SAN DIEGO — Low-calorie ice cream brand Arctic Zero is joining the plant-based frozen dessert fray with the launch of nine options made with faba bean protein. The company said it has reformulated its original line of lactose-free, whey protein-based frozen desserts to accommodate dairy-free diets. Flavors include chocolate peanut butter, salted caramel, cookie shake, chocolate, cake batter, brownie blast, cookie dough chunk, mint and cherry chocolate chunk.
“We created the original Arctic Zero so that people with restrictions like lactose intolerance, low-sugar and low-calorie diets could enjoy a delicious frozen dessert without junk ingredients like erythritol and other sugar alcohols,” said Amit Pandhi, chief executive officer of Arctic Zero. “True to our founding promise, our new plant-based Arctic Zero Non-Dairy contains the cleanest, premium ingredients we could source including faba bean protein. We’re confident our longtime fans also are going to love the change. Arctic Zero Non-Dairy pints have a much stronger, richer flavor that really wows and a creamier texture than ever.”
The products contain 160 to 320 calories per pint and are sweetened with organic cane sugar and monk fruit. The company said it experimented with dozens of sources of plant-based protein before landing on faba bean protein, which has a smoother, sweeter, richer flavor than many other plant proteins, according to the company.
Arctic Zero Non-Dairy pints will debut nationwide this fall, joining Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream, which was introduced earlier this year.