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Beckon Ice Cream

Unbelievably delicious, surprisingly lactose-free ice cream

Overview

Date Established 06/2015
Founder Katy Flannery, Gwen Burlingame
Headquarters Boston, MA, USA
Industries
Food
Website https://beckonicecream.com/
Press Contact Adi Shapira
Social

Products

Peanut Butter Cup
Peanut Butter Cup $5.99
Dark Chocolate Brownie
Dark Chocolate Brownie $5.99
Mint Chip Snack Cups
Mint Chip Snack Cups
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip $5.99
Vanilla
Vanilla $5.99
Vanilla Snack Cups
Vanilla Snack Cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough $5.99
Cookies & Sweet Cream
Cookies & Sweet Cream $5.99
Mint Chip
Mint Chip $5.99

About

Beckon Ice Cream is calling people back to REAL ice cream that is unbelievably delicious and surprisingly lactose-free. Founded on the belief that no one should have to miss out on premium ice cream, co-founders Katy (lactose-intolerant) and Gwen (sympathetic sweet tooth) created the first-ever clean label premium lactose-free dairy ice cream on the market. With fresh milk and cream, no gums, no corn syrup, and no artificial stabilizers, Beckon is bringing the good life to the 25% of Americans who are lactose intolerant. Now everyone can enjoy the creamy, drool-worthy treats they grew up loving without any compromises. The line includes seven classic flavors: Dark Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Cup (upcycled with UNREAL peanut butter cups), Vanilla, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip (a serendipitous accident), Mint Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Cookies & Sweet Cream. Beckon is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, and other select retailers throughout the country, as well as on Fresh Direct and beckonicecream.com.  Flavors are available in 16oz pints (SRP $5.99) and 32oz quarts ($8.99), and NEW SNACK CUPS: perfectly portioned indulgences with tasty toppings underneath the lid. Don’t miss a Beckon beat and go to beckonicecream.com or follow @BeckonIceCream to learn more!

Founding Story

This is a story of Katy (lactose-intolerant nurse) and Gwen (sympathetic sweet tooth), two ice cream lovers who believed in making the impossible possible: a life where lactose-free ice cream had the same richness and decadence as premium lactose-full ice cream. Their woman-powered business is propelled by the notion that if you work hard enough, surround yourself with the right people, and never give up, you can get exactly what you want, the way you want it. Well, mostly (#ThatStartUpLife). Today, Beckon Ice Cream is calling you back to REAL ice cream, just lactose-free. After all, ice cream is our calling (pun intended, and encouraged).

Team Bios

Katy Flannery is Co-Founder of Beckon, the first and only premium, lactose-free dairy ice cream on the market. Originally from North Attleboro, MA, Katy is a graduate of Villanova University, where she studied Nursing.  Katy was previously an RN in the Pediatric ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital.  It was her food journey and lactose intolerance that inspired Beckon and she is also a graduate of the famous Penn State Ice Cream Course.

Gwen Burlingame

Co-Founder & Sympathetic Sweet Tooth

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Gwen Burlingame is Co-Founder of Beckon, the first and only premium, lactose-free dairy ice cream on the market.  Originally from Springfield, VA, Gwen is a graduate of Villanova University, where she studied Marketing and International Business.  Prior to co-founding Beckon, Gwen held roles at L’Oreal USA in e-commerce and digital strategy for Luxe Division, International Business development for Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Global Brand Marketing, also at Kiehl’s, managing the Lip and Sun product portfolios.

