They say need is the mother of all creation, and this was the case for the creation of Nutty Bunny. Started in 2013, by Pamela Aflalo the concept for Nutty Bunny was simple enough, make a delicious and healthy non-dairy ice cream alternative for her daughter Sophie to enjoy.
You see, Sophie suffered from terrible allergies as an adolescent leading to frequent colds, difficulty breathing and terrible coughing fits. Having tried a series of allergy medications with nothing to show for it, Pamela and her Husband were left feeling helpless. Desperate to find a solution, Pam started researching alternative approaches.
Her research turned up evidence linking allergies similar to Sophie’s to dairy products. They decided to try eliminating Dairy from her diet and within weeks Sophie was symptom free. With her allergies under control, Sophie could now live the normal life of an active teenager. Only one problem, she missed Ice cream!
Lucky for Sophie, her mother had trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute and she set out to make the most delicious and healthy non-dairy ice cream for Sophie. Pamela set herself a goal, to concoct the best, nutrient dense desert possible. And this is why all of her recipes with cashews as the base and only natural ingredients that our dense with nutrients for flavor. After a lot of trial and error, Sophie approved a recipe and Nutty Bunny was officially born and named after her childhood nickname.
Today, Nutty Bunny can be found in over 25 stores across the tri-state area and has recently opened a new commercial kitchen in Norwalk CT where Pamela oversees production. The menu has expanded to 7 flavors along with some seasonal favorites sprinkled in here and there. And true to the roots of the brand, all Nutty Bunny Ice Cream is still deliciously hand-crafted using only the finest organic and vegan ingredients nature has to offer.
As for Sophie, she is now a healthy teenager and is still enjoying her Nutty Bunny in her morning smoothie and straight from the container for dessert. Her go-to is blending a scoop or two of Nutty Bunny with some almond milk. So healthy, easy and delicious!