Whether you live in the northern United States or the deep south, the summer heat can be brutal, especially during this year’s current heat wave. And you don’t have to be a foodie to know that ice cream is the perfect treat to beat that summer heat.
So what could be better? How about ice cream from a line of flavors that’s co-owned by a famous Disney star?
Disney actress Selena Gomez, who has starred in such Disney productions as The Suite Life on Deck, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, and Princess Protection Program.
In 2021, Gomez became an owner and investor in a New York City-based ice cream company called Serendipity. Later that year, Gomez teamed up with the Korean pop music group Blackpink to release a single simply called, “Ice Cream” that became very popular on the charts. Pretty serendipitous, right?
To celebrate her new single, Gomez helped to create a new flavor of ice cream for the Serendipity brand. Serendipity’s Cookies and Cream Remix was born, featuring pink vanilla ice cream with big, chunky swirls of fudge and cream-filled pieces of cookies, according to Forbes.
“Selena helped us devise the flavor,” explained Serendipity CEO Mark Smolin. “Selena’s great; she has a ton of vision, and she’s a long-time fan of the [New York City] restaurant. We worked with her on the flavor we had, and she modified it, which we really did in a matter of several weeks.”
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The celebratory flavor of Serendipity ice cream even held some very specific meanings, featuring notes of black and pink to pay tribute to the pop group with which Selena Gomez recorded her new single.
“The pink ice cream is a blend of vanilla ice cream with pink flavored coloring, so that’s how we got the pinkness,” Smolin said. ” The black, we have the fudge swirls, and the chocolate cookies in there work to make a black and pink combination.”
Now, Selena Gomez has brought together two of her business ventures–Serendipity Ice Cream and Rare Beauty–to donate 1% of every ice cream purchased to the Rare Impact Fund to support mental health resources, according to Eat This, Not That. The Rare Impact Fund helps people get the mental health resources they need.
“Bringing awareness to mental health is something very personal to me,” Gomez said. “I am so proud that Serendipity Brands has committed to supporting the Rare Impact Fund and helping people gain much-needed access to mental health resources.”
Creators of the Serendipity line of flavors apparently like to think outside the (ice)box. Not even Blue Bell has flavors like Humble Pie, featuring peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter swirls, chocolate chunks, and graham pieces, Forbidden Broadway Sundae, featuring chocolate-flavored ice cream with brownie pieces and fudge swirls, Unicorn Bliss Sundae, featuring vanilla-flavored ice cream with pink and blue cookie dough pieces and a glittery swirl, and A Christmas Story Mint based on the popular Christmas holiday film from 1983 and featuring Mint ice cream with red and green candy and chocolate cookie swirl.
The best part is that Serendipity Ice Cream isn’t just for sweet treat lovers in New York City. Serendipity will ship their pints of creamy, frosty treats anywhere in the U.S. Shipments arrive in a cooler with dry ice that keeps the ice cream cold.
It’s ice cream. Selena Gomez has a hand in the inspiration. They deliver anywhere, and 1% of your purchase price goes to a very good cause. Do you need another reason to visit their website today?