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Get Ready For a Melting Hot Summer

A hot summer is ahead which means ice cream producers will be busy manufacturing to keep up with the demand… but what are the ice cream trends for this summer? 

Plant-Ex’s Research & Development Team has been studying consumer trends for ice cream, and is keen to share what will be popular in Summer 2022, 2023 and beyond. 

1- Plant-Based

According to Euromonitor: Consumers following strict vegan and vegetarian diets remain a small group of the population, whereas those restricting animal-based foods account for over 40% of global consumers in 2020. Overall, health and animal rights are the two key motivators for choosing these diets but there are country-specific nuances – while more ethical reasons clearly dominate in countries like the UK and Germany, health reasons are just as important in markets such as the US and Australia.

As we researched into Plant-Based ice cream trends, our Applications Kitchen ran a test to see if our team could work out the difference between dairy and dairy-free ice cream using our flavours. The verdict from this is that our flavours perform in the same way! 

Here are some of our top picks for Vegan Ice cream flavours:

  • Vanilla
  • Almond
  • Strawberry and Cream
  • Salted Caramel
  • Mango
  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Hazelnut

All flavours manufactured at Plant-Ex are vegan, meaning they can be used in the manufacturing of dairy and non-dairy ice creams. 

In the coming months, we will be releasing forecasted market trends for each region. To receive a copy of this, sign up for our external newsletter in the footer of our website.

2- Innovation

It’s no secret that one of the biggest trends among young consumers is „instagrammable foods”. While flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry are still popular, newer and more innovative colours and flavours are on the rise. 

After finalising our research here are our top picks for innovative ice cream flavours:

  • Mojito
  • Bun Spice
  • Cereal Milk 
  • Chilli
  • Pina Colada
  • Rose
  • Rhubarb
  • Passion Fruit
  • Sesame
  • Yuzu

At Plant-Ex we are able to offer all the above-mentioned products and our portfolio is composed of more than 5000+ formulations.

3- Traditional

No matter how many new flavours are created each year, nothing beats a nostalgic flavour from your childhood! We’ve found that these are slowly creeping back into circulation again, and all at Plant-Ex are loving our tasting panels as a result. 

Here our top picks for the flavours that will stay for years and years to come:

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Hazelnut
  • Lemon
  • Mango
  • Pistachio
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Coffee
  • Caramel

These are the top 10 traditional flavours around the world. If your country has other flavours that are popular check because we are 100% capable to provide them to you!

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