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Salted Caramel Gelato

October 13, 2014 in What's New

Some are saying that salted caramel is the “new vanilla.” And, why not? Despite regular vanilla’s popularity, it can be... well... boring. In contrast, the dynamic dissimilarity between savory and sweet yields a depth of character rarely experienced on the palate. Trader Joe’s new Salted Caramel Gelato aims for this character in the form of a frozen dessert. We think we hit the mark! Very slowly, we heat milk and cream (more milk than cream) with...

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Mini Ginger Pumpkin Ice Cream Mouthfuls

September 29, 2014 in What's New

The modern day ice cream sandwich is believed to have been invented (or popularized) by a New York puschcart peddler in 1900. He discovered that by sandwiching ice cream between two wafers, it would be easier for people to carry away and could be eaten more readily (the wafers softened the center). Handy. The Trader Joe’s Mini Ice Cream Mouthful is a small (literally) twist on the sandwich novelty. While designed to be similarly handled, it fits right in the mouth. Snugly, mind you. We have a mint version that is well-suited to the warm weather seasons, and we wanted to make one that would fit well in...

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Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream

September 26, 2014 in What's New

Mochi is a traditional Japanese food made from steamed & pounded sticky rice and sugar. It’s chewy and slightly sweet, and quite unlike anything else. In the early 1990s, our supplier—an enterprising Japanese American entrepreneur—invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream. The chewy, sticky coating embraces the cool and creamy quite unlike anything else. So, when we challenged them to incorporate pumpkin pie—yet another swooned-over dessert profile—into the mix, we were confident the result would be...

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