February 26, 2014
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.
February 14, 2014
Scooping This Weekend
For Valentines Day Weekend we have some new and very special TREATS-made flavors. Try Romantic Rose, Vivacious Violet, Tart and Sweet Meyer Lemon, Sassy Strawberry Rhubarb, Chocolate Love, Alluring Lavender, Coconut Palms and Sunsets Key lime Pie, or Bourbon Breakfast.
February 11, 2014
Our Latest TREAT
Ice Cream Sandwiches. Made your way…our chocolate cookie and your choice of ice cream. I’m working on several different cookies to offer variety ( one will be gluten free)… coming soon.
February 4, 2014
Vegan Ice Cream Contest
TREATS is conducting a contest to find a wonderful new vegan ice cream flavor. We will offer the winner a $50 TREATS gift certificate and also make and sell the winning flavor for at month at the ice cream shop. Entries should be made with locally sourced, organic ingredients as much as possible. We are looking for a recipe that will appeal to kids and grownups. You can submit more than one of your tried and true or creative recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please credit the source of the recipes if you didn’t invent it yourself. The contest will run until the end of February.
We will select the top 6 recipe submissions and then we (TREATS) will make those ice creams and have two judges select one winning flavor. The Judges will be Katie Carter katiecarterwellness.com and Kayle Martin cowgirlsandcollardgreens.com. The winner will be announced on March 10th, 2014.
February 2, 2014
We are often asked what is the difference between ice cream and gelato?
Gelato has less fat because it is made with more milk. Ice cream is churned faster and therefore contains more air. Gelato is denser and often more flavorful because it is churned more slowly. Gelato is usually served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream.
December 19, 2013
Leaving Cookies for Santa
The tradition of Christmas cookies for Santa isn’t an incredibly old one. In fact, it is believed to have emerged around the time of the Great Depression when parents wanted to inspire their children to share with others, especially in hard times. At TREATS we bake our own Chocolate Chip (gluten free and regular), Flourless Chocolate, Mexican Wedding, Peanut Butter, Molasses and Oatmeal Raisin cookies and brownies. What is your favorite cookie recipe?
December 17, 2013
The tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800s. According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known Grimm‘s fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel“.in which the two children abandoned in the forest found an edible house made of bread with sugar decorations. After this book was published, German bakers began baking ornamented fairy-tale houses of lebkuchen (gingerbread). These became popular during Christmas, a tradition that came to America with Pennsylvanian German immigrants.
December 17, 2013
TREATS Gift Certificates make great presents or stocking stuffers for anyone on your list.
November 8, 2013
TREATS Ice cream cakes make a great addition to your celebrations. Select your favorite flavors and the size cake you would like to serve. Our cakes are 6″ 8″ or 9″ in diameter . We need two days to make your order special. So please stop by the shop or give us a call 530 913 5819 to tell us what you would like.
October 19, 2013
We have amazing TREATS for people avoiding gluten. Try the flourless, dark, rich chocolate cake with summer raspberry sauce, or how about chocolate chip , oatmeal raisin, peanut butter or snickerdoddle cookies?