Trends: Flavor Adventures!
Thai rolled ice cream from Legend Tasty House in Chicago, IL.
Toasted Rice Ice Cream - one of many flavors specifically inspired by Noona's Korean-American heritage,
#2. Rise of Adult & Alcohol-Themed Flavors
Barry Callebaut is also seeing a lot of adult flavors like coffee and tea influencing ice cream, as well as alcohol flavors and even frozen cocktails! In general, ice cream flavor trends are becoming more sophisticated.
50% of North American consumers in a recent Barry Callebaut research study agreed that ice cream containing chocolate brands must feel fun and adventurous.
#3. Novelty & Nostalgia
Finally, ice cream remains a nostalgic category for many.
So translating traditional, nostalgic experiences into ice cream is becoming ever more popular.
Cross category blurring appears to be here to stay whether it is with a classic sugar confectionery brand, a classic dessert, cereal, or even a new take on everyone’s favorite… tacos executed as an ice cream treat!