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Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Dessert Recipes

Pierre’s Premium Peppermint Stick Ice Cream is one of our favorite holiday traditions! A creamy and refreshing ice cream loaded with candy cane pieces, Peppermint Stick is one of our most popular seasonal fl­avors — so much so we ship cartons of this refreshing winter delight to former Clevelanders across the country every year.

Delicious on its own, Peppermint stick is also a versatile ingredient in many desserts. Pick up a carton (or two, or three) and check out these ideas:

Make a Pierre’s Yule Log ice cream cake

 Peppermint Stick Yule LogIngredients:

  • 1  1.5 Quart container of Pierre’s Peppermint Stick Ice Cream
  • Chocolate cream cookies

Remove ice cream from freezer and let it soften at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes. Do not thaw ice cream for too long or else it will crystallize when refrozen.

While ice cream is tempering, line a small loaf pan with plastic wrap. Crumble chocolate cream cookies and line the bottom of the pan with about a 1/4” thick coating. Scoop out ice cream into loaf pan and smooth it out. Cover with foil and return to freezer to harden. Keep covered until ready to serve. When ready, remove from freezer and allow yule log to temper for just a minute or two. Invert pan onto a large plate or tray. Gently remove yule log and discard plastic wrap. Slice into individual servings and enjoy!

For fun, try adding an extra layer of cookie crumble to the middle by stopping halfway when filling the pan, adding crumble, and filling the rest of the pan with ice cream.

Take your basic brownie sundae to a yummy new level

Brownies and Peppermint Stick Ice Cream are the perfect match.

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite brownies
  • Pierre’s Premium Peppermint Stick Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Sauce

Place large scoops of ice cream onto brownie squares to completely cover them. Top with chocolate sauce. For a fancier look, allow ice cream to soften and shape/trim to size of brownie. Pour chocolate sauce over top to coat and place in freezer for 15 minutes.

Blend with liqueur for a tasty winter cocktail

This simple recipe makes four delicious, minty refreshers:

Ingredients:

  • 4 shots white chocolate liqueur
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 4 scoops Pierre’s Premium Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve in rocks glasses. Optional: Garnish with crushed candy cane pieces or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Make ice cream sandwiches with chocolate cookies

Ice cream sandwiches offer a perfect portion of ice cream nestled between two store-bought or fresh-baked cookies – any flavor of cookie will work, but we’re partial to chocolate chocolate chunk (that’s right – double the chocolate!). On a cookie sheet or platter, lay out rows of cookies, top sides down. Place scoops of Peppermint Stick Ice Cream onto each cookie and top with the bottom side of a second cookie. Place in the freezer until it’s time for dessert – a perfect make-ahead treat!

Add a scoop to hot chocolate for a fresh twist on a winter staple

Who needs marshmallows when you can add a dollop of Peppermint Stick Ice Cream to a cup of your favorite cocoa? Simply place a scoop of ice cream in a mug, follow the package or recipe directions for the cocoa and pour the hot chocolate over the ice cream scoop. Your taste buds will thank you!

 


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Give the Gift of Ice Cream

Not sure what to buy that friend or family member living out of town? Surprise him or her with a custom cooler of Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream!

Choose from three flavors (medium cooler) or 12 (we call this extra-large cooler the “Pleasure Chest!”) flavors to ship to your loved one overnight.

This is a great way to delight ice cream lovers with a package of their favorite Pierre’s flavors.  Surprise a former resident of Northeast Ohio with a box of tasty hometown ice creams from Pierre’s, or introduce Pierre’s to someone special who has never tasted it before.

Not sure which flavors to choose for your custom cooler order? You can’t go wrong with these fan favorites:

peppermint-stickPeppermint Stick Ice Cream is a top-selling treat that’s only here for a limited time each year. Indulge in this creamy, refreshing delight that’s loaded with candy cane pieces!

A refreshing alternative to a home baked pie, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is the ultimate holiday treat. Each spoonful tastes just like its namesake and brings back memories of past family gatherings.

A very versatile flavor, Cinnamon Ice Cream takes a la mode to a whole new level!

Of course, you can never go wrong by sending someone our award-winning French Vanilla Ice Cream. Its signature vanilla custard taste made us famous!

Make the most wonderful time of the year even more wonderful — choose your flavors and order today!


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner AND Dessert, Too!

Yovation Black Cherries  Chocolate ChunksTurkey? Check.

Stuffing? Check.

