When Jessy Gartenstein was 13, she was diagnosed with celiac disease and dairy sensitivity. Since then she has been on a mission to satisfy her sweet tooth without upsetting her stomach. But the ice cream alternatives she found were always packed with refined sugar, gums and artificial ingredients. So she eventually teamed up with Erik Nadeau, a fellow undergrad at University of Chicago, to bring her nice cream dreams to life. And at the age of 23, the pair launched Frönen non-dairy ice cream!
Frönen Expands Nice Cream Line with 2 More Dairy-Free Flavors
When Frönen first launched in mid-2019, they rolled out five classic flavors. Each variety was banana-based and sweetened with honey or maple syrup. Now they have added two more flavors, and are venturing deeper into indulgence.
The new Mint Chip has their classic formula, but they’ve added pure mint extract and cacao nibs, bringing the ingredient count up to six – an all-time high for Frönen. The other new flavor, Peanut Butter Fudge, shuns fruit altogether. This new banana-free formula is richer than the others, and boasts a base of pure peanut butter and coconut cream. See below for the ingredient lists of each flavor and full product information.
Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream Keeps it Nice with 6 Ingredients or Less
Every flavor of Frönen features 6 ingredients or less, with no additives, sugar alcohols, or other funny business. It boasts a homemade vibe, with natural sweetness from bananas and honey or maple syrup.
Ingredients: coconut cream, water, banana, organic honey, madagascar vanilla extract.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 90 calories, 5g fat, 12g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*
Ingredients: banana, water, coconut cream, organic honey, cocoa powder.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 90 calories, 4g fat, 15g carbs, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 2g protein.*
Ingredients: strawberry, coconut cream, banana, organic honey.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 80 calories, 3.5g fat, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*
Ingredients: banana, water, coconut cream, organic honey.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 80 calories, 4g fat, 12g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein.*
Ingredients: banana, coconut cream, water, maple syrup, cinnamon.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 90 calories, 4.5g fat, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein.*
Mint Chip (new in 2020!)
Ingredients: coconut cream, banana, water, organic honey, organic cacao nibs, organic mint extract.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 110 calories, 6g fat, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein.*
Peanut Butter Fudge (new in 2020!)
Ingredients: peanut butter, water, organic honey, coconut cream, himalayan pink salt.*
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving): 200 calories, 15g fat, 17g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 13g sugars, 7g protein.*
Additional Allergen Notes*
According to the company, all of their products are manufactured on lines that process dairy and other tree nuts (besides coconut). Before and after each production run, the machinery is cleaned and then tested to ensure there is no allergen residue on it. After their ice cream is manufactured, it is also tested for allergens to ensure there is no cross contamination. That being said, they cannot guarantee there are no allergen particles in the air in the facility. If you are severely allergic, they recommend not eating their ice cream to be safe.
More Facts on Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Price: $5.99 per pint
Availability: Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream is sold in Whole Foods stores in Chicagoland. They also ship direct to customers throughout the U.S. See their website below for online ordering.
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. The Cinnamon variety is vegan.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Frönen website at eatfronen.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Not Perfect, but great AIP/Paleo option
LOVE the AIP + Paleo compliant ingredients! Previously my go-to was Coconut Bliss. I still think CB is creamier and has a flavor closer to normal ice cream, but they also sweeten with agave syrup, use gums for consistency, and have other small things here and there which strict AIP (autoimmune protocol) consumers just can’t have. I don’t have to worry about any of that with Fronen!
So far I have only tried the Madagascar Vanilla. In my opinion the honey overwhelms the vanilla flavor, hence only 3 stars. I wish they had sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup instead, or even just added more vanilla. It is still a pleasant flavor, though. The consistency is a bit icy, but impressively creamy. In my book the pros outweigh the cons, and Fronen is my new go-to! I look forward to trying other flavors soon!
I really can’t get enough of this stuff… it is so good. I think the peanut butter is outrageous! It’s definitely richer than the others… but so good. Try them all- and follow the directions and let it sit out for a bit. Yum!!
Love all the flavors… so good! I’m curious about the peanut butter. Is it real peanut butter- are peanuts the only ingredient in the peanut butter they use? We are so enjoying Frönen- but I’d like to know details about the actual peanut butter.
Response from Go Dairy Free
Yes, I believe so. Any additional ingredients would have to be listed.
So yummy. I love the chocolate!
Best NON Dairy I have found
I have tried Peanut Butter, Vanilla, and Chocolate. All are great.
If you combine the Chocolate and Peanut Butter it’s like a Peanut Butter Cup.
Love this ice cream
Creamy and made with real food!!! Finally. My absolute favorite brand. Thank you for making this amazing and delicious treat for me and my family.
Banana flavor is overpowering
The chocolate frozen dessert tastes like bananas. I couldn’t taste the chocolate at all. But the consistency is nice and the sweetness is well balanced. Not too bad for dairy-free!
The Peanut Butter is AMAZING!!!
Oh my goodness, I have never tasted anything so fabulous in my life. This flavor is so creamy and indulgent. Just WOW. I tried it at Whole Foods in Indiana last week. I want to try the chocolate next. I plan to mix the two together. Even my daughter who refuses to eat dairy free products absolutely adored it. Thank you Fronen for this amazing product.
amazing product - go buy now!!!!!!
I have always loved ice cream, its a classic and delicious dessert. However, dairy can upset my stomach at times and it is also very high calorie. I originally started buying Halo Top ice cream and don’t get me wrong it tasted fine and was low calorie, but I had one big issue with it: chemicals. The ingredients in halo top are not appealing, nor are the ingredients in most low-calorie ice creams. But then, I found Fronen. Fronen doesn’t taste like normal ice cream don’t get me wrong, but it sure does taste delicious. I honestly love it. And not only is it dairy free and low calorie, it is natural too, so it makes me feel a lot better about the things I am putting in my body. You should definitely go buy yourself some fronen ice cream now. I highly suggest the chocolate flavor (its my favorite), but you can’t go wrong.
Buy It Now!!
Oh my gosh take my money this is the best ice cream for people that want healthier choices or need allergen friendly dessert!!! My family is loving it! We will be long-time customers.