According to a report by Grandview Research*, the global dairy alternatives market was valued at $20.50 billion in 2020 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% from 2021 to 2028.
As the dairy alternative market grows, such collaborations, like that between Cold Stone Creamery and Silk, are becoming more commonplace.
Cold Stone Creamery partnered with Silk, a leader in the global dairy alternative market, to introduce a plant-based flavor to Cold Stone’s dessert offerings, Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert. The new flavor will be used in the Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk Creation, made with the plant-based frozen dessert, banana, peanut butter and roasted almonds.
In an interview with PRNewswire, Sara Schmillen, vice president of marketing for Kahala Brands, the parent company of Cold Stone Creamery, said, "Cold Stone is delighted to share our very first plant-based flavor. We pride ourselves on our high flavor standards. It was important for us to innovate with an equally high quality and well-respected brand like Danone and their Silk Almondmilk product. As a result, our new Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert delivers on a true ice cream experience—but not made with any dairy product. Plant-based has never tasted so good. We know our guests will agree!”
In the PRNewswire interview, Derek Neeley, vice president of marketing for Silk, Danone North America, said, "We're absolutely thrilled that Cold Stone Creamery chose to work with Danone North America and the Silk brand to bring the ice cream parlor's first-ever plant-based frozen dessert to Cold Stone customers. Cold Stone's creativity and leadership in frozen desserts paired with our expertise in plant-based dairy alternatives and strong track record of delivering great taste and texture, is a powerful combination for bringing a delicious, plant-based dessert collaboration to frozen treat lovers across the country."
The Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert is available at Cold Stone Creamery stores nationwide.
*Dairy Alternatives Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source (Soy, Almond), By Product (Milk, Ice Cream), By Distribution Channel (Supermarket & Hypermarkets, Online Retail), And Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028