Ava DuVernay becomes the first Black woman featured on Ben & Jerry’s pint1 min read
DuVernay’s “Lights! Caramel! Action! ice cream flavor will begin shipping across the country in January 2023.
Ava DuVernay has become the first Black woman to have her image on a Ben & Jerry’s pint.
The ubiquitous ice cream company on Tuesday announced the release of “Lights! Caramel! Action! directed by Ava DuVernay,” which will feature a mix of vanilla ice cream with salted caramel swirls, graham cracker swirls and gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough. DuVernay personally curated the flavor creation, which will be available in both milk-based and non-dairy versions. Pints will begin shipping across the country in January 2023.
“Ice cream is a simple joy of life. A comfort food that I’ve turned to on many days making sunny ones brighter and dark ones sweeter,” DuVernay said in a statement. “Partnering with Ben & Jerry’s, a company that I’ve long admired for their commitment to social justice, has been a thrill ride. I had the opportunity to work with food scientists to create a flavor with all the ingredients that I personally love for a cause close to my heart. Beyond being downright delicious, proceeds from further its non-profit mission of inclusion and belonging in the film and TV industries. A worthy and delicious endeavor.”