As part of our continued celebration for National Ice Cream Month, we’re focusing in on what’s new in frozen novelties this week.

From cones, to stickless bars and treats on a stick, there have been a slew of new frozen novelties released this year from brands like Unilever, Hood, Friendly’s and Weight Watchers Frozen Novelties.

New ice cream bars, frozen novelties

As part of the big roll out for 2016, Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., released several new frozen novelties. Including an Oreo Cone in its Good Humor brand, Klondike S’Mores bars, more offerings in Magnum’s Doubles line and several new Popsicle flavors. Read more about those eight new frozen treats here.

Mars Chocolate North America, Hackettstown, N.J., introduced Sorbet Bars in its Dove brand in two flavors — strawberry sorbet with milk chocolate and raspberry sorbet with dark chocolate. Each bar contains 150 calories. The raspberry sorbet flavor contains 8 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein. The bars are available in grocery stores nationwide and sold for a suggested retail price of $4.95 per 6-bar box. 

Ice Cream Specialties, a division of Prairie Farms Dairy, Carlinville, Ill., introduced a new lineup of North Star ice cream treats. The line features:

  • Lactose Free Ice Cream Bars in four flavors (6-pack for $3.39): (Raspberry & Vanilla Split Bar Half Dipped in Chocolate; Chocolate Fudge;Vanilla Caramel Latte Split Bar Half Dipped in Chocolate; Chocolate & Vanilla Split Bar Half Dipped in Chocolate)
  • Pistachio Ice Cream Bar (6-pack for $3.29)
  • Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich (6-pack for $2.89)
  • Black Raspberry Crunch Cone (6-pack for $4.29)

The frozen novelties are available nationwide.  

Weight Watchers Frozen Novelties, part of Wells Enterprises Inc. , Le Mar, Iowa, introduced a variety of new ice cream novelties to support members of Weight Watchers International Inc. for the company's new Smart points program. The new line features 12 frozen treats ranging between 45 and 90 calories each. Read more about these new frozen desserts here.

New ice cream sandwiches

Little Something Foods, Wellesley, Mass., launched Mad Minis, a line of mini ice cream cookie sandwiches. The frozen novelties are made with ice cream, no artificial ingredients. Each sandwich contains 60 calories, 2 grams of fat and around 3 to 4 grams of sugar.

The ice cream sandwiches are available nationwide at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee and Stewart’s and sold in 12-packs for a suggested retail price between $4.79 and $5.29.

Lynnfield, Mass.-based Hood Ice Cream added a S'Mores ice cream sandwich to its line of frozen novelties. The frozen treat is features marshmallow-flavored ice cream with chocolate chips between two graham cracker wafers. It's sold in an 8-pack for a suggested retail price of $3.99. It's available at major grocery retailers across New England.

Friendly’s Ice Cream, Wilbraham, Mass., teamed up with the Pop Tart brand earlier this year to introduce new ice cream sandwiches, available at Friendly’s restaurants. The restaurant’s current flavor features the Friendly’s newest ice cream flavor, Candy Bar Ice Cream — a blend of nougat ice cream with chocolate-coated peanuts, milk chocolate chunks and swirls of fudge and caramel that’s “sandwiched” between two full-size Frosted Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts and covered with Take 5 candy bar crumbles.

The ice cream sandwiches are handmade daily in the restaurant. The Candy Bar flavor is available until early June and sells for $2.99. Read more about this new product here.

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