Ice cream consumers are now looking for more options when visiting the frozen desserts aisle. In recent years ice-cream and frozen desserts have changed their function, by introducing low calorie, sugar free, dairy free alternatives.

Added health benefits have even made an impact in the ice -pops and ice cream market, by introducing vegetable flavours and introducing the use of oats in the dairy free alternative. Some of the big players in the ice cream market launched vegan /plant-based versions of their best sellers. On the other end of the scale, alcohol inspired ice creams are creating expectations of indulgence.

Seeing how the ice cream and frozen desserts market has evolved in recent times, gives new companies a chance to introduce innovative alternatives to the traditional ice cream market.

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  • Dairy Market Global Briefing 2019 (May 2019)


  • Free From in US/UK/Ireland (June 2019)
  • Ice cream and Frozen Desserts (Country Profiles)- (Oct 2018)
  • Innovation in Plant Based Yogurt (Feb 2019)

IBISworld (US market)

  • Ice cream Production in the US (Dec 2018
  • Ice cream & Gelato Store Franchises in the US (Dec 2018)
  • Soy and Almond Milk Production in the US (Feb 2019)

IBISworld (Australia market)

  • Soy and almond milk production in Australia (July 2018)
  • Ice-cream Manufacturing in Australia (May 2019)
  • Ice cream stores in Australia (Aug 2018)

Marketline (Country reports)

  • Europe; Ice cream (June 2018)
  • North America Ice cream (June 2018)
  • Asia Pacific Ice cream (June 2018)


  • The Future of Ice-cream 2019 (Jan2019)
  • Frozen & Chilled Foods: reinvention (Apr 2019)
  • Yogurt & Yogurt Drinks-US- Oct 2018
  • Added Value in Dairy Drinks, Milk and Cream- UK- April 2019
  • Ice-cream -UK-Behaviours relating to ice-cream -Nov 2018

New Nutrition Business

  • Low sugar promise for “everyday” ice cream- June 2019
  • Have your ice-cream or vegetables too-Sept 2018
  • Mondelez boost for probiotic gut health brand- Jul 2019
  • Plant based sales soar on new frontier- Feb 2019


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  • Novel method of zinc ions supplementing with fermented and unfermented ice cream with using PEF. Pankiewicz, Urszula; Góral, Małgorzata; Kozłowicz, Katarzyna; Góral, Dariusz. International Journal of Food Science & Technology. Jun2019, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p2035-2044
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  • Killer keto ice cream. Dairy Industries International. May2019, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p13-13. 1/9p
  • The investment parlour: ice cream category report 2019. Grocer. 3/2/2019, p51-56. 6p
  • Learn from non-dairy alternatives, Food Manufacture. Jun2018, p53-54. 2p. .
  • Planted vegan dairy alternatives revealed, Convenience Store. 7/27/2018, p24-24. 1/6p.


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