SAN FRANCISCO — Plant-based food company Forager Project is entering the ice cream aisle with a new line of frozen desserts made from cashew milk.
Certified organic and vegan, the desserts are free of lactose, dairy and soy and are made with coconut oil, vanilla beans, gluten-free oat flour and cane sugar. Flavors include vanilla bean, bittersweet chocolate, cookies and cream, salted caramel, and mint chip. All but the cookies and cream flavor are gluten-free.
The vanilla bean variety contains 260 calories, 25 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein per 2/3-cup serving.
The bittersweet chocolate flavor features Dutch cocoa and contains 240 calories, 23 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein per 2/3-cup serving.
The cookies and cream treat includes chunks of chocolate cookie combined with a liquified cookie blend. Each 2/3-cup serving contains 310 calories, 23 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
The salted caramel dessert contains caramel made with dried dates. Each 2/3-cup serving contains 260 calories, 25 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
The mint chip offering is made with peppermint extract and dark chocolate chips. Each 2/3-cup serving contains 300 calories, 28 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
“Our expansion into dairy-free ice cream is another step toward achieving our goal to make delicious, organic, plant-based food that leaves people amazed,” said Stephen Williamson, co-founder and chief executive officer of Forager Project. “With our hero ingredient, organic cashews, we’ve created our ice creams to give consumers a delicious dairy-free treat that's full of flavor and taste and free of pesticides, chemicals and GMOs.”
Forager Project frozen desserts are available nationwide for $6.99 at retailers including Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocer’s, Market Basket and Earth Fare.