Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Just Hitting my Stride?

If you've been to the shop lately, you may have noticed a few new flavors under the Specials section of the chalkboard. Bear Tracks and Peach have been old standbyes this summer (the Peach is particularly peachy this time of year as the fresh local peaches we use are extra good as they wind down). You may also notice a few new players on the roster. I've talked about where ideas come from for new flavors, and the ones on this list make up a pretty good variety of - suggestions from customers, ideas from cooking mags, etc., and suggestions channeled from other worlds.

Ok, maybe the channeling part is a bit of an exaggeration.

In any event, the Vienna Finger flavor (sweet cream base with crunched up Vienna Finger cookies) and the Salted Butter Caramel have been unexpected crowd favorites. I must admit I was skeptical of the Coconut Pear when a customer suggested it, but I thought, if Coconut Curry works, who knows. And sure enough, it too is selling pretty well.

Next up, Salsa ice cream.

Dare me to?

Gotta do the daring stuff now while the shop is still buzzing. Salsa ice cream may be a hard enough sell while it's still warm out, nevermind when there's ice on the pond (or where the pond used to be).

I bet these cool kiddos (Ty & Luc), my toeheaded regulars & neighbors, would give it a try...

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Fear not, we're still open 7 days, noon 'til 9:30. We won't close Mondays until after Columbus Day.

And in case you were wondering, Pumpkin Pie ice cream should be starting up again very soon...


Anonymous said...

I'd be down for salsa ice cream... but even better would be jalapeno ice cream.

Anonymous said...

Oooh you just said the magic words... "Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream". I can hardly wait!

Anonymous said...

avocado jalapeno would be yummy!