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5 Sustainable Ice Cream Brands To Satisfy Your Favorite Summer Craving

By Maria Cook

Sweet, creamy, and cold, ice cream is the ultimate summer treat. But many traditional ice cream brands use artificial colors and flavors in their ice cream, and source ingredients like milk, sugar, and cocoa from environments that are being exploited for their resources. Because ingredients like cocoa can come from delicate rainforest ecosystems, it's important to ensure that the ice cream on your cone was created using sustainable practices. 

Knowing where ingredients come from, and how food is produced, can also be reassuring to customers when they search for products for themselves or their families. For example, milk and cream can sometimes be made with harsh chemicals and antibiotics, something that many consumers are wary of. But how can you be certain that your creamy confection was made with minimal environmental impact, or that you're comfortable with the ingredients you're putting into your body? Try these five ice cream brands, located across the United States, who create their ice cream using sustainable, eco-friendly practices.  

1. Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery operates several ice cream shops across New York City, but this small brand's ice cream is also available online for anyone to enjoy. Their ice cream is made with sustainably-produced, hormone-free milk and organic cane sugar. Unique and playful flavors such as "ooey gooey butter cake" and "snap mallow pop" make Ample Hills a stand out among sustainable brands, plus the fact that they create all of their mix-ins themselves, from the brownies to the peppermint patties. Literally, everything in the ice cream is made by Ample Hills.

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