Planet Based Foods, maker of innovative hemp-based meat, announces it is expanding into non-dairy frozen desserts with new organic hemp-based vegan ice cream. Available in three flavors, the company will debut the new ice cream to retail and food service buyers at the upcoming Expo West in Anaheim, CA.
“We’re excited to show the world that plant-based meat is just the beginning for Planet Based Foods”
According to Planet Based, the new ice cream is an allergen-friendly dessert that is free from soy, gluten, dairy and GMO ingredients. Made with an organic hemp milk base and other premium plant-based ingredients, the product was developed by Chief Innovation Officer Robert Davis, who drew on his years of experience in the non-dairy foods category.
The company’s “exceptionally creamy” formulations are available in four flavors:
- Butter Pecan – Featuring a creamy, buttery taste with lightly sweetened organic pecans.
- Chocolate –Rich chocolate flavor drawn from a blend of organic Dutch cocoa and organic natural cocoa.
- Coffee Chip – Features non-dairy dark chocolate chips in a coffee base made with organic Colombian freeze-dried coffee and organic coffee extract.
- Vanilla Bean – With organic vanilla beans and Madagascar vanilla.
Each of the 14 oz. pints will retail for an SRP of $7.99. Planet Based will first debut the ice creams to retail and food service buyers, with a direct-to-consumer launch planned for Summer 2023.
“With a sumptuous mouthfeel and creamy flavor, Planet Based Foods’ new organic vegan ice creams are a mouthwatering option for those with a dairy-free lifestyle, and for traditional ice cream lovers who want a conscious luxury that’s as good for the planet as it is for their taste buds,” said Robert Davis, chief innovation officer, Planet Based Foods.
He adds, “We used our favorite dairy ice cream as inspiration because we want to appeal to as many people as possible. Our goal is to wow mainstream consumers with the taste and quality of our desserts, while also building awareness for hemp as a sustainable choice.”
Burgers and more
Planet Based came to market in 2022 with a groundbreaking line of burgers, sausages and crumbles made with hemp-based meat. Utilizing the highly sustainable hemp seed, Planet Based quickly expanded its products into major US retailers, including 700 Kroger stores. Last month, the company revealed a new line of taquitos and chose dairy-free brand Violife as its exclusive supplier of plant-based cheese.
“We’re excited to show the world that plant-based meat is just the beginning for Planet Based Foods,” said Planet Based Foods CEO and Co-Founder Braelyn Davis. “With our expansion into non-dairy frozen desserts, we’re now showcasing the utility of hemp in a range of delicious, better-for-the-planet foods.”
He continued, “We’re relentlessly driven to innovate with hemp as part of our larger vision to help build a more sustainable and resilient food system. With climate change, soil depletion and water shortages putting significant strain on our agricultural system, the time is now to prioritize hemp as a regenerative, carbon-negative ingredient.”
Expo West attendees can sample Planet Based’s hemp milk ice cream and new taquito line at Booth #893 in Hall A.