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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.

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Sweetheart Ice Cream Tarts

Sweetheart Ice Cream TartServe these tasty mini pies after a delicious home-cooked Valentine’s Day meal.

Ingredients:

Freeze crusts for 30 minutes before filling. Slightly soften the ice cream in the refrigerator before scooping (about 10 – 20 minutes). Place a scoop of each ice cream flavor into each pie shell; use a rubber spatula to flatten and smooth. Return crusts to freezer for 10 minutes. Before serving, allow pies to soften for five minutes at room temperature for best flavor and texture. For fun, decorate each with your sweetie’s favorite ice cream toppings, like chocolate syrup or whipped cream sprinkled with mini chocolate chips.


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.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Brownie Bars Recipe

Hand-dipped strawberries are a classic Valentine’s Day treat, but you can enjoy our seasonal Pierre’s Premium Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream flavor through May. Still, there’s just something so romantic about that decadent pairing of rich chocolate and strawberries, we couldn’t help but put some thought – and some love – into this easy-to-make Valentine-themed dessert idea.Chocolate Covered Strawberry Premium Ice Cream

This layered dessert is elegant enough for a dinner party but so simple to make you might keep a pan of it in your freezer at all times.

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite brownie mix (enough for two 8” square pans or one 9” x 13” pan)
  • 1 1.5 quart container of Pierre’s Premium Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Light or nonfat whipped topping
  • Strawberry sundae topping
  • Chocolate syrup

Prepare brownies as directed; let cool. Remove ice cream from freezer for 20 minutes so it’s easier to work with. Spread ice cream on top of the brownie layer until just below the top of the pan and freeze for at least an hour.

Remove pan from freezer and spread a layer of strawberry sundae topping on top of the ice cream. Then, cover with whipped topping. Freeze until it’s time to serve. Cut into squares, plate and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

They’ll love this dessert almost as much as they love YOU for making if for them!


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.

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Share the love … and a scoop of Chocolate Covered Strawberry!

Chocolate Covered StrawberryPhoebe raced to the door and drew her true love from the freezing cold. “Wait,” she said, reaching into a nearby drawer for a spoon. “I’ve waited all year for your return … too long for a hungry heart to bear.” Her heart racing, Phoebe gently removed the top from her container of Pierre’s Chocolate Covered Strawberry Premium Ice Cream … and satisfied her every ice cream desire!

Yes … it’s THAT good! Delicious Strawberry Ice Cream with delicious melt-in-your-mouth pieces of chocolaty coating, we put a lot of love into creating this favorite Pierre’s Limited Edition flavor.

We just made a fresh batch of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream in time for Valentine’s Day … ready for you to share with the ones you love!


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.

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Serve Pierre’s and Make Your Football Party Super!

P8180029On the day when the best team in all of football will be decided, much of our attention will also be focused on food. Well … okay, food and television commercials.

Pro football’s annual championship game not only celebrates one of America’s favorite sports, but our favorite foods; from wings and pizza to stews and chili, burgers, brats, pretzels, chips, salsa, guacamole, and of course, desserts.

At Pierre’s we make a little extra Brownie Touchdown Sundae each year … well, you know … just in case.

As you put your plans together, we’ve gathered some of our favorite party ideas and recipes:

Ice cream floats and sodas

FloatIce cream floats are fun to make, and you can mix and match as many premium ice cream and soda flavors as your imagination can conjure.

Pierre’s Sorbet tastes delicious with soda, especially if you’re looking for something dairy free. Try a scoop of chocolate sorbet in a glass of your favorite cherry pop!

For lighter options, offer Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Ice Cream and diet soda for guests seeking to cut back on sugar. Save on fat and calories and make floats using Pierre’s Smooth Churned.

Drinks and punches

Frozen daiquiris, margaritas and piña coladas taste that much more delicious with Pierre’s ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet and Pierre’s Pure Fruit Sherbet. Create your very own or dig into your recipe box for that punch recipe mom made for your best birthday party ever.

Novelties … the coolest “finger food”

The best thing about serving novelties: no dishes to clean! Save time and mess and serve Pierre’s Novelties! We’ve done all the work for you so you have more time to assemble your famous five layer taco salad.

