Taking Vegan Ice Cream to the Next Level
Peanut Chip, Chocolate & Orange Blossom, Pear & Ginger and Tiramisu. They’re anything but your typical ice cream flavours and they’re unheard of when it comes to dairy-free products – but Northern Bloc don’t really do ordinary. So when it came to devising their Vegan Range they decided to create something that really stood out from the crowd. That meant ignoring the usual suspects and tracking down weird and wonderful combinations that would make ice-cream aficionados everywhere sit up and take notice.
“With all our flavours it’s about finding exciting good marriages in flavour, something exciting and something different. It’s easy to come out with just those core flavours (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), which we have avoided.” – Josh, Co-Founder.
The challenge – as always – was to do it with 100% natural ingredients. They started with a few favourite flavours – the light, floral sweetness of Rose, a burst of Orange Blossom and the citrusy zing of Yuzu. Then, created one-off combos that ticked every Northern Bloc box. Needless to say, there had to be a nutty one, and lo and behold, Peanut Chip was born.
So far so good, but we know what you’re thinking, why vegan? Well, Dirk and Josh agreed that the decision was down to two simple reasons:
- "We wanted to make an ice cream that tastes just as great as dairy, but happens to be plant-based. We wanted to give those living a dairy-free life more flavour choices than the regular chocolate, strawberry and vanilla."
- "While we know vegan is headline news at the moment, we’re not really ones to jump on trends for trends sake. Our new range has been two years in the making, and we’ve tried and tasted every detail to make sure it hits the spot."
Strawberry Sherbert - 5ltr / 24x100ml
It's sweet, but not a sweet shop sweet. Creamier than sorbet, fruitier than ice cream. Better than anything. And vegan too!
Chocolate & Orange Blossom - 2.5ltr
Intense dark chocolate ice cream with a subtle hit of orange. And it’s vegan!
Pear & Ginger - 2.5ltr / 24x100ml
Pear ice cream with a kick of candied stem ginger. The perfect pair.
Rum & Raisin - 2.5ltr
Forget what you know, this is rum & raisin with a twist. Sweet. Creamy. Vegan. Awesome.
Salted Caramel - 2.5ltr
A vegan ice cream flavoured with a sweet caramel with a delicious hint of sea salt.
Tiramisu - 2.5ltr
Vegan coffee ice cream with a hit of marsala liqueur and a silky choc ganache. does it get any better?
Vanilla - 2.5ltr
Real madagascan bourbon vanilla beans in creamy vegan ice cream. It doesn’t get better than this.
Peanut Chip - 24x100ml
Forget PB&J, this is straight up PB with dark chocolate chips. it’s creamy, it’s delicious and it’s vegan.