Mashed potatoes? Check.

Green bean casserole? Check.

Oh! And don’t forget the cranberry sauce, your great aunt’s bread rolls, the gravy and…

It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving dinner without the dishes our families love. Yet, over the years we’ve tried many ways to make healthier meals that preserve traditional flavors. Whether it’s substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream in the mashed potatoes or using low-sodium broth instead of butter to baste the bird, it seems like there are many ways to make Turkey Day better for you.

But what about after the meal?

Typical Thanksgiving desserts include pies, cakes, pumpkin rolls (and let’s not forget all the sugar in those candied yams that make their way on to our plate during dinner!).

Fortunately, ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet and other treats offer a cornucopia of lighter dessert options:

No Sugar Added Ice Cream

Slender Moose TracksFull of flavor without added sugar — who could say no that proposition? Sweetened with Splenda® Brand Sweetener, Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream is perfect for those on sugar-restricted, reduced calorie and/or reduced fat diets – and anyone who simply wants to eat healthier.

Thanksgiving Serving Suggestions: Scoop up rich Butter Pecan solo, or serve Vanilla with homemade pumpkin pie.

Low Fat Ice Cream

SC Banana Cream Pie_11_11_10Indulge without the guilt! Check out the many varieties of Pierre’s Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream. Each flavor contains half the fat and 30 percent fewer calories than regular ice cream.

Thanksgiving Serving Suggestion: There’s no better time to enjoy Banana Cream Pie — delicious banana ice cream mixed with pie crust pieces and a graham cracker swirl.

Dairy Free Sorbet

Raspberry Sorbet Pint_LRDairy free and delicious, Pierre’s Sorbet is a refreshing alternative to ice cream that is naturally fat free and cholesterol free, with 110 to 120 calories per half cup serving.

Thanksgiving Serving Suggestions: Spoon up refreshing Lemon or Peach for a perfectly pleasing way to cleanse the palette.

Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

yovation-vanilla-pomegranate-blueberryYovation® Probiotic FrozenYogurt comes in your favorite ice cream flavors with less fat — plus the benefits of live and active yogurt cultures and the superior probiotic culture GanedenBC30®. It’s creamy, better-for-you bliss!
Thanksgiving Serving Suggestions: Dip into a scoop of smooth, sophisticated after-dinner Cappuccino. Or, go decadent with Black Cherries and Chocolate Chunks, made with a hint of amaretto.

Naturally Low Fat, Low Cholesterol ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet

hola-fruta-mangoWhy did we name this exciting, exotic line of treats after the Spanish phrase for “Hello, fruit?” Each pint of ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet is made from real fruit purees, making each great-tasting flavor naturally low in fat and cholesterol.

Thanksgiving Serving Suggestions: Fun and fresh, use Pomegranate & Blueberry for a fun party punch for the kids. For the adults, try Margarita or Piña Colada for delicious blended cocktail after they leave.

How are you making Thanksgiving dinner healthier this year? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Three-Ingredient Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pierre's Pumpkin PieThanksgiving is a wonderful holiday! It is an annual celebration where we take stock of life’s blessings, make memories with friends and family and … of course … delight in many delicious and flavorful foods. From Uncle Jim’s spicy buffalo wing appetizers to grandma’s famous sweet potatoes, your Thanksgiving menu is filled with as much tradition as the holiday itself.

One of our favorite holiday traditions is Pierre’s famous Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie. So easy to prepare, just three ingredients, it’s a great recipe if you’re looking to include a simple-to-make extra dessert or if your pumpkin pies never quite turn out as mom’s always did. Best yet, it’s an easy recipe for children who want to contribute with a recipe of their own. It’s just as delicious as homemade pumpkin pie and could possibly open a spot in the oven for an extra dish of Aunt Hazel’s green been casserole!

Ingredients:

  • 1 store-bought or prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 1.5 qt. container of Pierre’s Premium Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  • 1 tub non-fat whipped topping
  • Optional: Ground cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

Remove ice cream from freezer; let sit for five-ten minutes to soften. Scoop ice cream into crust, flattening and spreading each scoop until the pie shell is full. Cover with foil and freeze until it’s time for dessert. Remove pie from freezer; cover with whipped topping. Sprinkle cinnamon or other spice on top before slicing and serving.

Easy, right? And tasty, too. Let’s face it: A slice of refreshing ice cream pie is the perfect treat after working in a hot kitchen all day.

