Food & Drink

Baskin-Robbins introduces two new flavors — and don’t even think to call them ice cream

In this May 1, 2002 file photo, Carlos Bellas (right), owner of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, handed a scoop of ice cream to Milena Cajina, then-7, (left) as her friend, Julianna Mercado, then-10, (behind her) enjoyed hers. On Aug. 1, 2019, Baskin-Robbins introduced two vegan options to its growing flavors library.
In this May 1, 2002 file photo, Carlos Bellas (right), owner of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, handed a scoop of ice cream to Milena Cajina, then-7, (left) as her friend, Julianna Mercado, then-10, (behind her) enjoyed hers. On Aug. 1, 2019, Baskin-Robbins introduced two vegan options to its growing flavors library. Miami Herald File

Baskin-Robbins was originally famous as the home of “31 flavors.”

But the 66-year-old ice cream chain long ago pushed far beyond its original “31 flavors” slogan. According to its website, Baskin-Robbins has built up a “flavor library” of more than 1,300 concoctions, of which 57 are on its current menu at its 7,800 shops worldwide.

The two newest Baskin-Robbins additions introduced Thursday, including at its 140 Florida locations, have gotten a bit more attention than, say, any of the original 31.

That’s because they aren’t ice cream (or sherbet or frozen yogurt) but rather non-dairy vegan options.

The flavors are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Extreme.

The non-dairy additions are a mix of coconut oil and almond butter.

Baskin-Robbins, which was formed as a merger when two brothers-in-law combined their California ice cream shops in 1953, is now owned by Dunkin Donuts.

There are Baskin-Robbins stores in the tri-county South Florida region — including in Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. There are also locations in Key West, Bradenton and Orlando.

Jason Maceda, Baskin Robbins Senior Vice President, and other company officials debuted a new store concept for the 75-year-old ice cream store in Fresno at 6761 N. Milburn.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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