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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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Clambake Recipes: Perfect Desserts for Fall Gathering

Clambakes are the quintessential autumn event. Although the tradition started in New England, it has spread across the country as home chefs and restaurant staff alike prepare menus of seafood boils, roast chicken, steamed clams, grilled steaks, lobster tails and other savory delights.

But no dinner party is complete without a delicious dessert. Here are five ideas for the final course of your fall clambake:

Waffle Bowl Apple “Dumplings”Cinnamon Premium Ice Cream

Apple dumplings are a pleasure to eat, but time-consuming (and messy!) to prepare. Instead of covering your kitchen counter with flour to create and roll yards of crust, try this quick sundae creation instead. Place scoops of Cinnamon Ice Cream in waffle cone bowls (which you’ll find in the baking aisle or near the ice cream section of your grocery store) and top with fresh, cooked apples and cinnamon or warmed apple pie filling. Enjoy!

Lemon Bars à la Mode

Lemon bars are a popular dessert choice for seafood-heavy menus. Serve warm lemon bars straight from the oven with dollops of Classic Vanilla Ice Cream for a refreshingly smooth treat. For an even easier (and dairy-free) alternative, scoop up Lemon Sorbet and top with fresh berries.

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Here’s an easy treat you can prepare in advance with our Cinnamon Ice Cream and store-bought or fresh-baked snickerdoodles. On a cookie sheet or platter, lay out rows of cookies, top sides down. Place scoops of 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.

Of course, if you really love the taste of cinnamon and sugar cookies, dig into a dish of our Nun Better Snickerdoodle Ice Cream.

Blueberry Parfaits

Blueberry cobbler – made with fresh fruit from the harvest and plated à la mode – is a traditional New England clambake dessert. These easy-to-make parfaits capture that classic flavor with only three ingredients: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, store-bought or home-baked shortbread cookies and, of course, blueberries. Place the ingredients in parfait cups or tumblers in alternate layers until you reach the top.

Milkshake Cocktails

Drink your dessert! Add a shot of spiced rum to our Pumpkin Pie Milkshake or Cinnamon Apple Milkshake recipes for a creamy autumn cocktail – the perfect night cap after a lovely clambake meal.


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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Easy Four-Ingredient Cinnamon-Apple Tarts

Cinnamon Apple TartApples – the bounty of the fall harvest – are a staple of seasonal recipes. From pies and dumplings to crisps and cobblers, there are many ways to enjoy apples of all tastes, textures and colors.

That’s why we came up with the idea for these four-ingredient cinnamon-apple tarts. Simple but delicious, this is our go-to recipe when we need a quick dessert. They are very easy to make but look elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. These tempting tarts have about 200 calories and offer a perfect fall-themed dessert.

IngredientsFresh Apples

Remove ice cream from freezer and place on counter to soften.

Dice two medium apples and place in microwave-safe bowl.  Add a bit of water to steam and a few sprinkles of ground cinnamon. Cook two minutes, or until apples are soft.

Beginning of TartPlace one small scoop of cinnamon ice cream in each of the graham crusts, pressing down to make a well. Return crusts to freezer to harden. If planning to prepare crusts ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap to preserve freshness.

Once apples have cooled down a little, remove crusts from freezer and begin to fill. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and serve immediately.

Just for fun, top with whipped cream or caramel sauce!

Cinnamon with ApplesauceLooking for something else to pair with our Cinnamon Ice Cream? Try drizzling warm, homemade applesauce over a scoop. It works great with French Vanilla Ice Cream, too!


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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Pierre’s and Cleveland Metroparks Announce Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream

A most majestic setting surrounds Northeast Ohio…a treasure so beautiful and magical, it is called the Emerald Necklace. The Emerald Necklace is Cleveland Metroparks breathtaking network of parks, beaches, trails, picnic and fishing areas, golf courses and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Pierre’s Ice Cream Company chose to celebrate and promote the beauty of this regional gem with a unique flavor creation called Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream.EMERALD NECKLACE FRONT

Pierre’s new Emerald Necklace features mint ice cream, chocolate cream cookies and trails of thick fudge. Emerald Necklace Ice Cream not only tastes delicious, but will benefit Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund.

Pierre’s is proud of its Cleveland heritage and is eager to salute all of the great work performed over the past 97 years by Cleveland Metroparks Park Board, employees and volunteers. This flavor will not only help share the story of this natural treasure, but gives Clevelanders the chance to boast about one of their finest attractions.

COPLOGO(1)Pierre’s has an over 80-year tradition of scooping up smiles with its unique and tasty premium ice creams.  ”Pierre’s and Cleveland Metroparks share similar traditions with Northeast Ohioans. Both evoke fond memories, celebrations and fun times with family and friends, and we hope the new Emerald Necklace Ice Cream will encourage more of those special moments,” explains Pierre’s president, Shelley Roth.

Enjoy atop a crunchy cone or try one of these delicious recipes.

Pierre’s Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream is packaged in red 1.5 quart containers featuring eye-catching graphics. Emerald Necklace Ice Cream can be found in most stores where Pierre’s is sold.


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 Pierre’s at Progressive Field

Pierre's Fresh Twist in cup_Blog Size A summer night at a baseball game is the perfect setting to enjoy a scoop of ice cream!

