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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Ice Cream

The holidays are happier with holiday-flavor ice cream. Photo courtesy Graeter’s.


Take advantage of the delicious flavors in limited editions now. Look for Candy Cane, Cinnamon, Egg Nog, Peppermint and Pumpkin flavors and enjoy them as everyday desserts or in recipes.

Haagen-Dazs’ Rum Raisin is a long-standing seasonal joy, delicious by itself or on a warm piece of pie. But we also go gaga for:


  • Cinnamon. Graeter’s recipe is just about perfect—too much cinnamon can be overwhelming. Just the right amount, in every-so-dreamy, creamy ice cream.
  • Pumpkin. All the pumpkin pie spices dance harmoniously in this pumpkin-colored and flavored ice cream.
  • Peppermint Stick. One of our favorite flavors, a beacon of our holiday season.


    This NIBBLE Top Of The Week has two must-try seasonal flavors:

  • Egg Nog. The sumptuous Old World Eggnog has returned. Like egg nog, it’s made with egg yolks, pure vanilla extract and fragrant nutmeg—but no alcohol, for a family-friendly treat. But if you want to make an Egg Nog Ice Cream milkshake, you can add some spirts.
  • Peppermint. Talenti has introduced Peppermint Bark Gelato, crunchy morsels of semisweet Belgian Callebaut chocolate (one of our favorites) in a rich, creamy peppermint gelato. As previously noted, we [heart] peppermint


  • Cake & Pie. Serve angel food cake, loaf cake or pie with a holiday à la mode garnish.
  • Hot Drinks. Add a spoonful to coffee, instead of milk; or to hot chocolate, instead of whipped cream.
  • Ice Cream Cake. Make a holiday ice cream cake with one or two different flavors.
  • Ice Cream Cones. Make the kids holiday ice cream cones with red and green sprinkles.
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches. Make holiday ice cream sandwiches in assorted flavors. You can make them with cookies or with thin slices of pound cake. You can use red and green sprinkles to decorate the edges.
  • Milkshake Shooters. Serve a holiday milkshake shooter with dessert (follow this recipe without the cardamom).
  • Sundae. Make a holiday parfait or sundae with a scoop of two or three different flavors.
    What are you waiting for? Hit the store!


    Talenti’s Old World Egg Nog Gelato decorated with miniature trees and sleds. Photo courtesy Talenti Gelato.



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