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Frozen Dessert Spotlight: North Star Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches





About North Star

North Star Frozen Treats – a division of Ice Cream Specialties,
produces over 100 different frozen treats for retail sale, food service, schools and mobile vending opportunities.

Ice Cream Specialties (ICS) is the frozen treat manufacturing division of Prairie Farms Dairy.


Company: North Star
Brand: Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
Origin: US
Category: Frozen Desserts
Packaging: 6 4fl oz. sandwiches
Claims: Contains natural flavors
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator





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Dessert Special: New North Star Frozen Bars!




New Premium Ice Cream Bars


Chocolate Cherry Cordial


Peppermint ice cream coated with a peppermint candy crunch. 2.75oz



Peppermint Cheesecake


Milk chocolate ice cream surrounds cherry flavored ice cream and topped with dark chocolate. 2.75oz


Dedicated Farmers • Happy Cows • Real Milk

  • Choose 100% Real Dairy and accept no substitutes
  • NO Artificial Growth Hormones
  • Locally Owned by Farm Families
  • Committed to Animal Care
  • Committed to Sustainability
  • Committed to Freshness
  • Committed to Quality Assurance
  • Strict Control – NO Antibiotics*

* Ensures milk shipped to stores is free of antibiotics








About the company

We are Prairie Farms, and we are proud to be comprised of more than 600 farm families throughout the Midwest. Since 1938, we have been producing high quality products and providing fresh, safe and nutritious milk to you and your family.

Many of us are proud to have multi-generation dairy farms. This means our farms were established and maintained by our parents, grandparents, even great grandparents. Often times, you can visit our farms to find no less than two or three generations pitching in, whether it’s actively milking cows, running equipment such as tractors and feed-mixers, caring for the new calves born on the farm or keeping the crew fed with homemade meals. Read More



Company: Ice Cream Specialties
Brand: North Star
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 6 - 2.75 fl oz (81 ml) Bars
Claims: 100% Real Dairy. Locally Owned by Farm Families
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Finder





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Frozen Dessert Spotlight: Ben & Jerry’s Launches Chocolate Cherry Garcia



PR Newswire, South Burlington, Vt., November 15, 2016
Just when fans thought ice cream couldn’t get any more delicious and indulgent, Ben & Jerry’s shows them otherwise by taking classic fan favorite Cherry Garcia and flippin’ it! For the third installment of Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Flips, the ice cream company took iconic Cherry Garcia and added a decadent chocolate base. Chocolate Cherry Garcia features Chocolate Ice Cream with Cherries and Fudge Flakes. Consider that chocolate craving officially satisfied!

So why flip Cherry Garcia? “We know that Cherry Garcia has been a long time fan favorite but we wanted to mix things up a bit,” said Flavor Guru Eric Fredette. “This was a fun way to add a chocolate twist to create a new flavor by using the same euphoric ingredients from Cherry Garcia our fans have grown to love.”

Earlier this year, Ben & Jerry’s launched Totally Baked, a subtle twist on the #1 flavor: Half Baked, and Tubby Hubby, the peanutty twist on chunk-filled Chubby Hubby. Both flavors were available in scoop shops exclusively. Fans loved the subtle yet fun take on their classic favorites and were able to indulge in a variety of ways, whether it be a shake, sundae or just by the scoop.

.@benandjerrys launches #ChocolateCherryGarcia

But don’t worry, traditional Cherry Garcia isn’t going anywhere. Chocolate Cherry Garcia rounds out the trifecta and is available for a limited time in scoop shops nationwide. To make it a little sweeter, pints will launch in grocery stores soon and will be available for a limited time only.

To learn more about Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia or to find a store near you, visit http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/chocolate-cherry-garcia-ice-cream.


About Ben & Jerry’s
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry’s became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2015 to support economic and social justice, environmental restoration, and peace through understanding. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry’s visit www.benjerry.com.







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Ice Cream Spotlight: Jude’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Ripple



Peanut Butter Chocolate Ripple ice cream is the latest flavour to join the ranks here at Jude's. It's a crunchy, creamy, chocolatey dream come true. Made with a Belgian chocolate ripple and crunchy peanuts it's winning our hearts and tastebuds everyday.
Available online and in store from Sainsbury's this autumn.



