Beckon Ice Cream

Dairy Full & Lactose-Free Ice Cream

Company overview

Date Established:
Description:
Dairy Full & Lactose-Free Ice Cream
Founder:
Founders:
Gwen Burlingame
,
Katy Flannery
,
Headquarters:
Boston, MA, USA
Industry:
Food
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about

Beckon is the first premium lactose-free dairy ice cream on the market.  One in four Americans suffer from lactose intolerance and the gums and additives used in dairy alternatives can often lead to similarly negative symptoms.  Beckon maintains its creamy, indulgent taste and real, simple ingredients by keeping the dairy, then adds the natural lactase enzyme to make Beckon lactose-free.  Unlike many ice creams on the market, Beckon does not use any gums, corn syrup, or artificial stabilizers.  Beckon allows consumers to indulge and still feel good with a mission to make real, premium ice cream with a clean label available to the lactose intolerant and traditional ice cream lovers alike.   The line includes seven classic flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip (a serendipitous accident), Espresso, Mint Chip, Chocolate and the two newest flavors, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies & Sweet Cream, released in April 2020.  Beckon is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, and other select retailers throughout the country, as well as on beckonicecream.com.  Flavors are available in 16oz pints (SRP $5.99) and 32oz quarts ($8.99).  

founding story

Beckon is the story of Co-Founder Katy, a lactose intolerant nurse, and Co-Founder Gwen, a sympathetic sweet tooth who couldn’t stand the thought of people going through life without ice cream. The pair both grew up loving ice cream but, by the time they met at Villanova University, Katy had become lactose intolerant. She tried all the alternatives – soy, almond, coconut and more – but they just didn’t cut it. So she churned up something better – REAL ice cream, without the lactose. Finally, Gwen and Katy could share the same pint and no one had to compromise. They decided that no one should have to miss out on ice cream because of lactose intolerance, so they teamed up to bring the joy of real ice cream to all with Beckon.

Bios

Gwen Burlingame
Co-Founder & Ice Cream Lover

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.

Katy Flannery
Co-Founder & Lactose Intolerant

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.

Products

Cookies & Sweet Cream
Cookies & Sweet Cream is made with the simplicity of Beckon’s sweet cream base churned with cream-filled chocolate cookie crumble.

Cookies & Sweet Cream

$
5.99
Description:
Cookies & Sweet Cream is made with the simplicity of Beckon’s sweet cream base churned with cream-filled chocolate cookie crumble.
Details:
Milk (vitamin D3), cream, non-GMO pure cane sugar, non-GMO chocolate cookies crème filled (sugar, unbleached unenriched wheat flour, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, sunflower oil, salt, sodium bicarbonate, vanilla, sunflower lecithin) egg yolks, salt, lactase. Contains: milk, egg, wheat, tree nuts (coconut). Processed in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough takes Beckon’s deliciously creamy Vanilla mixed with chunks of classic cookie dough and rich dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

$
5.99
Description:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough takes Beckon’s deliciously creamy Vanilla mixed with chunks of classic cookie dough and rich dark chocolate chips.
Details:
Milk (vitamin D3), cream, non-GMO pure cane sugar, chocolate chip cookie dough (wheat flour, brown sugar, sugar, palm oil, soybean oil, water, semisweet chocolate chip (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin [an emulsifier] and vanilla extract), corn starch, soy lecithin, natural flavor, molasses, pure vanilla extract, baking soda, salt), egg yolks, non-GMO chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], natural vanilla extract), salt, vanilla extract, lactase. Contains: milk, egg, soy, wheat. Processed in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat.
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Classic Sampler Pack
A sampler pack of our five original flavors. Includes: Sea Salt Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chip, and Espresso

Classic Sampler Pack

$
50.00
Description:
A sampler pack of our five original flavors. Includes: Sea Salt Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chip, and Espresso
Details:
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retailers

Kings
New Seasons
Sprouts
Whole Foods

press releases

Press articles

Aisle 9
Share A Pint
he thought of going through life without ice cream was too inconceivable to the founders of Beckon. Their solution? To churn up a lactose-free, dairy-full ice cream that could be shared among everyone — yes, even those who live a lactose-free life.
Thrillist
Beckon Ice Cream Is The Delicious Answer To Lactose Intolerance
When life gives you lactose intolerance, make lactose-free ice cream.
NOSH
NOSH Live Pitch Slam 6: Beckon Scoops Up the Win
Lactose-free premium ice cream brand Beckon won the NOSH Live Summer 2019 Pitch Slam, giving its founders support to spread the joy of ice cream even further.

testimonial

"Before I found Beckon, I'd accepted that my future would be filled with dairy-free desserts. This ice cream is a game changer! Tastes just like the real deal, because it is."
Pam
Beckon Customer
"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
Beckon Customer
"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
Beckon Customer