Food delivered straight to your door is no longer just for pizza. Baskin Robbins can cure your need for ice cream quickly and easily, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. Through a partnership with the tech company DoorDash, Baskin Robbins has come up with a way to deliver ice cream in even the warmest of climates. Simply download the app and start tapping or visit the website. Then, select your favorite ice cream delicacies and relax while the ice cream comes to you!
Baskin Robbins Tradition
Baskin Robbins was founded in 1945 by Burton Baskin and Irvine Robbins. The two were passionate ice cream enthusiasts and creators as well as brothers-in-law. Both founders had a history of ice cream enjoyment and sharing, making this a truly delicious partnership.
Initially, Baskin Robbins’ biggest claim to fame was their 31 flavors. In 1953, they created an ice cream flavor for each day of the week, and the company's reputation for creative thinking and flavoring was born. Although their company began in California, the company's treats are now available all over the world.
The founders owned six ice cream parlors in the years after World War II, but they soon saw the opportunity for greater development. In 1949, they purchased their own dairy production facility, merged and renamed their ice cream parlors, and the idea of creating wildly new ice cream flavors was born. Ever since, Baskin Robbins has been at the forefront of flavor creation, dessert invention, and environmental sustainability. It is currently the most popular ice cream chain in the world with over 8,000 locations in almost 52 countries.
Baskin Robbins Locations
With locations in nearly 52 countries, Baskin Robbins has spread across the globe since its creation. Japan and Korea have almost 1,200 independent locations each, but the United States still has the highest number with over 2,500 locations.
Baskin Robbins: More Than Ice Cream
At the beginning of its journey and for its first 20 years, Baskin Robbins sold only ice cream. However, in 1985, it began making and selling sorbet, which led to an influx of healthier and fruitier products. In 1987, low-fat frozen yogurts were added into their product line, followed by smoothies in 1997. Today, Baskin Robbins continues to offer a variety of low-fat, nonfat, and lactose-free choices for customers with unique health and nutrition needs.
The company also offers ice cream cakes, smoothies and coffee drinks, ice cream sandwiches, and a variety of other ice cream-based treats. In addition to a scoop or two of ice cream on a cone, you can choose a variety of sundae toppings, take-home containers of ice cream, and ice cream desserts.
One fun note here: Baskin Robbins is also the holder of the Guinness Book of World Records mark for the largest cup of ice cream. To celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2005, Baskin Robbins made an enormous scoop of vanilla ice cream which weighed in at 8,865 pounds.
Baskin Robbins: Known For Transparency
Baskin Robbins has not only led the field in ice cream production, flavor profiles, and delivery services, it has consistently been one of the most transparent ice cream companies in the world. By this, we mean that it is extremely open with information about its products and production methods. Ever since 2009, all product allergen information has been posted in their shops, and in 2016 that information was posted on their mobile app as well.
This company has also set public goals regarding the sustainability of their milk and the safety and health of their products. As of 2018, they have removed all partially hydrogenated oils from their ice creams, and all artificial dyes are set to be removed from their products by the end of the year. Baskin Robbins also has led the way in refusing to use artificial growth hormones in their creams and milk. The company is committed to using local products where possible.
Famous Baskin Robbins Flavors
While Baskin Robbins began with only 31 flavors, its flavor menu has increased exponentially over the years. Today, Baskin Robbins has branched out not only in geography but in flavor creation. All told, the company now serves and sells over 1,300 flavors of ice cream.
In addition to standard flavors like vanilla and mint chocolate chip, Baskin Robbins has consistently updated, changed, and created new flavors. For example, in 1964 they created a flavor called Beatle Nut to commemorate Beatlemania. In 1969, the flavor Lunar Cheesecake was launched along with rockets into space.
The original Baskin Robbins ice cream flavors are as follows:
Although Baskin Robbins continually creates new flavors, their top sellers remain traditional favorites such as vanilla, praline and cream, chocolate, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate chip.
What Is Baskin-Robbins Delivery?
Baskin Robbins announced in 2017 that it had entered a partnership with the famed food delivery service DoorDash, and beginning July 6, 2017, that promise has become a reality. Once only known simply as the home of 31 different ice cream flavors, the company had now become one of the first delivery ice cream options ever.
Initially, Baskin Robbins tested delivery ice cream in Los Angeles and Chicago: two cities with a variety of temperatures, road complications, and large ice cream loving populations. Because the test run was so successful, there are now delivery locations throughout the country. As we write, Baskin Robbins is available for delivery in 22 different cities across the United States, and the company is still expanding this service.
What Is DoorDash?
Founded in 2012, DoorDash is a technology-based company that pairs users with restaurants to get food delivered fast. Simply plug your location into the DoorDash app or visit th,e website, choose your restaurant, place your order, and DoorDash does the rest.
Who Delivers The Ice Cream?
DoorDash employs its own drivers (known as “dashers”) who ferry the food between the restaurant and your home. Soon after you order, the DoorDash website or app will provide an estimated time of arrival for your food.
What Other Restaurants Use DoorDash?
To see which other restaurants in your area partner with DoorDash, download the app or go to their website. Enter your city or zip code, and your food delivery options will be at your fingertips.
How Did Baskin Robbins Celebrate The Beginning Of Delivery Ice Cream?
In conjunction with their DoorDash delivery announcement, Baskin Robbins began their partnership with DoorDash to deliver free ice cream pizzas to children’s hospitals. This delivery-and-donation project was conducted through the Joy in Childhood Foundation (previously known as the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins Community Foundation). This organization is committed to bringing joy to children and families in need or in the midst of illness.
To celebrate the big occasion, Baskin Robbins also presented free samples of their newest creation: the Mint Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza (an ice cream pizza with a fudge brownie crust, mint chocolate chip ice cream, Oreo pieces, and fudge and marshmallow topping) at selected locations throughout the country.
Where & When Can I Get Ice Cream Delivered?
Delivery ice cream from Baskin Robbins is currently available in major cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Sacramento, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. DoorDash delivery times are controlled at the individual restaurant level, so you can get ice cream delivered whenever your local shop is open.
Three Tips For An Enjoyable Experience
First, be aware that, although DoorDash uses insulated carriers to ensure your ice cream makes it to its final destination without melting, there will not be whipped cream on your desserts. In trial runs, dessert engineers discovered that the whipped topping dissolved. So, have some whipped cream on hand before you order.
There are delivery fees associated with DoorDash. Use the app or the website to order and then be sure to pay attention to your estimated delivery time. You don’t want your ice cream to melt because it was delivered before you were ready to enjoy it.
Finally, we found that ordering Baskin Robbins treats online can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many flavors and topping options! You should plan to have extra freezer room on hand just in case your ordering eyes are bigger than your stomach!
While ice cream delivery from Baskin Robbins is only available in 22 cities today, Baskin Robbins is not done yet. The company plans to make delivery ice cream an option throughout the entire country, and maybe even throughout the entire world. Whether you are aching for some pralines and cream, a classic hot fudge sundae, or the newest flavor combination, Baskin Robbins is the perfect answer to your ice cream dilemma. Next time you have a strong craving for ice cream, don’t reach for the car keys, simply grab your phone and wait for the delicious desserts to come to you.