ATLANTA – The Dairy Alliance teamed up with Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream to launch a new Horchata flavor in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

A nonprofit funded by dairy farm families of the Southeast, The Dairy Alliance is collaborating with Canfield, Ohio-based Handel’s to innovate new flavors with novel elements. The Horchata flavor, which will debut at Handel’s locations Sept. 24, is formulated with sweet cream, cinnamon and creamy milk.

The ice cream maker shared that the flavor can be purchased at its shops in scoop form or as a shake, as well as in pints and quarts.

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are thrilled to unveil our latest flavor creation in partnership with The Dairy Alliance,” said Rich Matherne, chief executive officer for Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “By enjoying Horchata ice cream, guests can not only partake in a delicious treat or shake, but also connect with the cultural heritage that has shaped its creation.”

The partnership is one example of how The Dairy Alliance works jointly with foodservice and retail companies to co-create new products and market opportunities for dairy.

“We are so pleased to partner with Handel’s to bring this new flavor to its scoop shops around the country during Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Geri Berdak, CEO of The Dairy Alliance. “Centered on exploring new ideas like pairing a popular flavor that perfectly complements the creamy texture and taste of dairy ice cream that we love, The Dairy Alliance is excited to work with Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream to launch this new flavor.”

National Geographic’s “The 10 Best of Everything” book ranked Handel’s ice cream as the best in the world. The company has 100-plus locations across 11 states.