Have you ever had bacon maple, beer, or pepperoni pizza ice cream? Or maybe you’ve tried the new ice cream bon bons or ice cream sandwiches. The unusual flavors and unique items are establishing new trends these days. As an ice cream co-op owner, you need to be aware of the current trends so that you can stay ahead of your competitors. New flavors and items are on the rise and ready to be checked out. With a co-op, you can even start your own trends!
New flavor trends
Bacon maple ice cream offers the perfect combination of sweet and salty that so many people love. If you have ever dunked a piece of bacon in maple syrup, you know what this mix of flavors is like. Co-op owners can try various recipes of this new flavor, if they choose. Some ice cream co-op owners even include bourbon to take the flavor to the next level.
Do you own an ice cream shop in an area with lots of craft breweries? Beer ice cream is a perfect way to take advantage of some of these great local products. It may seem like an unlikely combination, but the sweetness of the dairy cream complements the rich beer flavor. Some co-op owners even work with the breweries to make a syrup designed especially for their recipes. If you own a co-op, you can create a whole line of beer flavored ice creams!
Pepperoni pizza is everyone’s favorite food. Now it is also an ice cream. As a co-op owner, it is up to you whether you would like to include bits of pepperoni and a more prominent cheese or tomato taste.
New item trends
Ice cream sandwiches are making a big comeback. There is an increasing number of food trucks and pop-up restaurants serving these treats. Ice cream sandwiches are also becoming a popular choice for wedding receptions. As a co-op owner, you can bake your own cookies for the sandwiches. Come up with your own unique cookie and ice cream pairings!
With the cake pop trend still going strong, it’s not a surprise to see ice cream bonbon pops on the rise. With your own co-op, bonbon pops will easily make your shop a hit! Substitute cake batter for homemade ice cream and you have a delicious party treat that people have never seen before.
More people are making the choice to eat vegan diets so more companies are offering a vegan product line. By owning an ice cream co-op, you can offer vegan ice cream choices. Make sure to list the ingredients so that customers know exactly what they are getting.
Start your own trends with a co-op
With your own co-op, you can be the first to try the newest trends in the industry or come up with your own ideas. Co-ops provide the independence you crave coupled with the support you want to help you succeed in your business.
KaleidoScoops is an American ice cream co-op that stays on top of the latest trends in the industry to set ourselves apart from our competition. We strive to offer a stellar ice cream experience and to promote and encourage entrepreneurial spirit. For more information, contact us via email, or give us a call at (877) 426-8488.