Move over, Halo Top — there’s a new guilt-free sweet treat in town! Healthy ice cream company BIVE debuted its new shop at 95 Orchard St. in the Lower East Side in summer 2018. The response is what you’d expect, and there’s a lot to love about this modern take on a classic scoop shop, complete with the buzzy wellness add-ins you might find at your favorite juicery.
We know what you’re thinking: what sets this frozen treat apart from the rest of the healthy dessert scene? BIVE calls its ready-to-eat four-ounce product “ice cream with a purpose”, providing an experience in a cup that is not only delectable but balanced. No surprise here: with bases of almond milk, coconut water, and coconut cream, this ice cream is gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO friendly. Plus, the treat is lactose-free and contains prebiotic fiber for that healthy gut effect.
We should warn you: you’d be hard-pressed to find your basic mint chocolate flavor on the menu. But, we’re confident BIVE will make you a believer some of the classic scoops enhanced with unique ingredients like echinacea and aloe vera. BIVE has six non-traditional flavors on the menu.
Craving a fruity blend with extra protein? Then “Boost Me Up” sorbet is for you, packing the perfect blend of passion fruit, collagen, chia seeds, coconut water, and amaranth. Need that evening dose of chocolate after a stressful day at the office? “Soothe Me Up” ice cream will put your mind at peace and help you sleep soundly with a mix of Valerian root, toasted coconut, almond milk, coconut cream, dark chocolate chips, and vanilla.
Ready for your own scoop of superfoods? Down for a “recovery sorbet”? BIVE is now open seven days week from 11am to 11pm.
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