IKEA to Add Vegan Ice Cream to Bistro
Furniture chain IKEA is keeping the plant-based theme going strong.
Vegan hot dogs are set to debut this year in Europe and next year in the United States, and now there is a sweet treat in store “on a global scale” for the summer of 2019.
The news was announced on Instagram:
“100% plant-based, 100% delicious. Today we are sharing our ambitions to introduce plant-based ice cream to the IKEA Bistro. The development has started and we aim to bring this alternative to dairy-based soft ice to IKEA Bistros in Summer 2019.”
Gerry Dufresne, range manager at IKEA Food Services AB, stated:
“The dairy-based soft ice is one of the most popular IKEA Bistro products worldwide – we want the plant-based version to be simply as delicious, soft and airy as our traditional one. Therefore we’re working closely with different suppliers to find the right taste and texture and are currently exploring three different alternatives, either based on oats, soy or fruits.”
Dufresne jokingly added:
“I have a really ‘tough’ job right now, tasting all three of them.”