Vegan Dessert Lovers, Rejoice! 7 Questions About Our Sunflower Butter Non-Dairy, Answered

March 11, 2020

3 pints of Ben & Jerry's sunflower butter Non-Dairy vegan dessert

Are you as excited as we are for our Non-Dairy dessert flavors made with sunflower butter? Because we are flipping our lids. In the lineup you’ll find vegan versions of our classic ice cream flavors, as well as exciting Non-Dairy exclusives. Vegan ice cream lovers, these are for you!

Our Flavor Gurus are always looking for ways to get creative with our vegan dessert flavors, and they’ve taken a big leap this time. Have questions about sunflower butter desserts? We’ve got you covered:


  • 1. What is sunflower butter?

    Sunflower butter is made from sunflower seed kernels that are gently roasted and then ground into a smooth paste. It makes for a smooth, creamy start for our vegan Non-Dairy flavors.

  • 2. Who are sunflower butter desserts right for?

    Everyone who loves those inimitable Ben & Jerry’s chunks and swirls! The Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy flavors, including those made with sunflower butter, are vegetarian, certified vegan, and 100% euphoric! They’re the perfect sweet treat for vegan ice cream lovers, vegetarian ice cream lovers, and everyone in between. But trust us: even dairy lovers can’t get enough of these vegan desserts!

  • 3. Is sunflower butter the same as sunflower milk?

    You may notice that our certified vegan Non-Dairy flavors made with sunflower butter say “sunflower butter” on the front of the pint, but “sunflower milk” in the ingredients list. What’s up with that? In order to get the texture just right for a frozen dessert, we have to mix the sunflower butter with water, which makes sunflower milk. It’s that simple!

  • 4. Why are you making Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy flavors with sunflower butter?

    Based on feedback from our fans, we wanted to try a new approach to Non-Dairy that didn't rely on almonds or almond milk. Sunflower butter provides a deliciously neutral blank canvas for our wacky vegan flavors without any other flavors coming through, so our Flavor Gurus could get extra creative with those funky chunks and whirly swirls.

  • 5. How are the sunflower butter Non-Dairy flavors different from the almond milk Non-Dairy flavors?

    It’s all in the mix! Our almond milk flavors start with almond milk instead of dairy milk, and the sunflower butter flavors start with sunflower butter. Because the sunflower butter flavors do not contain nuts or peanuts, they are suitable for some people with nut sensitivities. However, they are made on shared equipment that also processes nuts, and therefore are not a certified nut-free or peanut-free dessert. So if you do have a nut allergy, please refer to the labels and understand the risks associated with shared equipment manufacturing. But for many people looking for a nut-free vegan dessert option, they’re chunky, swirly perfection.

  • 6. Are the sunflower butter Non-Dairy flavors vegan?

    Yes! The sunflower butter Non-Dairy flavors, like our almond milk Non-Dairy flavors, are 100% vegan certified. Vegan ice cream lovers take note: Your sweet tooth won’t know what hit it!