Written by: Kaylee Franklin
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I recently had the pleasure of trying out the exquisite ice cream from Lavender and Truffles, and I must say, I was blown away by the sheer indulgence they offer. This brand truly knows how to create a luxurious experience.
Lavender and Truffles is a brand that specializes in plant-based, non-dairy ice cream, and if you know anything about those of us behind the scenes here at Stairway to CEO, you know we’re always on the lookout for delicious dairy-free alternatives that can satisfy our sweet tooth.
Lee recently had the Founder and CEO, Alicia Liu, on the podcast in Episode 162: From Fashion to Frozen Flavors. Alicia shared about being raised amid art, food, and fashion, despite being encouraged to pursue business, it’s no surprise that she managed to incorporate all three in her career journey. Alicia joined us to discuss her varied career journey from her first job as a graphic designer to interning at fashion magazines, working at Prada, then Amazon, and ultimately founding Lavender and Truffles. Listen to Alicia’s advice and learn how her story weaves together her upbringing, experience, and passion to culminate in an inspiring, authentic business endeavor.
What sets Lavender and Truffles apart is their commitment to using high-quality, plant-based ingredients without compromising on flavor or texture. I was pleasantly surprised to find that their frozen desserts had a rich and creamy consistency that was just as satisfying as traditional ice cream.
One of my favorite flavors is their Dalgona Coffee. This unique flavor combines the indulgence of creamy ice cream with the rich and bold flavors of the popular whipped coffee trend, resulting in a truly delightful treat. One of the reasons why I love the Dalgona Coffee flavor is its intense and robust coffee taste. They’ve truly managed to capture the essence of a perfectly brewed cup of Dalgona coffee and infuse it into their creamy ice cream base. Each spoonful is like taking a sip of a smooth, velvety coffee with just the right amount of sweetness, and includes a small crunch of what seems to be a coffee bean- the perfect touch.
While the Dalgona Coffee flavor of Lavender and Truffles holds the top spot in my heart, the Vanilla Classic flavor is a close second. There is something timeless and comforting about the simplicity and purity of a well-executed vanilla ice cream, and they have mastered the art of creating a truly exceptional rendition of this classic flavor. One of the reasons why the Vanilla Classic flavor stands out to me is its versatility. While it shines beautifully on its own, it also serves as an excellent canvas for various toppings and mix-ins. Whether you prefer fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, or crunchy nuts, the neutral and complementary nature of vanilla allows you to get creative and customize your ice cream experience to your liking.
I also appreciate that Lavender and Truffles is committed to using natural and wholesome ingredients. Their frozen desserts are free from artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, and each contains 40 to 50% fewer calories and fat compared to traditional dairy ice cream, which is a big plus for those of us who prioritize clean eating. It's reassuring to know that I can enjoy a guilt-free dessert without compromising on taste or quality.
The packaging of Lavender and Truffles' products is also worth mentioning. The elegant design and attention to detail make it clear that this is a brand that takes pride in its offerings. Opening a pint of their frozen dessert feels like unwrapping a luxurious gift, setting the stage for the delightful experience that awaits. Notable mention of the adorable 4-ounce portion sizes.
Whether you choose their innovative and captivating flavors like Dalgona Coffee or their timeless and comforting Vanilla Classic, each flavor of Lavender and Truffles plant-based ice cream is a work of art. The brand's attention to detail extends beyond the delectable flavors, as their packaging adds to the overall experience of indulgence
Moreover, Lavender and Truffles' dedication to creating a memorable sensory experience is reflected in the harmony of their flavors. Whether you're looking to pamper yourself or find a unique gift for someone special, Lavender and Truffles is a brand that won't disappoint. Treat yourself to their ice cream and immerse yourself in a world of endless unique flavors.
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