Ben & Jerry's Vegan Ice Cream Will Feature Almond Milk

Ben & Jerry's long-awaited vegan ice cream, slated for a spring 2016 debut, will feature almond milk in place of dairy, the company confirmed in a statement.

"We've been nuts for almonds for a long time, from the legendary Wavy Gravy's roasted almonds to the fudge-covered almonds that grace Everything But The... and New York Super Fudge Chunk," Ben & Jerry's announced. "With the Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy flavors, almonds have once again stolen our hearts and promised nothing but euphoria.

"Besides being quite popular among vegans and other dairy-alternative-seekers, almond milk proved to be the best choice as a dairy-free frozen dessert base, beating out soy milk, cashew milk, and other contenders for our Flavor Gurus' favor. Flavor Guru and 'Non-Dairy Queen' Kirsten Schimoler says, 'Almond milk gave us the best blank canvas to carry the funky chunks and swirls that you know and love.' Best of all, a portion of our almonds will be Fairtrade-sourced."