Ice cream brand Arctic Zero removed whey from its ice cream formulations to become fully vegan. Greg Holtman founded Arctic Zero in 2009 as a low calorie and low glycemic frozen dessert brand. “The founder actually created Arctic Zero because his mom lives with Type 1 diabetes, and he wanted to create something she and his whole family would be able to enjoy. Ten years ago there were really no ‘healthy’ ice cream options,” a spokesperson for Arctic Zero said.
“It’s in the founder’s heart to continue to offer healthy treats everyone can enjoy.”
In 2018, the company debuted its first nine flavors of plant-based ice cream—such as Chocolate Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, and Cookie Shake—made with fava bean protein, an ingredient Arctic Zero landed on after experimenting with other plant-based ingredients. Under its new plant-based certification, the brand will continue launching vegan flavors and has expanded its line this week to include Classic Vanilla and Pistachio.
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