Cold Stone Creamery launches plant-based flavours in US
American ice cream company, Cold Stone Creamery has teamed up with Danone North America – a food and beverage company known for its plant-based products – to launch its first ever vegan ice cream.
With plant-based diets, trends like Veganuary, and even health conditions such as lactose intolerance on the rise, consumers are seeking vegan alternatives for their favourite treats.
As a result, American ice cream franchise Cold Stone Creamery has added a range of vegan options to their menu across all stores nationwide. The new ice creams include ‘Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert’, ‘Cold Stone Creation’ and ‘Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk’; all of which are vegan and non-GMO. Previously, the only vegan-friendly desserts available at Cold Stone Creamery were its sorbets.
“We’re absolutely delighted that Cold Stone Creamery chose to partner with Danone North America and the Silk brand to bring the ice cream parlour’s first-ever plant-based frozen dessert to Cold Stone customers…and a delicious plant-based dessert collaboration to frozen treat lovers across the country,” said Derek Neeley, Vice President, Silk, Marketing Danone North America.
The non-dairy ice creams will be a part of Cold Stone Creamery’s permanent menu, available at all branches of the chain in the US.
“Cold Stone is thrilled to share our very first plant-based flavour,” said Sara Schmillen, vice president of marketing for Kahala Brands, parent company of Cold Stone Creamery.
“We pride ourselves on our high flavour standards and our Silk Chocolate Almondmilk delivers on a true ice cream experience – but not made with any dairy product. We know our guests will agree it was worth the wait!”
This is just the latest in several plant-based launches by big food and beverage manufacturers in the past week, after Burger King announced the launch of its vegan nuggets across all locations in the UK on 4 January.