Just for fun: Add some crunch with crushed graham crackers or ginger snaps! Or, drizzle sundae caramel sauce on top of each slice before serving.


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Celebrate and Enjoy the Flavors of the Season

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It’s a fun time to be a sports fan!

Hopes are high for our hometown team as the basketball season tips off. From the looks of things, it is shaping up to be a historical one, with the return of basketball’s brightest star surrounded by a team of all-star talent. On those nights when you aren’t able to score a ticket you can definitely enjoy the games at home.

Planning a watch party … stop and grab a container of Pierre’s Ice Cream at your favorite store. Pierre’s Slam Dunk Chunk is in season! It’s a flavor guaranteed to bring down the house … made with a dream team of ingredients: Pierre’s all-star Vanilla Ice Cream, choco-covered sugar cone pieces, roasted peanuts and a delicious chocolate swirl.

Search Pierre’s blog and web site for fun recipes, including milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.

Brownies and Buckeyes!

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Pierre’s has your football covered as well as we go Nuts About Buckeyes Brownie Touchdown Sundae teams Pierre’s Classic Vanilla Ice Cream with brownies, fudge sauce and pecans. One of Pierre’s seasonal limited edition flavors, it’s available each August through December.yes and hope and cheer for a Brownie Touchdown Sundae!

Available year round, you’ll be a Nuts About Buckeyes fan f

rom the first spoonful. It’s a winning combination of Pierre’s Premium Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate covered peanut butter buckeye candies and peanut butter swirl.

A walk in the park

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For those of us who enjoy spending their fall weekends in the great outdoors, the Cleveland Metroparks has so much to offer and enjoy! From hiking trails and golf courses, to nature preserves, fishing areas and, of course, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo … they’re all great places to enjoy the colors of fall.

Celebrate the Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace with Pierre’s Emerald Necklace: Mint Ice Cream, chocolate cream cookies and a thick fudge swirl!


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Fun Ice Cream Ideas for a Happier Halloween

Yovation ghost scoopFrom parties to trick-or-treating, Halloween is a colorful and festive time of year. While the candy steals the spotlight, Pierre’s Ice Cream and frozen treats offer even more delicious and creative ways to celebrate.

Ghost cookie ice cream sandwiches

Crunchy, creamy, spooky and fun! Make your own or purchase a batch of sugar cookie dough, roll and cut with a ghost-shaped cookie cutter. Bake as directed. After the cookies cool, decorate with frosting, sprinkles, chocolate chips, dried fruit or nuts. Layer a scoop of your favorite Pierre’s Ice Cream flavor between a pair of cookies and enjoy! Want a lighter option, choose Pierre’s Yovation.

Hot chocolate ice cream floats

A warm cup of hot cocoa after a cold night of trick-or-treating always hits the spot! For fun, top with a scoop of Pierre’s French Vanilla. Make it a Mocha with Pierre’s Coffee Premium Ice Cream or a scoop of Pierre’s Smooth Churned Espresso Chip.

Use that leftover candy

Candy makes a great ice cream sundae topping … from everyone’s favorite candy coated chocolate pieces to crumbled candy bars and peanut butter cups. The same goes for that little sleeve of nuts or box of raisins your kids just may let you sneak from their stash!


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Invite Pierre’s to Your Halloween Party

Don’t be tricked: Candy isn’t the only treat enjoyed on Halloween. Ice cream can help make any Halloween gathering a spooktacular event.

Dress up those scoops

Let your imaginations run wild. Use nuts, dried fruit, candy or pre-made Halloween icing decorations to create jack-o’-lantern or ghost faces on scoops of French Vanilla Ice Cream or otherPierre's Pumpkin Scoops flavors. You could even use cake and cupcake decorations like these to turn scoops of Emerald Necklace Ice Cream into adorable little witches! 

Just add sherbet

Pierre’s Sherbet and ¡Hola Fruta! Pure Fruit Sherbet are the perfect ingredients for any party punch or witch’s brew. Whether your recipe includes all the flavors of the Rainbow or unique sherbet flavors like Strawberry or Margarita, the options are so delicious … it’s scary! Don’t have your own recipe, visit our ¡Hola Fruta Recipe Page.

Fall flavors

For a true taste of autumn, serve seasonal delights like Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream or Cinnamon Ice Cream. These flavors may only be available for a limited time, but the variety of desserts you can make with them is anything but limited.

