Ben & Jerrys launches vegan version of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream
Ice cream company Ben & Jerry just launched a vegan version of their Americone Dream flavor by Stephen Colbert, inspired by The late show Host. The almond milk-based flavor consists of vanilla ice cream topped with fudge-covered waffle cones and caramel strudel. To make the ice cream taste vegan, the taste researchers at Ben & Jerry’s had to reformulate their waffle cones – which contained dairy products – to be free from animal products. The new Americone Dream non-dairy flavor is now hitting shelves where it will retail at between $ 4.39 and $ 5.99 per pint.
Colbert used social media to announce Americone Dream and urged fans to use #InsideScoopwithStephen to ask him about the new taste. “The vegan non-dairy Americone Dream is here,” said the funny guy. “Fun fact: the container is vegan too. But I wouldn’t recommend eating it. “Colbert will donate proceeds from the new non-dairy flavor to charities through his Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund.
Ben & Jerry’s vegan classics
In 2016, Ben & Jerry created their first four almond milk-based flavors: PB & Cookies, Coffee Caramel Fudge, Chocolate Fondant Brownie and Chunky Monkey. Since then, the brand has developed a variety of vegan offerings made from dairy-free versions of classic flavors like Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Cinnamon Buns. In addition to almond milk, in January 2020 the company developed a sunflower butter base for the introduction of the vegan flavors “Milk” & Cookies, Crème Brûlée Cookie and Mint Chocolate Cookie. Ben & Jerry’s used their innovative sunflower butter base to create their new Change the Whirled Flavor, developed in collaboration with vegan racial justice activist Colin Kaepernick, donates a portion of the vegan flavor sales to Know Your Rights Camp – an organization that Kaepernick founded has to empower the black and brown communities.
In addition to Americone Dream, Ben & Jerry’s has launched two veganized versions of its classic flavors this year: Phish Food (made from gelatin-free marshmallow strudels) and Caramel Sutra (the first vegan addition to its core line with two flavors) of cream flavors around a soft, dairy-free caramel core). Both flavors are now on the shelves.