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‘Spice spice baby’: Possible price hikes loom for premium vanilla ice cream?

Steep hikes in world prices for black vanilla could mean higher production costs for premium ice cream makers, according to commodity analyst Mintec, which is advising ice cream producers to...

Nestlé scoops ice cream rivals with avalanche research

Nestlé scientists are working with an avalanche and snow research team to identify the main mechanisms which alter ice creams texture and structure.

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Sensient Flavors hopes customers will melt at new seasonal ice cream concepts

Sensient Flavors has launched new ice cream concepts that allow manufacturers to offer products that fit with seasonal consumer preferences, using fruit preparations with a 'fresh and healthy' appeal and...

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Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

R&R Ice Cream CEO and executive chairman James Lambert says his firm has signed a deal with Kraft to develop, produce and distribute an “indulgent” ice cream range using the...

R&R Ice Cream pursues German private label mission

R&R Ice Cream (R&R) has expanded its European manufacturing base with the acquisition of German firm Durigon Gelato, as the company seeks to develop its private label business in the...

Cornish ice cream firm Callestick expands

Cornish ice cream manufacturer Callestick has achieved strong growth throughout the recession, driven particularly by positive performance in foodservice channels and an unseasonably warm autumn.

FSA warns consumers over ‘killer’ ice cream

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned allergic consumers to check ‘dairy-free ice cream’ ingredients to ensure products don’t contain milk protein.

R&R Ice Cream acquires Pilpa as French sales soar

R&R Ice Cream has acquired Europe’s largest private-label ice cream manufacturer Pilpa in a deal worth around €17.65m, plus stock on completion estimated at €9m.

Low-sat fat ice cream gets formulation boost: Study

Ice cream formulated with an emulsion containing unsaturated oil showed no differences in melting properties as ice cream made with saturated fat, says a new study offering solutions for ‘healthy’...

Unilever enters Bulgarian ice cream market with new buy

Food giant Unilever has taken its first steps into the Bulgarian ice cream market by purchasing the country’s second largest in the sector.

UK govt turns down plea for ice cream VAT cut

An appeal to cut VAT for ice cream has been turned down by the UK government.

Unilever invests in Hungarian ice cream factory

Unilever said it is investing HUF2.2bn (€8m) in its Hungarian ice cream factory in order to build a new updated cold storage space at the facility, plans which were previously...

Major ice cream players could threaten innovation, Key Note

The dominance of R&R Ice Cream and Unilever in the ice cream market looks set to continue and could threaten innovation, especially amongst new enterprises, according to a new report...

Loseley Dairy Ice Cream assets sold to US firm

The plant and machinery belonging to Welsh firm Loseley Dairy Ice Cream has been sold to an undisclosed US company, has learnt.

Ice cream ingredient enhances creaminess with less fat, says Tate & Lyle

A new ice cream ingredient can reduce fat content by 20 per cent whilst enhancing the product’s creaminess and reducing costs, according to the manufacturer Tate & Lyle.

New artisan ice cream emulsifier boosts quality without heat, Danisco

A new emulsifier/stabilizer can boost the quality and enhance the storage stability of artisan ice cream without requiring further processing, such as heating and homogenisation, according to Danisco.

Beechdean buys Loseley Ice Cream brands

Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream has bought Loseley Dairy Ice Cream’s brands out of administration, and revealed plans to double its own turnover to £20m within two years as a...

New ice cream mixer promises to slash processing costs

A new ice cream mixing machine can cut heat and energy processing costs between 65 and 85 per cent, as well as creating a smoother product, according to manufacturer Rokk.

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Chilean ice cream market heats up

Ice cream sales growth in Chile is expected to beat the 38 per cent increase seen last year, according to a report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Study finds ice cream colder that it needs to be

New research suggests that ice cream manufacturers could turn up the heat of their freezers without jeopardising product quality.

Multifunctional ice cream on the horizon

A US scientist says he is in the final stages of creating the first ever multifunctional ice cream.

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New pastures for New Forest Ice Cream

New Forest Ice Cream is about to complete its purchase of a new 20,000 sq ft factory, which will allow it to increase production five-fold.

FSA goes Gaga over breast milk ice cream...

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating whether a controversial ice cream made with donated breast milk, and sold in a London restaurant, breaches food safety regulations.

Study investigates sensory properties of fishy ice cream

Ice cream enriched with fish proteins may be acceptable after production, but storage is a problem, according to new research.

Unilever to create “green energy” at ice cream factory

Unilever is to create “green energy” at its Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland by installing a bio-digester which converts natural waste products into gas.

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