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National Ice Cream Month with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and UNIQLO

Hello Ice cream lovers, it’s time to celebrate and indulge in some creamy, milky goodness. Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? And that July 21st is National Ice Cream Day. To honor the day, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and UNIQLO have partnered for the ultimate Ice Cream Day takeover. Not familiar with mochi ice cream? Read on for how you can try it out for free.

For those not familiar with the delicious brand, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a colorful snack made with a scoop of premium ice cream wrapped in pillowy rice dough. Available in several decadent flavors including Sweet Mango, Green Tea, Ripe Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Double Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, and Mint Chocolate Chip, you’ll find yourself unable to resist this handheld snack.

These mind-blowing mouthfuls of ice cream bites will be yours to enjoy on July 21st, National Ice Cream Day, at participating UNIQLO stores across the US, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC. This is your chance to indulge in these magnificent frozen treats. Perhaps you can find a new favorite flavor if you’re already a fan, or try mochi ice cream out for the first time and discover why it’s so delicious.

After you’ve fallen in love with the My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream (trust us, you’ll love it), be sure to keep an eye out for the flavors featured above, which boasts a third layer of yumminess inside. The Chocolate Sundae features premium vanilla bean ice cream covered in chocolate-flavored mochi dough and stuffed with a cherry center. The Dulce de Leche features creamy coffee ice cream with a milky, melt-in-your-mouth caramel center. The Vanilla Blueberry features creamy vanilla bean ice cream, wrapped in pillowy mochi dough all wrapped around gooey, bluey blueberry center. Lastly, the S’mores features chocolate mochi dough wrapped around premium graham cracker ice cream filled with marshmallow.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is also available in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan flavors, making it a wonderful snack that everyone can enjoy. Will you be joining My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and UNIQLO on National Ice Cream Day?

Popbar Passion fruit popSorbetto with Vegan Chocolate

You Can Handcraft and Customize Vegan Pops at Popbar NYC

When many people hear the word vegan, the words tasty and delicious don’t usually come to mind. However, we’re here to tell you why you’ll absolutely be using those words and some others to describe these frozen vegan treats. You may remember our delicious WafflePop experience at Popbar NYC, so we had to go back to try the Vegan Pops at Popbar NYC.

All of Popbar’s popSorbettos are vegan and come in wonderfully delicious flavors such as Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Blood Orange, Mixed Berry, Pineapple, and more. Their dark chocolate, caramel chocolate, and mint chocolate dippings are vegan as well. They also boast vegan toppings like sprinkles, crushed hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, and coconut, so you can customize your vegan pop any way you want. We had the opportunity to do just that, trying three flavors of the vegan pops at Popbar NYC; and as we expected, every bite was divine.

1ST VEGAN POP – Passion Fruit popSorbetto with vegan Dark Chocolate and Chili Powder

Popbar Passion fruit popSorbetto with Vegan Chocolate

First, the Passion Fruit popSorbetto is incredible on its own, the perfect combination of tart and sweet. We decided to get it half dipped in and drizzled with dark chocolate (which is also gluten-free), then topped with some chili powder for a nice kick. I loved this flavor combination, it was an incredibly delicious way to begin this vegan snack.

2ND VEGAN POP – Mixed Berries popSorbetto with vegan Dark Chocolate and Coconut

For the 2nd of our three vegan pops at Popbar, we were inspired by chocolate covered cherries; hence, the Mixed Berries popSorbetto fully dipped in dark chocolate and covered in shredded coconut. It’s hard to believe, especially as this looks so delicious, but this is still an all vegan treat. Needless to say, it went down quickly.

3RD VEGAN POP – Blood Orange popSorbetto with Caramel Chocolate and Chocolate Sprinkles

Popbar Blood Orange popSorbetto with Vegan Chocolate

We definitely had to make room for the third vegan popsicle but it was worth it. We decided to try something a bit different; flavors you wouldn’t think about at first. You will love the sweet citrusy blood orange flavor half dipped in vegan caramel chocolate. The chocolate sprinkles are an added bonus. The flavors don’t overpower each other, they play quite nicely together on your palate.

The best thing about these vegan pops is the fact that they don’t taste vegan at all!! So if your circle is filled with vegans, carnivores, and gluten-free friends, you can all enjoy a delicious Popbar Popsicle handcrafted to your tastes and needs. Happy snacking!

