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Summer Ice Cream Round Up: Bars, Cones, & Sandwiches

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Summer is here, and temperatures just keep rising and rising. Along with the heat, the urge for a refreshingly cold treat also tends to increase on a daily basis. Thankfully, July is National Ice Cream Month. In honor of the celebration, here at Parents we’ve taste tested a variety of flavors and brands to bring you our absolute favorites! (Hey, it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.) Be sure to check back every week during the month of July for even more yumminess.

Click here to read the picks for our favorite dairy-free and ice-cream on a stick options.

Skinny Cow Ganache Cones

Skinny Cow Ganache Cones

You’ve probably heard or have had Skinny Cow ice cream before (and if you haven’t, you should!), and their two new flavored cones don’t disappoint. Bonus: At only 160 calories each, these delicious treats are worth every bite.

Flavors: Chocolate Mint Ganache and Chocolate Mousse Ganache

Sold: Nationwide

“Super yummy, and definitely didn’t taste fake or light.” – Sabrina Hall, tablet designer

 

blue bunny mini swirl ice cream

Blue Bunny Mini Cones

Sometimes, ice cream cones are just too much for little stomachs. The makers at Blue Bunny have offered a yummy solution. This pint-sized cones are only about four inches tall, the perfect snack size.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla, Birthday Party, and Peanut Butter

Sold: Nationwide

I ate the caramel cone, and it was so tasty!” – Madeleine Burry, associate managing editor

Klondike Kandy Bars

Klondike Kandy Bars

For those that love to put their candy bars in the freezer (or for anybody with a sweet tooth), than this ice cream is for you! Klondike has combined the crunchy scrumptiousness of candy bars with the smooth sweetness of ice cream to create the ultimate Kandy bar.

Flavors: Caramel & Peanuts, Fudge Krunch, and Cookies & Cream

Sold: Nationwide

I’m pretty sure I devoured my Caramel and Peanuts Klondike bar in under one minute. It hit the taste trifecta for me: sweet-salty, creamy, and crunchy.” – Sherry Huang, senior editor

 

homemade ice cream sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

If you prefer to keep your ice cream homemade, try one of these six delicious ice cream recipes that are anything but boring!

I is for ice cream! Click here to download this fun coloring sheet.

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Summer Ice Cream Round Up: Ice Cream on a Stick

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Summer is here, and temperatures just keep rising and rising. Along with the heat, the urge for a refreshingly cold treat also tends to increase on a daily basis. Thankfully, July is National Ice Cream Month. In honor of the celebration, here at Parents we’ve taste tested a variety of flavors and brands to bring you our absolute favorites! (Hey, it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.) Be sure to check back every week during the month of July for even more yumminess.

Whether your child is on-the-go in the car, at a picnic, or at camp, it doesn’t get much better than ice cream on a stick if you’re a kid. From fruity to creamy, decadent to juicy, these treats are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Popsicle Red Classics

Popsicle Red Classic

Red usually means stop, except when kids see this Popsicle flavor. Red flavors are very popular, so the makers of this summer staple decided to package them all together. Gone are the days of children fighting over who gets the red one, while the poor grape and orange Popsicles are left to melt.

Flavors: Cherry, Raspberry, and Strawberry

Sold: Nationwide

“I love the adorable retro packaging. This is so smart because everybody always goes for the red ones, first, right?” – Samantha Hyde, editorial assistant

Dreyer's Outshine FV Apples & Greens

Dreyer’s Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars

It’s pretty common for kids to enjoy fruit in ice cream, but veggies? That’s a whole different story, but these bars are 25 percent vegetable made with puree and juices.

Flavors: Peach Mango, Tangerine Carrot, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry Medley

Sold: Nationwide

“With few calories and natural ingredients, you can’t go wrong!” – Caylin Harris, associate lifestyle editor

Talenti Gelato Pops

Talenti Gelato Pops

Made with fresh milk and pure cane sugar, these pops are worth the indulgence. And at 30 percent less fat than regular ice cream, you don’t have to feel guilty about it!.