Retailers

Kings
Kroger
Whole Foods
New Seasons
Sprouts
Earth Fare
Fresh Direct
Walmart
Hy-Vee

Press

Dairy Processing - Jun 22, 2022 Free-from products are keeping dairy relevant
Daily Mom - May 26, 2022 26 Delicious Sweets and Treats To Satisfy Your Hunger
OTHER - Apr 22, 2022 New Launches in the Food and Beverage Industry: April 2022
OTHER - Apr 19, 2022 9 dairy-free ice creams that taste like (or close enough to) the real thing
Food Network - Apr 12, 2022 10 Upcycled Snacks Kids Will Love
OTHER - Apr 12, 2022 Gifts for Mom Ideas: Celebrate Mother’s Day
NOSH - Mar 28, 2022 Distribution Roundup: DTC Brand Starday Inks First Retail Partnership; Beckon Double Conventional Channel Count
OTHER - Mar 05, 2022 22 Desserts You Need to Try Tonight
POPSUGAR - Mar 03, 2022 15 Women-Owned Food Brands to Shop Beyond March
Off The Mrkt - Feb 12, 2022 The Sweetest Last Minute Valentine's Chocolates "Valentine's Day Sweets Gift Guide"
The Nibble - Nov 22, 2021 Superpremium & A Bonus: It’s Lactose Free Beckon Ice Cream
The Nibble - Nov 22, 2021 Superpremium & A Bonus: It’s Lactose Free Beckon Ice Cream
DailyMom - Nov 19, 2021 25 Delectable Holiday Party Treats: Delightful Food, Drinks, and Desserts
Red Tricycle - Sep 13, 2021 New Desserts That Will Get You Excited for Summer
Eat This, Not That! - Sep 07, 2021 The Best & Worst New Grocery Store Items on the Shelves—Ranked!
BestProducts.com - Aug 13, 2021 18 Best Healthy Ice Cream Brands to Try this Summer
Good Housekeeping - Jul 22, 2021 7 Dairy Products Lactose-Intolerant People Will Love
Food Network - Jul 15, 2021 A Nutritionist Shares Her Favorite Ice Cream Picks for the Summer
Taste of Home - Jul 02, 2021 12 Little-Known Ice Cream Brands You Need to Try This Summer
Startup Boston - May 17, 2021 Celebrate Startup Milestones: Issue #26
Trend Hunter - May 05, 2021 Beckon's Newest Flavor is Made with Broken Peanut Butter Cups
NOSH - May 04, 2021 Beckon Releases First-Ever Lactose-Free Flavor with Upcycled Mix-ins
Sweety High - Apr 30, 2021 If Your Tummy Can't Deal With Traditional Ice Cream, Beckon Is THE Brand for You
Momtastic - Mar 18, 2021 What is Ultra-Filtered Milk And Is It Safe?
Aisle 9 - May 02, 2020 Share A Pint
NOSH - Jun 11, 2019 NOSH Live Pitch Slam 6: Beckon Scoops Up the Win
Thrillist - Sep 10, 2018 Beckon Ice Cream Is The Delicious Answer To Lactose Intolerance

Testimonials

Beckon Ice Cream: 11/10 I can't stop eating it.

Claudia Davis

Gotta be the best lactose-free ice cream I have ever had, which also means I can easily eat the whole pint at one time!!!

Tina B.

If you're lactose free, run don't walk to pick up some @beckoniceream seriously so damn good

Rachel Zyra

This may be the time in life that I switch to only lactose free ice cream

Mesia A.

This is the only ice cream my son eats! He does not like ANY of the other lactose-free versions, and I have to agree with him that Beckon's vanilla is awesome. It's rich, creamy, and so good....I could eat a 6-pack all by myself!

Danielle

I loved this vanilla ice cream. I didn't know lactose free could taste this good.

Amber C.

This was by far the best lactose free ice cream I’ve ever had!

Kelsie K.

I love your brand. I am an ice cream junkie and didn't think I could ever enjoy it again after developing lactose intolerance. Thank you for your delicious, premium flavors! I'm a bit of an ice cream snob 😉

Jacqueline

OMG!!!! This ice cream is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!

Melissa W.

Found your ice cream at Whole Foods yesterday--YAY!!!!! It is so goooood! I have been lactose intolerant since chemotherapy and I have missed good ice cream! Those alternatives are just sad. I have been making my own, but now I can enjoy Beckon instead :)

Traci V.

Beckon Lactose-Free Ice Cream is the recipient of a VERY rare and VERY well-deserved 5-Stars from me!

Timothy L.

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