Ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelato!
Cool summer treats on a warm summer day -- nothing signals the lazy, hazy days of summer more than an ice cream or popsicle treat.
In a salute to favourite summertime desserts, this month we feature ice cream and popsicle makers, and other fun toys that make summertime special.
Add some fresh summertime fruit from your nearest farmers’ market to your ice cream, frozen yogurt, or popsicles, and you won’t need to feel quite as guilty for indulging!
What’s the difference between ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelato? Check out our guide to frozen desserts.
We also offer some terrific recipes for ice cream & popsicles, so be sure to check out the website. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in the store this summer!
In this Issue
Culinary Events and News
Downtown Orangeville’s Market On Broadway
Opening Saturday, May 7th 8am to 1pm -- rain or shine!
Downtown Orangeville Founders’ Fair
Friday, July 8th - 5pm until dark
Saturday, July 9th - 9am to 6pm
4th ANNUAL TOURING FOR TREASURES in the Hills of Headwaters
JULY 20TH, 2011 ~ From the Kitchen to the Table is proud to be partnering with some of the finest stores in the region for a shopping extravaganza. Purchase your $60 ticket at FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE TABLE and enjoy lunch, special gifts from participating merchants, and a keepsake gift bag, with funds going to support a local charity. Tickets sell out quickly, so purchase early to avoid disappointment!
Marnie K, the June winner of a Wuesthof Trident Grand Prix II santoku knife.
July Subscriber Draw
All subscribers to our electronic newsletter during the month of July will be entered to win a Zoku Quick Pops™ Maker ($79.99 value)
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Did you know?
- Some claim that the origin of ice cream dates back to 200BC in China, when a mixture of milk and rice was put into the snow to harden.
- In 1905, 11-year old Frank Epperson invented the first popsicle. He called them Epsicles!
- It takes about 50 licks to eat a single scoop ice cream cone.
- Italian immigrant, Italo Marchiony, invented and sold the first ice cream cones from his street cart in New York City in 1896.
- Almost 13% of men and 8% of women admit to licking their bowl after finishing their ice cream!
- Popsicle sticks are made of birch wood.
- It takes about 12 pounds of whole milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream!
- According to Good Humor, who own the rights to popsicles, more than 1.4 billion sticks are used to make Popsicle products. Those sticks would measure more than 9 million miles!
- Twin popsicles (the ones you break in half to share with a friend), were invented during the Depression. Two people could share a popsicle for the cost of one nickel!
- Frank Epperson also created the Fudgsicle and Dreamsicle.
Zoku Quick Pops™ Maker
Nothing says summer more than popsicles, and this year you can make your own healthy popsicles in just minutes.
The Quick Pops™ Maker from Zoku freezes pops in as few as 7 minutes, right on your countertop, without electricity!
To enjoy Quick Pops™ at a moment’s notice, simply store the compact base in your freezer. Quickly make striped pops, yogurt pops, flavoured cream pops, and add your favourite fruit, candy and nuts for a special treat. The only limit is your imagination.
Kit includes six durable, reusable plastic pop sticks with unique ridged designs that allow pops to adhere securely, with special drip guards for tidy eating. A specially designed Super Tool helps to quickly release the frozen pops from their molds. The unit can make up to 9 pops before refreezing the unit again.
Sale price $59.99 each
(regular price $79.99)
Quick Pops™ Popsicle Book
The Quick Pops™ book will help you master the art of creating Zoku Quick Pops™ faster than ever. With over 40 quick and delicious recipes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Those with a penchant for light and healthy pops will love Just Peachy and Watermelon, while those with a love for decadent desserts will devour Marble Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie.
The collection ranges from nostalgic favourites like Neapolitan and Mint Chip to trendy flavours like Pink Mojito and Chai. Also includes original pop-making techniques & tips to inspire you to create your own recipes.
Sale price $15.99 (regular price $19.99)
Feeding a crowd?
Pick up an extra package of 6 reusable pop sticks and drip guards.
Sale price $11.99/box
(regular price $14.99)
Always have some frozen treats on hand!
The Quick Pops™ convenient storage case holds up to 6 pops in an airtight enclosure to preserve freshness.
Sale price $19.99 (regular price $23.99)