Cleveland, Ohio-based Pierre’s, which has been making lactose-free ice cream since 2012 starting with the classic Vanilla and Chocolate, added Cookies & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip to its portfolio.
“Our lactose-free ice cream fans provided us with a lot of great feedback about the kind of fun flavors they would enjoy,” says Matt Thornicroft, Pierre’s communications manager. “We’re excited about the addition of these two classic and popular ice cream flavors, Cookies and Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip, to our lactose-free assortment.”
The lactose-free recipe is specially made for those who typically avoid ice cream due to an intolerance to lactose. Lactose intolerance is caused by a body’s inability to break down the natural sugars, or lactose, naturally contained in dairy products. However, Pierre’s lactose-free ice creams are made just like other ice cream flavors, but with the addition of a lactase enzyme, which breaks down the lactose in the ice cream.
Ice cream lovers can find the new flavors at most stores where Pierre’s Ice Cream is sold. They are packaged in Pierre’s familiar red premium ice cream containers, with the words LACTOSE FREE printed in a pattern along the lid rim, along with a graphic LACTOSE FREE badge located just to the right of the ice cream scoop on the front panel.