This week, furnishings chain IKEA added vegan gentle serve to its in-store menu throughout Canada. The brand new frozen deal with retails for CAD$1 and is made with a base of strawberry purée. In accordance with IKEA, the vegan gentle serve is considerably extra eco-friendly than its dairy-based counterpart. “For us, possibly one of the best factor about this dish is that its carbon footprint is round half that of a standard milk-based ice cream,” IKEA states. IKEA started growing the vegan gentle serve in 2018 and first launched it at European areas in April 2019 earlier than increasing it to different areas, together with the United States.
The vegan gentle serve is a part of IKEA’s world dedication to scale back its carbon footprint by means of the introduction of plant-based choices. In 2015, IKEA launched the primary vegan version of its popular Swedish meatballs. This 12 months, the furnishings large launched a brand new, meatier version of its “plant ball”—which carries solely 4 p.c of the carbon footprint produced by its animal meat-based meatball—made with yellow pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion, and apple. Lately, IKEA has additionally launched vegan hot dogs, regional plant-based choices (reminiscent of katsu curry in Japan), and its first plant-based burger (accessible at its “Foodbox” idea in Coquitlam, Canada).