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.
As a little girl growing up in Philadelphia I always delighted in eating Irish Potato Candy, a traditional Philadelphia confection that, despite its name is not from Ireland nor does it contain potato. The candies are made with coconut, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and are rolled in cinnamon making them look like small potatoes. They are usually served around St Patrick’s Day to commemorate the Irish Potato famine. They are so good ……. we have them all year round at TREATS.
We are proud to use Straus Family Creamery products because their certified organic dairy products are Non-GMO Project Verified, certified kosher and gluten free. Their cows graze on pastures in good weather and we give them only 100% organically grown feeds. Their cows are never treated with growth hormones or antibiotics. No additives, fillers or artificial ingredients are ever used in any of our delicious organic milk and dairy products. No wonder they all taste so good
They’ve kept their recipe as simple as possible, so that chefs and artisanal ice-cream makers can apply their own artistry to creating unique and specialized ice creams. Straus Family Creamery Organic Ice-Cream Base is an ingredient used by ice-cream makers and pastry chefs who want to produce their own flavors of organic ice cream in batch freezers.
Because Straus Organic Ice-Cream Base contains 14% fat and the highest-quality custard ingredients – just Organic Cream, Organic Milk, sweet-cream buttermilk, organic sugar and organic egg yolk s– there is ample room for creativity in flavors, texture and add-ins.
Making ice cream first requires the production of a basic pasteurized custard base, in which milk, cream, sugar, and egg yolks are heated together until the base reaches a specific temperature. Pasteurization of ice cream is required by the State of California for businesses selling ice-cream products to the public. State law also requires that an ice-cream making business become a state-certified pasteurizer. As an alternative to becoming a state-certified pasteurizer, ice-cream makers and shop owners can use Straus Organic Ice Cream Base.