No dairy is now no problem for Ben & Jerry's

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Raise your spoons: Ben & Jerry's now has nondairy ice cream.

The Vermont ice cream maker has created four flavors using a certified vegan almond milk base. Available are the classic Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavors, plus a couple of new ones: Coffee Caramel Fudge and P.B. and Cookies.

The P.B. and Cookies variety is a vanilla nondairy frozen dessert with chocolate sandwich cookies and crunchy peanut butter swirls.

The company has been getting requests for years to make nondairy ice cream. Ben & Jerry's Kirsten Schimoler said creating the lineup with a nondairy base composition that meets consumer expectations was quite a challenge. But, she said, "We nailed it."

The flavors are available in pints.