Popbar Welcomes the WafflePop, A NEW Winter Snack

We’re taking a short break from NYFW to celebrate another of our loves – delicious snacks. We were recently introduced to the Popbar, a delightful snack bar that offers all natural, handcrafted, customizable gelato on a stick. As if the delicious idea of authentic Italian gelato, sorbetto, and yogurts on a stick, weren’t enough, they came out with an even more delicious snack, the WafflePop. A simultaneously warm and cold treat made with the variety of gelato, sorbetto, or yogurt popsicles Popbar has available.

It will be love-at-first-bite when you sink your teeth into the layers of flavors and textures. What makes the WafflePop so damn delicious? Well, it’s a pop sandwiched between two hot waffles customized with chocolate drizzle and toppings of your choice. First, you select your preferred flavor of Popbar’s all-natural, handcrafted, and customizable pops (there are over 40+ flavors); then select your chocolate of choice for full or half drizzling; your creation is then sandwiched between two freshly made waffles and topped with your choice of toppings. We decided on a Coconut popGelato with milk chocolate and pink sprinkles. See our delicious creation below and check out the video of our WafflePop being created on our Instagram page:

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If you’re thinking of a fun thing to do for Galentine’s Day with friends, deepening your bond over your mutual sweet tooth at Popbar is a must. If you are looking for a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day, we recommend visiting the Popbar with your sweetheart. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic stroll or killing time before or after your romantic dinner, this sweet treat will not disappoint. In fact, we know you will also love another Popbar offering, their delicious gelatoShakes.

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This innovative and decadent frozen drink is a twist on the classic milkshake. This delicious 16oz bottle of yum is served in a milk-jug style cup with a chocolate-dipped waffle cone overflowing with whipped cream. Yes, it is as incredibly delicious as it looks. The gelatoShake is made with 100% all natural ingredients.  It is available in six delicious flavors including green tea, strawberry, vanilla caramel, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. As with Popbar treats, the gelatoShake is handcrafted and made to your desire. It is the perfect way to enjoy a lot of love…..deliciously!

To experience the Popbar and all the decadence it has to offer, head over to the West Village at 5 Carmine St. (@ 6th Ave.).

Cocktail Photography: Alcoholic Ice Pops

FrutaPOP Boozy Ice Pops: Alcoholic Ice Pops to Enjoy This Summer

Pretty soon we will once again experience blistering hot summer days and as members of the over 21 crowd, we’re sure you will be looking for ways to cool yourself down. While you can pop into a cool bar or hot rooftop venue to treat yourself to a delicious cool cocktail, it’s not something you’d want to do all the time. The best part about going out to drink is spending time with friends – no one wants to drink alone. Fortunately, there is a way to stay cool and enjoy a delicious cocktail if you’re by yourself during those hot summer days – FrutaPOP Boozy Ice Pops. They’re the best and most fun way to enjoy a frozen cocktail.

FrutaPOP is a small-batch, hand-crafted ice pop company, specializing in a variety of the frozen treats – natural fruit and juice ice pops, coffee ice pops, and alcohol-infused ice pops. Founded by Tracy Memoli and Laurance Rassin, FrutaPOP is reinventing the ice pop, a product that hasn’t seen any innovations or changes in the last 50 years. Today we’re concentrating on the yummy adult treat, the FrutaPOP Boozy Ice Pops. The gourmet, ready-to-eat boozy ice pops, aka “Poptails”, (ice pop + cocktails) contains 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and are guaranteed to make your summer POP!

The best thing about FrutaPOP Boozy Ice Pops, aside from its delicious flavor, is the fact that all of the FrutaPOP is the first company of it’s kind to contain healthy, natural ingredients without any added sugars. If you’ve noticed all ice pops packaged in plastic pouches currently available in the market contain high fructose corn syrups, added sugars, and dyes., FrutaPOP does not.

Already available in 10 flavor varieties: Piña Colada, Watermelon Lemonade, Watermelon Margarita, Red Sangria, White Sangria, Pear & Apple Cider Sangria, Guava Cosmo, Sparkling Mango Mimosa, Sparkling Lychee Prosecco, and Moscow Mule, FrutaPOP Boozy Ice Pops just added three new boozy flavors to their summer line up with the launch of Watermelon Margarita, Guava Cosmo, and Coconut Rosé Boozy Ice Pops.

FrutaPOP Boozy Ice Pops are available in 12, 24 & 48 packs for purchase online at www.frutapop.com, and they can ship nationwide to your home or office.

