July 16, 2024

Just as with any other industry, the ice cream industry has trends that seem to come and go as well as some mainstays that are around forever. Flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and cookie dough are always a favourite among both children and adults, while new and trending flavours such as Green Matcha, Lavender Coconut and bacon (yes, bacon flavoured ice cream!) might be on your list of favourites just long enough for something new to come along.

The newest trends in the ice cream industry don’t stop at flavour either. From new products, to new technology, the ice cream industry is growing. Let’s take a look at some of the current and upcoming trends in ice cream for 2019:

Ice Cream Flavors

While vanilla is still the UK’s flavour of choice in ice cream, I am not so sure that with all of the mix-ins, toppings and ice cream drinks, that it stays as just plain vanilla for long. In fact, the UK’s top 10 ice cream flavours just happen to be:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Cookies N’ Cream
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Buttered Pecan
  • Cookie Dough
  • Strawberry
  • Moose Tracks
  • Neapolitan

Why is this important to the newest trends in ice cream flavours? Because many of these form the basis of the new flavours and some are often used to complement the latest ice cream confections. The top trends in ice cream flavours here in the UK for 2019 include:

  • Lavender Coconut, Black Sesame
  • Bourbon Crunch
  • French Toast Bacon
  • Earl Grey Tea and Shortbread Cookies
  • Spicy Caramel
  • Popcorn

New Product Trends

Just as we are seeing new and exciting flavours in the ice cream industry, we are seeing new product trends as well. There is a growing trend of ice cream lovers returning to the classic ice cream shake and as new flavours make their way into the blender, ice cream manufacturers are continuing to create new lines designed to meet the needs of their customers’ lifestyles.

From clean labeling, natural products and more gourmet and indulgent lines, to nostalgic and comforting ice cream confections, to convenient packaging, healthy ice cream products and more, ice cream manufacturers are catering to the needs of their customers now more than ever.

Not only is ice cream becoming more popular but whipped cream from a nitrous oxide charged cream whipper is becoming more popular too! These cream whippers use nitrous oxide cream charger bulbs to whip cream to four times its original volume.

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