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    Urban Dessert Lab Oat-Milk Ice Crème Shoppe Opens in West Hollywood

    Urban Dessert Lab, the world’s first Oat-Milk Ice Crème Shoppe, has finally opened its doors in West Hollywood at 7901 Santa Monica Boulevard in WeHo’s Fairfax District. The bakery celebrated its grand opening last weekend on Saturday, February 24, 2024, offering the first 24 customers free ice crème for a month.

    “You didn’t think we were going to open our LA location without doing something special, did you?” read a post on their official Instagram account @urbandessertlab. “Since we’re opening on the 24th in the year 2024, the first 24 people in line on Saturday will receive free ice crème for a month! Limit one dessert item per customer during store opening days between March 15 to April 14, 2024.”

    Originating from New York City, this Black women-owned oat milk ice cream shop has redefined vegan desserts with premium ingredients, delectable flavors, and a wide variety of innovative toppings. Sisters Zan B.R. and Courtney Blagrove have now brought Urban Dessert Lab’s vegan ice cream shop to the West Coast.

    According to Veg Out, the duo realized the prevalence of lactose intolerance in the African American community and the lack of authentic-tasting sustainable vegan ice cream. They collaborated to bring an allergen-free ice cream shop to life. After testing numerous recipes, Zan and Courtney landed on an oat milk ice cream that met all criteria, leading to the opening of Whipped Urban Dessert Lab in 2019. They had hinted at opening a location in West Hollywood as early as 2023.

    The menu at Whipped Urban Dessert Lab features three signature oat milk ice cream bases—Sweet Creme with a hint of vanilla, Chocolate, and the Whipped Twist, a tantalizing blend of the two. Customers then have the opportunity to personalize their ice cream by selecting a natural sauce and crumb coat of their preference, embracing a build-your-own approach to ordering. For those seeking guidance, the menu also offers Hand-Selected Fusions, providing curated combinations for a flavorful treat.

    Courtney and Zan shared with Veg Out that the flavors on the menu are rooted in nostalgia and personal experiences. They reminisced about childhood memories, including stays at hotels where chocolate mints were placed on the bed pillows, which inspired the creation of the Mint Chocolate Cookie Flavor.

    Whipped Urban Dessert Lab has undergone significant expansions in recent years, transitioning from its inception as a pop-up in New York in 2019 to its current brick-and-mortar location in West Hollywood.

     

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Cy Husain
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    1 month ago

    Comparing environmental impact of dairy milk vs oat milk– Oat milk uses 60% less energy, 80% fewer carbon emissions and 80% less land than cow’s milk, according to a 2021 study. Oats use the least amount of water when compared to other plants. An Oxford University study concluded that a glass of oat milk requires 80% less water than a glass of dairy milk. Oat milk production still requires land and energy for growing, transportation & processing. Commercial growing processes may also use pesticides & fertilizers, have negative impacts on land, water & ecosystems but, far less than the dairy industry.

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    1 month ago

    Oh cool I’ll go check this out tomorrow!
    I hope I like the pricing or I’ll tell them to kiss my ass!

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