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The Growing Plant-Based Ice Cream Market

  • Posted by: Matteo Avelli
  • Category: BLOG

The plant-based ice cream market is undergoing rapid expansion, fueled by the increasing consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable food choices. Projections indicate that the global plant-based ice cream market will reach USD 12.19 billion by 2027, exhibiting a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.4% from 2022 to 2027.

Key Trends Driving Growth

  1. Rising Awareness of Health Benefits: Consumers are embracing plant-based diets due to perceived health advantages, such as a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Plant-based ice cream serves as a convenient and delightful means to incorporate more plant-based foods into daily diets.
  2. Concerns for Animal Welfare and the Environment: Increasing concerns about ethical treatment of animals and the environmental impact of animal agriculture are propelling the demand for plant-based foods. Plant-based ice cream, not reliant on milk production or dairy farming, emerges as a more sustainable option.
  3. Innovation in Flavors and Textures: Recent years have witnessed significant improvements in the quality of plant-based ice cream. Brands now offer high-quality products closely resembling traditional dairy ice cream in terms of flavor, texture, and mouthfeel, expanding the appeal to a broader consumer base.
  4. Mainstream Retail Expansion: Plant-based ice cream is now readily available in major grocery and convenience stores worldwide, making it more accessible for consumers and further driving market growth.

Additional Insights

  • By 2026, the plant-based ice cream market is anticipated to constitute 10% of the global ice cream market.
  • The almond milk segment holds the largest market share, comprising 33% in 2022.
  • The oat milk segment exhibits the fastest growth, with a CAGR of 22.5% from 2022 to 2027.
  • The global market for plant-based ice cream bars is expected to reach USD 900 million by 2027.

In conclusion, the plant-based ice cream market is dynamic and swiftly expanding, poised for substantial growth in the coming years. As consumers increasingly recognize the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of plant-based foods, further innovation and growth in the plant-based ice cream sector are anticipated.

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