The base for ‘normal’ ice cream is eggs, cream, and milk. There are none of these items on a vegan menu, so vegan ice cream is made of plant-based ingredients. In sorbet ice cream the base consists of sugar and water, so that is vegan most of the time. Sometimes however there is gelatine in it, or somewhere else in the process animal products are used, for example to clear the liquid.
Most people wouldn't guess that Montgomery’s ice cream is vegan. Even professional chefs we let try it couldn't tell. So even non-vegans really like it. Or as we like to put it: it is non-vegan proof. This way you can give a dinner party where everybody enjoys the dessert, vegan or non-vegan. Above that it saves you time that you can spend on your friends instead of making special dishes for people with dietary needs.
Where there is air, there can’t be taste. Most ice cream brands put loads of air in their ice cream. A bit of air makes it fluffier and that is a good thing. But when you overdo it, only half of your pint is actual ice cream, the rest is air. We don’t do that. We like it to be rich and heavy. So our 350ml pints actually contains 350gr of ice cream. Approximately, because we fill each cup and pints by hand. So do the test when you are in the store and pick up a pint to compare to an other brand.
With every decision we make, we do our best to make the most sustainable choice possible we can at that point. Of course there's still a wishlist, but we believe to be on the right track.
Ingredient-wise it's better for the environment than regular ice cream. We use only plant-based products, so no eggs or dairy. Because we use the ingredients directly to make the ice cream, it is more sustainable. For example: we use cashews as a base. With ‘normal’ ice cream you would feed grain to chickens or cows, and use their eggs and milk as a base for the ice cream. For the environment that is much more harmful than using the first ingredient as a base.
We make sure only to use cashews that are organic and fair trade. Our packaging is made of bamboo paper, a more sustainable alternative to regular paper. Bamboo grows way faster than trees and it also absorbs more CO2 and gives off more oxygen.
We had that question too! And it took us a while to find out. Eggs and cream in non-vegan ice cream are easily replaced by 'milk' made from coconut or soy, but we wanted the ice cream to taste only like ice cream and nothing else. Eggs and cream appeared not only to be important for the creamy texture, but do play a leading role in stability. We wanted it to be just as scrumptious when you open the package after it has been in the store for a while, as when it rolled out of the ice cream machine. It took us some time to figure out how to solve this issue and we are not going to tell all our secrets. But the most important thing is that we use cashews as a base, which contains a lot of proteins.
Yes, it does. All flavors are made with cashews. In Chocolate & Chunks there are also pecans, walnuts, almonds, and a tiny bit of soy lecithin in the chocolate covered almonds. Our Classic Vanilla has no other allergens than the cashews. The Maple & Pecan ice cream also contains (of course) pecans.
Yes, our ice cream is 100% vegan and safe to eat if you're lactose intolerant.
We do not add any ingredients containing gluten ourselves, but we produce our ice cream in a shared kitchen, so we cannot guarantee the ice cream is gluten free. When we start production in our own facility (Spring 2022), we can make the ice cream absolutely gluten free.
If you are very keen on eating healthy, you might want to skip ice cream from your daily menu. But we like to eat ice cream now and then. The only stuff we put in it, is that what we want to eat ourselves. So no chemicals, and no artificial things.
Orders with a minimum amount of € 125,- we deliver for free at horeca and stores. We do our best to deliver the ice cream within 2 working days. Most orders are delivered by our logistic partner. The ice creams keeps for at least 1 year at -18C. Please contact our sales team if you have any specific questions.