Why is our base so unique?

Our base recipe is a proprietary recipe. Carefully formulated with wellness in mind. We searched high and low for the cleanest ingredients we can find for our non-dairy base:

Our milk alternative is made from organic whole grain oat which is believed to help lower LDL cholesterol and also reduce the risk of heart disease.

Instead of heavy cream, we use 2 oils to add fats to our base which helps gives that great mouth feel. Organic unrefined virgin coconut oil (VCO) is pure, cold-pressed coconut oil that has not been refined or has been minimally processed. Unlike coconut oil, the unrefined version is not bleached or deodorized and is non-hydrogenated, meaning this coconut oil did not undergo the chemical process of adding hydrogen. VCO may be richer in benefits than ordinary coconut oil and higher in antioxidants, which is practically nil in ordinary coconut oil.

High oleic sunflower oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a minimum of 80% oleic acid vs traditional sunflower oil, which is also called linoleic sunflower oil, with only 20% oleic acid and 68% linoleic acid. It has a significant amount of monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids, which is what “high-oleic” means. Monounsaturated fat (oleic acid) is one of the two “healthy” fats, along with polyunsaturated fat (linoleic acid). Monounsaturated fat can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.  

To sweeten our desserts we use organic cane sugar which is exclusively made from sugarcane and less processed than granulated sugar.  Many traditional dairy ice cream recipes also use dextrose, a highly processed simple sugar derived from corn and non-gmo corn is hard to come by these days so we have replaced this key ingredient with tapioca syrup, a natural sweetener made from the plant, cassava root.

Using inulin allows us to reduce fat & sugar content within our recipe without compromising the creamy texture. Our organic inulin derived from agave reduces the hardness of our low-fat ice cream, produces a smoother and creamier texture, increases air incorporation and melting resistance.

And lastly, instead of using traditional man-made stabilizer such a monodyglyerides, we use a blend of organic guar gum and organic locust bean gum. Both derived from plants.

Enjoy our guilt-free recipe!

 

Do our products expire?

Our products have a shelf live of 18 months, but generally don’t live passed our freezers or yours for more than 4 months.


Where do we make our non-dairy frozen desserts?

In sunny California! We are based in Santa Monica, right by the beach.


Where can you find Lavender and Truffles non-dairy frozen desserts?

Erewhon, CA, all locations

Kye’s Feel Good Food, Santa Monica, CA

Chifa, Eagle Rock, CA

Lifefood Organic Marketplace, Hollywood, CA

If you are a business owner that would like to stock or serve our products, send us a note or if you know of any other amazing shops, cafés and restaurants that should stock Lavender and Truffles, send us a note too!  We love hearing from all foodies!

Do we offer local delivery?

We offer free deliver with a 4-Pint minimum to Pacific Palisades, Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey & Brentwood. We delivery only on Thursdays.

Do we have online order minimums?

There is a $60 minimum for all orders, that’s 4 pints. We offer 4-pint collection sets or you can choose your own 4 flavors. 


Can you make changes to your online order?

We will do our best to accommodate any changes, but we do not make any guarantees. Once an order has been shipped, the sale is final.

 

When do we ship online orders?

We only ship orders on Wednesday’s via UPS ground within CA and Fedex next day air for other states. Orders received by Monday evening by 1159pm pst will be shipped on following Wednesday. 

Shipping schedule subject to change due to inventory (we make it as fresh), holidays and incremental weather


How do we ship online orders?

We ship our frozen desserts with sustainable insulated boxes packed with dry ice. Please note that dry is very cold (-109.3F, -78.5C), so handle with gloves and not bare hands. Remove the dry ice and leave outside overnight until all dissolved.

 

What is the cost of shipping for online orders?

Cost of dry ice, special insulated packaging and couriers are costly these days and being a new, small brand, we don’t get the volume advantages…yet! We don’t make any margins on shipping costs. As we grow and receive volume discounts from vendors, we will definitely pass them onto our customers.  Minimum to order is 4 pints. Each shipping carton can hold up to 6 pints. The cost of shipping per carton:

California, $25

Other states, $50

 

Do you need to be home to receive your order?

We ship with signature release, so you do not have to be home, but we advise to put your order into your freezer as soon as possible.

 

Do we accept returns?

All sales are final. We do not accept any returns.  

If your order does arrive melted, send us the order number and quick pics of your melted ice cream.  We will ship a replacement order or process a refund.

If there was a mis-shipment, ie wrong flavor, send us the order number and correct flavor. We will ship you the correct one!

 

Do we sell at wholesale?

Yes, if you are a business owner and would like to stock our products, we love to chat about retail partnerships. Just send us a note.


Do we participate in any events?

Yes, we love working with other brands.  Send us a note and lets collab!

 

Send us feedback, flavor suggestions and ask questions!  We love to hear it all.

lavenderandtruffles@gmail.com

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