Ben & Jerry’s expands non-dairy options

For those who are vegan or dairy-free, enjoying a serving of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is a possibility.

The Burlington, Vt.-based company announced that two flavors — chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate caramel cluster — have gone vegan.

Chocolate chip cookie dough features vanilla, chocolate chip cookie dough and fudge flakes; while chocolate caramel cluster contains chocolate with peanuts, fudge chunks and salted caramel swirls, the company said.

"Ever since we introduced Non-Dairy in 2016, our fans have been clamoring for more," Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru, Sarah Fidler said. "The biggest challenge this time was creating a chocolate chip cookie dough flavor that stood up to the original. I think we nailed it."

By adding these two new options, the brand has brought its total number of non-dairy options up to 11. Ben & Jerry's also may continue to introduce other non-dairy options to consumers as early as spring, the company said.

Both of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy options, which are vegan-certified, are now available in pints that retail from $4.48 to $5.99. In addition, chocolate chip cookie dough will be available in participating Scoop Shops.