Ice Cream

Dairy Dialog 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

Dairy Dialog podcast 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Shannon Coco, strategic marketing director, food at Kerry North America, and Logan Cisewski, RD&A senior scientist at Kerry; Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology...

Licorice and blackberry gelato.  Pic: Henley Bridge

Henley Bridge expands gelato range

By Jim Cornall

UK ingredients supplier Henley Bridge is expanding its ice cream and gelato range to meet growing demand for specialist products and flavors.

The company invested €2.7m in truck upgrades, which equates to a reduction of 112 tons of CO2 per annum. Pic: Food Union

Profits rise for Food Union Group

By Jim Cornall

Food Union Group, the international dairy and ice cream production and distributing group, has published its annual results for the year ending December 31, 2020.

January saw plenty of launches related to dairy and dairy alternatives.  Pic: Getty Images/zakokor

January new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

It’s a bumper month for new products in the dairy aisles, and of course this is just the tip of the global iceberg of new products.

The investment has helped fund product development, which includes 120ml mini pots of ice-cream and gelato products such as cakes, gelato sticks and filled chocolates. Pic: Red Boat Ice Cream

Red Boat Ice Cream unveils expansion plans

By Jim Cornall

Red Boat Ice Cream, which has four ice-cream parlors across Anglesey and north Wales in the UK, has invested £400,000 ($544,000) in a new ice-cream production lab at its Llangefni hub on Anglesey.

Unilever is launching new products in the US through its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream, Popsicle and Talenti brands. Pics; Unilever

New US ice cream launches from Unilever

By Jim Cornall

Unilever is launching a variety of new frozen treats in the US with its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream, Popsicle and Talenti brands.

Food Union launched more than 100 products in 2020 and increased exports into South East Asia. Pic: Food Union

Food Union sees 2020 sales increase

By Jim Cornall

Food Union (Europe), a global ice cream and dairy producer and distributor headquartered in Latvia, will wrap up 2020 by posting strong financial results and delivering outstanding commercial performance despite the global uncertainty caused by the covid-19...

ColdSnap for Business machines use a patented rapid freezing technology to instantly freeze ambient temperature product in single-serving recyclable ColdSnap Pods.  Pic: ColdSnap

ColdSnap for Business launched

By Jim Cornall

US company Sigma Phase, Corp. has announced ColdSnap for Business, a rapid freezing appliance with personalized single servings of ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in about 90 seconds.

The Real California Milk Snackcelerator is down to four - all competing for the $200,000 top prize.

Real California Milk Snackcelerator: Meet the Final Four innovations

By Jim Cornall

Ice cream infused with vegetables, to-go premium cheese snacks, chocolate mousse and flavored paneer are the final four in the Real California Milk Snackcelerator product innovation competition created by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and...

The machine uses a refrigeration technology to rapidly freeze shelf-stable food and beverage formulations in single-serve recyclable ColdSnap pods that do not require refrigeration or preparation. Pic: Sigma Phase, Corp.

ColdSnap launched for single-serve ice cream

By Jim Cornall

US company Sigma Phase, Corp. has launched the ColdSnap rapid freezing appliance that produces personalized single servings of ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in one to two minutes.

The new products are being launched in Estonia - including orange ice cream with almond paste and cowberry jam, pictured above - Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Pic: Food Union

Food Union launches new ice cream products

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, a global ice cream and dairy production and distribution group, is launching 17 new ice cream products in the family and dessert categories in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus.

The company said Deep South is successful, but ice cream is not its core business. Pic: Dairyworks

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Dairyworks Limited sells Deep South Ice Cream

By Jim Cornall

Dairyworks Limited, a subsidiary of New Zealand’s Synlait Milk Limited, has sold its Deep South brand and associated ice cream operations to Talley’s for an undisclosed sum, effective November 12, 2020.

The new packaging marks the reopening of Bubbies Mochi Self-Serve Freezers. Pic: Bubbies

Bubbies Ice Cream unveils individually-wrapped mochi

By Jim Cornall

Bubbies Ice Cream, the US frozen novelty brand best known for its Mochi Ice Cream, will begin shipping its product in new individually-wrapped packaging to grocery stores and natural retailers across the country this fall.

Dairy Dialog podcast 101: NIZO, Kerry, Casper’s Ice Cream

Dairy Dialog podcast 101: NIZO, Kerry, Casper’s Ice Cream

By Jim Cornall

We have three interviews, and four guests, on this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast. We chatted with Robyn Eijlander, senior project manager microbiology and food safety at NIZO; Keith Lawes, VP of Sales and Marketing at Casper’s Ice Cream; and two people...

Food Union brands Ekselence, Pols and Lakto are now available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Pic: Food Union

Food Union expands into Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, which creates dairy and ice cream products in the Baltics, has expanded exports of its Ekselence, Pols and Lakto brands into three East Asian markets - Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

The company recently launched more than 100 new products in markets across Europe.

Food Union Group talks ice cream trends

By Jim Cornall

Latvia-based Food Union Group is a global dairy production and distribution group that recently launched more than 100 new ice cream products across Europe.

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast - alongside our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland from StoneX - we chatted with Annie Bienvenue, vice president, technical services, and Kristi Saitama, vice president, ingredient marketing from USDEC;...

The new tubs will be rolled out across Europe in 2020 and globally in 2021.

Magnum launches tubs made with recycled plastic

By Jim Cornall

UK ice cream brand Magnum has launched its ice cream tubs range in the UK using packaging made with recycled plastic. Following a successful pilot last year, Magnum is the first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene plastic in packaging.

Food Union's production facility. Pic: Food Union

Ice cream 60% of revenue for Food Union

By Jim Cornall

European ice cream and dairy company Food Union Group ended 2019 with €277m ($326m) in net revenue and a gross profit of €104m ($122.6m).

Cucumber ice cream, which didn’t even make the top 12 unusual Lithuanian ice creams, at Gray's House.  Pic: LithuaniaTravel

12 bizarre ice cream flavors from Lithuania

By Jim Cornall

It seems plain vanilla ice cream might soon be out of fashion in Lithuania, where chefs are experimenting with natural flavors, including plenty not normally associated with ice cream.