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.