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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Celebrate with a Pierre-tini

Add some sparkle to your holiday party with a delicious and festive Pierre-tini featuring Pierre’s Sorbet.

 Lemon Pierre-tini Ingredients:Pierre-tini

Place a scoop of Pierre’s Lemon Sorbet in your favorite martini glass. Add vodka and a dash of lemon-lime soda.

Mango Pierre-tini Ingredients:

Place a scoop of Pierre’s Mango Sorbet in your favorite martini glass. Add vodka and a dash of ginger ale.

Just for fun: Use snow-cone straws instead of conventional straws. The difference? The snow cone straw features a tiny spoon at the end!

For the kids: Skip the vodka and add a scoop of their favorite Pierre’s Sorbet flavor to ginger ale or a soft drink of their choice!


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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Pierre’s Cinnamon Premium Ice Cream

Pierre’s Premium Cinnamon Ice Cream is one of Pierre’s most anticipated Holiday flavors! It’s the perfect complement to fresh apple pie, or enjoyed in a dish all by itself! Our famous recipe includes just the right amount of cinnamon for a taste your whole family will love.Pierre's Cinnamon Apple Milkshake

Try this great recipe for the holidays. Your guests will be delighted!

Pierre’s Cinnamon Apple Ice Cream Milkshake:

  • 1  1.5 quart container of Pierre’s Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 2 frosty mugs
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Combine 2 generous cups of Pierre’s Cinnamon Ice Cream with 1/2 – 3/4 cup of milk and 1 cup of apple cider. Blend until smooth. Pour into two frosty mugs.

Just for fun, place in a cinnamon stick, or top with whipped cream and sprinkles of fresh, ground cinnamon! 


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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Pierre’s Sherbet … Perfect for any Punchbowl

Sherbet is a delicious treat on its own, or creatively topped with fresh fruit. One of the most favorite ways to enjoy sherbet is as the centerpiece of your gathering … the festive bowl of party punch. Raspberry Sherbet

For a fun idea, try this delicious recipe for Santa’s Punch!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Quart Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Pkg. (2 qt.) Lime Kool-Aid
  • 1 Quart Pierre’s Lime Sherbet
         OR 2 Pints ¡Hola Fruta! Margarita Sherbet
  • 2 Quarts Ginger Ale

Mix Kool-Aid in punch bowl per package instructions. Add pineapple juice. Just before serving, add Pierre’s Lime Sherbet one scoop at a time. Add Ginger Ale, and enjoy!

For red punch … use Raspberry Kool-Aid and 1 Quart Pierre’s Raspberry Sherbet OR 2 Pints Pierre’s ¡Hola Fruta! Raspberry Sherbet.

What is Sherbet?

Sherbet is similar to ice cream; however, it contains just a small amount of dairy, allowing for bold, rich flavors. Most sherbet consists of 1-2% butterfat, much less than ice cream, making sherbet a lower fat, lower cholesterol, lower calhola-fruta-mangoorie dessert than regular ice cream.

Sherbet is perfect for drink recipes! Pierre’s ¡Hola Fruta! Pure Fruit Sherbet and Pierre’s Pure Fruit Sherbet are both made with real fruit and fruit purees and come in a variety of unique and delicious flavors. Whether your favorite recipe calls for all the flavors of the Rainbow, or a more daring twist like Pomegranate & Blueberry or Piña Colada, Pierre’s has a flavor just for you.

Pierre’s Pure Fruit Sherbet Flavors:

  • Cherry Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Rainbow (Lime, Orange, Lemon)
  • Raspberry

Pierre’s ¡Hola Fruta! Pure Fruit Sherbet Flavors:


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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Pierre’s Peppermint Stick Yule Log Recipe

It’s peppermint season at Pierre’s! Pierre’s Peppermint Stick Ice Cream blends the perfect amount of peppermint flavor with cool and refreshing pieces of peppermint candy.

For a simple dessert idea, try this great recipe with family and friends this holiday season:

 Ingredients:

  • 1  1.5 Quart container of Pierre’s Peppermint Stick Ice Cream
  • Chocolate cream cookiesPeppermint Stick Yule Log

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!

Just 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.


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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Pierre’s Ice Cream is Made for Apple Season

The feeling of fall is all around … from hayrides and harvest festivals to the changing of the leaves and the sweet smell of fresh apples at the local apple farm.

