Sep 15, 2019 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Nov 9, 2017

The Latest Scoop presents the top trends, products, and tips in the frozen dessert industry.

Low Acid Coffee

trücup low-acid coffee

trücup low-acid coffee is now distributed by the Boyd Coffee Company. Using a patented all-natural water and steam process that reduces acid, trücup delivers all the caffeine of regular coffee. “We see trücup as a new, third category of coffee: regular, decaf and low-acid,” said Andy Gomes, vice president of trücup coffee. “Boyd’s is thrilled to partner with trücup coffee,” said Jeffrey Newman, President and CEO. “We are excited to be the first company to bring this unique product to foodservice customers across the country.” trücup is offered in three roasts to food service accounts and six blends for consumers. For more information, visit www.trucup.com and www.boyds.com.

Nancy’s Fancy

Two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and author Nancy Silverton has launched Nancy’s Fancy, a new line of premium artisanal gelati and sorbetti. Created from recipes inspired by the well-loved desserts served at her acclaimed restaurants, Nancy’s Fancy is the chef’s first-ever product line in her distinguished career. “True Italian gelato is not about an infinite variety of over-the-top, crazy flavors; it is about balance and mouth-feel, creamy, voluptuous texture and pure, honest flavor. That is what we are creating with Nancy’s Fancy – delicious, familiar tastes created with the finest all-natural ingredients and, perhaps, a distinctive twist or two,” says Silverton. All varieties are churned in Southern California, and are made with only the freshest, locally sourced, natural ingredients and pasteurized, hormone-free milk. The line contains no added preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, or high fructose corn syrup. Flavors include: Butterscotch Budino with Salted Caramel Swirl; Chunky Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Fudge Swirl; Roasted Banana with Bourbon & Pecan Praline; Coconut Stracciatella with Bittersweet Chocolate Strands; Chocolate Rum Fondente with Dark Rum and Chocolate Chips; Stumptown Spiced Coffee with Cracked Cocoa Nibs; and Frutti di Bosco (Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries). Nancy’s Fancy retails for $10.99 per pint.

All-Star Slush

All-Star Slush

SONIC® Drive-In is enhancing its summertime lineup of Slush Headquarters flavors with help from brand ambassador and NBA All Star Kevin Durant. The icy treats are available in 28 different flavor options made with real fruit and branded candy. The Game Changer (pictured) is one of Kevin Durant’s new signature Slushes (made with lemon, strawberries and Nerds with rainbow candy). “Last year’s introduction of Nerds into our Slush line up was hugely successful, which ultimately inspired us to experiment with more candy flavors for the second year of Slush Headquarters,” said Chef Claes Petersson, vice president of product innovation for SONIC. “This year we’ve added two more nostalgic candies, including Jolly Ranchers and Popping Candy, to satisfy our adventurous Slush fans who appreciate something different and surprising in their icy refreshment.” Announced as SONIC’s brand ambassador last November, Kevin Durant’s love for the Candy Slush with Nerds and rainbow candy played no small part in his interest in working with SONIC. “The best part of being a brand ambassador with Sonic has been having a role in product creation, including my signature Slush flavors,” said Durant. SONIC is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than three million customers daily. www.sonicdrivein.com

Friendly's Has a Play Date with Crayola

Friendly’s Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake

Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC, the operator of over 250 Friendly’s restaurants and a manufacturer of ice cream products distributed in over 7,500 retail outlets, is combining forces with Crayola to introduce a new, one-of-a-kind, premium Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake. Topped with freshly whipped icing, each ice cream cake serves as an edible artist’s canvas that can be customized with packets of blue and red icing, rainbow confetti and green and yellow sprinkles that are included with every package. Enjoyed by colorful young minds and ice cream enthusiasts who are still young at heart, Friendly’s new Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake is handmade at Friendly’s creamery in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and boasts layers of creamy vanilla and rich chocolate ice cream separated by chocolate crunchies. Perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings and celebrations of any kind, Friendly’s Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake is sold in a single 60-ounce size that easily serves 12 to 15 guests. Retailing for $17.99 to $19.99 per package, Friendly’s Premium Crayola Decorate Your Own Ice Cream Cake is available for purchase in the bakery section of Walmart Supercenters and neighborhood stores nationwide, and will soon be available at all Friendly’s restaurants and at select local grocery stores.

Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream

Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream

Fans and competitors of Jack Nicklaus knew he had very few weaknesses in his legendary golf career. There is, however, one weakness he confesses to off the course—ice cream—and now he’s giving into it and sharing it with the public. In a partnership between two great family-owned companies, rooted in the Midwest, comes Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream, manufactured by a division of The Schwan Food Company—the 60-year-old Minnesota-based manufacturer and marketer of fine frozen foods and nationally renowned for its home delivery service. With a shared commitment to philanthropy, Schwan has become a supporter of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation (nchcf.org). The Foundation’s goal is to provide families access to world-class pediatric healthcare. The new Jack Nicklaus pint-sized ice cream will be available at Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo and Kroger stores in select markets with a suggested retail price of $1.99. The ice cream comes in seven rich and creamy varieties, loaded with real ingredients. Flavors include: Warm Spiced Butter Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Salted Caramel Toffee, Strawberry Lemonade, Triple Chocolate, Coffee and Donuts, and Homemade Vanilla. “It’s no secret that I love ice cream,” Nicklaus confessed. “Needless to say, I have never had so much fun in the research and development of a product. The team at Schwan has a world-class product development center. Together, we have created a variety of flavors—all with real ingredients—for a quality, premium ice cream at a value price.”

PreGel and iSi Partner Up

PreGel and iSi Partner Up

PreGel AMERICA, the U.S. subsidiary of the largest specialty dessert ingredient manufacturer in the world, is excited to announce its partnership with iSi®, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality cream and food whippers. Debuting on both PreGel’s main website and ecommerce site, www.pregelmarketplace.com, the company will distribute a selection of whippers and foam canisters for creating whipped creams, foams, mousses, espumas, whipped soups, micro-cakes and more. “PreGel is dedicated to bringing innovation, efficiency and exceptional quality to professionals in the culinary industry. Partnering with iSi® is another avenue for us to supply the market with high-caliber service and products,” said Jillian Hillard, marketing manager, PreGel AMERICA. “We are thrilled about our new partnership endeavor with iSi® and very enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide these remarkable products.” For more details, visit www.pregelamerica.com and www.iSi.com/us/culinary/.

UFDC @ NRA

UFDC @ NRA

The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Challenge (UFDC) will debut at NRA 2015. The three day competition will be held in a twelve hundred square foot pavilion in the new Lakeside Hall at next year’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. See dessert professionals from around the country compete for the title of Ultimate Frozen Dessert Champion. Taste great ice cream, gelato, and soft-serve creations. Learn how to profit in the fast-growing frozen dessert sector. The UFDC is organized and produced by Dessertworld Media LLC, parent company of Dessert Professional Magazine in print and on-line. To attend NRA 2015 and the UFDC go to www.restaurant.org. For details about sponsoring the inaugural UFDC, contact Jeffrey Dryfoos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scoop Adventures

Scoop Adventures

In her new book, Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States (Page Street Publishing, 2014), ice cream maker and blogger Lindsay Clendaniel, shares the amazing recipes she picked during her travels across the country sampling ice cream from specialty shops and restaurants for her blog, Scoop Adventures. “In 2009, when I started writing my blog, I was enjoying the discovery of the creation of ice cream so much that I wanted to share my recipes with the world,” Clendaniel says. “I wanted to find other people with a passion for ice cream as strong, and perhaps as crazy, as mine. Scoop Adventures became a place for me to catalog recipes while sharing my love for food and flavor.” The 80 deliciously adapted recipes Lindsay discovered were home-tested and designed to be made with a home ice cream maker. For more info, visit www.scoopadventures.com.

 
 
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