Oh but before we get too deep into the new year and our new flavors, how about some reflection on the past? Here’s a quick flip through our Instagram adventures in ice cream from 2013. Can you spot your favorite flavor?
Join us for more of our adventures on IG at @milkmadescream - it’s going to be a fun year.
Announcing our first flavor of the month: Flavor #101:
Aebelskiver powdered sugar ice cream with chunks of æbelskivers and a lingonberry swirl
You’ve probably never heard of æbelskivers. (If you have, tell us, we’ve love to know!) They’re delicious little pancake balls, a tradition in Denmark, typically served over the holidays (pic below). Diana makes them every year on New Year’s morning with mer mom and grandmother, and serves them topped with powdered sugar and dipped in lingonberry jam. It’s such a wonderful tradition, we had to recreate it in ice cream form.
Now you can start off the year, Danish-style, with our powdered sugar ice cream with chunks of æbelskivers and swirl of lingonberry jam. Best served with a glass of bubbly. Skol!
What better pairing than beer & ice cream? Over the holidays, the Milkmaids hit the West Coast for our inaugural Holiday Ice Cream Social which featured a beer & ice cream tasting, courtesy of our friends at The Bruery in Orange County, California.
The pairings included (clockwise from the top)…
Chinatown Chocolate with Rugbrod, an earthy, spicy Scandinavian holiday beer
Grady’s Manhattan with Tout Mais Le Coller, a cream ale that tasted just like an Orange Cream popsicle
Saratoga PB&J with SheGoat, a traditional weizenbock beer
Rock Rock Rockaway Road with 6 Geese A Laying, a classic dark & toasty winter ale
Amagansett Sea Salted Caramel with Mischief, a Belgian-style hoppy golden strong ale
Complementing the beer with ice cream unveiled a whole new dimension of ice cream. It was hard to pick a favorite, but the Chinatown Chocolate pairing was pretty divine.
Just letting y’all know - this weekend we reached 50% of our #Lickstarter goal. Not bad! That gets us our second scoop.
It’s super cool to involve our friends, members, fans, followers in the growth of MilkMade. We’ll be using the funds to purchase a new bigger, badder ‘scream machine so we can produce a ton more pints in a ton more flavors.
We’re struck with delight every time Akilah sends out her video. See, a few months ago she participated in a “Guess the Flavor” for our Mango Sticky flavor. Remember that? We sent her (and everyone who guessed) free pints of ‘scream for being so cool and engaged. She made her first video that month, and, as an honorary MilkMade Member of our ice cream of the month subscription, has continued it since. We love it.
Toasty Time is a Brooklyn-run business who sources unique mittens from a family mitten maker in upstate New York. We’ve got a limited batch in each size of the MMxTT Neapolitan Toasty. We love it because it reminds us of the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry of neapolitan ice cream!