Correction 11/6/22: A previous version of this article stated that this ice cream did not melt and would be available at a national retailer. Ice cream must be frozen and retailer availability is not yet known.
Summer has arrived with ice cream season in tow – and in 2022, ice cream season means vegan offerings, including frozen treats from oat milk giant Oatly and artisanal ice cream flavors without animal products from Van Leeuwen.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for dairy-free ice cream – or, do we? Taly Nechushtan, CEO of InnovoPro, says the biggest hurdle for plant-based food makers is overcoming consumers’ pre-existing ideas about quality. It’s true that plant-based alternatives have fallen flat with many consumers, who have been burned by disappointing products that don’t always deliver on taste and texture. “There was some greenwashing in the beginning,” Nechustan explains, via FoodDive. “But right now, I think the [food] companies are more aligned with the main objective, which is to create new products that are not only plant-based, but also healthy and tasty. »
Now, or rather later this summer, a new plant-based ice cream could be coming – and it’s made with a surprising ingredient.
Could chickpeas be the secret to the perfect ice cream cone?
InnovoPro is teaming up with Milkadamia (which makes non-dairy dairy products from macadamia nuts) to make this new supposed miracle happen. The secret, according to InnovoPro, is its proprietary chickpea protein called CP-PRO 70 — but the company has yet to reveal how the science behind it actually works. InnovoPro claims that CP-PRO 70 has emulsifying properties that create a firm texture that remains stable over its shelf life. Protein also has water and fat binding abilities that naturally create a rich taste experience. These qualities make CP-PRO 70 a seemingly perfect candidate for the new plant-based ice cream.