Cows & Consumers Celebrate: Ben & Jerry’s Announces 4 Vegan Flavors

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — dairy-free ice cream that is!

For ice cream lovers, Ben & Jerry’s is the holy grail of decadent dessert delights. Known for its mouthwatering flavor combos and catchy concepts (The Tonight Dough, anyone?), the ever-popular ice creamery has earned a cult following for a very good reason: it knows its way around a pint.

Vegans, however, have been out of luck when it comes to indulging in B&J’s frozen treats. But not anymore — four vegan flavors have finally made their debut: Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Coffee Caramel Fudge, and P.B. & Cookies. Made with almond milk, the first two are vegan versions of current B&J flavors; the other two are brand new.

Here’s the quadruple scoop on your flavor options:

  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie: chocolate with fudge brownies from Greyston Bakery
  • Chunky Monkey: banana with fudge chunks and walnuts
  • Coffee Caramel Fudge: coffee with fudge chunks and caramel swirl
  • P.B. & Cookies: Vanilla with chocolate sandwich cookies

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The forward-thinking, Vermont-based manufacturer is known for its attention to the environment, social justice, animal welfare, and other progressive issues, so it’s about time it made the leap to the non-dairy dimension. A Change.org petition (endorsed by vegan Senator Cory Booker) calling for the company to make vegan options got a lot of attention last year — spokesperson Sean Greenwood told Philly.com that B&J had been working on the flavors since 2013.

Reportedly, the company went through LOTS of iterations before deciding on these concoctions. Now, Ben & Jerry’s joins companies like Blue Bunny, So Delicious Dairy Free, and Steve’s Ice Cream in making dairy-free deliciousness.

Since the announcement was made, the internet has been on fire, with every major media outlet covering the flavor release. The ice creams are supposed to hit shelves midway through this month — so keep checking your grocer’s freezer!

With non-dairy milks now accounting for 20% of the overall market — Ben & Jerry’s is making a wise choice — for consumers, for animals, and for the environment, alike.