Flavors: Caribbean Coconut, Double Dark Chocolate, Banana Swirl, Black Raspberry, Coffee, Mediterranean Mint, Tahitian Vanilla, and Sea Salt

Sold: Nationwide

“They’re so good!!! I love their salted caramel, and it’s great on a stick, too.” – Sarah Lyon, editorial assistant

Yasso Greek Yogurt Pops

Yasso Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars

At only 80 calories a bar and 5-7 grams of protein, you’ll want to go back for seconds with these delicious frozen treats. (Don’t worry. We won’t tell.)

Flavors: Chocolate Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Sea Salt Caramel, Peanut Butter Cup, Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Mango, and Coconut

Sold: Nationwide

“AMAZING! It didn’t melt super fast, and was tasty without being too rich or heavy.” – Ashley Oerman, assistant editor

In the mood to made your own ice cream? Try one of the six delicious ice cream sandwiches!

I is for ice cream! Click here to download this fun coloring sheet.

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Summer Ice Cream Round Up: Dairy-Free Favorites

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Summer is here, and temperatures just keep rising and rising. Along with the heat, the urge for a refreshingly cold treat also tends to increase on a daily basis. Thankfully, July is National Ice Cream Month. In honor of the celebration, here at Parents we’ve taste tested a variety of flavors and brands to bring you our absolute favorites! (Hey, it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.) Be sure to check back every week during the month of July for even more yumminess.

Most of us have two assumptions about ice cream: First, it’s delicious. Second, it’s a dairy product. And while that’s true, there are many scrumptious dairy-free options that can fulfill an ice cream craving without the allergy worries. (P.S. These are delicious even if you don’t have a milk allergy!) Here are our favorites:

TCBY Silk Vanilla

TCBY Silk

The brand you loved as a child is now available for your little munchkins to enjoy. TCBY has partnered with Silk Soy Milk to create a delicious dairy-free frozen yogurt option available in all its locations. Since Silk is available as a soft-serve, customers can still customize and add their favorite toppings.

Flavors: Coconut, Chocolate, and Vanilla

Sold: TCBY Stores Nationwide

“Mmmmm, I tried the coconut and loved it! Not too sweet or too rich. Definitely a keeper.” – Allison Berry, editorial assistant

 

Alchemy Creamery Dairy-Free Ice Cream

 

Alchemy Creamery

New Yorkers have enjoyed Alchemy Creamery’s unique dairy-free goodies for years. Recently, the team behind the brand launched nationwide-shipping so every one can experience their unique mix of flavors.

Flavors: Green Tea & Coconut, Chocolate Chai, Salted Peanut Butter, Almond Marzipan, and Strawberries & Cream

Sold: Smorgesburg and Fairway Markets in New York City, shipped nationwide via their website

“I loved the almond marzipan. It tasted just like crushed almonds. It was creamy and tasted naturally sweet, not overly sweetened.” – Ruthie Fierberg, editorial assistant to the Editor in Chief

 

Sorbabes

 

Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet

Sorbabes prides itself on combining farm-fresh ingredients, filtered water, and peak-season fruits to create a delicious mix of exciting summer flavors.

Flavors: Pistachio with Sea Salted Caramel, Peanut with Banana and Chocolate Fudge, Juicy Orange Passionfruit with Lychees, Lemon with Candied Zest, and Raspberry with Dark Chocolate.

Sold: Primarily on the East Coast but constantly expanding

“Passionfruit with lynchee was refreshing, light, and tangy. Both flavors were present and I liked that the tart balanced the sweetness.” – Mia Song, senior designer

Click here for dairy-free desserts you can make at home!

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Parents Goody Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win a Herschel Backpack Full of Ice Cream Coupons

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!” Once you start singing the tune you can’t stop…and you automatically want your favorite treat! Whether you stay inside and scoop yourself a bowl, or go out with friends and family to your local ice cream spot, eating ice cream will always remain a popular pastime in the summer months. Plus, July is National Ice Cream Month, so what are you waiting for? Grab your spoons and dig in!

Unilever is giving ONE lucky winner this cute red Herschel backpack full of five Unilever Ice Cream Brand coupons, including Breyers (a great choice if you’re making our ice cream sandwich recipes), Fruttare Fruit Bars, Klondike, Popsicle and MAGNUM Ice Cream (a personal favorite at our office), an approximate $110 value. Score!

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day on Monday, July 7. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on July 8 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Have some fun and throw an ice cream themed party with decorations and all!

Congrats to our winner, Kelsey Mehrens! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook to claim your prize!

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