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Ben & Jerry’s launch a dairy-free vegan friendly ice-cream and it’s heading for Ireland

Published 10/06/2015 | 10:29

Ben and Jerry's will launch a dairy-free version of the favourite
Ben and Jerry's will launch a dairy-free version of the favourite

American ice-cream company Ben and Jerry’s have announced that it will begin production on a dairy-free version of the frosty favourite which will be available to consumers in Ireland in 2017.

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The ice-cream giant will substitute milk for almond and coconut milk, which are becoming increasingly popular dairy alternatives in Ireland.

The new ice-cream will be particularly geared towards vegans and those with a dairy intolerance.

“I think that’s a big thing for Ben & Jerry’s to be doing that,” Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield told Metro.

“In the US there are (dairy free) alternatives from smaller companies but Ben & Jerry’s will be first mainstream company that will do that and will also do it in a really delicious way.”

An Irish spokesperson for the company revealed that it could be 2017 before the dairy-free version hits the freezer shelves.

In Ireland, the dairy-free ice-cream options remain quite small, but in recent years Dublin-based company Nobo has entered the market featuring alternative ingredients such as avocado and coconut milk.

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