About Jude’s:
Jude’s ice cream is a family business based in Hampshire, passionate about making the tastiest
and best-quality ice cream using the finest local ingredients.
Back in 2002 Theo Mezger sat in his dairy barn and dreamt of making the best ice cream in the
world. So he bought a churn and a freezer, sourced cream from the local farm and set to work.
He sold his first batch to the pub across the field and named his new venture after his wife,
Jude. What started out as a hobby became a business, and soon the whole family joined in.
Jude’s is now run by Theo and Jude’s two sons, Alex and Chow. Over the past 12 years, Jude’s
has supplied nearly all of Britain’s top chefs, won 25 Great Taste awards and is served in some
of the best restaurants and most prestigious venues and events in the land. Jude’s are also
available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.








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Frozen Dessert Spotlight: Ben & Jerry’s One Sweet World Ice Cream



One Sweet World
Caramel coffee ice cream with marshmallow (16%) & salted caramel (10%) swirls & chocolatey shaped '&' signs (7%)

We’re making a bit of a buzz with our latest sweet treat, featuring Fairtrade coffee & caramel ice creams, marshmallow & caramel swirls, and chunky chocolate ampersands, all lovingly churned together to tantalise those taste buds. And you know what makes this all the sweeter? Partnering with HOPE not hate, this flavour will help fund various projects run by the organisation, which contribute to more inclusive communities. We think that (just like ice cream!) communities come in all kinds of flavours &, together, we can make One Sweet World. Enjoy!


Ingredients & Nutrition Facts

CREAM (21%), sugar, water, condensed skimmed MILK, glucose syrup, coffee extract (2.5%), coconut oil, free range EGG yolk, fat reduced cocoa powder, MILK fat, CREAM powder, salt, EGG white, stabilisers (pectin, guar gum, carrageenan), vanilla extract, acidity regulator (sodium bicarbonate, citric acid), emulsifier (SOY lecithin), natural vanilla flavouring, sunflower seed oil. Sugar, coffee, cocoa, vanilla: traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 24%F.



About the company

From a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, to far-off places with names we sometimes mispronounce, the journey that began in 1978 with 2 guys and the ice cream business they built is as legendary as the ice cream is euphoric.

Ben & Jerry’s operates on a three-part mission that aims to create linked prosperity from everyone that’s connected to our business. From marriage equality to cow-friendly farming, there are many issues we hold close to our hearts. Read More



Company: Ben & Jerry’s
Brand: Ben & Jerry’s
Origin: UK
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 500ml
Claims: Fair Trade. Responsibly Sourced Packaging. Cage-Free Eggs.
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator







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Frozen Dessert Spotlight: Tillamook Seasonal Ice Cream Flavors




It’s that time of year again – days are getting shorter, leaves are changing colors, and Tillamook is wowing your taste buds with two new limited-edition, seasonal flavors to help you cure those winter blues.

Are you one of those people who dreams of Halloween, jack-o-lanterns, and crisp fall days? Well then we have invented your spirit flavor: Pumpkin Cookie Butter. A spookily spectacular concoction of Oregon pumpkins, speculoos cookies pieces, and the nicest spices. Add some extra cream and high-quality milk and you have the recipe for the treat you have been waiting for all year- no tricks, we promise. Moooooove over, pumpkin pie. This is a job for ice cream.

More of a holiday spirit, snowy mornings and good cheer type of individual? Have no fear, tis the season for you too! Introducing the jolliest ice cream to ever grace your freezer: White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. Whether you have been good or bad this year, Tillamook is presenting you with the gift that keeps on giving – white chocolate ice cream swirled with peppermint candy and bark. Deck the halls with Tillamook and bring something a little extra special to the dinner table this year.

But all good things must come to an end and these twice as nice flavors will only be available for a limited time, so use our Where to Buy tool to stock up while you can. But don’t despair-the changing of the seasons brings with it new flavor combinations sure to surprise and delight.




