Two Sisters Just Made History as Owners of the World's First Oat-Milk Ice Créme Shoppe
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Two Sisters Just Made History as Owners of the World's First Oat-Milk Ice Créme Shoppe

Shanique Yates

Shanique Yates. Feb 11, 2021.

These Black women are whipping up something special!

Courtney Blagrove and Zan B.R. are the sisters behind the world’s first oat-milk ice créme shoppe located in New York’s Lower East Side — Whipped – Urban Dessert Lab.

According to a press release, after seeing the struggles of their family and the other 75% of Black people who face living with lactose intolerance, they decided to find a solution through dairy-free ice cream.

Thanks to Blagrove’s background in research, her Ph.D. in metabolism and nutrition, and her own woes that come with having a nut allergy, the sisters were able to create a dairy-free option that makes it difficult to tell the difference between plant-based and dairy cream.

Oate™ was birthed from this creation and this hard scooped ice crème™ is made entirely using oat-milk!

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“The goal was to create an indulgent frozen dessert using oat milk that even dairy lovers couldn’t resist,” said Blagrove in a press release. “We have developed an exceptional product that has quickly gained a following and we are truly changing the way people think and feel, about non-dairy ice cream.”

All product formulas are developed in-house to create a flavor and texture that is often missing from frozen plant-based options. Not only are they using high-quality, natural ingredients, but when put up against the competition, they can’t compare thanks to Whipped’s ice crème™ which incorporates less air, resulting in a richer, creamier, and denser texture.

Now available for free shipping across the U.S., Oate™ comes in five different flavors in 1/2 pint sizes. Varieties include Mint Chocolate Cookie, Cinnamon Apple Crisp, Peanut Chocolate Cookie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Classic Chocolate.

Oat-Milk Ice Créme Truffles™ also launched during the pandemic as a bite-sized version of the popular ice créme™ and is available in Double Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Chocolate flavors.

For more on Whipped – Urban Dessert Lab and Oate™, click here.