Beat the Heat on the ‘Nice Cream Trail’: PETA Picks Top Shops for Vegan Ice Cream

For Immediate Release:
August 14, 2023

Nicole Perreira 202-483-7382

Baltimore – As scorching-hot temperatures reach well into the 90s this month, PETA is unveiling a plan to help vegans, people with lactose intolerance, and everyone else cool down with delicious dairy-free ice cream by embarking on the “Nice Cream Trail,” a generous sprinkling of shops spanning across the Old Line State that offer delicious vegan ice creams and sorbets:

“Customers are clamoring for ice cream that’s kind to cows, and more shops than ever are meeting the demand for delicious, dairy-free desserts,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s ‘Nice Cream Trail’ gives ice cream lovers the scoop on where to find the best vegan ice cream, and we encourage everyone to support these local businesses.”

The global vegan ice cream market is expected to grow by more than $1.5 billion by 2026 as more consumers opt for desserts that leave mother cows and their calves in peace, that are free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, and whose production generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Shops on the “Nice Cream Trail” will receive a window sign from PETA along with pamphlets that show a trail map for all the sweet stops. Dessert enthusiasts are encouraged to print their own pamphlet and follow along.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers a free vegan starter kit on its website. For more information, please visit, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind