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Yes, yes, yes! McConnell’s, a 70-year-old traditional dairy creamery, has launched TWO NEW VEGAN ICE CREAMS! The brand has introduced a limited release of two flavors: Eureka Lemon and Marionberries and Dark Chocolate Chip, now available in all of their scoop shops (you can find a scoop shop here!). McConnell’s notes on their Instagram that MORE dairy-free flavors are in the works and will soon debut both online and at grocery stores this coming spring!

If that wasn’t exciting enough, McConnell’s new plant-based ice cream line is the industry’s first frozen dessert made from pea protein! If you’re not familiar with pea protein, it is a power-packed ingredient that has been making waves in the dairy-alternative space since last year.

“Delicious flavors, peerless ingredients, and the smooth and consistent texture McC’s fans expect, in a revolutionary and innovative, dairy-free offering,” McConnell’s said on their Instagram page. 


When we see a traditional dairy creamery that has been around since 1949 offering dairy-free ice creams, it seems abundantly clear that the future is plant-based.

Whether it be for health, animal, or environmental concerns, consumer demand for milk alternatives is on the rise with the plant-based milk market expected to reach $16.3 billion in 2018. With Ben & Jerry’s, Häagen-Dazs, and Breyer’s all offering their own lines of dairy-free ice creams, McConnell’s must do the same if they want to stay relevant!

Be sure to show your support for McConnell’s new plant-based offerings! We can’t wait to see what flavors they will introduce next! To follow them on Instagram, click here.

To learn more about the environmental impact of our food choices as well as trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out our podcast #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias.


Image Source: McConnell’s/Instagram

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