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How Ice Cream Compares to Other Treats

Hola Fruta Black Cherry LemonLet’s face it: We all want to live healthier. But that doesn’t necessarily mean giving up all of our favorite treats and snacks completely. Moderation is the key. Reading and understanding the nutrition labels of the foods you buy and maintaining portion control are essential to making good choices for you and your family. Have your ice cream – and eat it, too – with these tips for serving sensible portions.

One serving of ice cream is a half cup (4 fl oz). Let’s take a look at the nutritional information for one serving each of two popular flavors:

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  • 150 calories
  • 8g total fat
  • 17g total carbohydrates
  • 13g sugars

Chocolate Ice Cream

  • 150 calories
  • 9g total fat
  • 18g total carbohydrates
  • 13g sugars

Let’s see how one serving of our ice cream stacks up against other popular treats. Of course, we’re not saying that one is healthier than the other, but rather, that some treats thought to offer better nutritional value than a serving of ice cream may actually contain more sugar or other ingredients.

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Total Carbs

Sugar

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

½ cup/4 fl oz

150

8g

17g

13g

Chocolate Ice Cream

½ cup/4 fl oz

150

9g

18g

13g

Blueberry Yogurt

½ cup /4 oz/113g

110

2g

19g

17g

Bite-Sized Milk Chocolate Candies

9 bite-sized pieces/41g

200

12g

25g

23g

Coffeehouse Mocha Blended Beverage

16 fl oz

400

15g

64g

60g

Granola Yogurt Parfait

5.2 oz/149g

150

2g

30g

23g

Potato Chips

15 chips/1 oz/28g

160

10g

15g

1g

Granola Bar

1 bar/35g

170

9g

20g

12g

Some flavors of Pierre’s ice cream have less sugar than other snack alternatives, and in some cases, fewer calories and less fat. See below for more details.

Ice Cream Versus Blueberry Yogurt

A 4-ounce serving of blueberry yogurt may be lower in calories, but has nearly 30 percent more sugar than a serving of our vanilla bean ice cream! There’s been a lot of talk about the high sugar content of flavored yogurt lately. In fact, The Huffington Post recently reported on 5 yogurt brands that actually contain more sugar than a Twinkie.

Ice Cream Versus Bite-Sized Milk Chocolate Candies

Maybe you’ve tried this diet trick: Eating bite-sized portions of chocolate or some other candy, hoping that the tiny little treats will prevent you from overindulging on larger desserts or snacks. This strategy might satisfy cravings, but it won’t necessarily help with weight management.

One serving – that’s nine small pieces – of popular milk chocolate candies packs 200 calories, 12 grams of total fat, 25 grams of total carbohydrates and 23 grams of sugar.  You can still get your chocolate fix – with Pierre’s Chocolate Ice Cream – while shaving 50 calories, 3 grams of total fat, 7 grams total carbohydrates and 10 grams of sugar off your treat!

Ice Cream Versus Coffeehouse Mocha Blended Beverage

With everyone on the go these days, getting your caffeine through a straw seems like a good idea, but it’s the other ingredients in your favorite coffeehouse drink that add up!

A medium-sized, 16 fl oz mocha blended beverage contains 64 grams of total carbohydrates and 60 grams of sugar! Getting the small size of this drink doesn’t help much: the 12 fl oz serving contains 44 grams of carbohydrates and 41 grams of sugar. You can modify the fat content depending on which milk you ask your barista for, but even the nonfat milk option still has 12 grams of fat in the medium size.

Better yet, try a scoop of Pierre’s better-for-you Cappuccino Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt.

Ice Cream Versus Granola Yogurt Parfait

This quick fast food granola yogurt parfait does contain some important nurtrients in its one-serving size (that’s slightly larger than a serving of ice cream). But it clocks in at 23 grams of sugar — nearly double the sugar content of one serving of vanilla bean ice cream.

Try making your own parfait; top vanilla bean ice cream with fresh fruit.

Ice Cream Versus Potato Chips

Snacks aren’t always sweet; some of us opt for something salty to munch on instead, from mixed nuts to pretzels to delicious, cruncy potato chips.

You’re definitely avoiding sugar with a serving of these popular potato chips, but are actually consuming more calories and fat than in one serving of vanilla bean or chocolate ice cream!

