|Founder||Gwen Burlingame, Katy Flannery|
|Headquarters||Boston, MA, USA|
|Press Contact||Adi Shapira|
Beckon 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 the real milk, the added lactase enzyme, no gums, corn syrup, or artificial stabilizers, Beckon is bringing back the joy of real ice cream to include the 25% of Americans who are lactose intolerant so that 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, Cookies & Sweet Cream, Chocolate, and Espresso. 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), 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!
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.
Gwen BurlingameCo-Founder & Ice Cream Lover
Katy FlanneryCo-Founder & Lactose Intolerant
When life gives you lactose intolerance, make lactose-free ice cream.
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.
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.