Bubbies Hawaii Mochi Ice Cream: No Bowls or Spoons Needed

On a hot and humid day like today, nothing beats snacking on some delicious cold ice cream. The problem is, hot days means ice cream melts quickly. This leaves you with melted ice cream either running down your hands and arms leaving a sticky mess, or a bowl of ice cream soup, as you try to eat it quickly. Thankfully there’s a way to enjoy delicious premium ice cream without the melting scoops, or the need for bowls and spoons – Bubbies Hawaii Mochi Ice Cream.

Bubbies Hawaii Mochi Ice Cream is rich and creamy slow-churned, bite-sized ice cream wrapped in mochi, a sweetened rice dough. This bite-sized frozen delight is the perfect, soft, chewy, creamy treat to indulge in on a hot day. The regular Bubbies Hawaii Mochi Ice Cream is currently available in 19 multipack flavors (including the new Triple Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream flavor – pictured below); 28 single serve flavors, including new flavors – Blood Orange and Red Velvet, and seasonal flavors – Pumpkin and Peppermint Candy. Bubbies Hawaii also recently introduced 4 new vegan ice cream flavors – Vegan Cherry, Vegan Mint, Vegan Vanilla, and Vegan Mango.

The Triple Chocolate Mochi recently won a Sofi Awards 2018 New Product Award in the ice cream, gelato, and frozen treat category. When you try the smooth, sweet, chocolate ice cream with premium chocolate chips encased in chocolate mochi dough, you’ll see why. Bubbies Hawaii Mochi Ice Cream is Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, and rBST-free (cows have not been treated with the synthetic rBST hormone). Most of the Mochi Ice Cream flavors are 100 calories or less, and all are made from the highest quality ingredients. Trust us when we say, one bite of this creamiest, most decadent sweet treats and you will be hooked. Are you ready to eat ice cream with your fingers?

Bubbies Hawaii Mochi Ice Cream is available nationwide Whole Foods Market, Albertsons, Balducci’s, Morton Williams, Brooklyn Fare, Fairway Market, or you can buy it online at www.buy.bubbiesicecream.com.

Get Free Patrón Ice Cream on National Tequila Day

Calling all tequila lovers and ice cream fans! Do you love tequila? Do you love ice cream? While we have plenty of tequila cocktails and cocktail recipe ideas to share with you for National Tequila Day, with this post, we will be telling you how you can get your hands on some free tequila ice cream….yes we said free tequila ice cream. We hope you’re ready to enjoy some Patron tequila ice cream to be exact! As fans of this cool boozy treat, we are sharing this as an alternative way to enjoy and honor the distilled alcohol made from the blue agave plant. So if you’re ready for free, delicious fun on National Tequila Day, keep reading on.

What do you call it when an ice cream parlour sells nothing but boozy ice cream? A “Barlour” of course! And that’s where we’re directing you to for a scoop of Patron tequila ice cream. In honor of National Tequila Day, Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour is offering one time only complimentary scoop of its Tequila Mexican “Hot” Chocolate ice cream (the decadent cup of deliciousness you see above and below), infused with Patrón Incendio, to the first 200 customers.

On Monday, July 24th, also known as National Tequila Day, from 4pm – 8pm, if you’re one of the first 200, aged 21 and over (these are all alcoholic ice creams after all, which contains up to 5% ABV), you will enjoy this perfect blend of artisanal, handcrafted ice cream with a perfectly mixed Patron tequila cocktail. We anticipate the line at Tipsy Scoop, located at 217 E 26th Street in NYC, will be a very long one, so we advise you and your friends to get there early.

As you’re celebrating National Tequila Day, please remember to always drink responsibly…..or in this case, eat responsibly, and to never drive while intoxicated.  If you’re one of the lucky 200, share your Tequila Mexican “Hot” Chocolate ice cream photos using #NationalTequilaDay. Enjoy!

 

Beat the Heat with San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream

As the saying goes, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”, and we’ve been screaming for the decadent San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream flavors since winter. Since Mother Nature has finally realized we’re in the warmer months, we can finally sing the praises of (and keep cool with) the sinfully delicious, and utterly indulgent range of San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream pints, commanded by Owner and President, Jonathan Tammara. The family owned San Bernardo Ice Cream has been in business for over 40 years by the same family and offers signature flavors created with natural flavors and the finest ingredients from around the world.

We were first introduced to San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream last winter, not the best season to enjoy frozen treats, but we survived thanks to the tropical heat setting in our apt. That’s a very different story now that we’re experiencing 90+ degree days. The San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream pints are available in seven delicious flavors: Amaretto Praline Pecan, Biscotti, Cannoli, Italian Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl, New York Style Cheesecake, Spumoni, and Tiramisu. These most famous Italian ice creams flavors are made with only natural, quality ingredients for a pure, creamy and delicious ice cream experience. It is quite difficult to select a favorite, and every time you think you have one, the next flavor blows you away. Like their other “escape” ice cream collections, the San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Creams contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no high fructose corn syrup.