Ice Cream Versus Granola Bar

Granola bars have become the go-to snacks for everyone from kids after school to people on the go. But, when you unwrap this particular granola bar’s nutritional information, you’ll note that it’s pretty on par with one-serving of ice cream (and actually contains more carbs than ice cream, too). 

Portion Control: How to Have Your Ice Cream, and Eat It, Too

Here are some helpful tips to help you enjoy your ice cream by serving sensible portions.

Portion Control Tips

  • Once you scoop up ice cream into serving dishes, place the container back in the freezer. Keeping it on the table might tempt you to over-indulge.
  • Use smaller serving dishes. Remember, one serving of ice cream is one half-cup.
  • Use a half-cup measuring cup to scoop ice cream instead of a spoon or scoop.

Buy individually wrapped ice cream novelties, affordable and perfectly portioned right out of the box.

And remember, not all ice cream is created equal. The above comparisons were made using Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream flavors; the nutritional value of other brands may vary. Also, remember to consult your physician before making any major changes to your diet and/or fitness program.

Try These Better-for-You Ice Cream Options

“Eating better” has many meanings. For those who need to avoid added sugar or dairy or who are watching their cholesterol, Pierre’s has treats just for you.

Reducing your sugar intake? Then try our Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream, sweetened with Splenda® Brand Sweetener.

Counting calories? Wait ‘til you try our Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream, which has 30 percent fewer calories than regular ice cream.

Watching cholesterol, and want something different? Say “hello” to ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet. Naturally low in fat and cholesterol, each pint is made from real fruit purees.

Can’t do lactose? We have a Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream and Lactose Free Chocolate Ice Cream just for you!

Need dairy free? Try naturally fat- and cholesterol-free Sorbet. This refreshing alternative comes in fruit flavors, like raspberry, lemon and passion fruit, as well as in chocolate. That’s right – a dairy free way to satisfy your chocolate craving! Or try refreshing ¡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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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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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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Homemade Treats for Dad this Father’s Day

There’s nothing better on a hot, sunny afternoon than enjoying ice cream with family and friends! This Father’s Day, show dad how special he is with an array of homemade novelties using his favorite flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet.

Make-Your-Own Sundae Cones

Homemade sundae cones are fun, easy to make … and best of all, easy to enjoy!

Ingredients:

Premium Cookies & Cream with Scoop and Cone

  • 1 box of cake or sugar cones
  • 1-2 (or more!) flavors of Pierre’s Ice Cream or Yovation Probiotic Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 bottle of shell topping for ice cream or melted chocolate chips or candy discs
  • Various toppings such sprinkles, crushed peanuts, mini-chocolate chips

If melting your own chocolate, follow package directions. Fill each cone with ice cream – try using a scoop of each flavor. Dip the top of the cone in the melted chocolate or drizzle shell topping over cone. Quickly cover with toppings (we like to dip the cone in a shallow bowl filled with sprinkles). Serve immediately.

Of course, you can also buy Pierre’s great-tasting Pierre’s Sundae Cones at your local grocery store.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade ice cream sandwiches combine two great tastes. Simply bake or buy dad’s favorite cookies, and assemble these fun treats using his favorite ice cream flavor. The amount of ice cream you use in these sandwiches will vary depending on the size of the cookie.

Here are some delicious and fun combinations:

Cookie Sandwiches

Just for fun: Roll your ice cream sandwiches in your favorite toppings. Mini-chocolate chips or white chocolate chips and crushed peanuts go well with many of the above recipe ideas.

You can prepare these ice cream sandwiches ahead of time and freeze.


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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Love Peach Cobbler? Try This Peaches & Cream Dessert Recipe

There’s nothing like ripe, juicy peaches from the summer harvest. Even better is when those fresh peaches are baked into a classic peach cobbler. But why crank up the oven in the summer heat when you can prepare this cooler, easy-to-make ice cream version of peach cobbler instead?Pierre's Premium Peaches & Cream

You only need three ingredients to serve up a dessert the family will love – including our refreshing, seasonal delight, Pierre’s Premium Peaches & Cream Ice Cream.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1.5-quart containers of Pierre’s Premium Peaches & Cream Ice Cream
  • 2 packages of shortbread cookies
  • 1 tub of whipped topping

Directions:

  1. Remove Peaches & Cream Ice Cream from the freezer 10 minutes before preparing dessert. Stir with a spoon or rubber spatula to help soften.
  2. Crumble 6-8 cookies and place half of the crumbs in bottom of a 9×13 pan or other serving dish.  Reserve remaining crumbs for topping.
  3. Place several large scoops of ice cream into pan to create the first layer, using spatula to smooth around.
  4. Place whole cookies on top of ice cream to create the second layer.
  5. Repeat the process until you have achieved desired number of layers.
  6. Spread whipped topping over entire pan for final layer, and decorate with reserved cookie crumbs.
  7. Cover the pan and freeze at least 30 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, remove from freezer, slice and enjoy!

