June 2, 2014

Happy National Rocky Road Day! 

We’ve always been big fans of the flavor - so much so that we reconstructed it
 back in June 2012 using Mast Brothers chocolate (naturally), BAKED marshmallows and a Moishe’s Bakery marzipan-cream base.

There’s been some debate as to who the true inventor of this classic American flavor is… Was it William Dreyer? Joseph Edy? Fentons Creamery’s George Farren? Regardless of who, one thing is for sure -  the idea of mixing chocolate, marshmallows and nuts sure did churn up a delicious ‘scream! It’s no surprise our Rock Rock Rockaway Road quick become one of our most popular flavors and so we had to add it to our line of Signature ‘Screams. 

May 15, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicleorange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside
Step 4. We fill the pint with the orange ‘scream, and add a dollop of vanilla right in the middle. It’s like a creamsicle in a pint. MilkMade style.

The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicle
orange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside

Step 4. We fill the pint with the orange ‘scream, and add a dollop of vanilla right in the middle. It’s like a creamsicle in a pint. MilkMade style.

May 14, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicleorange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside
Step 3. Then we do the vanilla cream. The best vanilla comes from Madagascar but we didn’t have to do all that travelling that far for ours (We’d be flying all over the world for this pint’s flavors if we had!). Luckily, Brooklyn-based chocolate manufacturer, Madecasse, works with farmers in northern Madagascar to source the premium bean. We’ve worked with Madecasse for other MilkMade flavors like #56 Follow the Rainbow and last month’s flavor #108 Black & White Pint.

The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicle
orange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside

Step 3. Then we do the vanilla cream. The best vanilla comes from Madagascar but we didn’t have to do all that travelling that far for ours (We’d be flying all over the world for this pint’s flavors if we had!). Luckily, Brooklyn-based chocolate manufacturer, Madecasse, works with farmers in northern Madagascar to source the premium bean. We’ve worked with Madecasse for other MilkMade flavors like #56 Follow the Rainbow and last month’s flavor #108 Black & White Pint.

May 13, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicleorange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside
Step 2.  We juice ‘em and add them into our milk and cream. The Cara Cara’s are a brighter, deeper orange. Check out that color! But sadly our scream doesn’t turn out that bright - the color is rather lost in the blank white of the cream.

The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicle
orange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside

Step 2.  We juice ‘em and add them into our milk and cream. The Cara Cara’s are a brighter, deeper orange. Check out that color! But sadly our scream doesn’t turn out that bright - the color is rather lost in the blank white of the cream.

May 12, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicleorange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside
Step 1. First we start with the oranges. Cara Cara oranges are known for being sweet yet complex (kinda like us). They’re said to have notes of cherry, rose petal, and blackberry, if you can believe it.
We flew our oranges in from Pearson Ranch in Porterville, California. We don’t typically forage for our ingredients that far from NYC, but when you want the best (and we always want the best in our pints), sometimes you go the extra mile – or 3000. 

The making of MilkMade flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicle
orange ice on the outside, a dollop of sweet cream on the inside

Step 1. First we start with the oranges. Cara Cara oranges are known for being sweet yet complex (kinda like us). They’re said to have notes of cherry, rose petal, and blackberry, if you can believe it.

We flew our oranges in from Pearson Ranch in Porterville, California. We don’t typically forage for our ingredients that far from NYC, but when you want the best (and we always want the best in our pints), sometimes you go the extra mile – or 3000. 

May 11, 2014
We’re perhaps a little early with this flavor, since National Creamsicle Day is celebrated August 14th. But that’s ok, in the land of MilkMade it’s a celebration every day!
Flavor of the Month: Flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicleorange ice on the oustide, sweet cream on the inside
We’re kicking summer off early with this one. And bringing you back to the heyday of your youth, running around in the grass, chomping on a creamsicle, carefree as free can be. Orange ice on the outside, vanilla cream on the inside. We made our pints the same, with sweet Cara Cara’s from sunny California, and Madecasse vanilla sourced from family farms on Madagascar.
featuring:Cara Cara oranges from Pearson Ranch, Porterville, California

We’re perhaps a little early with this flavor, since National Creamsicle Day is celebrated August 14th. But that’s ok, in the land of MilkMade it’s a celebration every day!

Flavor of the Month: Flavor #110. Cara Cara Creamsicle
orange ice on the oustide, sweet cream on the inside

We’re kicking summer off early with this one. And bringing you back to the heyday of your youth, running around in the grass, chomping on a creamsicle, carefree as free can be. Orange ice on the outside, vanilla cream on the inside. We made our pints the same, with sweet Cara Cara’s from sunny California, and Madecasse vanilla sourced from family farms on Madagascar.

featuring:
Cara Cara oranges from Pearson Ranch, Porterville, California

May 9, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #109. Bee Stingsalted honey ice cream with caramelized sunflower seeds
Step 5. Packing pints! Our member Angela K commented “This stuff totally rocks! I was practically drinking it from the container tonight!”
The inspiration for this flavor came from a tumblr fan of ours named Allie H from Lowell, Massachusetts. (Hi Allie! - and thanks for your idea!!)  And you can see for yourself how delicious this flavor turned out to be. So tumblr pals, keep the suggestions coming!

