Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream: The Kosher Advantage

Kosher is a niche market that continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Companies recognize the value of the kosher logo as an extremely important tool to enhance their products’ marketability.

“Often labels will sport an ‘O’ with a ‘U’ inside. This is the stamp of approval of the largest kosher-certification body, and basically means there’s no need to read the label….”  –Wall Street Journal

The Leader in Kosher Consumer Products

Working with OU will propel your brand’s to the top of kosher consumers’ consciousness.

“(OU) offers the most internationally accepted seal of approval. Kosher consumers trust it – they know the rigor and supervision that stand behind the label.” Ed  Turillo, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Regulatory and Compliance Manager

List your brands part of the “Featured Company” feature on our website and communicate directly to the kosher consumer, newly certified companies are announced via email to our subscriber list of 30,000 kosher consumers.

Kosher Certification in a Nutshell

Kosher supervision means that a qualified Rabbi or Rabbinic organization supervises the production of a food item to insure that the product is kosher (prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary law). In general, supervision focuses on two areas:


Dreyer’s Ice Cream History

1928 Two Heads Are Sweeter Than One
Ice cream maker William Dreyer, and candy maker Joseph Edy form a sweet partnership. Together they created Dreyer’s and EDY’S® Ice Cream. Now that’s n-ice cream.

1948 Bigger Dreams. Bigger Name.
William Dreyer builds a state-of-the-art ice cream plant in Oakland, CA, and renames the company Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc.

Dreyer's Peppermint ice cream OU Kosher certification

1978 Has It Been 50 Years Already?
Dreyer’s celebrates their 50th anniversary by going big. Opening new distribution centers nationwide, they manufacture more than three million gallons of ice cream in a single year!

2005 Introducing Slow Churned
Dreyer’s invents a new recipe of Slow Churned light ice cream, using ingredients like non-fat milk with a splash of cream. The result? Rich and creamy deliciousness with half the fat and a third fewer calories than full fat ice cream.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries manufacture and distribute a full spectrum of ice cream and frozen dessert products. Brands of frozen dessert products currently manufactured or distributed by Dreyer’s in the United States include:

Grand, Slow Churned, Dibs, Häagen-Dazs, Nestlé Drumstick, Nestlé Crunch, Nestlé Butterfinger, Nestlé Toll House, Nestlé Carnation, Nestlé Push-Up, Frosty Paws, Eskimo Pie, Chipwich, Fruit Bars, Starbucks and The Skinny Cow.

Dreyers Outshine Bars mango OU Kosher certification

The company’s premium products are marketed under the Dreyer’s brand name throughout the Western states and Texas, and under the Edy’s brand name throughout the remainder of the United States. Internationally, the Dreyer’s brand extends to select markets in the Far East and the Edy’s brand extends to the Caribbean and South America.