We love the summertime and all the organic fresh fruits and veggies from our local farmers markets. We make our sorbets using strawberries, raspberries peaches and rhubarb within 24 hours of their being picked. They are vegan and very refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
The possibilities are endless with our new reusable insulated pint containers.
Take your favorite flavor ice cream on a picnic to the river, the lake, or camping, hiking, cycling, and to a friends house?
Purchase one container at TREATS and when you are finished enjoying your favorite flavor ice cream just bring the container back and we can refill for you to be ready for your next adventure.
On Tuesday May 19th from 6:00-9:00, Hilary Emberton will launch her book An Invitation to Travel.
The book takes readers on a pictorial voyage to 56 countries with commentary by the author and photographer that brings special meaning to the photos.
TREATS will serve ice cream and sorbet flavors inspired by the countries featured in Hilary’s book. Come taste flavors like: Japanese Green Tea, Icelandic Rhubarb, Mexican Spiced Chocolate, Vietnamese Coffee, Indian Chai, Peruvian Mango, Guatemalan Cardomon and other exotic flavors.
We have had many requests for sugar-free ice cream. We have looked into all kinds of artificial sweeteners and determined the truly healthiest non-sugar sweeteners are dates and other fruits and veggies.
We use organic sugar in our artisan ice creams and occasionally maple syrup or honey in our vegan flavors to provide lovely, sweet, creamy ice creams and sorbets.
The sugar in ice cream makes it softer and more scoopable. Lack of sugar makes for a frozen solid block that will not scoop. So If we don’t want to use artificial sweeteners and we don’t want to use sugar in a recipe then we have to be prepared to have a frozen solid end product. What to do???? We decided to turn our sugar-free, frozen TREATS into TREATSICLES; frozen goodness on a stick made without sugar or artificial sweeteners.
We will continue to experiment and try new flavor combinations. If you have ideas we would love to hear them. In the mean time we hope you enjoy our sugar-free TREATSICLES.
TREATS will be scooping “Wild” flavors in honor of the SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Douglas Fir sorbet, CA Bay Laurel and Candy Cap Mushroom organic ice creams and Yerba Santa vegan deliciousness will be offered all weekend at the shop January 15-18 in downtown Nevada City at 110 York Street. ……..Stop by for a taste of the wild side.
We love apples!!! Apple pie a la Mode, Apple Sundaes, Caramel Apple Milkshakes and our unique Apple Pie Cone . Try our Apple Strudel Ice cream or Apple Pie a La Mode that is made with our special baked apple pie filling and topped with ice cream and whipped cream and served in a waffle bowl. Our Apple Sundae is Apple Pie filling served with ice cream and topped with caramels sauce, nuts and whipped cream. The Caramel Apple Milkshake is made with ice cream, apple juice, caramel and cinnamon that are swirled together in the blender . For the Apple Pie Cone we place apple pie filling inside your cone and top it off with your choice of ice cream flavors. Recommended ice cream flavor combinations with these Apple delights might be Honey Vanilla, Apple Strudel, Salt Caramel Gelato, Lemon Custard or Butter Pecan.
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 .