It’s that time of year: when you make room in your freezer for sweet, cool peppermint ice cream. And we’re bringing you a very special, limited-edition batch. It features mellow white chocolate ice cream swirled with crunchy bits of peppermint candy crackle and salty-sweet peppermint bark layered with rich fudge. Like all of our ice cream, we make it with extra cream, not extra air. Get it soon though— it’s only available for a short time.

Cream, Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Whole Milk, White Chocolate Syrup (sugar, corn syrup, water, buttermilk powder, cocoa butter, butter [cream, salt], salt, natural flavor, lemon juice concentrate, titanium dioxide, soy lecithin, xanthan gum), Red Mint Crackle Swirl (sugar, corn oil, granular sugar, non-fat dry milk, salt, natural flavor, soy lecithin, fruit and vegetable juice [color]), Peppermint Fudge Bark (sugar, coconut oil, candy [sugar, corn syrup, vegetable juice (color), natural peppermint oil, soy lecithin], cocoa [processed with alkali], non-fat dry milk, butter fat, cocoa, soy lecithin, natural flavors, salt), Egg Yolks, Tara Gum, Guar Gum.

Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts (coconut), Soy, Egg.
It is made with equipment that also makes products containing peanuts, and wheat.

**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.





The days may be growing shorter, but the nights are only getting sweeter and spicier. We’re bringing you this limited-edition treat because the time and ingredients are just right. Real Oregon pumpkins and cinnamon-spiced speculoos cookie bits are combined with the highest-quality milk and extra cream to make this special batch. But hurry, this pumpkin is only a pumpkin for a short time.

Cream, Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Whole Milk, Pumpkin Base (sugar, pumpkin, water, annatto [color], corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, cloves), Speculoos Cookie Pieces (cookie pieces [enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, butter (cream, salt), brown sugar, invert sugar, soy flour, cinnamon, salt, sodium bicarbonate], coconut oil), Caramel Cookie Base (brown sugar, invert sugar, sugar, water, natural flavors, caramel color, salt, cinnamon), Egg Yolks, Tara Gum, Guar Gum.

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts (coconut), Soy, Egg.
It is made with equipment that also makes products containing peanuts, and wheat.

**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.




About the company

Just over a hundred years ago, several small creameries teamed up to form the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) to ensure the quality and reputation of cheese made in the Tillamook Valley. Today, we’re made up of nearly 110 dairy farm families who own TCCA and are wholeheartedly dedicated to taking care of everything that carries the Tillamook name.




Company: Tillamook
Brand:  Tillamook
Origin:  US
Category:  Ice Cream
Packaging:  392g
Claims:  No artificial growth hormones, contains milk and soy.
Variants:  View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy:  US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.tillamook.com/








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Industry News: Graeter’s Ice Cream Introduces Inspired Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Flavor


Cincinnati Ice Cream Brand Celebrates Today’s Trends with New Addition

CINCINNATI, OH (September 23, 2016) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 146-year-old, family owned craft ice cream brand, is proud to announce the launch of a new mainstay ice cream flavor. The newest additions to the brand’s menu of preferred ice cream treats includes Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip, available now in scoop shops and in pints at retail stores nationwide at an SRP of $5.49. The new variety introduces a flavor profile not yet offered by Graeter’s Ice Cream while boasting the same decadence and quality that consumers expect of the Cincinnati-based company.

The new Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip is a variation of Graeter’s signature Salted Caramel – a staple since the company’s beginnings in the early 1900’s. Although caramel is a flavor that is trending across all categories within the food industry, Graeter’s inclusion of it on its menu speaks not only to the brand’s commitment to remaining true to what it does best but also to its ability to lead the trends. Regina Graeter’s original recipe and old-world French Pot process have stood the test of time – even as mass-produced ice cream floods the market. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip is an ode to her time-tested recipe.

“We decided to launch the Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip flavor to bring our fans the original Graeter’s French Pot recipe they love, updated to suit the modern consumer’s palate,” shares George Denman, Vice President of Sales for Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Bringing this variety to market offers our loyal consumers the artisanal and craft flavors they crave. It also offers the allure of new flavors that differentiate themselves from the others on the shelf.”


