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A look at the making of vegan ice cream…

It was 2 a.m. on a Sunday night in January 2016. Ben and Jerry’s flavor guru, Kirsten Schimoler, had been at the ice cream plant in St. Albans, Vt., all weekend. Now she stood mesmerized in the wee hours as 180 cups of non-dairy almond “ice cream” whizzed past her every single minute.

At last, after nine months straight of testing and tinkering at the company’s technical development center in the U.K., she had succeeded: The famous ice-cream maker was ready to launch its new line of vegan almond frozen desserts, with flavors like caramel almond brittle or chocolate fudge brownie, among others.

“It isn’t easy to make a premium vegan ‘ice cream’,” says Schimoler of the company’s frozen desserts. (Legally, they can’t call it ice cream.)

Read on at The Salt.

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