen Information
Cinnamon Buns is a Cinnamon Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Cinnamon Bun Dough & a Cinnamon Streusel Swirl.
Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), liquid sugar (sugar, water), coconut oil, sugar, corn syrup solids, wheat flour, soybean oil, corn syrup, pea protein, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin, salt, baking soda, natural flavor (coconut), guar gum, locust bean gum. Allergy information: contains almonds, wheat, coconut and soy. May contain other tree nuts. [See Certifications information below.]
Peanut Butter Half Baked is a Chocolate & Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Fudge Brownies & Gobs of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), liquid sugar (sugar, water), wheat flour, coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sugar, brown sugar, peanuts, cocoa (processed with alkali), peanut butter (peanuts), soybean oil, pea protein, cocoa powder, corn syrup, peanut oil, sunflower lecithin, salt, corn starch, guar gum, locust bean gum, vanilla extract, baking soda, natural flavor (coconut), soy lecithin, barley malt. Allergy information: contains almonds, wheat, coconut and soy. May contain other tree nuts. [See Certifications information below.]
Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy pints are certified vegan, and carry the promises of non-GMO ingredients, fairtrade support, and responsibly sourced packaging.
Despite the lack of a milk warning on their allergy information, these pints do have a Kosher DE certification. This means that they are produced on “dairy equipment,” but likely have rigorous cleaning and allergen protocols between batches. Contact Ben & Jerry’s to discuss their manufacturing processes if you are dealing with a sensitive or severe allergy.
These new flavors are reportedly rolling out to stores and scoop shops across the United States now. All nine of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream pints have a suggested retail price of $5.99.
Select Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy pint flavors are also available in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. But there is no word yet on if these two new flavors will be landing in countries outside of the United States.