To celebrate our hundredth post we are having a raffle of some full value coupons for frozen treats and a few other extras...To enter, email us or comment here at our hundredth post by next Wednesday, October 1 and tell us your favorite thing about Scoopalicious. *Please be sure to include an email address we can contact you at in case you win!*
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Ah, the popsicle. It's always pretty much been a part of childhood. Except, like most things, there was a time when it wasn't. But we can thank a child for bringing us this refreshing treat.
The popsicle was invented in 1905 by an eleven year old boy, who, as was common in the day, mixed soda powder and water with a wooden stick for a refreshing drink. The child, Frank W. Epperson, seemed to be a bit forgetful like I am, and left the unfinished drink outside overnight. When he finally came to retrieve it the next day, it was frozen.
It seems little Frank kept his new treat mainly to himself until almost two decades later, when he realized the possibility of the demand for this frozen treat.
Though he originally called it the "Epsicle," Epperson eventually "changed the name of his treat to "Popsicle," after his children’s frequent requests for "Pop’s ’sicle," and applied for a patent." (Popsicle History, http://www.popsicle.com/history/)
We had a contest a couple of weeks ago, and three people answered correctly. Congrats to Ruth, Jennifer, and Arianna for submitting the correct answer and winning a coupon for a free box of frozen treats from Breyers, Popsicle, Klondike, or Good Humor.
Reminder: to celebrate our hundreth post we are having a raffle of some full value coupons for frozen treats and a few other extras...To enter, email us or comment here at our hundreth post by next Wednesday, October 1 and tell us your favorite thing about Scoopalicious. *Please be sure to include an email address we can contact you at in case you win!*
The history of the popsicle is from the Popsicle website, in their Popsicle History Section. The photo is taken by Dain Hubbley who is represented on stock.xchng.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Happy 100th Post, Scoopalicious!
Since we started this ice cream blog project in January of 2008, it has been quite an adventure. We've met some pretty cool people, we have tasted some pretty wonderful ice cream treats and lots of yummy flavors. The best of all is that we actually make our own too. In case you're new and looking to churn your own, check out some of our flavors below and look back through our older posts for these great recipes.
Peanut Butter & Fluff
Saigon Mexican Chocolate
Mint Chocolate Chip
Dulce De Leche Chocolate Chunk
Cinnamon Frozen Yogurt
To celebrate we are having a raffle of some full value coupons for frozen treats and a few other extras...To enter, email us or comment below by next Wednesday, October 1 and tell us your favorite thing about Scoopalicious. *Please be sure to include an email address we can contact you at in case you win!*
Image courtesy of Rachel Distler, Rachel Distler Photography.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
- Jack's Creation Marshmallow ice cream with OREO® Cookies, Chocolate Chips and Fudge
- Emily's Creation Nutter Butter® ice cream with White Chocolate Chips, Kit Kat® and Yellow Cake
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Yah . . . its about time two designers get their act together and express themselves. Always the work for yourself that suffers the most, right! But finally we changed our header to reflect how much fun we are having on this ice cream blogging adventure. We hope to enhance our site over time but in the meantime always remember two scoops is better than one!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Are you ready for another "What Husband Did With The Dry Ice?" Here is Photo Essay Number Two. The cool people at Klondike/Popsicle contacted Tina and I asking if we would be willing to test some of their products..."of course," we said!
Keep reading until the end for a chance to test your own ice cream novelties!
HUGE box that was probably 3x2x2 feet.
Clearly Ernie the pup was unphased.
was I glad that I had. The big cooler that was
holding the ice cream was cracked on the top.
unfortunately for Husband, it looked
like a lot of the dry ice had melted away.
First things first. I pulled out the styrafoam cooler I got from our first sample of ice cream cupcakes and poured the dry ice. No boohooing for Kevin. The smaller cooler was brim to the top with dry ice, which means Kevin ended up with more than he had the first time he played with the dry ice from my ice cream samples.
When Kevin arrived home, what we really needed to do was clean because his parents were coming within hours...as I was folding laundry in the other room, I hear an excited Kevin and walk into the kitchen to see this:
in dry ice "smoke" that Kevin has to quickly find Ernie
in the haze and pick him up so he doesn't suffocate.
(Ernie is fine, but probably wondering
why he moved in with us)
Ah, yes, it was all over the house...into the dining
room in this picture (Did I mention the in-laws
were due from Arizona in an hour and
the house clutter still needed to be picked up a bit?)
photo of the products in the dry ice.
So to the left is an image of the Slim-A-Bear line. The package we got contained both French Vanilla and English Toffee. I was a little hesitant because these are a lower fat treat, with only a hundred calories, but Husband and I were pleasantly surprised with the taste. The French Vanilla were pretty much the original Klondike Bar on a stick and the English Toffee was a sweet surprise -- I loved the toffee ice cream with the chocolate shell that had little chunks of toffee in it. Husband and I shared tastes of each of the bars, because we knew dinner with in-laws was soon approaching and we didn't want to ruin our appetites -- oh, but we really easily could have. These were good! It was all we could do to keep from diving into the freezer. Later on in the weekend, Mother-in-law, who had mentioned she'd like to see some low fat treats on our blog, tested them was also pleasantly surprised. These are definitely on my running grocery list -- a great treat for when I am craving ice cream but still trying to recover from the fatty ice cream from I Scream 2008 (more to come on that in a future post...)
The other product we tested was Cookies & Cream Popsicle Ice Cream Shots. These were so much fun. While I chose to eat mine out of the carton with a spoon, Kevin put his in a beer stein (we don't have any shot glasses) and "drank" them down. The flavor was good. The ice cream (that's the white shots -- the brown ones were cookie pieces) was super frozen and less airy than regular ice cream and kind of squeaked in your teeth. It seemed much colder than regular, scoopable ice cream, but maybe this is because every time I took them from the freezer I dug in without letting them soften/melt a bit. I don't know if this is the Popsicle/Klondike treat I would choose from the freezer section regularly for myself (though I am sure it would be quite a hit with kids so I'll keep that in mind when I have 'em!) but I can see myself once in a while picking out these little shots to mix the ice cream consumption up a bit!
We'll look forward to Tina's follow up post on this subject -- she got some different products in the mail and I'm interested to see what she thought.
Bonus: Who invented the popsicle and at what age? Email us at email@example.com by Monday, September 22 for a chance to win a coupon for a free package of any Breyers, Popsicle, Klondike, or Good Humor Product.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
for a good old fashioned Butter Pecan on a plain cone.