If you’re at Progressive Field on Saturday, August 23, to watch Cleveland take on Houston, be sure to stay after the final pitch to enjoy the after-game fireworks show … Presented by Pierre’s!

With the Tribe in the heat of a pennant race, there’s still time to check out the Indians home schedule and get information on single game ticket sales and enjoy a game with family and friends.

While you’re at the ballpark, sneak to a counter in between innings for something irresistible … Pierre’s Fresh! Available in Classic Vanilla and Chocolate, Pierre’s Fresh is sold in concession locations near sections:  107, 121, 138, 152, 158 and 550.

Additionally, a variety of Pierre’s favorite hand-dipped Premium Ice Cream flavors can be found near locations:  121, 152, 158, 181 and 550.Pierre's Fresh Stand_Blog Size

View a map of Progressive Field to find the Pierre’s stand closest to your seats.

Pierre’s Fresh Soft Serve Premium Ice Cream, as well as Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream, is certified Kosher OUD by the Orthodox Union.

 


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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4 Ice Cream Float Recipes for July 4

Ah, there’s nothing like the cool and refreshing taste of a classic root beer float in the summer.Root Bear Float

It’s easy to make, too! Just chill a mug, load it up with scoops of Pierre’s French Vanilla Ice Cream, and pour ice cold root beer until the mug is ¾ of the way full.

Some float lovers sip the foamy, creamy goodness from a straw, while others use a spoon … but everyone smiles!

Root beer and vanilla ice cream aren’t the only staple ingredients for a fabulous float dessert. Try these cool combinations:

Cream Soda Float

Use cream soda or cream ale along with vanilla ice cream for a sweet twist on the original.

Orange Cream Pop Float

Looking for something different, but just as refreshing? Pour your favorite brand of orange soda (or as we call it, pop) over vanilla ice cream, and enjoy the flavor of one of your favorite childhood ice cream novelties.

Chocolate Cherry Cola Float

Who could resist this one … your favorite cherry cola over rich Chocolate Ice Cream?

Raspberry Sorbet and Ginger Beer Float

If there are any foodies in your family, step up your gourmet game with this creative concoction that pairs sweet, yet tangy, Raspberry Sorbet with spicy ginger beer. For a creamier consistency, use Pierre’s Raspberry Sherbet instead.

Ray’s Root Beer FloatRay's Root Beer Float

For an easy way to enjoy the taste of a root beer float this summer, try our Ray’s Root Beer Float™ Smooth Churned Light. Inspired by Pierre’s 40-year, veteran lead-flavor man, this flavor combines smooth vanilla ice cream with a root beer swirl. Best of all, Pierre’s Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream lineup offers half the fat and 30 percent fewer calories than regular 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

 

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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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Graduation parties made easy with ice cream

It’s cap-and-gown season! If you’re planning a party for your graduate, you know how challenging it can be to prepare a menu, stage the seating, decorate – and still have time to catch your breath and enjoy the festivities.

Consider Pierre’s your party planner. We’ll help make things simple – and so, so delicious – at your graduation gathering by enlisting the help of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet and novelties.

Set Up a Sundae Bar

Let guests assemble their own unique creations. Serve a sampling of ice cream flavors – French Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry are perfect sundae-starters! Place bowls of your favorite toppings next to plastic cups and spoons, and let the dessert portion of the party manage itself! Get more tips for building the perfect sundae bar.

Serve Ice Cream Cakes and Pies

There’s no need to turn on the oven when it’s warm outside; whip up ice cream versions of your favorite cakes and pies instead. Simply spread layers of different ice cream flavors in a 9×13 pan, spring form pan or other serving dish, frost with light whipped topping and serve. Best of all, most ice cream cakes and pies can be prepared well ahead of time.spirit-of-america

Get creative with your combinations. We love to fill a store-bought chocolate cookie-crumb crust with Black Cherries & Chocolate Chunks Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt and drizzle it with yummy chocolate syrup. Or, try this recipe for All-American Ice Cream Pie using Pierre’s Spirit of America® Premium Ice Cream and fresh blueberries and strawberries.

Make Your Own Sundae Cups

Make a signature ice cream dessert in honor of your proud graduate. Find out his or her favorite flavors and make a batch of miniature sundaes using small serving bowls. Simply line up the bowls, fill each with a scoop or two of ice cream and toppings and voila! These treats look great, are easy to make and highlight the star of the party.

Build a Buffet of Ice Cream Novelties

For an even easier spin on setting up a sundae bar, simply fill serving bowls or dishes with ice and offer your guests a range of sundae cones, fudge pops, fruit pops, cream pops, ice cream sandwiches and more. Find out more reasons why you should stock up on ice cream novelties this summer.

Staff a Smoothie Station

For a fun spin on dessert, enlist the help of a trusted family member to be in charge of the blender. Provide cups and straws, and guests will select ingredients from serve-yourself bowls of fresh fruit – we suggest various berries, bananas and peaches. Your blender captain will mix each guest’s cup of fruit with ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet for easy, sippable goodness.

You can even make ice cream cocktails – for the guests ages 21 and over only, of course.

Bonus Tip: Try our perfect sherbet party punch recipe!


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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