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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Pierre’s Newest Flavors

July is National Ice Cream Month, one of our most favorite months of the year!

President Ronald Reagan, in 1984, established July as National Ice Cream Month and designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day, encouraging all to celebrate with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

In the spirit of the season, we added some new flavors!

Sea Salt Caramel Toffee CrunchSea Salt Caramel Toffee Crunch Premium Ice Cream

Calling all Caramel lovers! Enjoy sweet creamy Caramel Ice Cream mixed with pieces of crunchy chocolate-covered toffee and a delicious Sea Salt Caramel Swirl.

EMERALD NECKLACE FRONTPretzel Sundae Premium Ice Cream

Crunch, salty and sweet, Pierre’s Pretzel Sundae combines Vanilla Ice Cream with choco-covered pretzels and swirls of thick fudge.

Magical Cookie Butter

Speculoos_CartonCookie Butter Fudge Chunk_CartonOur newest Signature Collection flavors, Speculoos Cookie Butter and Cookie Butter Fudge Chunk, are every cookie lover’s dream come true! Both flavors feature delicious European speculoos cookies and ribbons of magical speculoos cookie butter swirled into Pierre’s Exquisite Vanilla Signature Ultimate Ice Cream.

Many ways to celebrate

There are about as many ways to enjoy ice cream as there are flavors … from at-home sundae bars, to ice cream floats and homemade ice cream sandwiches and pies. We have more than a few here on our blog.

To all ice cream lovers and Pierre’s fans out there, our best wishes to you for a fun and flavorful National Ice Cream Day!


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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Our History

Workers at Pint FillerPierre’s Ice Cream shop opened its doors in 1932, at a chic East 82nd Street and Euclid Avenue location in Cleveland, Ohio. Its gourmet ice creams were prepared fresh each day in the back of the store and sold by the cone, the cup, or hand packed for take home. Company founder, Alexander “Pierre” Basset, dreamed of marketing a “premium ice cream” which would be unsurpassed. Thus the name Pierre’s … and the creamy, indulgent recipe that is still used today.

Popularity for Pierre’s delicious products grew rapidly. The little shop quickly began cranking out its specialty ice creams for restaurants, country clubs and gourmet markets.

Pumpkin PintIt didn’t take long for Pierre’s to outgrow its small space on Euclid Avenue. Through the years, Pierre’s made numerous expansions and relocations, each time into larger, more efficient manufacturing facilities. With each move, Pierre’s always stayed within three miles of its original location … right in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio.

Pierre’s moved into its current distribution center and office headquarters at East 65th Street and Euclid Avenue in 1995, just one mile west of its original shop.

In 2011, Pierre’s opened a brand new, 35,000-square-foot ice cream factory containing state-of-the-art technology and efficiencies, along with enhanced food-safety and food-quality features.

These facility investments, along with Pierre’s eye-catching fleet of special, low-temperature trucks, provided a platform to service retailers and distributors across the country with high quality products and world-class service.

As an anchor company in the heart of MidTown Cleveland, Pierre’s demonstrated a bold commitment to the community in the early 1990s by remaining and reinvesting in the neighborhood.

Pierres French Vanilla Premium Ice CreamOne of the first ice cream producers in the country to achieve SQF Level 3 certification – the industry’s highest achievable level of food safety and food quality – Pierre’s is poised to continue contributing and innovating in the food industry.

Looking back, the first product that Pierre’s produced was its pint.  French Vanilla, Swiss Chocolate and Strawberry comprised the entire assortment and were sold throughout local grocery stores.

An updated version of the original package design is still used today to remind consumers that Pierre’s is dedicated to upholding the high-quality recipes developed at the original ice cream shop. Pierre’s assortment of products has grown through the years. Presently there are over 235 different products and flavors that bear the Pierre’s name. This dedication influences the company’s focus on the future as it develops new opportunities and continues to be innovative and sensitive to ice cream lovers’ ever-changing needs and new trends.

Straight Truck 2013In recognition of the company’s outstanding performance as a supplier and corporate citizen, Pierre’s has been honored with numerous awards. The company engages in important community works within the region, especially education as demonstrated by its involvement with the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, and Pierre’s participation in economic development.  Pierre’s supports other causes through participation in charity events, partnership with Vocational Guidance Services, support of local area food banks and contributions toward sustainability.

We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing the very best products and services, and by working to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees, while encouraging growth and learning for all.

If it says “Pierre’s”, you can be sure you will experience 100% total satisfaction in every spoonful!

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Experience Ice Cream Month at Ice Cream Weekends

IMG_0382Celebrating 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, which will take 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. 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 created a display featuring some Pierre’s Ice Cream artifacts 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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Happy Mother’s Day!

MOM ScoopThank you mom …

for getting us up in the morning and to school on time;

for keeping us safe and secure;

for your wisdom and advice;

for that toy we just had to have;

for the sport we just had to play;

for the clothes we just had to wear;

for not telling dad;

for cheering us on, celebrating our victories and picking us up after defeat;

for making our favorite dinner;

and for that extra scoop of ice cream on our birthday!

We wish you a fun and happy Mother’s Day.


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 FlavorsIce Cream Recipes

 

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Meet Chef Steve … creator of Croppy Road and Holé Molé

Pierre's Chef's Signature_Croppy Road & Hole MoleChef Steve Schimoler is one of Cleveland’s premier chefs and the creator behind Pierre’s newest flavors: Croppy Road and Holé Molé, the first in Pierre’s Chef’s Signature series highlighting Cleveland’s growing reputation as a culinary destination.

