Home » Articles posted by Matt

Author Archives: Matt

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

 

Share

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.

Hola-Fruta-Fruit-Bars

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

 

Share

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.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

 

Share

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

 

Share

Homemade Treats for Dad this Father’s Day

There’s nothing better on a hot, sunny afternoon than enjoying ice cream with family and friends! This Father’s Day, show dad how special he is with an array of homemade novelties using his favorite flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet.

Make-Your-Own Sundae Cones

Homemade sundae cones are fun, easy to make … and best of all, easy to enjoy!

Ingredients:

Premium Cookies & Cream with Scoop and Cone

  • 1 box of cake or sugar cones
  • 1-2 (or more!) flavors of Pierre’s Ice Cream or Yovation Probiotic Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 bottle of shell topping for ice cream or melted chocolate chips or candy discs
  • Various toppings such sprinkles, crushed peanuts, mini-chocolate chips

If melting your own chocolate, follow package directions. Fill each cone with ice cream – try using a scoop of each flavor. Dip the top of the cone in the melted chocolate or drizzle shell topping over cone. Quickly cover with toppings (we like to dip the cone in a shallow bowl filled with sprinkles). Serve immediately.

Of course, you can also buy Pierre’s great-tasting Pierre’s Sundae Cones at your local grocery store.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade ice cream sandwiches combine two great tastes. Simply bake or buy dad’s favorite cookies, and assemble these fun treats using his favorite ice cream flavor. The amount of ice cream you use in these sandwiches will vary depending on the size of the cookie.

Here are some delicious and fun combinations:

Cookie Sandwiches

Just for fun: Roll your ice cream sandwiches in your favorite toppings. Mini-chocolate chips or white chocolate chips and crushed peanuts go well with many of the above recipe ideas.

You can prepare these ice cream sandwiches ahead of time and freeze.


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

 

Share

6 Ice Cream Options for Dads on a Diet

If the dads in your family are watching their waistlines, they can still enjoy a cool treat this Father’s Day. Share a memory with dad and scoop up a serving of these better-for-you delights:

No Sugar Added Ice Cream

Sweetened with Splenda® Brand Sweetener, Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream offers premium taste without added sugar, perfect for those on sugar-restricted, reduced calorie and/or reduced fat diets – and anyone who simply wants to eat healthier. Check out these flavors:Slender_Mint Choco Chip

Low Fat Ice Cream

Half the fat and all the flavor? Yes, please! Dads will love the many varieties of our Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream, which also contain 30 percent fewer calories than regular ice cream. Enjoy these guilt-free indulgences:

Dairy Free Sorbet

Dairy free and delicious, Sorbet is a refreshing alternative to ice cream that is naturally fat free and cholesterol free, with just 110 to 120 calories per half cup serving. Scoop up one of these flavors (try topping them with fresh fruit):Pierre-tini

Lactose Free Ice Cream

Every body deserves a treat! If dad or anyone else in the family needs to avoid lactose, serve up our Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream and Lactose Free Chocolate Ice Cream for rich, creamy goodness made with only the finest ingredients.

Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

If dad is serious about probiotics, then Yovation® Probiotic FrozenYogurt is a great choice. Yovation® 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®. Think of these flavors as creamy, better-for-you bliss:Yovation Moose Tracks on Cone

 

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

There are some good reasons why the name of this super-premium sherbet translates to “Hello, fruit!”. Each pint of ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet is made from real fruit purees. From irresistible Margarita to refreshing Black Cherry Lemon, each of these creamy, great-tasting flavors is naturally low in fat and cholesterol (enjoy some ¡muy pronto!):


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

Share

Culinary Students Create Cool Desserts at Pierre’s Ice Cream Challenge

TriC Contest WinnersThe future of Cleveland’s culinary arts community showed what can be done with a little bit of ice cream and a lot of imagination in the finals round of the Pierre’s Ice Cream Challenge, held at the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center at Public Square on April 28.

Under the direction of Chef Maureen Leonard, Tri-C Culinary Arts students were invited to create an original dessert or drink recipe using any Pierre’s Ice Cream frozen treat or flavor of their choice. The object of the competition was to create a unique, but simple dessert that could be recreated at home. The initial field was narrowed to five finalists.

The finalists presented their desserts for critique by a panel of esteemed judges, including Tri-C Campus President, Dr. J. Michael Thomson; Pierre’s President and CEO, Shelley Roth; Zack Bruell Restaurants Pastry Chef, Mia Amidi; and Scene Magazine Dining Editor and Q-104 Food Guy, Jason Beudert.

