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JetBlue Mint Gets Even Cooler (with Sprinkles!)

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JetBlue adds an extra layer of cool to its Mint cabin in-flight offering.

The airline has partnered with ice cream artisans in key destinations of Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco with a selection of flavours representing the region.

“These are the local artisanal ice creams you wait in line for on a hot summer night, not the industrial dairy dessert products that you’d find in other premium cabins,” said Jamie Perry, vice president of marketing. “Mint’s expansion gives us the opportunity to discover amazing new local partners across our network bringing the best ingredients and scrumptious sweets to our customers.”

The ice cream makers for JetBlue’s local scoop offering are :

Blue Marble: This Brooklyn shop had been serving ridiculously delicious organic ice cream in Mint since the launch of the service in 2014. Classic, straight-forward and pure flavours such as blueberry ice cream and blood orange sorbet continue to delight the taste buds of flyers on transcontinental service. Blue Marble will be served on all Mint flights departing from JFK.

Coolhaus: Founded in Los Angeles in 2008 as a food truck delivering sweet scoops, the ice cream powerhouse has a national fleet that now will even be found at 30,000 feet. Travellers will enjoy truly unique, sweet-meets-savory flavours, including dirty mint ice cream and strawberry mojito sorbet. Coolhaus will be served on all Mint flights departing from Los Angeles.

Double Rainbow: This San Francisco super-premium ice cream contains only the freshest and purest ingredients, resulting in a rich and delectable creamy treat. Awarded the best ice cream in America, flyers will be hooked on dulce de leche and raspberry sorbet after just one spoonful. Double Rainbow will be served on all Mint flights departing from San Francisco.

The Frieze: This 30-year-old ice cream factory, known for delivering sweet scoops to those in South Florida, brings some of its most popular creations to the skies, including its renowned Indian mango sorbet and banana rama ice cream. The Frieze will be served on all Mint flights departing from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.

Toscanini’s: Serving the best ice cream in Boston since 1981, this successful small business has become a Cambridge institution and brings its hand-made gourmet delights, including signature flavours B3 (brown butter, brown sugar and brownie) ice cream and berry sorbet to those in Mint. Toscanini’s will be served on all Mint flights departing from Boston.

This announcement adds a fresh layer to JetBlue’s ongoing strategy of providing locally-sourced in-flight food and support of small companies.

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