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Spinach ice cream: Made with leafy greens, olive oil and salt

Spinach, packed as it is with vitamins and fibers, is one of the most popular veggies that's recognized as a superfood. Added to pasta or simply sautéed with garlic, spinach is also an incredibly versatile green.

Now, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, an artisanal frozen treats shop based in Brooklyn, New York, has launched a spinach-flavored ice cream in honor of cartoon sailor Popeye’s 90th birthday and the annual Fleet Week.

This spinach ice cream doesn't just contain the leafy green, however. It's also a dairy-free ice cream, perfect for vegans to enjoy it as well.

"When we were presented with the opportunity to collaborate with an icon like Popeye, we wanted to make a special flavor that was plant-based since everyone knows he gets his strength from eating lots and lots of spinach," Ellie Zitsman, head of research and development at Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, told TODAY Food via email. "Our vegan ice cream base is rich in nutrients and packed with protein since it’s made with house-made raw cashew milk, coconut cream, raw organic coconut oil, pure cocoa butter and organic cane sugar."


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