The owner and operator of Crop Bistro & Bar located in Cleveland’s historic Ohio City neighborhood and Crop Kitchen in the Uptown University Circle District, Chef Steve is famous for imaginative recipes, inventive desserts and inspired flavor creations. Supplied with sample batches of Pierre’s famous, time-tested ice cream recipe, Steve perfected both flavors in his Crop Bistro test kitchen.

Croppy Road brings together Pierre’s Signature Chocolate Ice Cream with marshmallow cups, almonds and a smokey salted caramel swirl. Holé Molé is a tango of flavors … Pierre’s Signature Cinnamon Ice Cream blended with chili choco chips, chocolate-covered toffee and a molé fudge swirl.

Say “hello” to Chef Steve

Steve Schimoler, Chef/Owner Crop Bistro & Bar and Crop KitchenEnjoy free samples of Croppy Road and Holé Molé this Thursday, May 7 at Heinen’s of Brecksville, 8383 Chippewa Road from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Chef Steve will make a guest appearance there from noon-2 p.m. Stop by, say hello and maybe discover a new favorite flavor!

We’ll be sampling both flavors throughout the spring and summer. Keep checking back for new dates and locations.


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 FlavorsIce Cream Recipes

 

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A Fiesta of Flavors: Cinco de Mayo Made Simple

Hola Fruta Mango, Pina Colada and Margarita ScoopsMake your Cinco de Mayo celebration a Fiesta of Flavor with Pierre’s, and invite ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet to the fun. From tempting sundaes and smoothies to festive drink and cocktail recipes, it’s easy to treat your guests to the coolest margaritas ever made, or make your family smile with delicious dessert ideas.

Check out these fun, easy-to-make ¡Hola Fruta! recipes for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta:

¡Hola Fruta! Sherbet Parfait

Margaritas

Piña Colada

Peach Float

Cinco de Mayo fun fact: One of the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations is not held in Mexico, but in the United States, “The Fiesta Broadway” in Los Angeles, California!


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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Slam Dunk Chunk, An All-Star Flavor

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s playoff time! As our favorite team prepares for a playoff run, we’re making sure Pierre’s fans have plenty of Slam Dunk Chunk available to enjoy while cheering them on.

Pierre’s Slam Dunk Chunk Premium Ice Cream is indeed a fan-favorite among ice cream lovers. We teamed Pierre’s perennial all-star Vanilla Ice Cream with a big-three lineup of ingredients: choco-covered cone pieces, roasted peanuts and luscious chocolate swirl. It’s the ultimate dream team!


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 FlavorsIce Cream Recipes

 

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Pierre’s Coconut Pineapple Angel Food Layer Cake

Coconut Pineapple Angle Food Layer Cake Cropped FinalPierre’s Premium Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream combines delicious coconut pieces and juicy chunks of pineapple for a delightful tropical treat!

For a simple dessert idea, try this refreshing recipe with family and friends:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1.5 Quart container of Pierre’s Premium Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream
  • 1 Angel Food Cake
  • 1 Tub Fluffy White Frosting
  • 1 Can Pineapple Tidbits
  • 1 Cup Shaved Coconut
  • Jellybeans
  • Colored Sugar Sprinkles

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, slice angel food cake into 3/4 inch wide slices, drain pineapple can, and cut jellybeans into halves.

Using individual plates, begin by spreading ice cream onto the top side of the bottom cake slice, layer with a second slice and top once more with ice cream. The third slice should be placed on the stack and frosted. Next, decorate with pineapple, jellybeans, shaved coconut, and assorted colored sugar sprinkles. Return to freezer for several minutes as you build other plates. When ready, remove from freezer and serve!


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 FlavorsIce Cream Recipes

 

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Ice cream in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day, created to honor Ireland’s patron saint, is also a fun and festive celebration of Irish culture and food! While there is no historical proof as to whether or not St. Patrick ever enjoyed a dish of ice cream, you will most certainly find ice cream on the Emerald Isle.

Emerald Necklace Ice Cream ConeWith that in mind, we picked out a few fun flavors in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!

Emerald Necklace:  While there’s no place on Earth quite like the Emerald Isle, the same can be said about our local natural gem … Cleveland Metroparks! Pierre’s Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream pays tribute to our hometown park system and celebrates the great outdoors!

Mint Chocolate Chip:  Ireland is a cool place to experience … kind of like a bowl of Pierre’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Lime Sherbet:  Like snakes, lime groves are not to be found in Ireland. However, like Irish culture, Pierre’s Lime Pure Fruit Sherbet and ¡Hola Fruta! Margarita Pure Fruit Sherbet are bold and full of flavor.

Rainbow Sherbet: Legend says that at the end of a rainbow is a leprechaun’s pot of gold. Perhaps that’s true, but a pot of Pierre’s Rainbow Sherbet would be just as nice as far as we’re concerned.


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 FlavorsIce Cream Recipes

 

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Valentine’s Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Premium Ice CreamMake these chocolate chip heart cookies – or use a 3” heart-shaped cookie cutter to press a batch of your favorite homemade or prepared cookie dough into heart shapes and bake until golden brown.

When the cookies have cooled, lay half of them out face down and top with a scoop of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream. Cover each with the remaining cookies. Cover with foil or wrap and place in the freezer until it’s time for dessert – a great make-ahead treat for a crowd.


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 FlavorsIce Cream Recipes

 

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