Scoop It Up for July Ice Cream Month: 90 Percent of Americans Eat Ice Cream Regularly

Ice CreamSummer is in full gear and temperatures are on the rise, what better way to cool off than with California ice cream?

California is the nation’s number one ice cream producer, churning out over 142 million gallons of ice-cold creamy goodness each year.

In honor of July Ice Cream Month, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), representing California’s more than 1600 dairy families, surveyed consumers to find out just where they find themselves enjoying some good-old fashion ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato.

Key survey results include:

Over two-thirds of consumers nationwide say they find themselves eating ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato most frequently in front of the TV or on the couch (64%).  Read more...

Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Introduce OREO Inspired Treats to Celebrate Cookie’s 100th Birthday

Oreo Donut with Oreo CoolattasThere’s a new way the cookie crumbles for OREO cookie fans at Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins this summer

To help OREO celebrate its 100th birthday, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, have introduced a sweet collection of OREO inspired treats.  Read more...

Big Train Announces New Summer Drink Mixes

Root BeerBig Train, a worldwide leading manufacturer and distributor of gourmet beverage mixes announced two new blended crème frappe drink mixes as part of its summer drink options.

Big Train is expanding the industry’s largest line of specialty gourmet beverage mixes with two more refreshing flavors just in time for the warm summer sun! New York Cheesecake Blended Creme frappe mix and Root Beer Float Blended Crème frappe mix are destined to be summer favorites on any menu.

New York Cheesecake Blended Crème Frappe Mix 

Forget The Cake, The Star of This Birthday is The Ice Cream Cone

Forget The Cake, The Star of This Birthday is The Ice Cream ConeDairy Queen celebrates the ice cream cone’s 100th anniversary, September 22, 2003, with free ice cream cones and contributions benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network

Cake is usually the star of any birthday celebration, but this time it’s the ice cream that takes center stage as the ice cream cone turns 100 years old on September 22, 2003. To celebrate, Dairy Queen will give away free 5 oz. ice cream cones on September 22.

Dairy Queen employees also will be collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) with the goal of raising one million dollars. CMN is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 hospitals for children throughout North America. The free 5 oz. vanilla ice cream cones will be served at participating Dairy Queen restaurants.  Read more...

Haagen-Dazs Introduces Desserts Extraordinaire

Haagen-Dazs Introduces Desserts ExtraordinaireHaagen-Dazs, continuing a longtime tradition of excellence, has unveiled Desserts Extraordinaire and Tres Leches ice creams

Desserts Extraordinaire is a mouth-watering line of seven ice cream flavors inspired by the world’s indulgent desserts. Tres Leches is an Hispanic-inspired flavor and the latest addition to Haagen-Dazs’ popular Latin line of ice cream.  Read more...

Hardee’s Newest Blend of Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts Features M&M’s

Hardee's Newest Blend of Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts Features M&M'sHardee’s Launches Sequel to Popular ‘Cow Shake’ Ad

Cow shaking is back at Hardee’s! In a follow-up to last year’s highly successful and popular “Cow Shake” ad for the chain’s launch of Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts, Hardee’s has re-enlisted the services of actor and “cow shaker extraordinaire” Kyle Dunnigan, this time pairing him off against a rival cow shaker to the hit tune “Milkshake” by Kelis. The sequel, titled “Cow Shake Off,” supports the launch of Hardee’s newest Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes & Malts flavor made with M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candies.  Read more...

Carvel Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Ice Cream Scoop Pyramid

Carvel Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Ice Cream Scoop PyramidNew Record Shatters Previous By 794 Scoops

Carvel Corporation, the nation’s first retail ice cream chain, today broke the Guinness World Record for the largest ice cream pyramid, live on the CBS Early Show.

Built in 58 minutes, the pyramid was comprised of 3,894 scoops of Carvel’s creamy vanilla ice cream, totaling 22 layers and weighing in at 1,005 pounds.

278 gallons of ice cream were used to build the 53 inches tall pyramid. The 3,894 scoops totaled 778,800 calories, 38,940 fat grams, and exceeded the recommended daily calcium allowance by 58,305%. The towering structure was built with the help of 28 Carvel employees alternating between the jobs of scooper, placer and runner.  Read more...

‘Tis the Season to Be Dazzled at Haagen-Dazs Shops

Candy Cane Dazzler Frozen DessertCelebrity Pastry Chef Gale Gand Gives the Gift of the Candy Cane Dazzler Frozen Dessert

Executive pastry chef Gale Gand promises to put the pizzazz in your holiday season with a new frozen dessert she created especially for Haagen-Dazs Shops. Gand, a renowned cookbook author, Food Network host and co-owner of the famed Tru Restaurant in Chicago, has combined creamy Haagen-Dazs ice cream and pure, indulgent ingredients with her critically acclaimed culinary style to create a signature Candy Cane Dazzler frozen dessert just in time for the holidays.

“The holidays are a time for sharing the sweet things in life with the ones you love,” says Gand, “and this festive dessert will definitely leave you thinking ’tis the season to be dazzled.”  Read more...

Haagen-Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding Wins Ice Cream Flavor Contest

Haagen-Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding Sticky … Toffee … Pudding … Three Delicious Words Mean Sweet Ice Cream Success

Sticky Toffee Pudding. The name alone makes you want to have a spoon in hand. That’s how Judiaann Woo knew the famed British dessert had potential be the next hot trend in the world of ice cream indulgence. She entered Sticky Toffee Pudding into Food Network’s SCOOP! contest to pick the next Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavor. Her flavor inspiration really “stuck” with the judges and was selected to be sold as a limited-edition flavor in grocery stores and Haagen-Dazs shops nationwide.  Read more...