On Sundays we will offer a toppings buffet for our customers to build Sundaes. Design your own Sundae using a choice of three toppings like fresh fruit, and assorted nuts and candies and then add a hot fudge, caramel or strawberry sauce to your choice of our amazing ice cream flavors. A memorable TREAT for grandchildren, visiting relatives or after your hike or bike ride on one of Nevada City’s in-town trails or for those avoiding endless football on TV.
TREATS has collaborated with the newly opened Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company to create a Stout Ice Cream. We love to work with local businesses to develop products of mutual benefit. The results of these collaborations exemplify the “Buy Local” concept and puts forth uniquely local products. It is our intention to provide local residents and visitors with ice creams they simply can’t get anywhere else. To date we have collaborated with several farmers, an indigenous plant specialist, a coffee roaster, and now a local brewery. We wonder where this concept will take us? As always, we welcome your ideas. In the meantime please stop in to sample our Three Forks Stout Ice Cream.
Our TREATS-made Strawberry ice cream is made using organic Mara des Bois Strawberries. This lush fruit is a patented french variety blending four European strawberries. Noted for its delicious flavor and intense fragrance it first gained popularity with pastry chefs at famed restaurants in Southern California. The plant produces fruit from spring through to fall making it a great choice for the home gardner. We are lucky to buy ours at the Nevada City, Saturday Farmers Market.
TREATS to Go….. Our World Cup
Today we are introducing a new product, it is sort of a ….. Sundae to go… a Packed Parfait, a Stacked Sweetness in a cup. These cups will be pre-packed by the Treatsters and ready to go out the door. They can be (with a few days notice) custom designed and pre-ordered for parties, picnics, parades or events.
Each week we will feature a new combination of ingredients. For today’s World Cup Soccer Match (USA vs. Germany) and the 4th of July we will have a red white and blue theme i.e. strawberries, honey-vanilla ice cream and blueberries.
In addition this week we will layer our organic Strawberry ice cream with Nutella.
Future combinations could be Salt Carmel gelato with caramel sauce and pecans or a S’mores Sundae with marshmallows, graham crackers chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. How about Rocky Road with chocolate ice cream marshmallows and nuts or maybe a light Summer Delight Sundae made with a Lemon Custard ice cream and fruity sorbet layered with strawberry or peach sauce. Oh the fun we will have making up new combinations. Your suggestions are most welcome. Post a comment/suggestion on the Outside Inn’s blog by July 4th for a chance to win a TREATS gift certificate .
Our Coffee Broaster ice cream is made using beans locally and lovingly roasted by Steffen Snell, the Coffee Broaster of Foxhound Espresso & Coffee Broaster. We create magic from this elixir in our ice creams, milkshakes, sundaes and affogatos. Here in Steffen own words is how he approaches his business.
It is Rhubarb time at TREATS, a much anticipated event that happens every spring. Whenever possible, we try very hard to use local and seasonal ingredients for the products we make. This month Rhubarb is in season and we purchased ours from nearby Harmony Valley Farm. The Little Old Ice Cream Maker will turn that farm fresh Rhubarb into Sorbet and Treatsicles ( our version of the popsicle). We source our strawberries,sweet red peppers, melons and some spices from Riverhill Farm, our pears from Boorinakis-Harper Ranch, our peaches from Chaffin Family Orchards and assorted fruits and veggies from Heaven and Earth Farm. Frequenting our local farmers markets is usually an idea inspiring adventure. We hope you enjoy the seasons at TREATS
Beginning this Friday, May 2nd and continuing on Friday June 6th, July 11th, August 1st, September 5th and ending Friday October 3rd, Nevada City will become a free, colorful festival of the arts, showcasing the best of our local visual and performing artists. Artists will be on the streets of historic downtown Nevada City and in the local shops and parks. There will be music to please all tastes performed in different locations around town. We will shut down York Street to wheeled traffic and turn it into a designated “Kidz Alley” with different family-friendly arts activities planned for each First Friday Art Walk beginning at 5:30-8:30. Stop by and enjoy the Arts!
Springtime and warmer temperatures make us think TREATSICLES ( our version of the popsicle). We like to use local, seasonal fruits and veggies so our flavors are very fresh and will change throughout the growing season. This year we’ll start off with kiwi, pink grapefruit and rhubarb flavors. These TREATS are vegan and organic. We do also offer, vietnamese Coffee and Chai Boba Tea and Arnold Palmer Ice Tea TREATSICLES. Later in the spring and summer we’ll have green smoothie, cucumber-mint, strawberry basil, local berries, peach and melon flavors. There are no added flavorings in our TREATSICLES just organic, seasonal fruits and veggies , pure cane sugar and water/juice. Stop by the shop and see what is in season in our local region and at TREATS.
Transitional Springtime Hours
Between the winter and summer is a transitional time at TREATS. The days are a little longer and the temps a little warmer. We will be open a bit later beginning this week.
Monday and Tuesday 1-5:00
Wednesday and Thursday 1-8:00
Friday and Saturday 12-9:00
With a tip of the hat and the nod of a head we pay homage to Jake Godby Chef and Co-owner of Humphry Slocombe, one of San Francisco’s best loved Ice Cream shops. His recipe for their Secret Breakfast ice cream flavor has inspired Bob to create Bourbon Breakfast. The main ingredients, bourbon, caramelized cornflakes and Strause Ice Cream mix combine to make a truly awesome adult oriented flavor.
Bourbon Breakfast is now being served at TREATS.