Maybe it’s for the health of the planet, or maybe it’s to appease Beyonce as she lives her plant-based lifestyle—regardless, Ben & Jerry’s is blessing us with some vegan updates to their classic flavors, including their most popular: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
As of this Tuesday, you can run to your nearest supermarket and pick up a pint of vegan versions of fan-favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Chocolate Caramel Cluster. Made with an almond milk base instead of traditional dairy products, these flavors promise all of the creamy richness of a classic Ben & Jerry’s pint without the cow. Previous vegan flavors, like Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Fudge Brownie, did not disappoint.
It’s a smart move by the beloved ice cream company given the increasing popularity of vegan products everywhere. Choices for plant-based eaters are increasing by the day. Siete Family Foods, known for their plant-based and grain-free Mexican staples like queso and hot sauce, just received $90 million in its first funding round. Plant-based milk companies Ripple and Califia are continually growing, venturing into products like oat milk and drinkable yogurt.
The increasing supply of plant-based goodies has matched increasing demand as more experts urge us to limit our meat consumption for the health of our bodies and our planet. A recent report urged us to limit our animal consumption if we’re going to create a future of sustainable farming. Going plant-based has been linked with improved blood sugar levels and healthier blood pressure.
Sure, you could take the time to whip up a vegan ice cream sundae of your own, but something about diving spoon-first into a pint is satisfying beyond belief. Regardless, if saving the planet entails eating more ice cream, you can totally sign us up.