Just for fun:

  • Use broken-up scones in place of cookies.
  • Add fresh, thinly-sliced peaches or chunks of well-drained canned peaches before adding whipped topping.
  • If Pierre’s Peaches and Cream Ice Cream is not available, substitute Pierre’s Premium French Vanilla Ice Cream and gently fold in one can of diced peaches, drained well.

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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Culinary Students Create Cool Desserts at Pierre’s Ice Cream Challenge

TriC Contest WinnersThe future of Cleveland’s culinary arts community showed what can be done with a little bit of ice cream and a lot of imagination in the finals round of the Pierre’s Ice Cream Challenge, held at the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center at Public Square on April 28.

Under the direction of Chef Maureen Leonard, Tri-C Culinary Arts students were invited to create an original dessert or drink recipe using any Pierre’s Ice Cream frozen treat or flavor of their choice. The object of the competition was to create a unique, but simple dessert that could be recreated at home. The initial field was narrowed to five finalists.

The finalists presented their desserts for critique by a panel of esteemed judges, including Tri-C Campus President, Dr. J. Michael Thomson; Pierre’s President and CEO, Shelley Roth; Zack Bruell Restaurants Pastry Chef, Mia Amidi; and Scene Magazine Dining Editor and Q-104 Food Guy, Jason Beudert.

Strawberry Lemon Sorbet Shot

“Strawberry Lemon Sorbet Shot”, created by Richard M. DiBartolomeo, Jr., earned first place overall. A
delightful blend of sweet and tart flavors, DiBartolomeo’s winning recipe featured a sorbet parfait with graham cracker streusel blanketed between layers of Pierre’s Strawberry and Lemon Sorbets.

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“Gingerbread Butter Cake,” entered by Marija Apeikyte, featured Pierre’s Butter Pecan Premium Ice Cream placed atop layers of buttermilk jelly, chocolate ganache and gingerbread cake.

Popcorn Crunch“Popcorn Crunch,” submitted by Tracie Huffman, incorporated Pierre’s Signature Nun Better® Snickerdoodle topped with a homemade caramel peanut-popcorn crunch and warm, homemade fudge sauce.

Peaches & Cream Open Faced Shortcake

Peaches & Cream Open-Faced Shortcake,” prepared by Danita Marshall, complemented familiar flavors with a little bit of spice. Marshall topped a shortcake biscuit with Pierre’s Peaches & Cream Premium Ice Cream covered with sautéed pecans, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and peach drizzle.

Banana Pudding“Chocolate Banana Pudding,” presented by Judi Williams, combined Pierre’s Signature Banana Fudge Chunk, vanilla wafers and bananas covered in a rum caramel sauce.

Pierre’s thanks Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts instructors and students for their collaborative effort in developing these fun and delicious recipes. We are especially grateful to Chefs Maureen Leonard, Ky-wai Wong, Karen Monath, Interim Associate Dean, and Brandt Evans, Executive Director, for their time, energy and expertise.


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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A Fiesta of Flavors: Cinco de Mayo Made Simple

Hola Fruta Mango, Pina Colada and Margarita ScoopsMake your Cinco de Mayo celebration a Fiesta of Flavor with Pierre’s, and invite ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet to the fun. From tempting sundaes and smoothies to festive drink and cocktail recipes, it’s easy to treat your guests to the coolest margaritas ever made, or make your family smile with delicious dessert ideas.

Check out these fun, easy-to-make ¡Hola Fruta! recipes for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta:

¡Hola Fruta! Sherbet Parfait

Margaritas

Piña Colada

Peach Float

Cinco de Mayo fun fact: One of the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations is not held in Mexico, but in the United States, “The Fiesta Broadway” in Los Angeles, California!


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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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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