The Process Behind The Magic

3 scoops of chocolate ice cream peeking out of a brave robot pint against a monochrome background

Our dairy products are made with animal-free milk protein from our ingredient partners at Perfect Day. The milk protein gives our ice cream the same taste and texture of traditional dairy with no lactose and a fraction of the environmental impact (plus no animals used means no animals harmed!).

Instead of milking cows, Perfect Day uses a process called precision fermentation to create milk proteins from microflora (like yeast) and plants. The precision fermentation process looks a lot like the fermentation process used to make kombucha or beer, and the output is pure milk protein – no lactose, no hormones, no antibiotics. It’s dairy, made better.

So The Million Dollar Question β€” How Is It Possible To Make Milk Protein Without Animals? The Answer: Precision Fermentation.

diagram of microflora
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Microflora

Perfect Day selects microflora, like yeast, and encodes them with the DNA sequence for whey protein. (They get the sequence from an open source database online – just like downloading an ebook!)

row of metal fermentation tanks
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Fermentation

The microflora are placed in a fermentation tank (just like brewing beer) along with water and plant sugars to ferment.

milk splashing around in the air
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Milk Protein

As they ferment, the microflora produce milk proteins identical to milk protein from a cow. Perfect Day filters the milk protein out from the microflora, and the result is pure milk protein, made with zero animals.

A 50's diner milkshake glass filled with three scoops of vanilla ice cream and a stack of chocolate chip cookies next to it

Why animal-free?

So you can enjoy all the creamy deliciousness of dairy with no lactose, no animals harmed, and a fraction of the environmental impact.