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As seen at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco this week, ice cream brands continue to innovate with vegan and lactose-free ingredients, internationally inspired flavors and sustainable packaging. Check out the gallery to see what ice cream and frozen dessert products were seen on the show floor, including a new line from Alden’s Organic and new flavors from NOSH Pitch Slam 7 Winner Beckon.
Hood-owned oatmilk brand Planet Oat has expanded into non-dairy frozen desserts, debuting a 5-SKU line which rolls out at retailers in February.
The San Francisco-based brand unveiled two new vegan flavors -- Toasted Sesame Butter & Chocolate Chip and Coconut & Salty Caramel. The brand previously released limited-edition vegan varieties, but announced its scoop shops will now carry the two vegan options year-round.
Oregon-based organic ice cream brand Alden’s Organic debuted its new dairy-free line, which, formulated with brown rice, oat flour, coconut oil and pea protein. The new line includes seven new ice cream varieties and two flavors of Sammies and will roll out to Sprouts, Natural Grocers and National Co+op Grocers in March.
Keto-friendly ice cream brand Keto Pint, which launched last year, showed its line of low carb ice cream. The brand also launched a new keto ice cream bar line in Costco this month.
Newly launched dairy-free frozen dessert brand Sweet Nothings showcased its fruit-based product line, which the brand says is comprised of a proprietary formulation of superfoods, with no added sugar. The brand launched with Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Coffee and Blueberry Beet varieties.
NOSH Pitch Slam 7 winner Beckon showed off the two new flavors joining its lineup of lactose-free ice cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies & Sweet Cream.
Maine-based gelato brand Gelato Fiasco showcased its range of plant-based and dairy-based gelatos in new paper pint containers, which the brand previewed at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
Sugar-free ice cream and candy brand Luv was among 14 Minnesota-based brands featured in the Minnesota Pavilion and showed off its keto-friendly ice cream, sugar replacement, chocolate chips and chocolate bars.
Fruit and vegetable-based vegan brand Frill showcased its four varieties -- Bursting Berries, Intense Chocolate, Nutty Caramel and Refreshing Green -- which rolled out in August.
Brooklyn-based brand Van Leeuwen’s 7-SKU line of oatmilk-based ice cream -- formulated with coconut cream, coconut oil, cocoa butter and pure cane sugar -- launched online and in scoop shops late last year, and now is rolling out in retail.
Brooklyn’s Malai uses local New York dairy for its premium ice cream inspired by flavors of South Indian cuisine.
Sweety Ice Cream
Sweety Ice Cream’s 7-SKU line of mochi ice cream rolled out in retailers last year.
Napa Valley, California based Re:THINK showed its 12-SKU low-sugar and low-calorie ice cream line, which expanded distribution to Lucky’s Supermarkets at the end of last year.
Fruit-flavored ice cream pop brand Melona showcased its 6-SKU line of mochi ice cream.