Strawberry Lemon Sorbet Shot

“Strawberry Lemon Sorbet Shot”, created by Richard M. DiBartolomeo, Jr., earned first place overall. A
delightful blend of sweet and tart flavors, DiBartolomeo’s winning recipe featured a sorbet parfait with graham cracker streusel blanketed between layers of Pierre’s Strawberry and Lemon Sorbets.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Gingerbread Butter Cake,” entered by Marija Apeikyte, featured Pierre’s Butter Pecan Premium Ice Cream placed atop layers of buttermilk jelly, chocolate ganache and gingerbread cake.

Popcorn Crunch“Popcorn Crunch,” submitted by Tracie Huffman, incorporated Pierre’s Signature Nun Better® Snickerdoodle topped with a homemade caramel peanut-popcorn crunch and warm, homemade fudge sauce.

Peaches & Cream Open Faced Shortcake

Peaches & Cream Open-Faced Shortcake,” prepared by Danita Marshall, complemented familiar flavors with a little bit of spice. Marshall topped a shortcake biscuit with Pierre’s Peaches & Cream Premium Ice Cream covered with sautéed pecans, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and peach drizzle.

Banana Pudding“Chocolate Banana Pudding,” presented by Judi Williams, combined Pierre’s Signature Banana Fudge Chunk, vanilla wafers and bananas covered in a rum caramel sauce.

Pierre’s thanks Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts instructors and students for their collaborative effort in developing these fun and delicious recipes. We are especially grateful to Chefs Maureen Leonard, Ky-wai Wong, Karen Monath, Interim Associate Dean, and Brandt Evans, Executive Director, for their time, energy and expertise.


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

 

Share

Pierre’s Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Try our cool take on a staple Mardi Gras dessert to celebrate Low Fat Tuesday with your family.

The classic Louisiana-style King Cake recipe calls for a bread-like dough stuffed with a nut filling and topped with white icing and colored sugar. For our better‐for‐you Pierre’s Ice Cream King Cake, choose one or more flavors of Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream, Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream or Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt.

For a taste that’s similar to a traditional King Cake, try using the Vanilla or Butter Pecan version of any of those varieties – or get creative and go for something different, like Waffle Cone Sundae. Better, yet, add all three flavors into the mix!

Ingredients:

  • Pierre’s Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream or Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream or Pierre’s Yovation Probiotic Frozen Yogurt (your favorite flavors)
  • Dried fruit, nuts

First, remove the ice cream from the freezer and let soften for about 5‐10 minutes at room temperature. Don’t thaw for too long, or the ice cream will crystallize when refrozen. Coat the inside of a Bundt cake pan or mold with non‐stick cooking spray, or line with plastic wrap. Scoop the ice cream into the pan. If you are using more than one ice cream flavor, add a layer of each until the pan is full. Place the pan in the freezer 30‐60 minutes to harden.

Remove the pan from the freezer. Set upside down on a serving dish for a few minutes … long enough so the cake slides out easily. You can also use a knife or rubber spatula around the edges. You can “frost” the cake with nonfat or light whipped topping, slice as is or decorate with chopped nuts and dried fruit.

Just for fun: In traditional King Cake, the most famous ingredient is a small plastic figure of a baby. The person who gets the slice with the baby in it is said to receive good luck … although some say it means that the person will have to make a King Cake for next year’s Mardi Gras party! If you choose to go all out, place the baby figurine – available at most craft stores – somewhere among the layers of ice cream.


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

 

Share

Pierre’s Sorbet Mardi Gras Beads Recipe

Pierre's Sorbet Mardi Gras Beads RecipeBeads are a signature part of the legendary Mardi Gras Carnival parades in New Orleans. Here’s a simple, sweeter version of that tradition to share with your party-goers.

Ingredients:

First, line a cookie sheet with wax paper and chill in freezer for 10 minutes. Then, grab your favorite flavors of naturally fat-free Pierre’s Sorbet. Lemon, Passion Fruit and Strawberry are colorful choices. Using a melon baller or small, rounded measuring spoon, make mini scoops of each flavor. Place them on the cookie sheet. Let the sorbet beads firm up in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Serve in martini or wine glasses. This is an elegant dessert everyone will love.

Just for fun: Garnish with slices of fresh fruit.


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

 

Share

¡Hola Fruta! Pure Fruit Sherbet Mardi Gras Sundae Recipe

Traditional Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. Purple represents justice, green means faith and gold stands for power. To us, this sounds like a perfect excuse to serve up similarly colored scoops of Pomegranate & Blueberry, Margarita and Strawberry ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet!

Ingredients:

Place a small scoop of each flavor in a fancy dish and top with fresh berries and chunks of pineapple to add even more color and flavor.

Just for fun: Garnish the bowl with a lime wedge to complete the look of this low fat, low cholesterol treat.


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

 

Share