Pierre’s offers all of your family’s favorites, including Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sundae Cones, Juice Pops, Sugar Free Ice Pops and ¡Hola Fruta! Fruit Bars.


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.

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Resolution-Friendly Treats

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It’s that time of year again – New Year’s resolution time. What’s on your list this year? If you are like most of us, you’re probably aiming to make healthier choices in 2015. A recent study shows that losing weight is often the #1 New Year’s resolution of most Americans – beating out saving money and even falling in love!

But making better choices doesn’t necessarily mean giving up the treats you love. Through portion control and making sensible decisions at the store, you can have your ice cream and eat it, too. Here are some creative ways to enjoy better-for-you treats as you work toward fulfilling your resolutions this year.

Trim Added Sugar

Sweetened with Splenda® Brand sweetener Slender No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream is a better for you option that offers big, big taste. In fact, Slender is available in some of your favorite flavors of traditional ice cream – from Moose Tracks® to Butter Pecan to Mint Chocolate Chip — but with up to 30 percent less fat. Slender Vanilla makes a great sundae starter – or a guilt-free treat served on its own.

Probiotics + Frozen Yogurt = Delicious

Yovation Affogato Style!Thanks to recognition from the medical community, probiotics are popular these days. They are commonly available at grocery stores and pharmacies in the form of supplements — but where’s the fun in those? Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt offers a flavorful way to introduce probiotics to your diet. Note: Not all frozen yogurt brands are probiotic, but Yovation® specifically contains a superior probiotic culture, GanedenBC30®. Look for it on the label!

Forget those high calorie coffeehouse beverages. Add a cool and creamy twist to your coffee at home! Simply top a mug of black coffee or a shot or two of espresso with a scoop of Yovation® Vanilla Probiotic Frozen Yogurt and let this bold, creamy delight wake you up.

Raise the Bar on Snacks

Whether you need to quell a sweet tooth or want a delicious pick-me-up while you’re on the go, ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars are fresh-tasting, flavorful snacks on a stick that will help you stick with your resolution goals. Made with real fruit, these bars are naturally fat free and cholesterol free, and each flavor – Pomegranate Raspberry, Raspberry Blueberry and Strawberry – is under 60 calories and a good source of Vitamin C.

Looking for more real fruit fun? Try ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet – seven flavors of delicious, antioxidant-rich, low fat delights.

Treat Yourself and Still Trim the Fat

When you think of making better for you choices for dessert or for a snack, indulgent treats like Banana Cream Pie, Waffle Cone Sundae and Chocolate Fantasy might not come to mind. But our Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream brings the creamy richness of your favorite ice cream flavors with half the fat and 30 percent fewer calories. Delight in Peanut Butter Cup, Espresso Chip, French Vanilla and other great flavors while still keeping your promise to make better dessert choices.


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.

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Let’s Go Nuts About Buckeyes!

Nuts About BuckeyesThe college football season is about to come to an end. A championship is on the line and everyone is Nuts About Buckeyes! C’mon … it’s hard not to be a fan of delicious peanut butter swirled into Pierre’s famous Classic Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate-covered peanut butter buckeye candies.

Enjoy a couple of scoops at your watch party while cheering on the Buckeyes during Monday night’s big game with family and friends, or curled up on the couch wrapped in your lucky blanket.

Below are a few winning plays we drew up for our roster of winning recipes. You can find other party ideas here on our blog.

Nuts About Buckeye Sundaes

Sundaes are as fun to make as they are to eat. Let your imagination run as wild as a ball carrier staring down a field of open daylight. Gather your favorite chocolate sauce or warm up a jar of hot fudge. Top your creation with salted cocktail peanuts, whipped cream and cherries (one is never enough)!

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Small scoops of ice cream between pairs of peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies are fast and easy to make, so you don’t miss a play!

Buckeye Ice Cream Pie

Ice cream pies are easy to make and delicious. You don’t need to have the talents of a champion pastry chef and, like sundaes, they can be as simple or creative as you like.

