According to the Swedish chain, the new soft ice, which is fruit-based and made with strawberry puree, has almost half the carbon footprint compared to its dairy-based counterpart.
"In the past month we have been working closely with our supplier to find both the right taste and the prefect texture for this new soft ice," Sandra Lindh, Commercial Manager IKEA Food Services AB, said in a statement.
"Our ambition was to create a plant-based treat that is as soft, airy and delicious as our popular dairy-based soft ice. It's an easy, affordable and delicious treat for customers that either need or want to skip dairy products and prefer plant-based food options."
IKEA says it will continue to work on developing other plant-based soft ice versions, which could also be based on oats or soy, with the ultimate goal of serving it in IKEA Bistros globally 'taking customers' taste buds in different regions of the world into account'.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.Reuse this content
Maria is the Editor of Plant Based News. A former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers. She was previously the editor of Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.