About Graeter’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.







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Company Spotlight: Popbar – Handcrafted Gelato on a Stick



Popbar introduces handcrafted gelato on a stick made with all natural ingredients.

We offer a traditional gelato treat by preparing it in the most genuine way, using only real fruit and a handful of ingredients.  All our popbars are natural and made fresh daily. Blending authenticity with innovation, we serve our gelato in a new way - on a stick, which is more fun, customizable, easier to eat and kid friendly.

At Popbar, we pride ourselves on ensuring flavor in every bite and in providing you with an eventful, personalized and memorable experience on each visit.


Our Secret

Our secret is simplicity itself. Freshness and high quality ingredients are the main contributors to the unique taste and quality of Popbar. Unlike mass produced ice cream that can sit in a warehouse or grocery store for months, our popbars are made fresh daily in our popLab, for everyone to see.

Feel free to take a peek at our certified Popologists while they produce small batches of 26 popbars at a time, using only fresh and natural ingredients.

Attention: popbar consumption may result in addictive behavior.



All of our popbars are made using just a handful of natural ingredients to ensure authenticity and great taste.

In order to offer a traditional gelato experience, Popbar proudly selects all ingredients from a variety of sources. Each location sources top quality milk and fruit supplies that comply with our strict quality standards to guarantee the freshness and lightness to which Popaholics are accustomed.

And it gets even better! All of our popbars are Kosher certified, gluten and preservative free with no artificial coloring. All of our popSorbettos are lactose-free and vegan-friendly.



Company: Popbar
Brand: Popbar
Slogan: Handcrafted Gelato on a Stick
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Claims: Gluten and preservative free. No artificial coloring.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: View locations on the website
Website: www.pop-bar.com






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Daily Insight: Rise of Gelato



What is Gelato

Gelato is a combination of whole milk, eggs, sugar, and natural flavoring, usually fresh fruit and sugar. It is similar to ice cream, but lower in fat (ice cream tends to be 10% to 20% fat, while gelato is 8% or less). Gelato is softer and has more intense fruit flavors; like a sorbet, but more creamy, like ice cream. You can let inspiration come from what’s in season: you’ll get the most flavor out of your fruits, thus from your gelato.



Gelato di Crema – The base
2 ½ cups 5% fat cooking cream or any kind of milk you like
5 egg yolks
½ cup granulated sugar
Heat the cream (or milk) until it is beginning to bubble, then cool slightly. Watch it closely if you don’t want to make a big mess because cream and milk reach their boiling point very suddenly.
In a large heatproof bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and creamy (about 2 minutes at medium speed). Beat the cooling cream very slowly into the eggs to warm the mixture graduallly.

Put the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and stir with a wooden spoon until the custard just coats the back of the spoon.
Remove the bowl from the pan and let it cool.

Blend your cooled custard base with the fruit purees (except 1/3 cup cherry puree reserved for the ripple). At this point, you can add 2 tablespoons of any alcohol you think would taste good with your flavors . It’ll help keep your gelato more scoopable.
Pour your fruit custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Stop the machine when the gelato is almost firm.



  1. Lower Calories than Ice-cream  Gelato has less fat (6 to 8%) compared to american ice cream (10 to 16 or even 18%). Also the overrun (amount of air injected into the product) is lower (25/35% vs 70/100%).
  2. Flavour: Gelato having lesser fat, provides with much more scope to enjoy the added flavours and fruits and nuts, which is not in case of ice cream.
  3. Wholesome




The main difference is that gelato is a healthy alternative to ice cream, having less than half the fat. Ice cream can contain up to 22% fat. Mauro’s gelato contains between 0% and 8% fat.

Another difference is that ice cream is generally produced using a limited number of ingredients, Mauro can make gelato out of anything, from avocados to dried fruit to yams to hazelnuts. Just ask him and he will show you how he does it.



Entrepreneurship Magazine suggested gelato was "one of the top 10 trends of the next decade". S o when done right, gelato is extremely popular. While ice cream is still 87% of the category according to the National Dairy Association, gelato is experiencing the fastest growth.

