Known for its made-from-scratch dairy and unique, innovative flavors, the nationally beloved ice cream brand Van Leeuwen is back with a brand new line up of seven limited-time spring flavors that will be sold in Walmart stores nationwide.
While ice cream lovers can look forward to an array of sweet-tooth satisfying flavors like Carrot Cake and Honey Graham Cracker, the launch also features one of the most unexpected ice cream combinations. Van Leeuwen has partnered with Hidden Valley Ranch, America’s original and No. 1 selling ranch dressing brand, to create an ice cream flavor that tastes just like the savory dressing.
“We’re so excited to debut this new series of flavors and unveil what is possibly our most surprising ice cream yet: Hidden Valley Ranch,” says Ben Van Leeuwen, Co-Founder and CEO of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, in a statement. “We have done some creative collaborations and can’t wait for Walmart shoppers to try this new and exciting flavor along with our other Spring specials.”
While ranch dressing may not be the typical pairing for the frosty dessert, the Hidden Valley Ranch x Van Leeuwen flavor delivers a surprisingly tasty twist on the sweet treat. The exclusive ice cream boasts the savory flavors of ranch, including buttermilk, flavorful herbs and a touch of sweetness, to create a delicious treat that pairs perfectly with salty snacks.
“We know that Hidden Valley Ranch goes with just about everything—pizza, carrots, French fries—but ice cream is a first for us,” says Hidden Valley Ranch Associate Director Rachel Garrison in a statement. “We are so excited to partner with Van Leeuwen, the expert in limited-edition, premium flavors, to bring together this creamy mix of savory and sweet. Insider tip? Top your scoops with crushed pretzels or potato chips for a perfect salty crunch.”
In addition to Hidden Valley Ranch, the complete lineup of Van Leeuwen’s new spring flavors include Sweet Maple Cornbread, Blood Orange Chocolate Chip, Carrot Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Honey Graham Cracker and Limoncello Cake. All seven Spring flavors will be available for $4.98 per pint at 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide between March 20 and May 28.
For more information about Van Leeuwen’s new exclusive Walmart flavors, visit vanleeuwenicecream.com.