its like ice cream... but better!
Shouldn’t all foods be made with
your wellbeing in mind?
We think so too... Instead of coming up with a new “good for you” food concept, we decided to show the world that the foods we already love can be inherently good- for people and the planet. Even foods like ice cream!
Healthy foods shouldn't be a category of their own!
and the planet
Although oats seem to be the craze right now, we weren’t influenced by the trends when we decided to use this nutritious grain in our helados.
In addition to making our helado sooo deliciously creamy, oats are full of fiber and heart-healthy beta-glucans. Unlike most other oat-based products, we use the WHOLE OAT to give you all of its beneficial properties.
oats & sustainability
Oats are better for the planet than any other plant-based alternative out there- they are much more water-efficient and can be grown in a variety of regions throughout the U.S.
Latin America, we love you! Your culture, your flavors, your music, your people, your happiness. Our helados are a tribute to our roots and the mix, diversity which is what makes everything better. Enjoy!
Hot chocolate is probably the most comforting Latin drink, especially when paired with deliciously crunchy churros to dip and enjoy. The churro,
originally from Spain, has become a popular treat throughout the Americas. To recreate the experience we enjoyed eating in our childhood, we bake bite-size cinnamon churro dough and mix it with our super smooth dark chocolate helado.
“Me fui pa’l monte buscando guayaba...” This is how the famous song starts, describing the love and devotion of farmers (and hustlers) who are always looking out for a great fruit, the best product of their
labor. This sums up Baravena’s attitude towards flavor and joy -always searching, always exploring, and always singing and dancing because life is beautiful, after all.
This guava flavor is
a full expression of the tropical joyous life we SO love.
The infinite sky can lose its stars, the sea can lose its depth, but the dark color of your eyes shall never fade and the cinnamon color of your skin remain intact [...] I only care about you, you, you, and nothing else but you, you, you.... I mean, what would you do if someone sang those words to you? Your version of the world would revolve around them!
That’s what happened to us when we created our horchata flavor-ribbons of cinnamon in a
creamy base of oats.
Alejandro came and went, Eduardo might be the next
pop hit. Eduardo is a nice guy. His distracted looks and shy smile might deceive you but his
smarts and kind heart will win you over—this is why everyone wants an Eduardo in their lives.
This banana helado is more complex than it seems with sesame brittle chunks that make you go “Mmm!”. That’s the magic of Eduardo, seems like a familiar flavor but it has its own crunchy charm!
Heladeros are part of all Latin American cultures. In some way,
shape or form, they exist in all of our childhood memories. In Puerto Rico, heladeros sell their flavors everywhere—outside of schools, in the plazas and even at the beach! Growing up in the island, it’s almost impossible to get by without experiencing the connection between passion fruit helado and a warm summer breeze by the ocean.
Hola, we are Nayla and Silvia! We first met in grad school and it wasn’t long before we were going places together... our first stop was the ice cream aisle at the supermarket down the street. That is where it all began!
Obviously, we aren't the only ones who love ice cream, but could it be that nobody has thought it could actually be good for you? Yeah, it's hard to imagine... “a pint a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, we’re giving it a try!
Bringing together our knowledge of nutrition science and sustainable foods, and our shared passion for good food, we created the first (and best!) whole-grain helado (that is, Spanish for "ice cream"). Our flavors are inspired by our Hispanic roots and celebrate the richness of our cultures with delicious, plant-based ingredients. Our mission is simple: creating delicious foods that don’t sacrifice your health and the planet.
Would you like to try our Baravena helados?
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