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Irish Cream and Pierre’s Ice Cream

Creamy Coffee DelightOne of the best things about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is the food! We challenged ourselves to see what Irish-inspired desserts we could come up with in the spirit of the holiday. Here are some you may enjoy inspired by Irish cream …

Pierre’s Signature Mocha Mud Pie blends indulgent chocolate ice cream and coffee ice cream with chocolate cream cookies and ribbons of thick fudge, making it a delicious complement to an Irish cream.

Serve a scoop of Mocha Mud Pie in a coffee cup or mug and splash with your favorite Irish cream liquor. For those under 21, substitute with a drizzle of non-alcoholic Irish Cream coffee syrup.

Irish cream syrup also makes yummy ice cream sodas. Mix syrup and chilled seltzer water in a glass to taste, leaving enough room for a scoop of Mocha Mud Pie, or maybe Chocolate, Coffee or Smooth Churned Espresso Chip.

Substitute Pierre’s French Vanilla Premium Ice Cream or Signature Exquisite Vanilla for whipped cream when making Irish coffee. For an alcohol-free version, use instant coffee, hot chocolate powder and Irish cream syrup … mixing to taste.


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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Cleveland International Film Festival returns March 18-29

CIFF 39 PosterGrab a friend and come see a movie, or two, or three at the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival, this March 18-29 at Tower City Cinemas in Downtown Cleveland.

The CIFF is one of the most anticipated … and most fun … annual events in our region. With over 190 feature films and 220 short films, there are plenty of movie titles to choose from. It truly is an international event, as well, with films representing 60 countries. Tickets are available online. You can also call the Film Festival Box Office at (877) 304-FILM. Use the discount code PIERRE for $2 off your ticket purchase.

In addition to all of the great films, some of our favorite events during the festival include the Gala, Filmmaker Panels, FilmForums, Popcorn for Lunch daily lunchtime short film series and the Closing Night Reception.

Pierre’s Ice Cream Company is proud to be a festival sponsor. Pierre’s Ice Cream will be served at the CIFF Opening Night Gala Party. Filmmakers, sponsors and volunteers will also be able to enjoy a flavor of the day at the CIFF hospitality room.


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

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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)!

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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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How to Lighten Up This Holiday Season

Yovation LineupIt is hard to resist cookies, candy and other indulgences that go hand in hand with the many fun holiday gatherings we attend each year – from the staff party at work to get-togethers at the in-laws. But you can have dessert – and eat it, too – by following a few simple portion control tips.

You can also mix things up and make better-for-you choices that taste just as good as their counterparts. When it comes to ice cream, here are five great ways to lighten things up:

  1. Raspberry Sorbet Pint_LRServe sorbet. Looking for something naturally fat and cholesterol free? Then Sorbet is a sure bet. All of our flavors are delicious and dairy free. We even make Chocolate! Try swapping it for chocolate ice cream and garnishing it with fresh raspberries. (You can thank us later.)
  2. Enjoy a Smoothie. Smoothies are quick and delicious snacks that are easy to make and portable to boot. Try Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt in place of yogurt or other alternatives, you’ll get the wholesome goodness of yogurt plus the benefits of the superior probiotic, GanedenBC30®. We’ll drink to that!
  3. hola-fruta-mangoFruit can be festive.  ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet is made with real fruit purees, making this naturally low-fat treat rich in anti-oxidants. ¡Hola Fruta!® may offer one of our most exotic varietals, Margarita, but there are also Black Cherry LemonPomegranate & Blueberry and other fun, fruity flavors, too.
  4. Slender_Mint Choco ChipLose the sugar, keep the flavor. Whether you are watching your sugar intake as part of a restricted diet or simply want to make better choices, you’re in luck: All six delicious flavors of our Slender® No Sugar Added Light Ice Cream are sweetened with Splenda®, even Moose Tracks®! That’s right, a lower in sugar version of this classic that features vanilla ice cream packed with sugar free peanut butter cups and no sugar added fudge.


