Category Archives: Ice Creams

Unilever’s New Weapon in the Ice Cream War Is a Swole Treat

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Since October, a new lineup of ice cream with postmodern flavors such as Turmeric Chai & Cinnamon, Cold Brew & Chocolate Chip, and Matcha & Fudge has been popping up in U.S. freezers. The brand—the deliberately misspelled Culture Republick—promises not only gustatory delight but also better digestive health with billions of live probiotic bacteria in every tub. The logo, in… Read more »

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Vegan ice cream: Unilever to debut dairy-free ice creams

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Luxury ice cream giant Magnum will launch two new vegan ice creams in Finland and Sweden this September The two new flavours will be Magnum Vegan Classic and Magnum Vegan Almond: vegan versions of two of its popular dairy-based choices. The vegan ice cream inside will be made from a peanut protein base, coated in vegan dark chocolate. Both will be… Read more »

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Tetra Pak Extrusion Wheel produces stick ice cream products with large inclusions at highest capacity

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Tetra Pak has launched an Extrusion Wheel that produces stick ice cream products with large-sized inclusions, such as whole nuts, real fruit segments, or cookie dough chunks at highest capacity on the market. The Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel, which can be added to existing lines, uses an innovative vertical rotating design that moves continuously at a synchronised speed to the… Read more »

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Solo Gelato and Barry Callebaut create ice cream capsule system

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Israeli startup Solo Gelato has partnered with chocolate-producer Barry Callebaut to create a Nespresso-style ice cream capsule system, which is able to make fresh ice cream instantly. Set for release in 2018, the innovative new system was created in a partnership with Barry Callebaut, which was established through MassChallenge, a company part-founded by Barry Callebaut which provides funding to enterprising… Read more »

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Italy fines Unilever over €60 million over ice cream market abuse

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In the conclusion of an investigation from back in 2013, Italy’s antitrust agency AGCM has fined Unilever over €60mn for ice cream market abuse. Italy’s antitrust agency AGCM has imposed a fine of over €60mn on the Italian arm of the world’s biggest ice cream maker, Unilever, for ‘abuse of its dominant position in Italy’s ice cream market’. Amongst the… Read more »

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Gelato to go and coffee around the clock

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A new generation of ice cream makers are revolutionising the ice cream parlour Though gelato is ever popular, traditional ice cream parlours are going out of fashion. More than 90 % of gelato consumed in Germany is now industrially produced and in some cases boosted on the market by major advertising campaigns. Nevertheless, small ice cream parlours, some with only… Read more »

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The ‘World’s Best Gelato’ has been crowned after a three-year contest

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An Italian competition to find the best gelato in the world has come to the conclusion after three years of searching, that when it comes to perfect ice cream, there’s no place like home. The Gelato World Tour is coordinated by the Carpigiani Gelato University, also known as Bologna’s ice cream university, and is supported by the Italian Foreign Ministry… Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato?

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Get the scoop on your favorite frozen desserts   If you’ve ever found yourself at the ice cream shop or in the freezer section of the supermarket wondering what the difference is between ice cream and gelato, you’re not alone. Though we enjoy all of these treats equally, there are obvious differences between them. Let’s start with the one we are… Read more »

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Japan has engineered a popsicle that “doesn’t melt”

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In Japan’s humid summers, some popsicles are staying cool even in the heat. An accidental discovery at Kanazawa-based Biotherapy Development Research Center helped create popsicles that reportedly don’t melt, and they’re available for sale in parts of Japan. Kanazawa Ice—also known as “not melting popsicles”—first hit stores in the northwestern city Kanazawa in April, reported Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun,… Read more »

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Australian ice cream company Weis to be acquired by Unilever

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Unilever has agreed to acquire Australian ice cream business Weis – the maker of the iconic Fruito Bar – for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees Unilever continue to develop its ice cream range around the world, with Weis joining other Unilever brands such as Grom, Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti, which Unilever acquired in December 2014. Unilever Australia & New… Read more »

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