Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year in Nevada City CA
To celebrate the Chinese New, Year of the Monkey we will be offering “Chunky Monkey” milkshakes. A vanilla or chocolate milkshake with peanut butter, banana and chocolate syrup added to it. We’ll also be scooping Oolong Tea ice cream and serving  fortune cookies. monkey smilingCome out to see the parade  Sunday, February 21st at 1:00 which begins at the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street in Downtown Nevada City CA.

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Chocolate Fest February

CHOCOLATE FEST FEBRUARY
We love our chocolate ice cream and sorbet flavors at TREATS. Flavors like: Chocolate Espresso Sorbet, Vegan Chocolate Mousse Gelato, and Brownie Bits, Bittersweet, Mocha Almond Fudge, and Coconut Almond Crunch Gelato. Top any of these with our Ghiradelli chocolate sauce or dip top chocolate toppings and you have a very special Chocolatey TREAT. As an extra Special Valentines TREAT we are offering a Sundae of Two, two scoops of ice cream, two toppings whipped cream and two cherries served in a waffle bowl with two spoons. You might like to try our very special dark rich European hot chocolate to warm your heart.brownie bits 2.

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Working Together

Working Together and Keeping it Local

TREATS is located in a wonderfully unique community. There are no chain stores permitted in our town. All retail businesses, restaurants, farms and wineries are locally owned.   We try very hard to help each other and cross promote each other’s businesses and local events.   This year for example, TREATS collaborated with Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company to create an ice cream flavor using their Stout Beer and Gingerbread. We worked with Leo and Deb Chapman of Harmony Valley Farm to produce our Rhubarb Sorbet and with Jo Mcproud and Alan Haight of Riverhill Farm to make our Sweet Red Pepper/Strawberry Sorbet. strawberries Mara des BoisDouglas Fir SorbetThree forkshttp://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-rhubarb-image7675947wine glassesLocal Author of Living Wild, Alicia Funk encouraged the development of our wild -sourced Native Bay Ice Cream and Douglas Fir Sorbet.   Our Coffee Broaster Ice Cream uses beans locally roasted by FoxHound Coffee Boasters.   For our Raspberry /Chardonnay sorbet we used wine from local wine merchant BYOB and Raspberries from Mounty Bounty farm.   We trade wonderful photographs for ice cream with Outside Inn owner Erin Thiem.

We are grateful for our interconnected community.

Come by to try a taste of collaboration. TREATS is located at 110 York Street In Nevada City CA.

 

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TREATS Drinks to keep you warm

At TREATS we offer a custom-made dark, rich, European Hot Chocolate and special flavor infused Hot Chocolates as well like: Salted Caramel, Spicy Mexican, Mocha, Peppermint and Orange. We serve these with our house made whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder. For children we offer our wonderful warm Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate version serve with animal crackers.  You might be interested in our “Snuggler”, a scoop of ice cream lovingly placed in your hot chocolate or an Affogato, a scoop of ice cream with a shot or two of espresso poured over it. We also have  hot Chai and Hot chocolate with spooncoffee drinks.

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Unique Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Our Ice Cream Sandwiches are unique just like some of our ice creams. Our wonderful Baker, Felicia Yoder has come up with some very unusual cookies to lovingly embrace our ice cream. The combination of molasses, pumpkin, cinnamon and candied ginger give a spicy flavor to our Ginger Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich. We recommend that you create your Sandwich using one of our Pumpkin, Salt Caramel, Coffee Broaster, French Vanilla, or Lemon Custard ice creams between these Vegan and Gluten-free Ginger Cookies.

Another wonderful combination for a sandwich is our Flourless Chocolate Cookie paired with Mint Chip, Coffee Broaster, Peanut Butter Cup, Mocha Almond Fudge, Raspberry Chip or ………. doesn’t everything go with chocolate ?????

Beginning in December will also have Peppermint Stick Ice Cream, now that could be one terrific holiday treat.

Stop by TREATS and enjoy a truly unique Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Summer Sorbets

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.poolside

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Where will you take your ice cream ?

 

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.

These containers keep your ice cream cold for at least 90 minutes. They are BPA free and dish washer safe .   For Sale at TREATS 110 York Street,to go pint with basket Nevada City, CA

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Travel and Taste with TREATS

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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.

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Sugar-free TREATS

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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.

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TREATS is going Wild

TREATS will be scooping “Wild” flavors in honor of the SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Douglas Fir SorbetDouglas 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.

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