Apples have been around since the beginning of time, and it’s no surprise why. They’re delicious and easy to eat whether enjoyed just picked off the tree or prepared in a favorite dessert. Apples have inspired a wide variety of favorite desserts, from caramelized apples, apple cake, apple crisp, apple dumplings, apple fritters, apple streusel, apple strudel and … of course, America’s favorite … apple pie.

We love apple pie … especially apple pie a la Pierre’s Ice Cream! And just as there are many varieties of apples to make into apple pie, there are just as many Pierre’s flavor combinations that go great with pie. There are so many possibilities. Feel free to try them all!

Apple Pie a la Pierre’s French Vanilla:

A classic all-American dessert is deserving of a classic premium ice cream flavor. Pierre’s famous French Vanilla Premium Ice Cream is made with the world’s finest vanilla extracts blended to create its signature vanilla custard taste that is a delicious complement to just about any pie. For those seeking all the indulgence with a little less fat, Pierre’s Smooth Churned Light French Vanilla Ice Cream is a delicious alternative.

Apple Pie a la Pierre’s Cinnamon Premium Ice Cream:

Everyone knows apples are freshest in the fall. Pair it then with thCinnamon_cartone taste of one of Pierre’s popular fall seasonal flavors, Pierre’s Cinnamon Premium Ice Cream. We use the perfect amount of fresh ground cinnamon for a delightful ice cream flavor that puts the “ahhh” in a la mode!

Apple Pie a la Pierre’s Butter Pecan:

Pierre’s irresistible Butter Pecan Premium Ice Cream recipe uses fresh-roasted, buttery pecans for a taste you can’t resist and is a solid, savory companion to apple pie’s sweet cinnamon-y taste. For less fat, enjoy it with a scoop of Pierre’s Butter Pecan Yovation Probiotic Frozen Yogurt. For a little less sugar, Pierre’s Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Butter Pecan Ice Cream is a perfect alternative.

Apple Pie a la Pierre’s Coffee Premium Ice Cream:

Is coffee your flavor? Be bold and pair your warm slice of apple pie with Pierre’s delightfully rich and creamy Coffee Premium Ice Cream. For less fat and fewer calories, enjoy your pie with a taste of sophistication and add a scoop of Pierre’s Yovation Cappuccino Probiotic Frozen Yogurt.

Apple Pie a la Lactose Free: Lactose-sensitive pie lovers need not pass on their favorite pie a la mode thanks to the creation of Pierre’s Lactose Free Vanilla Premium Ice Cream. Made with the world’s finest vanilla extracts blended to create the VERY BEST tasting vanilla … lactose free.

Apple Pie a la Nun Better® Snickerdoodle: Pair your slice of pie with a scoop of heaven! Pierre’s Signature Nun Better® Snickerdoodle Ultimate Ice Cream is pure indulgence: Caramel Ice Cream with cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies and a rich caramel swirl.


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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Pumpkin Season is Here!

That special time of year has arrived. We just made a delicious batch of Pierre’s Premium Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. Our famous recipe tastes just like real, homemade pumpkin pie…only more refreshing! Made from the finest blend of spices and pumpkin puree, this seasonal treat has been a family favorite for generations.

For a simple dessert idea, try this great recipe this holiday season. It will be the hit of the party!

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie:

Pierre's Pumpkin Pie

  • 1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust
  • 1  1.5 quart container of Pierre’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  • Whipped cream (optional)

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. Scoop out ice cream into pie shell and smooth it out. Cover with foil and return to the freezer to harden. Keep pie covered until ready to serve. When ready to serve, top with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!

Or how about shaking things up a little bit? No. Really! Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes, anyone? Here’s all you need:

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  • 1  1.5 quart container of Pierre’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of milk
  • 2 frosty mugs
  • Graham cracker crumbs (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)

Combine 2 generous cups of Pierre’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with 1/2 – 3/4 cup of milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into two frosty mugs.

For a fancy twist, decorate with a red and white striped straw and a cinnamon stick, some graham cracker crumbs, or a dollop of whipped cream!

Suddenly raking leaves on a Saturday afternoon doesn’t sound too bad when you know you’ll treat yourself to Pierre’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream when you’re done!


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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