Coming soon, to a freezer near you ... Ben & Jerry's non-dairy ice cream made with almond milk!
The company announced in June that it was testing vegan ice cream, and we got excited (and curious to see if they'd still put cows grazing on their packaging) alongside the the 28,432 people who signed the Change.org petition, but haven't heard much else — until now.
Ben & Jerry's has announced its version will be created with almond milk (sorry to those of you with nut allergies!).
"Besides being a favorite choice among vegans and other dairy-alternative-seekers, almond milk proved to be the best choice as an ice cream base, beating out soy milk, cashew milk and other contenders for our Flavor Gurus’ favor," the company wrote in a statement.
Flavor Guru and "Non-Dairy Queen" Kirsten Schimoler said, "Almond milk gave us the best blank canvas to carry the funky chunks and swirls that you know and love." Plus, a portion of the almonds used will be Fairtrade-sourced.
What this means (we hope!) is that some of our favorite varieties (Half Baked? Cherry Garcia? Chunky Monkey?) will be recreated without the dairy. And, knowing Ben & Jerry's high standard for taste, they'll still be positively scrumptious.
The new ice cream will be available in the U.S. by Spring 2016.
Which vegan flavor would you want to try most?