Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year from scoopalicious!

So the holidays got a hold of me and I never made it to 12 days of gifts so to redeem myself I promised I would get in a final post of 2011. So here it is short and merry, have fun, enjoy great company, remember the wonderful times had in 2010, and have lots of ice cream as you ring in 2011.

And just in case you are looking for that one fun thing to bring New Year's eve, Disney's Family Fun has a great New Year's Eve idea to decorate some cones as an awesome edible decoration or to top off an ice cream toast.

And the countdown begins.....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Perfect Holiday Ice Cream - Whole Food's Peppermint

One thing I love is Peppermint ice cream so I was very excited when we were asked to check out the new Peppermint ice cream by Whole Food's 365 line of products. This actually arrived awhile back when I got the Pumpkin ice cream so its been burning a hole in my freezer anxiously awaiting the holiday season. So finally after an exhausting night of wrapping I sat down to have some me time and excitedly remembered that this was waiting for me to break open. So I did of course. 

Peppermint ice cream is one of those flavors that is not consistent in ingredients. Sometimes its straight up peppermint with no mix-ins, sometimes you get the light pink with the small red candies, sometimes its vanilla with chocolate covered peppermints so I was very curious to see what this one was all about. Interestingly I searched the container and there is no description (other than the list of ingredients) as to what is inside. Could have been an issue was I trying to make a decision to buy but I already had it in my freezer so no biggie but sort of odd not to tell you what you are getting. 

Anyways, as I opened it the ice cream is a gorgeous pink color. Not too light and not too bright and mixed throughout is Peppermint Bark and Peppermint candy. Again I got this from the ingredients soI am not exactly sure but there are lots of chunks of minty chocolate amongst a wonderful peppermint flavored ice cream. One thing I find better about this flavor over the pumpkin is the texture. This one definitely is smoother and creamier. 

Oh and I just want to mention as I did with the Pumpkin flavor that this ice cream 
has no gluten products, is vegetarian and is made from milk from cows not treated with rBGH.

All in all I have to say this would be a great addition to a holiday dessert tray. Pair it with dark chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream and its heavenly.

Again another shout out on the great branding...I absolutely love the graphic patterns and simplicity of the packaging. So unexpected amongst the big brands in a freezer. I think this definitely stands out amongst the crowd as does the flavor.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ice Cream Gift Idea #8

I know we've definitely mentioned this next idea before but its worth sharing again because it really has some of the best ice cream recipes I've made. David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop is a recipe book full of classic recipes like Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream to innovative concoctions like Pear Pecorino Ice Cream plus recipes for lots of sweets that go great with ice cream too. This is definitely a must for any avid ice cream maker on your list.

Ice Cream Gift Idea #7

Oh Violet has to have one of these! How fun is Etsy just to surf around and see the amazing creations people are making. This shirt is so precious and perfect for the little girly girl on your list. Chic Baby Rose out of California is designing these super cute ice cream long sleeved T's and the fun part is that you can customize the flavor by choosing what color tulle to top the cone off with. Love it!!! And if anything just go check out the other goods she makes. The hats, tutus, and dresses are so amazingly cute and just fun to look at!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ice Cream Gift Idea #6

Well I had to post about this because Moon Dough is at the top of my daughter's list and I noticed they had a cute ice cream set. I guess the deal with this stuff is that it supposedly does not dry out like Playdoh does, its hypo-allergenic, and wheat-free. I guess I will believe it doesn't dry out when I see it but it looks fun and I love that there is an ice cream inspired set. I saw they had a pizza set, a barn set, and a dog set to name a few. Lots of fun for that big or little kid on your list and one that won't break the bank too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free Ice Cream at Maggie Moo's

This just in in honor of National Cupcake Day (with a shoutout to our buddy Stef of Cupcake Project - - and a promise of an upcoming photo of the cupcake and ice cream worlds colliding)...

Do good and eat well!

It's late and I have been sick for the last couple of days and I need to get to bed so when the baby wakes, I can wake too, so I am just going to paste the relevant details from the press release. But promise I will be back and posting as soon as I can. In the meantime, thanks to Tina for pulling more than her share of the weight for the last four months...

From Maggie Moo's:

MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery will celebrate National Cupcake Day on Wednesday, December 15 by giving customers a free ice cream cupcake sample with any donation of a canned good from 3 to 7pm.*

“We are excited to use National Cupcake Day as a platform for MaggieMoo’s to collect food for local food banks,” said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing and operations officer for GFG Management, LLC. “Also, National Cupcake Day is a fabulous way for us to reward our valued customers with MaggieMoo’s unique ice cream cupcakes.”

Customers can visit and join MaggiE-mail, follow Miss Maggie Moo on Twitter or become a Facebook® Fan

* While supplies last. Limit one offer per guest during the day of the promotion. Counts vary by store. Valid only at participating U.S. stores.  No purchase necessary.


Ice Cream Gift Idea #5

Send the gift of love....send em ice cream. eCeamery has some great holiday gift packs with some seriously good flavors. Or if you want to be creative the cool thing about eCreamery is that you can create your own flavor, name it, and they'll package it and ship it. You choose form a Gelato, Sorbetto or Ice Cream base, add your flavors and mix-ins then give it a fun name and you have your very own pint of ice cream created just by you. It really would be a fun gift to send to someone. Who doesn't want ice cream delivered straight to their door?!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ice Cream Gift Idea #4

Oh this is so fun and kitschy I just love it! Leave it to good old Fred to come up with this and for my coblogger Bethany to find it. It's a jumbo Ice Cream Cone Lamp that measures over two feet tall. How fun is this! Oh and no it is not self levitating! This lamp is all yours for just $48. Get it while its hot because they have limited quantities.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ice Cream Gift Idea #3

Well yesterday I commented that I liked the ice cream bowls because they looked homemade well today I love this gift idea because it is handmade. I found this adorable and handmade ice cream cone necklace on Etsy. It is so cute and looks very well hand-crafted. It is made of sterling silver and is 16" but because it is handmade you can ask for a preferred length. 

Have an ice cream lover who admires handmade or silver jewelry? This is the perfect scoop for them!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ice Cream Gift Idea #2

Most of you by now know I love ice cream but the other thing I am not sure I mentioned is a second love of mine is Target. I live 1 mile from one and probably go in 3-5 times a week. for who knows what. Well today's gift idea is simple and cost effective and so adorable. It's a set of four ceramic ice cream bowls for $7.99. I love that these have a handcrafted look and also are sophisticated looking enough to serve at the dinner table for guests filled with homemade ice cream. They come in three great muted colors of Avacado, Cocoa, or Eggplant. Pair these with some petite ice cream spoons and it is the perfect gift. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Days of Ice Cream Gift Ideas & TODAY ONLY AWESOME deal

And the countdown begins til almighty Santa drops by in the dead of the night and that means limited days left of holiday shopping. So we here at Scoopalicious are going to share with you an ice cream inspired gift a day for the ice cream lover on your list.


Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker with Extra Freezer Bowl for $39.95

William Sonoma brings you the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker with Extra Freezer Bowl...yes I did say "extra" freeze bowl..all for $39.95. Seriously this one is almost too good to be true. You can choose between white or red and its capacity is 1.5 quarts. Get it while supplies last cause they are limited. This one is almost too great to pass up myself and I already have an ice cream maker!


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