Just as the Red Sox are tinkering with the pitching rotation, H.P. Hood Inc. is expanding its dessert rotation as ice cream season draws nigh.
To prepare for warm months ahead, Hood, a dairy operator with headquarters in Chelsea, said it will augment the roster of its New England Creamery Ice Cream line by adding eight varieties.
Among the rookie entries are "Churned Light" versions of its Maine Blueberry & Sweet Cream, Martha's Vineyard Black Raspberry, Coffee, and Moosehead Lake Fudge ice creams, the company said.
According to Hood, Churned Light versions have 50 percent less fat and 33 percent fewer calories than traditional premium ice cream.
The flavor case of New England Creamery Sherbets will now include Black Raspberry, Orange, Wildberry, and Rainbow, the company said.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)