Start with a container of Nuts About Buckeyes and a pre-made chocolate cookie pie crust. Let the ice cream soften at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes. Don’t soften it too long, or else it will crystallize when it is refrozen. Spread the softened ice cream into the pie shell, cover with foil and return it to the freezer until ready to serve.

For fun, decorate the pie with your favorite ice cream sauces and toppings, like crumbled peanut butter cups or your favorite buckeye candies.


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.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Pierre’s!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn auld acquaintance may be forgotten, but we’ll always remember ice cream on New Year’s Eve! Whether you scoop it or sip it, nothing makes a party like a frozen treat. Check out five ways to celebrate New Year’s with ice cream, sorbet and more.

New Year’s Eve Sundae Bar

Keep those restless kids – and the rest of your guests – occupied with a build-your-own sundae bar. Line up a sampling of ice cream flavors – choose among your favorites! Set bowls of your favorite toppings next to plastic cups and spoons, and, voila – it’s self-service sundaes for all.

Don’t forget: Pierre’s also offers lactose free vanilla and chocolate ice cream and a variety of no sugar added ice cream flavors in case you have any guests with special dietary considerations.

Punch Up Your Punch

Of course, the secret to any perfectly planned party is a pleasant bowl of punch. Brew up a batch of Pierre’s Sherbet Santa Punch, a lip-smacking concoction of pineapple, lime and ginger.

Midnight Sorbet Toast

Add a scoop of Sorbet to a glass of champagne for a fresh twist on your standard New Year’s toast. Strawberry and Peach pair remarkably well with bubbly, but Mango and Passion Fruit are delightful, flute-worthy flavors, too.

Bring on 2015 with Blended Cocktails

Party like it’s 1999 on the last night of 2014 with some of our favorite frozen cocktail recipes:

Savor Our Seasonal Flavors

Our limited time flavors – Peppermint Stick, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon and Brownie Touchdown Sundae® – won’t be around again until next fall! Grab a carton while they last. View our store locator or order ice cream by phone.


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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How to Lighten Up This Holiday Season

Yovation LineupIt is hard to resist cookies, candy and other indulgences that go hand in hand with the many fun holiday gatherings we attend each year – from the staff party at work to get-togethers at the in-laws. But you can have dessert – and eat it, too – by following a few simple portion control tips.

You can also mix things up and make better-for-you choices that taste just as good as their counterparts. When it comes to ice cream, here are five great ways to lighten things up:

  1. Raspberry Sorbet Pint_LRServe sorbet. Looking for something naturally fat and cholesterol free? Then Sorbet is a sure bet. All of our flavors are delicious and dairy free. We even make Chocolate! Try swapping it for chocolate ice cream and garnishing it with fresh raspberries. (You can thank us later.)
  2. Enjoy a Smoothie. Smoothies are quick and delicious snacks that are easy to make and portable to boot. Try Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt in place of yogurt or other alternatives, you’ll get the wholesome goodness of yogurt plus the benefits of the superior probiotic, GanedenBC30®. We’ll drink to that!
  3. hola-fruta-mangoFruit can be festive.  ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet is made with real fruit purees, making this naturally low-fat treat rich in anti-oxidants. ¡Hola Fruta!® may offer one of our most exotic varietals, Margarita, but there are also Black Cherry LemonPomegranate & Blueberry and other fun, fruity flavors, too.
  4. Slender_Mint Choco ChipLose the sugar, keep the flavor. Whether you are watching your sugar intake as part of a restricted diet or simply want to make better choices, you’re in luck: All six delicious flavors of our Slender® No Sugar Added Light Ice Cream are sweetened with Splenda®, even Moose Tracks®! That’s right, a lower in sugar version of this classic that features vanilla ice cream packed with sugar free peanut butter cups and no sugar added fudge.


Half the fat? Yes, please.
Wait, are you serious? Ice creams like Chocolate Fantasy, Banana Cream Pie and Waffle Cone Sundae have half the fat and 30% fewer calories than regular ice cream? It’s true – all our Smooth Churned Light Ice Creams do (even the ones loaded with cookie or candy pieces!). We also offer a Smooth Churned version of the flavor that made Pierre’s famous – our award-winning French Vanilla.


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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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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