The global gourmet ice cream market is set to grow at a CAGR of nearly 12% between 2017 and 2021 with the primary driver being the increasing number of innovative flavors, according to a Research and Markets report.
Each flavor highlights Parker’s flavoring, inclusions, grinds, coating, fruit preps, and variegates capabilities while tapping into current consumers trends.
“Ice cream consumers look for flavor above everything else,” Greg Hodder, president of Parker, said.
“We love putting together intriguing flavor combinations that will inspire our customers to create products consumers crave.”
The company’s 2018 flavors include:
• Pineapple Lime Bar: features a pineapple lime sorbet dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with pink peppercorn.
• "Circus Animal": a pink sugar cookie base, sugar cookie pieces, and confetti icing.
• “Southern Charm”: This flavor starts with a caramelized sugar base mixed with cracker candy pieces, honey pecans, and a whiskey sauce, “conveying all the charm of the South.”
• "Heavenly Hash": paying homage to the classic dessert, this flavor features a brownie batter base, marshmallows, brownie fudge, and chocolate flakes.
• Cold Brew: A coffee ice cream base is enhanced with chocolate-covered coffee beans and caramel coffee creamer.
Parker’s other new flavors include plum streusel, amaretto Boston crème, "perfectly peared", apple fritter, and cherry ice cream bar.