Santa Barbara, Calif.-based McConnell’s Family Dairy says it debuted Eva’s Helado Artesanal: a brand of superpremium pints that celebrates multicultural culinary traditions. The brand’s initial release features globally inspired flavors that draw on the ingredients and culinary traditions of North, South and Central America.
“Eva’s is about celebrating culture — the gratitude we have for the larger McConnell’s family and the Central Coast community that’s supported us for decades,” says Eva Ein, chef and owner of McConnell’s.
Built on McConnell’s 70-year legacy of making the finest ice creams, Eva’s Helado Artesanal is made 100% in-house, the company says.
“The fondness I have for American traditions [is] often filtered through my love of the ingredients and flavors of my home country, Sweden. It’s that experience — looking at our shared culture, as well as the cultures that each of us come from originally, that inspired our team to develop Eva’s.”
While McConnell’s is a company rooted in American tradition, according to Ein, Eva’s Helado Artesanal is an expression of America’s multiculturalism in homage to the people who bring it to life.
According to McConnell’s, Eva’s Helado Artesanal is launching with seven flavors: Dulce De Leche, Mexican Vanilla, Fresas Con Crema, Cafe Con Donuts, Horchata & Churro Swirl, Chocolate, Caramel & Cookies and Mangoneada. Eva’s Helado Artesanal is available in select grocery stores on the East Coast; the pints have a suggested retail price of $6.99.