Arctic Zero Launches Fava Bean-Based Vegan Ice Cream
Ice cream brand Arctic Zero is set to launch a new line of dairy-free ice creams, made using fava (also known as faba or broad) beans.
Known for creating low-calorie alternatives, Arctic Zero’s entire non-dairy line is sweetened with organic cane sugar and monk fruit and is free of any sugar alcohols. According to Nutrition Insight,
“Nine flavors of the new Arctic Zero Non-Dairy frozen desserts will begin appearing on grocers shelves this month, joining Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream in the freezer aisle.”
The company states that fava bean protein has a “smoother, sweeter, richer flavor than many other plant proteins,” making it ideal for ice cream.
Greg Holtman, Founder and Chief Flavor Innovator at Arctic Zero, added:
“In our effort to get the texture and rich flavor of traditional ice cream, we experimented with dozens of different core ingredients for our Non-Dairy pints. Ultimately, the faba bean emerged as the perfect candidate for its luxurious mouthfeel and a slightly sweet flavor with no aftertaste to interfere with all of our delicious mix-ins.”
The nine flavors, which range from 70-90 calories per serving and contain 1.5 grams of fat or less, are:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Salted Caramel
- Cookie Shake
- Purely Chocolate
- Cake Batter
- Brownie Blast
- Cookie Dough Chunk
- Hint of Mint
- Cherry Chocolate Chunk
The line is set to roll out later on this month and can be found in the freezer section of Publix locations in Florida. They will be launched nationwide in the fall.
Earlier this year, Halo Top Creamery added seven new vegan ice cream flavors to their non-dairy line.