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    16 Handles Partners with DŌ to Create New Vegan Topping

  • Industry News April 2, 2019

    16 Handles is collaborating with New York-based dessert brand DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections for a new topping to pair with their vegan flavors like Nutty Banana Bread soft serve. The new topping, vegan Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough, is blended with a peanut butter base and rich chocolate chips, plus sweet and spicy cinnamon sugar for a crave-worthy, taste-bud tantalizing treat. This latest vegan topping is part of 16 Handles' ongoing efforts to incorporate desserts compatible with special dietary needs.

    As part of the collaboration, special flavors of DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections will be available as toppings and for dessert delivery at select NYC 16 Handles locations in Chelsea, the East Village, Murray Hill, and Williamsburg. Guests at these locations will have four flavors to choose from on the toppings bar, including DŌ's signature vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cake Batter Cookie Dough, and Sugar Cookie Dough, as well as the delicious Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough topping pairing for the Nutty Banana Bread soft serve.

    For ten years, 16 Handles has been named New York City's No. 1 frozen yogurt. The brand has always been ahead of the curve, branching out to include a variety of soft serve options, including sorbets, ice creams, gelatos, and Italian ices. Always innovating, 16 Handles wants everyone to be able to enjoy delicious soft serve and toppings, regardless of their dietary restrictions or choices. Expanding upon vegan and non-dairy options with first-of-its-kind cashew milk soft serve was a no-brainer, especially with recipes so craveable that customers will forget they're not eating ice cream.

    This year, 16 Handles is releasing a line of vegan soft serve flavors developed with proprietary recipes and real, natural ingredients. Their latest cashew milk based flavor, Nutty Banana Bread, launched on March 16. The new product line brings more options for the ever-growing vegan and dairy-alternative communities to 16 Handles shops. Handcrafted by the brand's lead chef with all-natural ingredients like cashews and coconuts, the flavors are free from additives like corn syrup or soy.

    "We're thrilled to be collaborating with DŌ and to be upgrading our toppings bar to serve up NYC's most delicious cookie dough to our customers all over the East Coast," says 16 Handles CEO and founder, Solomon Choi.

    "We are so excited that 16 Handles is now offering even more of our gourmet cookie dough flavors," says DŌ founder Kristen Tomlan. "Our Vegan Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle is the perfect complement to the Banana Bread soft serve, and we know fans are going to go crazy over the new classic flavors that are rolling out."

    In 2008, 16 Handles opened its first store in Manhattan's East Village. Since then, they have expanded to over 30 locations. DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections is the world's first edible cookie dough confectionery founded by Kristen Tomlan. 

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