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Make Mardi Gras “Low Fat” Tuesday This Year

Pierre's Better For You Treats for Low Fat TuesdayHave you bounced back from indulging over the holidays? If so, be warned: Mardi Gras is right around the corner on March 4, and with it comes parties and high-calorie foods like King Cake and Pączkis which help the event live up to its translation of “Fat Tuesday”.

Sure, there are parties and gatherings, but you don’t have to give in to temptation. Join Pierre’s as we reclaim Mardi Gras as “Low Fat Tuesday”, a fun, flavorable celebration of making better choices. After all, living well is hard work, and it’s okay to reward yourself with irresistible ice creams and frozen treats … this time, only better for you.

Use #LowFatTuesday on Twitter and share a healthier choice you are making this year. Maybe you’re putting that new gym membership to good use. Perhaps you’re going lighter on the salt or are drinking more water. Are you walking with your kids after dinner, or with your co-workers at lunch? Or maybe you’re simply selecting better-for-your choices at the grocery store. Whatever you’re doing, let @pierrestweets know!

At Pierre’s, we believe that everybody deserves a treat and are proud to offer a range of lighter alternatives. Our Sorbet is naturally fat free and bursting with flavor. Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream trims the fat – half the fat compared to regular ice cream – to be exact. Made with Splenda®, our delicious Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream offers amazing flavors, even Moose Tracks®, with no added sugar.

In the mood for something tropical? From Margarita to Piña Colada to Mango, ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet is made with real fruit and is naturally low in fat and cholesterol. Try our snack-size ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars for a quick treat on the go. And with the rich creaminess of Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt, you don’t have to say “no” to a treat; you can say “Yo!” instead.

All it takes is a simple substitution, and you can have your Pączkis, King Cake, or rather, a frozen treat, this Low Fat Tuesday, and eat it, too. We have the recipes to prove it!


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 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

 

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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

 

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¡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

 

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Treat Yourself to Better Choices

Yovation Black Cherries  Chocolate ChunksWhether or not you made a resolution to eat better this year, Pierre’s offers many delicious options for you and your family to enjoy a delicious frozen treat without feeling guilty. After all, nothing should get in the way of enjoying your favorite ice cream! Here are some better-for-you tips that may make it easier …

Portion Control:

Go for a smaller bowl. Don’t have a small bowl? A 6-8 fluid ounce cup works fine as well. Less real estate makes for smaller portions. An actual serving of ice cream is equal to ½ cup. Not filling, you say … dress it up!

Fresh Toppings:

Everyone enjoys a hot fudge sundae every now and then, but why not lighten your dish up with fresh fruits like bananas, coconut or strawberries. Don’t forget to add some crunch with unsalted raw almonds, pecans or walnuts.

There’s something for everyone:

Pierre’s offers lighter, reduced fat, fat free and no sugar added frozen treat options in a variety of flavors … so many, in fact, the fun part is deciding which Pierre’s item is your favorite.

    • Slender No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream offers Pierre’s premium taste with no added sugar and is sweetened with Splenda® Brand Sweetener.
    • Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream brings you all of the rich, creamy goodness of Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream with half the fat and 30-percent fewer calories.Smooth Churned Espresso Chip
    • ¡Hola Fruta! Pure Fruit Sherbet is naturally low in fat and cholesterol with 130 to 140 calories per ½ cup serving.
    • ¡Hola Fruta! Fruit Bars are made with real fruit and feature only 50-56 calories per bar. Each fun, bold and delicious flavor offers a good source of Vitamin C.
    • Yovation Probiotic Frozen Yogurt is irresistibly smooth and creamy and offers indulgent taste with less fat and probiotic benefits.
    • Sorbet is naturally fat free, cholesterol free sorbet and dairy free with 110 to 120 calories per ½ cup serving.
    • Premium Novelties make a perfect portion-controlled snack for kids and adults alike. Pierre’s Ice Pops, Juice Pops, Fudge Pops, Fudge Bars and Twin Pops offer a fat free treat, while those looking for no sugar added snacks may enjoy Pierre’s Sugar Free Ice Pops, No Sugar Added Fudge Pops and No Sugar Added Ice Cream Sandwiches.

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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Have You Tried Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream?

Slender Moose TracksNovember marks American Diabetes Month. If you or a loved one need to maintain a sugar-restricted diet, you know how difficult it can be to find great-tasting, better-for-you alternatives to your favorite desserts. That’s why Pierre’s created a whole line of ice cream that’s sensationally sweet without any added sugar.

Ice Cream Sweetened with Splenda®

Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream offers premium taste with no added sugar. It’s made with Splenda® Brand Sweetener and can be a great choice for people managing diabetes or maintaining a sugar-controlled diet — or anyone who simply wants to eat healthier.

No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream Flavors

The varieties in our Slender® lineup recreate some of your favorite ice cream flavors, allowing everyone to enjoy an ice cream treat:

Learn more about better-for-you ice cream flavors from Pierre’s.


