Ice Cream

Watch: Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2022 overview

Watch: Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2022 overview

By Jim Cornall

The Ice Cream Alliance, organizers of the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show, which took place in Harrogate in the UK in February, said despite concerns about Covid, visitor numbers were up 3.5% on 2020, which in turn was one of the best attended ice cream...

The move will see the brand use 93% less plastic per pack. Pic: Unilever

Unilever switches Carte D’Or ice cream to paper tubs

By Jim Cornall

Unilever has switched its range of Carte D’Or ice cream in the UK from plastic packs to responsibly sourced, recyclable paper tubs and lids in a move that will save more than 900 tons of virgin plastic each year.

Arturs Cirjevskis is the new CEO of Food Union Europe.

New CEO at Food Union Group

By Jim Cornall

Normunds Stanevics, Europe’s CEO of Food Union, the international ice cream and dairy production and distribution group headquartered in Latvia, has resigned from his position at Food Union Group in Europe.

Sigep runs from March 12 to 16 in Rimini, Italy.

Sigep 2022 puts gelato center stage

By Jim Cornall

Two years since the last edition, the Italian Exhibition Group event dedicated to out-of-home dolce foodservice supply chains is set to open its doors at Rimini Expo Centre from March 12-16, inaugurating a new season of business, particularly for artisan...

Dairy Dialog podcast 164: NextFerm, NSF International, Uli’s Gelato

Dairy Dialog podcast 164: NextFerm, NSF International, Uli’s Gelato

By Jim Cornall

We’re back with the weekly podcast, and this week, there are conversations with Janatha Stout, head of operations agriculture and supply chain northern Europe at NSF International; Ulviyya Nasibova, founder of Uli’s Gelato; and Elzaphan Hotam CEO of NextFerm...

Sigep - The Dolce World Expo will now take place March 12 to 16.

Current covid situation sees Sigep postponed until March

By Jim Cornall

Due to increased numbers of omicron Covid-19 infections, and the subsequent reduction in travel, organizers of Sigep - The Dolce World Expo, scheduled for January, have postponed the event to March 12 to 16.

Ashers Ice Cream received funding from the Bank of Scotland to help purchase new vehicles and convert two others. Pic: Ashers Ice Cream

Expansion plan at Scottish ice cream company

By Jim Cornall

A third-generation Scottish company has introduced three electric ice cream vans to its fleet as it looks to a greener future through the construction of a new facility.

The project is expected to create more than 5,000 new jobs for local communities, directly and indirectly. Pic: Yili

Yili Group developing ice cream production facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

Chinese dairy giant Yili Group has officially launched the first phase of the Yili Indonesia Dairy Production Base. Upon completion of its second phase, it will become the country's largest ice cream factory with a daily production capacity of 4m...

The first phase of building works is under way and expected to be completed in the second half of 2022. Pic: Norco

Norco ice-cream factory to get $30m upgrade

By Jim Cornall

Australian farmer-owned dairy cooperative Norco is set to boost production at its Lismore ice-cream facility with a A$30m (US$22.3m) factory upgrade.

Aftre missing a year through the pandemic, the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show returns to Harrogate in February, 2022. Pic: Ice Cream Alliance

UK ice cream show returns

By Jim Cornall

The only UK trade event for the ice cream sector, the Ice Cream & Artisan Food Show, will welcome visitors again from February 8 to 10, 2022, at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.

There are many different flavors of ice cream, but one clearly comes out on top.  Pic: Getty Images/artJazz

Top 10 most searched ice cream flavors revealed

By Jim Cornall

UK specialist insurance company Lexham Insurance insures ice cream vans, leading it to look into the most popular ice cream flavors, both in the UK and worldwide, by analyzing the monthly search volume of popular ice cream flavors in 121 different countries.

Dairy Dialog podcast 145: Bubbies, LiquiGlide, Unified Brands

Dairy Dialog podcast 145: Bubbies, LiquiGlide, Unified Brands

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Damien Dossin, Executive Vice President & General Manager of CPG at LiquiGlide; Katie Cline, vice president of marketing at Bubbies Ice Cream; and Dave Rademacher, product manager-refrigeration at Unified Brands.

Dill ice cream, anyone? Pic: Restaurant Džiaugsmas, Robertas Daskevičius

Lithuania tempting tourists – with smoked mackerel ice cream?

By Jim Cornall

Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency, is hoping in a post-Covid world tourists will be attracted to the Baltic country to experience some of its, shall we say, more unusual cuisine, which includes some ice cream flavors many might...

Pic: Getty Images/Sara Bolognini

Orkla acquires Swiss ice cream ingredients supplier

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian food company Orkla Food Ingredients has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swiss company Hans Kaspar to strengthen its position in confectionery and ice cream ingredients.

Exberry products are made from edible, non-GMO fruit, vegetables and plants. Pic: GNT

GNT launches new natural green Exberry colors

By Jim Cornall

Dutch headquartered natural product company GNT has launched two Exberry coloring foods made from turmeric and spirulina, which it said provides new opportunities for clean-label greens in dairy and other products.

SIGEP returns to Rimini in January, 2022.

Gelato growing globally despite pandemic

By Jim Cornall

Asia and North America are the new frontiers of artisan gelato, according to the Observatory run by SIGEP (Italian Exhibition Group’s International expo of Artisan Gelato, Pastry and Bakery and the coffee world).

Beetroot is being touted as a super ingredient for 2022. Pic: European Freeze Dry

The next big ice cream flavor? You can’t beet it

By Jim Cornall

Beetroot flavored ice-cream, sushi and gin could make up a range of new product lines over the next 12 months, as demand for the emerging superfood ingredient is expected to drive NPD.

Mancini's in Ayr won The National Ice Cream Championships 2021. Pictured with the trophy are Mark Mancini (left) and Filippo Mancini.

Mancini’s wins UK top ice cream award for 2021

By Jim Cornall

Mancini’s of Ayr, in Scotland, has been voted the best ice cream manufacturer in the UK at the National Ice Cream Championships 2021 run by the Ice Cream Alliance, the sector’s UK trade association.

The IICMA said the pandemic is causing many ice cream outlets to close. Pic: Getty Images/Amit Somvanshi

Indian ice cream industry group looks for help

By Jim Cornall

The Indian Ice Cream Manufacturer's Association (IICMA) says for the second year in a row, the lack of government intervention to boost the sector has led to a loss of market for ice creams and frozen desserts during lockdowns and curfews.

Dairy Dialog 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

Dairy Dialog podcast 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

By Jim Cornall

There are three conversations on this week’s podcast: Richard Troman, senior development and application chef, Kerry Europe and Russia; Jimmy Robinson, owner of Robinson’s Ice Cream; and Moayad Abushokhedim, food scientist and founder of Fooditive.

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

Dairy Dialog podcast 130: Benexia, Ice Cream Alliance, Moolec

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews, one of which has four guests, and another with two. We spoke with Zelica Carr, CEO of the Ice Cream Alliance; Gastón Paladini, Martín Salinas, Henk Hoogenkamp and Catalina Jones from Moolec Science; and Remi Reguero,...