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McDonald’s Phasing Out Artificial Flavors From Ice Cream

Now that McDonald’s is finally rolling out ice cream machines that work, the fast food giant is also improving the ice cream itself by removing artificial flavors. [More]

Häagen-Dazs Giving Out Free Kiddie-Size Cones This Afternoon

Häagen-Dazs Giving Out Free Kiddie-Size Cones This Afternoon

If you’re looking for a refreshing treat this afternoon, find out whether there’s a Häagen-Dazs location near you. If so, you’ll be able to get a free cone of the shop’s smallest size from 4 PM to 8 PM today. [More]

Yuengling Tries To Tempt Harry Potter Fans With Butterbeer-Flavored Ice Cream

Yuengling Tries To Tempt Harry Potter Fans With Butterbeer-Flavored Ice Cream

Who wants to take a trip to Universal Studios to drink Harry Potter’s favorite beverage when they could eat it anywhere? That’s now an option: Yuengling’s Ice Cream has launched a Butterbeer flavor.  [More]

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McDonald’s To Replace Ice Cream Machines After Years Of Complaints About Lack Of McFlurry

For years, consumers have expressed frustration about being unable to get ice cream — particularly a McFlurry — from McDonald’s because of broken or otherwise incapacitated machines. Now, the Golden Arches is working to address the issue by providing restaurants with a new type of ice cream machine.  [More]

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Starbucks Testing Ice Cream In Coffee At 100 California Stores

If you’re the kind of person who likes your desserts caffeinated, or your caffeine in dessert form, you’ll have another way to get your buzz on: Starbucks will soon be serving ice cream at more than 100 U.S. locations. [More]

Twinkie And Sno-Ball Flavored Ice Cream Exists For Some Reason

Twinkie And Sno-Ball Flavored Ice Cream Exists For Some Reason

Have you ever thought that your favorite treats would be better if they could only be turned into ice cream? Good news, if you’re a fan of Twinkies and Sno-Balls from Hostess. the brand will be selling a limited edition ice cream flavored with its treats this year. [More]

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After Years Of Complaints, Why Are People Still Having Trouble Getting A McDonald’s McFlurry?

For a lot of people, dessert isn’t an everyday thing, so when you finally are in the mood to treat yourself, the last thing you want to be told is that the one thing you’re hankering for is not available. Yet, for years, ardent fans of McDonald’s McFlurry have complained about being denied their favorite frozen treat. [More]

Barbara L. Hanson

Ice Cream Plant Linked To Listeria Contamination Coincidentally Shuts Down

Does the shutdown of a gourmet ice cream company, Dr. Bob’s Handcrafted Ice Cream, have anything to do with the recall of ice cream produced in its facility for possible Listeria contamination? The company’s owner told a local news outlet that it closed because of “business complications.” [More]

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Cedar Crest Ice Cream Joins Cookie Dough Recall

Back in September, Blue Bell Creameries scared its fans again by announcing a recall of ice cream for possible Listeria contamination. Fortunately, it wasn’t a repeat of the massive contamination last year: the bacteria was in cookie dough from an outside supplier. That dough also went to other ice cream companies, including Publix, Blue Bunny, and Chocolate Shoppe, which later recalled their cookie dough ice creams. Now another brand, Cedar Crest, is joining the recall. [More]

Blue Bell And Publix Recall More Cookie Dough Ice Cream Due To Supplier’s Recall

Blue Bell And Publix Recall More Cookie Dough Ice Cream Due To Supplier’s Recall

The company that made the cookie dough implicated in a recent recall of Blue Bell ice cream says that the same egg-free cookie dough has been distributed to more than two dozen other food companies, and so far only one has come forward. Meanwhile, an expansion of the cookie dough recall means that Blue Bell has expanded its own recall in turn, and there’s now more ice cream out there that’s potentially dangerous and no one should eat. [More]

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Health Department Imposes $850K Fine On Blue Bell For Listeria Outbreak, Company Only Paying $175K For Now

The state health department in Texas has taken an unusual step in while punishing Blue Bell Creameries for manufacturing and distributing Listeria-laden ice cream: The state has imposed an $850,000 fine on the company for the Listeria contamination in ice cream that sent 12 customers to the hospital and is blamed for the deaths of three people who were served the ice cream while in the hospital for pre-existing conditions. [More]

Barbara L. Hanson

10 National Ice Cream Day Deals To Help Beat The Heat

National Ice Cream Day is officially July 17, or so the ice cream gods have proclaimed, but many businesses are either starting the festivities early or extending the sweet treat deals beyond Sunday. Here’s what you’ll need to know to get your brain freeze on. [More]

Weight Watchers Giant Fudge Bars Lose A Dramatic Amount Of Weight

Weight Watchers Giant Fudge Bars Lose A Dramatic Amount Of Weight

Last year, reader M. sent us pictures of her favorite low-calorie ice cream bars from Weight Watchers, noting that the bars had each lost a few milliliters. Apparently, the Giant Fudge Bars have stayed with their program, and have now become less giant. [More]

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Dean Foods Buys Ice Cream And Intellectual Property From Friendly’s, Will License Back Trademark To Restaurants

You may remember that ice cream parlor and restaurant chain Friendly’s filed for bankruptcy back in 2011. Since then, the chain closed some restaurants and kept going. Now the nation’s largest dairy distributor, Dean Foods, wandered past the remaining business that Friendly’s has, and likes what it sees in the ice cream case. It’s acquiring the retail and ice cream making parts of the business, but not the chain of restaurants. [More]

Blue Bell Recalls Pints Of Ice Cream Because Rocky Road Is Not Cookies ‘N Cream

Blue Bell Recalls Pints Of Ice Cream Because Rocky Road Is Not Cookies ‘N Cream

Ask any ice cream lover — or novice, really — and they’ll tell you there’s a fundamental difference between Rocky Road and Cookies ’n Cream flavors: one obviously contains cookies and the other marshmallows and nuts. Yet somehow, the two flavors were mixed up during production, leading the Texas-based creamery to recall the products.  [More]

You Can Get A Free Ice Cream Cone Today At Carvel

You Can Get A Free Ice Cream Cone Today At Carvel

If you’re looking for a treat this afternoon, you can get a free junior soft-serve cone if there’s a Carvel store near you from 3 PM to 8 PM. The cones are free, and vanilla, chocolate, and Oreo flavors are available. Customers who stop by can get a special coupon book if they make a $1 donation to the American Red Cross. [Carvel]

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Blue Bunny Shrink Rays Ice Cream And Frozen Yogurt Half-Gallons To 1.44 Quarts

Blue Bunny Shrink Rays Ice Cream And Frozen Yogurt Half-Gallons To 1.44 Quarts

It wasn’t all that long ago that ice cream was sold in actual half gallons, instead of containers of 1.5 to 1.75 quarts… or even smaller. Blue Bunny, a brand that has generally stayed at the higher end of the range, used a recent package redesign to mask shrinkage down to 46 ounces, or 1.44 quarts. [More]

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NYC In Need Of A Dairy Hero As Rash Of Ice Cream Pint Thefts Threatens City’s Häagen-Dazs Supply

Go into your freezer, grab that pint of Häagen-Dazs and hold it tight, New Yorkers: someone out there is targeting high-end ice cream in a series of thefts that may or may not be indicative of a dairy shoplifting ring. [More]