The making of MilkMade flavor #109. Bee Sting
salted honey ice cream with caramelized sunflower seeds

Step 5. Packing pints! Our member Angela K commented “This stuff totally rocks! I was practically drinking it from the container tonight!”

The inspiration for this flavor came from a tumblr fan of ours named Allie H from Lowell, Massachusetts. (Hi Allie! - and thanks for your idea!!)  And you can see for yourself how delicious this flavor turned out to be. So tumblr pals, keep the suggestions coming!

May 8, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #109. Bee Stingsalted honey ice cream with caramelized sunflower seeds
Step 4. April Showers… bring a May flavor full of sunflowers. For that extra “sting”, we caramelized sunflower seeds and packed them right into the pints.

The making of MilkMade flavor #109. Bee Sting
salted honey ice cream with caramelized sunflower seeds

Step 4. April Showers… bring a May flavor full of sunflowers. For that extra “sting”, we caramelized sunflower seeds and packed them right into the pints.

May 5, 2014
Thank you Spring, for finally coming around. We were expecting more April showers, but we’re not complaining! We took all that sunshine and packed it in May’s pints.
Flavor of the Month: Flavor #109. Bee Stingsalted honey ice cream with caramelized sunflower seeds
Sugar, oh Honey Honey. You are my candy girl, and you got me wanting you. Word to the wise, this pint is best consumed while tuning into this classic by the Archies. We’ll get you wanting us, that’s for sure, once you take spoonful this salty-sweet, caramel-honey, sunny sunny pint. A perfect pint for a picnic in the park with your Sugar.
featuring:Honey from Andrew’s Local Honey, Brooklyn, New York

Thank you Spring, for finally coming around. We were expecting more April showers, but we’re not complaining! We took all that sunshine and packed it in May’s pints.

Flavor of the Month: Flavor #109. Bee Sting
salted honey ice cream with caramelized sunflower seeds

Sugar, oh Honey Honey. You are my candy girl, and you got me wanting you. Word to the wise, this pint is best consumed while tuning into this classic by the Archies. We’ll get you wanting us, that’s for sure, once you take spoonful this salty-sweet, caramel-honey, sunny sunny pint. A perfect pint for a picnic in the park with your Sugar.

featuring:
Honey from Andrew’s Local Honey, Brooklyn, New York

April 28, 2014
Sorry to go MIA on y’all! We were busy serving up ice cream around town last week with our new friends from overseas, The Guardian. We’re back now and wanted to give you guys the inside scoop! Flavors included EBT (a classic English Breakfast Tea of course), MegaByte (a vanilla fondant ice cream with a mix of toasted nuts, toasted seeds, and chocolate chips), and Culture Clash (our Signature 5-spiced chocolate ‘Scream). Which would you go for?

Sorry to go MIA on y’all! We were busy serving up ice cream around town last week with our new friends from overseas, The Guardian. We’re back now and wanted to give you guys the inside scoop! Flavors included EBT (a classic English Breakfast Tea of course), MegaByte (a vanilla fondant ice cream with a mix of toasted nuts, toasted seeds, and chocolate chips), and Culture Clash (our Signature 5-spiced chocolate ‘Scream). Which would you go for?

April 15, 2014
The making of MilkMade flavor #108. The Black and White Pintone half chocolate shortbread ice cream, one half vanilla fondant ice cream with chunks of black and white cookies
STEP 1 - First we make the chocolate shortbread base. With the best Dutch-process cocoa, and steeped with actual black and white cookies to get that shortbready taste in every bite.

The making of MilkMade flavor #108. The Black and White Pint
one half chocolate shortbread ice cream, one half vanilla fondant ice cream with chunks of black and white cookies

STEP 1 - First we make the chocolate shortbread base. With the best Dutch-process cocoa, and steeped with actual black and white cookies to get that shortbready taste in every bite.

April 14, 2014
Flavor of the Month: Flavor #108. Black & White Pintone half chocolate shortbread ice cream, one half vanilla fondant ice cream with chunks of black and white cookies 
Is there anything more New York than New York? And is there a cookie more New York than the Black and White cookie? A spongey shortbread cookie, dressed in perfect halves — chocolate fudge and vanilla fondant. Inspired by this iconic NYC treat, we crafted the Black and White Pint. Half chocolate shortbread, half vanilla fondant, and chunks of Black and Whites from 1902-established family-run bakery, Glaser’s, in Yorkville (that’s the Upper East!). What side will you eat first?
featuring:Black & White Cookies from Glaser’s Bake Shop, UES, New York

Flavor of the Month: Flavor #108. Black & White Pint
one half chocolate shortbread ice cream, one half vanilla fondant ice cream with chunks of black and white cookies 

Is there anything more New York than New York? And is there a cookie more New York than the Black and White cookie? A spongey shortbread cookie, dressed in perfect halves — chocolate fudge and vanilla fondant. Inspired by this iconic NYC treat, we crafted the Black and White Pint. Half chocolate shortbread, half vanilla fondant, and chunks of Black and Whites from 1902-established family-run bakery, Glaser’s, in Yorkville (that’s the Upper East!). What side will you eat first?

featuring:
Black & White Cookies from Glaser’s Bake Shop, UES, New York