Use Cinnamon Ice Cream for easy apple tarts, cinnamon apple milkshakes and waffle bowl apple dumplings. Pumpkin Ice Cream is just as versatile. It’s great in a frozen pumpkin pie or luscious pumpkin milkshake garnished with crushed graham crackers. Best (and easiest) yet: Both of these fall flavors are delicious on their own.

Serve up ice cream novelties

Pierre’s single serve novelties are sure to please even the scariest ghost or prettiest princess. Save time (and make for an easier clean up) by offering an array of ice cream sandwiches, fruit pops, fudge pops, sundae cups and other ice cream novelties. Looking for something different? ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars are a great non-dairy treat.

Set up a sundae bar

Nothing makes a great party even better than a make-your-own sundae bar. Think of it as self-service dessert. Set up a buffet line featuring a variety of ice cream flavors, toppings and nonfat whipped topping. Everyone will have fun customizing their own dessert creation.


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Quick and Easy After-School Snack Ideas

You’ve stocked up your kitchen with the right foods to pack a week’s worth of lunches for your children, but what about their after-school snacks? Try these tips for tasty afternoon treats:

Sip your snack: Make a smoothie!

Use Pierre’s frozen yogurt, or even Pierre’s Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt, to make a refreshing treat. Simply blend it with fruit, ice and some milk, and enjoy! (Think of smoothies as milkshakes made better-for-you.) If you’re entertaining multiple tykes, you can even set up a make-your-own smoothie bar for a fun, interactive activity.

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Frozen novelties are fun for kids

Ice cream novelties like sundae cones, ice cream sandwiches, fruit pops, fudge pops and others are perfectly portioned and perfectly priced (they come in bulk), which means they’re the perfect after-school snack for kids. Stock up on a variety of novelties to give your child something new to snack on each day.

Looking for something dairy-free, fat-free and low in calories? Try Pierre’s snack-sized ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars.

Make frozen fruit cups

This is an easy and fun way to get your children to eat more fruit. Dish out one serving of any flavor of ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet – a refreshing alternative low in fat and cholesterol – and top it with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. We suggest pairing Strawberry with banana slices (but we won’t hold it against you if you sprinkle fresh raspberries on top of a scoop of Pomegranate & Blueberry).

Sample new flavors with sorbet

Many parents encourage their kids to try something new. Sorbet is the perfect fat free and cholesterol free way to introduce different flavors to the little ones, like the exotic tastes of Passion Fruit and Mango. Better yet, offer these flavors and talk about the fruits they are made of and the parts of the world in which they are grown. Your kids get to go on a “dessert adventure” and you can feel good about serving these low calorie treats.


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Pierre’s!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared the month of July National Ice Cream Month and designated the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. In his proclamation, the President encouraged Americans to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

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Over 90 percent of American households enjoy ice cream and frozen treats of one kind or another … roughly 1.5 billion gallons each year. With so many Pierre’s treats to choose from, the hardest part of celebrating National Ice Cream Month is deciding which one to enjoy!

There are all kinds of ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Month with family and friends. Here are some tips for easy entertaining with ice cream and frozen treats.

Pierre’s recipe page offers many fun ideas, from pies and milkshakes to making your own ice cream sandwiches.

Add a festive touch with Pierre’s ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet. Perfect all by itself, it’s a cool addition to any summer drink recipe.

For a simple approach, nothing beats an old fashioned ice cream cone in the summertime. The hardest part will be deciding on a flavor!


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Experience Ice Cream Month at Ice Cream Weekends

Ice Cream Weekend_4Celebrating National Ice Cream Month and enjoying a scoop of Pierre’s Ice Cream is as easy as a trip to the “farm”. Pierre’s Ice Cream Company is a presenting sponsor of Ice Cream Weekends at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, taking place each Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of July.

Learn about ice cream from “cow to cone” and participate in some fun games and activities. Click here for directions and admission prices. Enjoy a Pierre’s Ice Cream Sundae for an extra $1 to help benefit Farmpark educational programs.

In addition to the ice cream, we also brought a few fun Pierre’s artifacts and historical photos to display for all to enjoy.


At Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, we make the most irresistible premium ice creams and frozen treats fresh every day using the highest quality ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Check out our more than 235 different products and great-tasting flavors – from indulgent, super premium ice cream to delicious probiotic frozen yogurt to refreshing pure fruit sherbet and more.

It’s our desire to delight you with every spoonful. Learn more about Pierre’s.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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