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 Treats JDRF Walkers at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

JDRF 2013 PavilionPierre’s had a fun time at this year’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes  this past Sunday at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  We shared Pierre’s Sugar Free Ice Pops and No Sugar Added Fudge Pops with walkers who visited the Pierre’s carts. Thank you to all who showed up to help raise money to find a cure!

Pierre’s also offers other no-sugar-added varieties including Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream, available in six irresistible flavors, and our Pierre’s No Sugar Added Ice Cream Sandwiches, available in 10 packs.


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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Walk to Cure Diabetes … Enjoy a Cool Treat!

Pierre’s is excited to be a part of this year’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes this Sunday, September 29, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Stop by the Pierre’s carts after your walk for a cool Sugar Free Ice Pop or No Sugar Added Fudge Pop.

If you or a loved one needs to maintain a sugar-restricted diet, you know how difficult it can be to find great-tasting, better-for-you alternatives to your favorite desserts. That’s why Pierre’s created a whole line of ice cream that’s sensationally sweet without any added sugar.

Ice Cream Sweetened with Splenda®

Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream offers premium taste with no added sugar. It’s made with Splenda® Brand Sweetener and is a great choice for people managing diabetes or maintaining a sugar-controlled diet — or anyone who simply wants to eat healthier.

No Sugar Added  Reduced Fat Ice Cream FlavorsSlender_Mint Choco Chip

 

The varieties in our Slender® lineup re-create some of your favorite ice cream flavors, allowing everyone to enjoy an ice cream treat:

 

 

 

No Sugar Added and Sugar Free Novelties

Pierre’s also offers delicious sugar free and no sugar added premium novelties including:Sugar Free Ice Pops 12pk_LR

  • Pierre’s Sugar Free Ice Pops
  • Pierre’s No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Pierre’s No Sugar Added Fudge Pops

Learn more about better-for-you ice cream flavors from Pierre’s.

 


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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Raising the Bar on Ice Pops: Fat Free ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars

If you are looking for a fat-free, dairy-free fruit snack that’s full of flavor, say hello to Pierre’s® new ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars. These fun frozen treats are available in three delicious flavors:

Hola-Fruta-Fruit-Bars

  • Raspberry Blueberry
  • Pomegranate Raspberry
  • Strawberry

Low-Calorie, Dairy-Free Snack for Kids and Grown-ups

Inspired by the goodness of antioxidant-rich fruits, the irresistible flavors of ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars range from 50-56 calories and are a good source of Vitamin C.

Watching what you eat? These bars are perfect, portion-controlled treats and naturally cholesterol free.

Dairy-free and certified Kosher Parve mean that almost anyone can enjoy an ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bar – making them perfect for serving at parties and gatherings.

But best of all, these fruit bars taste great and are refreshingly cool.

Pick up an eight-pack of ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars at select stores throughout Northeast Ohio, including:

Don’t live near one of these stores or aren’t from Ohio? Ask your local grocer to carry ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars, or any of our products.

Learn more about Pierre’s other ice cream novelties and ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet.

Read this story about ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars that appeared in The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) written by Janet H. Cho.


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 | Hola Fruta Recipes

 

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Yovation® — Probiotic Frozen Yogurt That’s Better for You

yovation-vanilla-pomegranate-blueberryChoosing healthy snacks is never simple or easy. But with Pierre’s Yovation® probiotic frozen yogurt you can have your snack and enjoy it too – without all the guilt. That’s because Yovation® probiotic frozen yogurt contains the live and active cultures known as GanedenBC30® to promote digestive health. It’s a delicious way to get a boost of probiotics into your diet. Just imagine your favorite ice cream treats can now be enjoyed as a better-for-you refreshing frozen yogurt.

What the heck is GanedenBC30®?

In addition to the live and active yogurt cultures present in Yovation®, the extra boost of probiotic benefits are powered by the superior culture GanedenBC30. It overcomes the shortcomings of other commonly used probiotics in that it withstands the manufacturing process, extreme temperatures and product shelf life. It also survives the rigors of the digestive system to successfully deliver benefits in the small and large intestines.

yovation-moose-tracksWhat does Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt taste like?

Yovation® is an irresistibly smooth and creamy frozen yogurt that offers indulgent taste along with probiotic benefits. Plus, Yovation® probiotic frozen yogurt comes in seven deliciously smooth and creamy flavors you won’t usually find in other frozen probiotic yogurts (what a great reason to indulge in the chocolate fudge and peanut butter cup indulgence of Moose Tracks®!).

Pierre’s Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt Flavors include:

The premium recipe is made with the very finest ingredients. With fewer calories and fat than regular ice cream, Yovation® is a delicious, satisfying dessert when you want to have a better-for-you indulgence.

Find out where you can buy Yovation®  Probiotic Frozen Yogurt near 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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