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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A New Favorite
Just tried this the peanut butter flavor for the first time and definitely exceeded my expectations! So smooth, lightweight and creamy. If you like peanut butter, this certainly gives you a full flavor taste! This could be my new go to treat!
THE BEST OF THE BEST
BEST FROZEN AND HEALTHY DESERT I HAVE EVER TASTED AND FREE OF ALL THE BAD ADDITIVES. THANK YOU FOR FINALLY MAKING A HEALTHY COOL TREAT !!!
Paleo and AMAZING taste and ingredients.
I am obsessed with this ice cream. The ingredients are the best and I do not feel bloated after eating it which is a first for me. The Chocolate is so rich and creamy. I also love the Peanut Butter. Top it with some fresh fruit and it’s like a sundae. 10/10.
Loved the strawberry one! Not too sweet, just perfect)
Don’t switch to maple, hate it!
Incredibly bad taste, consistency: mom will return it
My mom bought the strawberry frozen dessert as a dairy free alternative, eve tough my expectations were low it still was horrible, she hated it too, everyone hated it and will return it. The macros are considerably better than nearly all ice cream, so if you don’t care about the taste so much as the frozen dessert aspect go for it.
Chocolate is so rich and amazing
This is my favorite dessert and ice cream ever! It’s so creamy and delicious without making me feel sick. I usually have an upset tummy when eating other options. Thank you for creating this!
Finally, strawberry ice cream!
I recently found out I’m basically allergic to everything and was desperately missing strawberry ice cream. My husband bought me Fronen on a whim and I have to say I am so happy! I nearly ate the whole container out of joy. Maybe it is not the creamiest thing in the world, but what the strawberry Fronen lacks in smoothness, it makes up in flavor. I adore this ice cream. It doesn’t make me sick, break out in hives, or upset my stomach. It tastes incredible and I don’t have to worry about what its made of. I love it and could eat ten gallons. Thank you, whoever invented this, for making my day. I was getting quite limited in my dessert selection and this is just a little ray of hope. 🙂
For the Peanutbutter Ice Cream
Not Not good… had high hopes. Tastes like chalk, smells like chicken and peas! My husband is not picky but took one bite and put it back in the freezer. I say, stick with the ice creams that have chemicals, your body can filter that stuff just fine on its own. And its tasty.
taste good with natural ingredients
i have diabetes and am very sensitive to gluten/dairy. This ice cream is easy for me to digest and doesnt give any issues. they dont contain the chemicals that the other ice creams do.
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!