Nestle Russia has expanded its line of "48 cents" Best Desserts premium ice cream.

New products will include "autumn flavours" such as walnut and plum, the company said.  

Despite the recession,  the popularity of the Best Desserts premium brand in Russia is steadily increasing - in contrast to its main competitors - a market report by consulting firm Konditerrynok concluded.

Nestle has attributed the success of the brand to its traditional Russian taste and higher fat content.