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Ice cream maker Perry’s launches dairy-free “Oats Cream”

Perry’s has launched a dairy-free alternative to ice cream.

Perry’s Ice Cream Company Inc., headquartered in Akron, Erie County, is using locally produced oat milk in the base of its new frozen desserts.

perrys“For more than 100 years, we have brought innovative flavors to our ice cream line, using only fresh cream and milk,” said Robert Denning, Perry’s president and CEO. “However, we recognized today’s consumers have a growing desire for great tasting, plant-based frozen desserts. Simply stated, not everyone has been able to enjoy Perry’s ice cream due to lactose intolerance and other dietary choices until now.”

The “Oats Cream” line comes in pints and features seven flavors, from Apple Strudel to Peanut Butter & Cookies to Snickerdoodle.

“I’m extremely proud of our talented team of research and development experts who have spent a significant amount of time crafting Oats Cream and the extraordinary results speak for themselves!” Denning said.

Elmhurst 1925, a manufacturer of nut-based and grain-based milks in nearby Elba, Genesee County, is supplying the Milked Oats to make the milk base for the frozen dessert. All of the beverages Elmhurst 1925 produces contain between two and six ingredients.

The frozen desserts are all vegan and non-dairy, which makes them lactose-free as well. They do, however, contain gluten and wheat, particularly those that feature baked goods swirled into them.

  Perry’s is distributing the Oats Cream pints across its footprint in grocery stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Two flavors – Apple Strudel and Blueberry Pancake Oats Cream will be available in scoop shops this spring.

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