Half the fat? Yes, please.
Wait, are you serious? Ice creams like Chocolate Fantasy, Banana Cream Pie and Waffle Cone Sundae have half the fat and 30% fewer calories than regular ice cream? It’s true – all our Smooth Churned Light Ice Creams do (even the ones loaded with cookie or candy pieces!). We also offer a Smooth Churned version of the flavor that made Pierre’s famous – our award-winning French Vanilla.


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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Celebrate and Enjoy the Flavors of the Season

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It’s a fun time to be a sports fan!

Hopes are high for our hometown team as the basketball season tips off. From the looks of things, it is shaping up to be a historical one, with the return of basketball’s brightest star surrounded by a team of all-star talent. On those nights when you aren’t able to score a ticket you can definitely enjoy the games at home.

Planning a watch party … stop and grab a container of Pierre’s Ice Cream at your favorite store. Pierre’s Slam Dunk Chunk is in season! It’s a flavor guaranteed to bring down the house … made with a dream team of ingredients: Pierre’s all-star Vanilla Ice Cream, choco-covered sugar cone pieces, roasted peanuts and a delicious chocolate swirl.

Search Pierre’s blog and web site for fun recipes, including milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.

Brownies and Buckeyes!

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Pierre’s has your football covered as well as we go Nuts About Buckeyes Brownie Touchdown Sundae teams Pierre’s Classic Vanilla Ice Cream with brownies, fudge sauce and pecans. One of Pierre’s seasonal limited edition flavors, it’s available each August through December.yes and hope and cheer for a Brownie Touchdown Sundae!

Available year round, you’ll be a Nuts About Buckeyes fan f

rom the first spoonful. It’s a winning combination of Pierre’s Premium Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate covered peanut butter buckeye candies and peanut butter swirl.

A walk in the park

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For those of us who enjoy spending their fall weekends in the great outdoors, the Cleveland Metroparks has so much to offer and enjoy! From hiking trails and golf courses, to nature preserves, fishing areas and, of course, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo … they’re all great places to enjoy the colors of fall.

Celebrate the Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace with Pierre’s Emerald Necklace: Mint Ice Cream, chocolate cream cookies and a thick fudge 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.

Quick Links: Ice Cream Products and Flavors | Store Locator | Ice Cream Recipes

 

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Quick and Easy After-School Snack Ideas

You’ve stocked up your kitchen with the right foods to pack a week’s worth of lunches for your children, but what about their after-school snacks? Try these tips for tasty afternoon treats:

Sip your snack: Make a smoothie!

Use Pierre’s frozen yogurt, or even Pierre’s Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt, to make a refreshing treat. Simply blend it with fruit, ice and some milk, and enjoy! (Think of smoothies as milkshakes made better-for-you.) If you’re entertaining multiple tykes, you can even set up a make-your-own smoothie bar for a fun, interactive activity.

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Frozen novelties are fun for kids

Ice cream novelties like sundae cones, ice cream sandwiches, fruit pops, fudge pops and others are perfectly portioned and perfectly priced (they come in bulk), which means they’re the perfect after-school snack for kids. Stock up on a variety of novelties to give your child something new to snack on each day.

Looking for something dairy-free, fat-free and low in calories? Try Pierre’s snack-sized ¡Hola Fruta!® Fruit Bars.

Make frozen fruit cups

This is an easy and fun way to get your children to eat more fruit. Dish out one serving of any flavor of ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet – a refreshing alternative low in fat and cholesterol – and top it with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. We suggest pairing Strawberry with banana slices (but we won’t hold it against you if you sprinkle fresh raspberries on top of a scoop of Pomegranate & Blueberry).

Sample new flavors with sorbet

Many parents encourage their kids to try something new. Sorbet is the perfect fat free and cholesterol free way to introduce different flavors to the little ones, like the exotic tastes of Passion Fruit and Mango. Better yet, offer these flavors and talk about the fruits they are made of and the parts of the world in which they are grown. Your kids get to go on a “dessert adventure” and you can feel good about serving these low calorie treats.


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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