Noticeable companies which have launched new Gelato products or planning to launch are:



Positioning: Innovation and Flavours


Luxuriously creamy-tasting Vanilla Bean Gelato made with fine Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla and 100% farm fresh sheep milk from New Zealand.

Experience the fresh, sweet aroma and velvety mouth feel that will leave you craving more.


This delicious Dark Chocolate Gelato is made with high quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and 100% farm fresh sheep milk from New Zealand.

Experience the brooding sophistication, depth of flavour and luxuriously velvety mouth feel that is quite unlike any gelato you will have ever tried.



Positioning: Organic and GMO free


The first artisanal Gelato sold in jars. Made in Italy with 100% natural ingredients & gluten-free. Official supporter of Johanna Konta

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Talenti is an American brand of gelato and sorbet, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Talenti is named after Bernardo Buontalenti, who is credited with inventing gelato

We use only the good stuff. The right stuff. We start with fresh milk, straight from the farm, and fine, pure cane sugar–absolutely never high-fructose corn syrup. We hand-pour the sugar from large sacks, blend in the milk and add the finest ingredients sourced from all around the world to craft our 33 flavors of gelato and sorbetto.


 Gelato Petrini is the result of tanto amore e passione (a lot of love and passion), a common appreciation for decadent desserts, shared family values, a spoonful of hard work and tons of fun!

In 2011, the Cohens, a family of gelato enthusiasts, joined forces with Chef Mauro Petrini, a well-known and skilled gelatiere with a laboratorio in Boca Raton, Florida, to create Gelato Petrini. Fold in the uniquely skilled talents of the rest of the Gelato Petrini team and an authentic Italian gelato manufacturing company is the result.


  • Mocha
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fig and Honey
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Almond Joy
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Pistachio
  • Rose Petal
  • Creamsicle
  • Maple Walnut
  • Rum Raisin
  • Amaretto
  • Tiramisu’
  • Butter Pecan
  • Banana Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Caramel Cookies Crunch
  • Mango Cream
  • Limoncello
  • Crema
  • Millefoglie
  • Stracciatella
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Fior di Latte
  • Cookies and Cream
  • NY Cheese Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Panna Cotta
  • White Chocolate
  • Gingerbread
  • Buckeye
  • Crème Chantilly
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Strawberry and Cream
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Cassata Siciliana
  • Apple Pie
  • Cinnamon
  • Cappuccino
  • Zabaglione (Egg Nog)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Guinness and Chocolate
  • Guava and Cream Cheese
  • Green Tea
  • Chai Tea
  • Lavender
  • Thai Tea
  • Black Raspberry Chip
  • Biscotti




If you’re someone who prefers their chocolate with chocolate, we have a gelato for you. And then some. We’ve partnered with craft chocolate maker TCHO® to make a 70% dark chocolate gelato using their sustainably sourced cocoa. Because we make our gelato the Farmstyle way with buttermilk, it’s extra rich and creamy. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added thick chocolate fudge and topped it with pieces of pure dark chocolate.

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Vixen Kitchen

Vixen Kitchen Premium Vegan Gelato is a labor of love inspired by my two girls Gigi and Lola. Like most kids, they love sweets. The problem came when I went to read the labels of some of their favorite treats. They were filled with junk created in a chemistry lab instead of a kitchen. So I created this gourmet vegan gelato that I’m confident will satisfy their cravings and my high standards-It’s both delicious and nutritious. It can be enjoyed daily without guilt and its 100% organic! The best part is it’s filled with simple wholesome ingredients even a six-year-old can pronounce. I have created a dessert that tastes amazing, but has the nutritional profile of a super food-densely loaded with minerals, vitamins and healthy fats. Try it for yourself and be amazed!


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Company Spotlight: Mr. Mochi Ice Cream















Company: Mr. Mochi
Brand: Mr. Mochi
Slogan: Dessert, No Spoon Necessary
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 2fl oz each
Claims: rBGH Free, All Natural, Gluten Free
Variants: Green Tea, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate
Price: Coming Soon
Where to BuyStore Locator
Website: mrmochi.com





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