Ice Cream/Novelties

Snoqualmie Ice Cream: Perfection in a pint

‘We make perfect ice cream,’ says the owner of Snoqualmie Ice Cream in Washington state. Organic milk and cream, innovative flavor combinations and homegrown herbs and fruits contribute to the products’ popularity.
March 10, 2013
Fans can like the Facebook page of their favorite ice cream brand and Tweet all day long about its flavors. But sometimes, to really understand a company’s mission, you have to meet face-to-face with the owners and watch how they make ice cream. That’s the approach Snoqualmie Ice Cream owner Barry Bettinger takes with his distributors. He invites them to tour the fully sustainable manufacturing plant in Maltby, Wash., and make ice cream. Once the visitors see the passion of the company’s 12 employees and the integrity in manufacturing a super-premium organic ice cream (19% butterfat and 15% overrun), they “get it,” Bettinger said.
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Three Twins Ice Cream aims for the top

Neal Gottlieb is taking aim at the top national brands of super-premium ice creams. He calls his organic products ‘inconceivably delicious.
March 9, 2013
Cornell University has a world-renown dairy science department. But alumnus Neal Gottlieb, the founder of Three Twins Ice Cream, graduated from the College of Human Ecology with a degree in consumer economics and housing. He did enroll in a milk quality course — for a day. He dropped the class because it conflicted with his rowing schedule. As for Cornell’s famed creamery, Gottlieb admits he was not a huge consumer of its dairy products, but he fondly remembers the 99-cent ice cream sandwiches.
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New trends in ice cream flavors: tropical fruits, indulgent ingredients

March 8, 2013
Ice cream makers still use chocolate, but their newer, edgier flavors include tropical fruits, lemons and coconuts. And then there’s avocado ice cream.
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Magnolia goes green with avocado ice cream

March 5, 2013
Ramar Foods, producer of Magnolia ice cream, introduces a new avocado ice cream flavor to its all-natural line.
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Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s offer hand-scooped ice cream sandwich

February 14, 2013
A new hand-scooped chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is available for a limited time at all Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s restaurants, subsidiaries of CKE Restaurants Inc., Carpinteria, Calif.
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Mars Chocolate introduces three new Dove ice cream flavors

January 19, 2013
Mars Chocolate, Hackettstown, N.J., introduced three new Dove ice cream pint flavors to its line. The new flavors are Unconditional Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chunk and Dark Chocolate.
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Seven new ice cream flavors created in the Signature Collection from Pierre's

January 18, 2013
Nun Better Snickerdoodle is one of seven new flavors in the Signature Collection from Pierre’s Ice Cream Co., Cleveland.
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Award-winning foods

Lifeway, Kaurina's top the voting in Dairy Foods' Best New Dairy Products of 2012

Lifeway's coconut-chia kefir pulled in more than 13,000 votes.
January 16, 2013

Lifeway's coconut-chia kefir received the most votes (13,441) in Dairy Foods' Best New Dairy Products of 2012 poll. It was one of 25 dairy foods and beverages nominated by the magazine's editors. 

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Bites the dust

Kraft discontinues Milk Bites; Nestle pulls back on 2 ice cream products

Dairy Foods' editors liked them, but the buying public had other ideas.
January 2, 2013

Kraft Foods plans to discontinue its Milk Bite granola bar snacks in early 2013 and Nestle USA has discontinued its Skinny Cow Shakes and Wonka premium ice cream for 2013.

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Products of the Year

The 10 best dairy foods and beverages of 2012

We picked our favs, now it's time for you to vote for yours.
December 4, 2012

Dairy Foods editors selected the 10 best dairy products of 2012. If you don't like these selections, then vote for your favorites from among all 25 nominated foods and beverages.

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