Plant-based food as a whole is fast becoming more and more popular – and the market for dairy-free ice cream is no exception.
According to Future Market Insights’, the superior nutritional value of plant-based ice-cream to its dairy-based rival is a considerable factor in this increasing growth in the market:
“Higher protein content in plant-based ice-creams is making them healthier options among ice-creams.”
For a long time, dairy products have dominated the ice-cream market, but vegan alternatives, also suitable for those who are lactose intolerant, are becoming more and more readily available.
Future Market Insights’ report has predicted that the dairy-free ice cream market is on course to be worth $2.45 billion in ten years’ time.
This comes around the same time as ice-cream giant Ben and Jerry’s announced that they are set to launch their range of dairy-free ice cream, in the UK. It has been available in the United States for some time now, but its success across the Atlantic has encouraged the company to roll it out elsewhere, too.
Haagen-Dazs also have their own non-dairy ice cream range, which is only available in the US at the moment.