Two flavors of batch Ice Cream named among Worcester Region’s Best
batch® Ice Cream, an all-natural, premium ice cream which has been a favorite in farmers’ markets, shops and supermarkets throughout the region.
Since 2009, has had their Dark Chocolate ice cream named to the number one spot and their Vanilla Bean ice cream to the number three spot by MassLive.com. batch® Ice Cream was launched with a vision of making ice cream with natural ingredients. Their current flavors include Carmelized Banana & Walnuts, Brown Sugar, Bourbon & Pecan, Salted Caramel, Ginger, Mocha Chip, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate with Mexican Chili & Roasted Almonds, and Dark Chocolate. Manufactured in pint size, the products are available throughout a number of locations in New England – some Whole Foods stores, and some supermarkets.
The husband-and-wife team of Dave and Deb LeRiche of New Braintree, MA purchased the business from founders Susie Parish and Veronica Janssens of Boston, effective May 7, 2018. Batch was launched nine years ago by Parish and Janssens with a vision of making ice cream with natural ingredients, thereby providing customers with real, pure, creamy ice cream. And now, the new owners plan to take the product and the concept even further.
batch® Ice Cream currently works with an ice cream manufacturing establishment in Southeastern Massachusetts to create the products to the owners’ specifications. LeRiche says that as the product expands nationally, they may utilize an additional facility elsewhere in the United States. For now, though, everything is made here in Massachusetts.
“These are the purest pints in the market and the all natural flavors really shine through,” said Dave and Deb LeRiche, co-owners of the firm. “We are thrilled to have our basic flavors of dark chocolate and vanilla named among the best and we look forward to creating new award-winning flavors. You can taste the difference in our ice cream, the texture and the flavors are just pure. Our vision is to expand our client base while keeping our ingredients local and pure.
Since 2009 batch® has been creating pure, premium ice cream using only natural ingredients that are locally sourced and fairly traded. Known as the purest pint on the shelf, each flavor of ice cream is crafted without the use of gums, stabilizers, artificial flavors, and colors or corn syrup. Ingredients include dairy fresh local cream, milk, egg yolks and organic cane sugar. batch® has nine natural flavors which come from ingredients that include free trade coffee beans, vanilla bean, and chocolate.
The husband and wife team of Deb and Dave LeRiche fell in love with the creamy all-natural treat and bought the company in 2018 with a commitment to continue the founders’ dream of ice cream made with local, free-trade and minimal ingredients. The company is headquartered in New Braintree, MA, and will continue to expand its distribution and add new flavors. MassLive Media recently named the batch® Dark Chocolate the region’s number one ice cream and the Vanilla Bean was named number three.