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.

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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:

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  • 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.

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6 Ice Cream Options for Dads on a Diet

If the dads in your family are watching their waistlines, they can still enjoy a cool treat this Father’s Day. Share a memory with dad and scoop up a serving of these better-for-you delights:

No Sugar Added Ice Cream

Sweetened with Splenda® Brand Sweetener, Slender® No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Ice Cream offers premium taste without added sugar, perfect for those on sugar-restricted, reduced calorie and/or reduced fat diets – and anyone who simply wants to eat healthier. Check out these flavors:Slender_Mint Choco Chip

Low Fat Ice Cream

Half the fat and all the flavor? Yes, please! Dads will love the many varieties of our Smooth Churned Light Ice Cream, which also contain 30 percent fewer calories than regular ice cream. Enjoy these guilt-free indulgences:

Dairy Free Sorbet

Dairy free and delicious, Sorbet is a refreshing alternative to ice cream that is naturally fat free and cholesterol free, with just 110 to 120 calories per half cup serving. Scoop up one of these flavors (try topping them with fresh fruit):Pierre-tini

Lactose Free Ice Cream

Every body deserves a treat! If dad or anyone else in the family needs to avoid lactose, serve up our Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream and Lactose Free Chocolate Ice Cream for rich, creamy goodness made with only the finest ingredients.

Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

If dad is serious about probiotics, then Yovation® Probiotic FrozenYogurt is a great choice. Yovation® comes in your favorite ice cream flavors with less fat — plus the benefits of live and active yogurt cultures and the superior probiotic culture GanedenBC30®. Think of these flavors as creamy, better-for-you bliss:Yovation Moose Tracks on Cone

 

Naturally Low Fat, Low Cholesterol ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet

There are some good reasons why the name of this super-premium sherbet translates to “Hello, fruit!”. Each pint of ¡Hola Fruta!® Pure Fruit Sherbet is made from real fruit purees. From irresistible Margarita to refreshing Black Cherry Lemon, each of these creamy, great-tasting flavors is naturally low in fat and cholesterol (enjoy some ¡muy pronto!):


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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Give Mom a Standing Yovation!

Who wouldn’t agree that most moms could use a treat? Juggling family, work and other obligations is no easy task. And when you add trying to make better choices into the mix, each day becomes even more challenging.

That’s why we want to make life sweeter for moms. Celebrate her day with Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt, a delicious and rich …  surprisingly better-for-you dessert.

Better yet, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, give your mom a Standing Yovation® — a special salute to tell her – and the rest of us – just how incredible she is.

It’s easy! Just print and personalize a Mother’s Day Lid Love card.

For fun, share a photo of your mom with us via social media using #LidLove.

Download and Print a Free Mother’s Day Lid Love CardYovation Lid Love_Dear Mom: Relax today!

Lid Love pint-toppers are special messages that turn any pint of frozen yogurt into a great gift. Choose from the messages below to print and place atop mom’s favorite flavor:

Note: You may need to download and install Adobe Reader, a free program, to share and print Lid Love Mother’s Day messages. Get your copy here.


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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Pierre’s Fresh Soft Serve Makes Its Debut at Progressive Field

Pierre's Fresh Soft Serve Premium Ice CreamImagine yourself standing at the end of the Pierre’s Ice Cream line, spoon in hand, eagerly waiting to delight your taste buds with the freshest batch of rich and creamy Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream … that very moment when you can capture that unique taste just before it is packaged into cartons.

This summer, imagination becomes reality as Pierre’s Ice Cream Company brings Cleveland Indians fans this exceptional, “fresh off the line” taste experience to Progressive Field soft serve ice cream stands with the debut of Pierre’s Fresh.

What is “fresh off the line”? At Pierre’s, it’s what we call tasting Pierre’s Ice Cream in that special moment when it is still in a semi-frozen state, right before it enters our hardening freezer. A splendid new way to enjoy Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream, Pierre’s Fresh is the exact same indulgent Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream recipe made from the same high-quality ingredients that you know and love, only in an irresistible soft serve.

Baseball fans will be able to indulge in Pierre’s Fresh at Progressive Field beginning Opening Day this April 4. Available in Classic Vanilla and Chocolate, Pierre’s Fresh will be sold in concession locations:  107, 121, 138, 152, 158 and 550.

Additionally, a variety of Pierre’s favorite Premium Ice Cream flavors will be scooped at concession locations:  121, 152, 158, 181 and 550.

Pierre’s Fresh Soft Serve Premium Ice Cream, as well as Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream, is certified Kosher OUD by the Orthodox Union.


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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