Move Over Drive-Thru Puppuccinos, Ben & Jerry's Makes Dog-Friendly Ice Cream
by Rudy Sanchez on 01/12/2021 | 2 Minute Read
Vermont-based ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s is renowned for creating decadently frozen delights beloved by fans everywhere. But for the first time, the Unilever-owned brand is making treats for a much furrier consumer base, announcing Doggie Desserts.
Made specifically for dogs, the new line of treats includes two flavors named after some doggos in the Ben & Jerry’s offices. “Pontch’s Mix,” a PB & pretzel swirl, is named after a Frenchie, while the pumpkin and cookie “Rosie’s Batch” is affectionately named after a mixed-breed mutt. The treats get made with a minimal amount of dairy, and Ben & Jerry’s only added the same ingredients they use to make actual-people desserts.
Both flavors come in packs of four and get similarly modeled after the pints made for humans. Instead of depicting cows on a pasture, the cups portray adorable black-and-white puppies with floppy ears dancing around.
“We know our fans love their dogs and treat them like family," Lindsay Bumps, a Ben & Jerry's global marketing specialist and certified veterinary technician, said via press release. "We created this product line so pups can enjoy something even better than belly rubs. Doggie Desserts are the sweetest treat they'll ever put their paws on."
Doggie Desserts are debuting while the White House prepares for the return of First Pets, as German Shepherds Major and Champ will join their humans President-Elect Joe and Dr. Jill Biden to Washington D.C., also accompanied by a yet identified cat. It will be the first time since President Obama occupied the White House that dogs have been a part of the First Family.