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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

Hola Strawberry and Pom Blue in  Dish

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)!

Ice Cream SandwichesIce Cream Sandwiches

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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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.

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Chocolate Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Need to feed a crowd this holiday season? This easy-to-make recipe yields two rich and creamy pies using our Peppermint Stick Ice Cream and our classic Chocolate Ice Cream. This is what we call “season’s eatings!”Peppermint Stick Premium Ice Cream

Ingredients:

Chocolate Premium Ice CreamFreeze crusts for at least 30 minutes to firm them up before filling. (This way, the crumbs will stay in place and not mix with the ice cream.)

Slightly soften the ice cream in the refrigerator before scooping (about 10 – 20 minutes).

Place 4 scoops of Peppermint Stick Ice Cream into a bowl. Whip with rubber spatula to make spreadable; spread into each pie crust. Return crusts to freezer for 10 minutes.

Repeat process for Chocolate Ice Cream layer and a top layer of Peppermint Stick Ice Cream in each pie. Cover with plastic wrap when storing.

Before serving, allow pies to soften for five minutes at room temperature for best flavor and texture. Top each pie with whipped cream and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or holiday chips before slicing. Enjoy!

*Note: Don’t let the ice cream melt while preparing the pie as it may become icy when it refreezes.


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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Three-Ingredient Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pierre's Pumpkin PieThanksgiving is a wonderful holiday! It is an annual celebration where we take stock of life’s blessings, make memories with friends and family and … of course … delight in many delicious and flavorful foods. From Uncle Jim’s spicy buffalo wing appetizers to grandma’s famous sweet potatoes, your Thanksgiving menu is filled with as much tradition as the holiday itself.

One of our favorite holiday traditions is Pierre’s famous Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie. So easy to prepare, just three ingredients, it’s a great recipe if you’re looking to include a simple-to-make extra dessert or if your pumpkin pies never quite turn out as mom’s always did. Best yet, it’s an easy recipe for children who want to contribute with a recipe of their own. It’s just as delicious as homemade pumpkin pie and could possibly open a spot in the oven for an extra dish of Aunt Hazel’s green been casserole!

Ingredients:

  • 1 store-bought or prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 1.5 qt. container of Pierre’s Premium Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  • 1 tub non-fat whipped topping
  • Optional: Ground cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

Remove ice cream from freezer; let sit for five-ten minutes to soften. Scoop ice cream into crust, flattening and spreading each scoop until the pie shell is full. Cover with foil and freeze until it’s time for dessert. Remove pie from freezer; cover with whipped topping. Sprinkle cinnamon or other spice on top before slicing and serving.

Easy, right? And tasty, too. Let’s face it: A slice of refreshing ice cream pie is the perfect treat after working in a hot kitchen all day.

Just for fun: Add some crunch with crushed graham crackers or ginger snaps! Or, drizzle sundae caramel sauce on top of each slice before serving.


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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5 Ice Cream Pairings for Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is a time of year when we reflect on what matters most: family, friends, health and happiness. We’d be lying, however, if we didn’t tell you that we daydream about pumpkin pie the weeks (and days and hours and minutes…) leading up to Turkey Day.Pumpkin Pie

Who doesn’t? There’s just something about the creamy richness of a home baked pumpkin pie. It’s delicious on its own, of course, but we prefer it à la mode (hard to believe, we know).

Here are five ice cream flavors to partner with your pumpkin pie this year:

French Vanilla Ice Cream

Pierre’s award-winning French Vanilla Ice Cream, with its rich vanilla flavor, is a wonderful match for spicy pumpkin pie. The fact that we only use the world’s finest vanilla extracts means you’ll be serving up a Thanksgiving dessert of global proportions.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Our Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is anything but, well, vanilla. In fact, in every scoop you see specks of real vanilla beans! Choose this flavor to enjoy a new spin on classic vanilla à la mode.

Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

For a better-for-you way to garnish your pumpkin pie, choose Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt®. Yovation® contains live and active yogurt cultures that provide all the goodness and benefits of yogurt and a superior probiotic culture. With less fat than regular ice cream, Yovation® is a delicious and satisfying treat.

Although there is a tasty Vanilla Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt, may we suggest placing a perfect portion of Butter Pecan atop your pumpkin pie instead? The fresh-roasted pecans and rich flavor make for a great alternative to vanilla.

Cinnamon Ice Cream

While we’re on the subject of substituting other flavors for vanilla, you might want to spice up you’re à la mode game with Cinnamon Ice Cream – one of our limited edition flavors that, like the holidays, will be gone before you know it. Stock up on a couple of cartons and try it with apple pie, pumpkin roll and spice cake, too.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Can’t get enough pumpkin? Then our Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is for you. This flavor tastes so much like the real thing, you could skip baking a pie this year altogether. What a refreshing way to cap off your Thanksgiving celebration!


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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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.

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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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