Amaretto Praline Pecan

The ultimate old-world indulgence, a rich amaretto ice cream filled with crunchy, sugar-covered pecans.

Italian Biscotti

An all-time Italian favorite transformed into a creamy frozen treat. It boasts biscotti ice cream with a vanilla base, with a dash of almond and finished up with almond slivers, chocolate-covered biscotti pieces, and a thick caramel sea salt swirl.

Cannoli

Even better than you remembered it. Painstakingly crafted with ricotta cheese and blended with pieces of chocolate-covered cannoli shell, this cannoli ice cream evokes the warmth of an authentic Italian kitchen.

Italian Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl

In true Italian cheesecake fashion, this ice cream base includes real mascarpone cheese and is topped off with a thick, decadent raspberry swirl.

New York Style Cheesecake

This luscious, authentic New York-style cheesecake ice cream conjures up the Big Apple with the magic of graham cracker pieces, real cream cheese, and rich sour cream.

Spumoni

A traditional Italian dessert, taken to the next level. Bernardo’s signature Spumoni includes chocolate swirled with pistachio, strawberry and vanilla ice creams, mixed with fresh sliced cherries and pieces of almonds, and topped off with a tantalizing hint of amaretto.

Tiramisu

The only thing better than tiramisu is tiramisu ice cream. This fabulous re-creation of an old Italian classic includes marsala wine and an authentic mascarpone cheese base to complete the experience.

The San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream collection is available in 16oz Pints and 48oz Scrounds and are a delicious way to cool down in this sudden and instant heatwave we’re experiencing. Get to know more about San Bernardo and their ice creams by visiting their website, www.sanbernardoicecream.com.

GIVEAWAY: Say Goodbye to Summer with Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice

It’s official, in two days, we officially say goodbye to the summer season. The temperatures haven’t quite caught up to the upcoming Autumn Equinox (the first day of Fall will be in the high 80’s), so we thought it was the perfect time to indulge in a favorite summer treat. Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice, who (if you’ve been following our Snapchats) have saved us on many of the summer’s 90+ degree days. So in honor of the slightly decreasing temperatures, we thought we’d raise an Italian Ice (summer’s unofficial cooling treat) to the change in season. We’re also celebrating by giving two of our readers a coupon for a FREE box of Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice. What flavor you get is totally up to you (there are thirteen to choose from).

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Growing up, we remember our summers were filled with hitting up the Italian Ice carts to indulge in a cherry or coconut (sometimes both) Icee. That enjoyment of deliciously sweet coolness was brought back to us over this extremely hot summer thanks to Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice. You can enjoy all thirteen flavors of this fat-free, gluten-free frozen treat, which boasts only around 100 calories, right out of the cup or in a delicious cocktail. In fact, we encourage you to let your taste buds run wild with one of the cocktail recipes featured below, or one of your own.

Black Forest Protein Shake

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2, 6oz cups Lindy’s Black Cherry Italian Ice™
1 ½ cups chocolate almond milk
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
Place Lindy’s Black Cherry cups in the microwave for 30 seconds to thaw. Pour all contents into a blender and blend until smooth. For extra richness, garnish with shaved chocolate.

Razzmatazz Lemonade

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2, 6oz cups Lindy’s Blue Raspberry Italian Ice™
5 oz UV Blue Vodka™
1 cup lemonade
1½ cups ice
Place Lindy’s Blue Raspberry cups in the microwave for 30 seconds to thaw. Pour all contents into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a sprig of mint and lemon slice.

Frozen Lindarita

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3, 6oz cups Lindy’s Lemon Italian Ice™
1 cup silver tequila
¼ cup lime juice concentrate (or fresh-squeezed lime juice)
2 tbsp simple syrup
1½ cups ice
Margarita salt
Lightly dip rim of glass in lime juice and roll in margarita salt. Place Lindy’s Lemon cups in the microwave for 30 seconds to thaw. Pour all contents into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a lime slice.Now that you

Now that you’re acquainted with some of these recipes, are you ready to enjoy the deliciousness of your neighborhood Icee cart in the comfort of your home? Of course, you are! To win a coupon for a FREE box of Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice, enter through our Rafflecopter entry below:

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