Soft Serve Ice Cream and Yogurt Vending Machines Coming to a Location Near You (Probably)Vending machine aficionados rejoice! A new type of soft serve ice cream/yogurt vending machine might soon be popping up at a location near you. According to news reports, iCream is expanding and bringing their vending machines to several malls and airports. This is all thanks to a contract they signed with Pinkberry.The iCream vending machine allows the consumer to purchase a frozen treat with the topping of their choice. Yes, the choices are more limited than a traditional yogurt or ice cream shop. The convenience factor, speed, and the footprint required for the machine, however, are undeniably a plus and make up for the limited options. (Image Credit: KTLA)#vendingmachine #icecream #yogurt
5 Kids Create 5 New Flavors For Salt and Straw Ice CreamSalt & Straw continues to demonstrate that not only listen to kids as customers, but they also aren’t afraid to draw inspiration and learn from them.Tyler Malek, the founder of Salt & Straw, recently held a  meeting with his "Board of Flavor Executives." This extra-special board was composed of the children who conceptualized the company's five new ice cream flavors. These creative kids were the winners of a  story contest about the wildest ice cream flavors they could ever think of. One of the kids, Rae, named his flavor, "Bottomless Limes. " Bottomless Limes is a Key Lime Pie ice cream sprinkled with chocolate bark and real pie crust. Asher, on the other hand, invented "The Adventurous Llamanaut." The Adventurous Llamanaut is a cherry-flavored ice cream mixed with pink and blue marshmallows. Whereas, Charlotte's "Rosie the Pink Flamingo" literally screams pink as it is made out of strawberry ice cream, pink gummy bears, and pink sprinkles. Cooper's creation was a take on mango-pineapple jelly and citrus mousse with raspberry sherbet and is called. This flavor was named "Triple Tropic Twist." Last but not the least, there was Bridget's "The Ice Cream of Moo. " The Ice Cream of Moo is a classic flavor with a twist: chocolate ice cream with a touch of salt, caramel, cashews, and cherry-laced chocolate ganache.Video credit: KGW News​#Salt&Straw #IceCream #Food #Kids #Children #Dessert​
Van Leeuwen Launches Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Pizza Ice CreamsChocolate and vanilla are so yesterday, Van Leeuwen is taking ice cream to the future with seven wild new flavors.The most tantalizing in their lineup : macaroni and cheese-flavored ice cream. Van Leeuwen is turning the iconic Kraft Macaroni & Cheese into pint sized frozen goodness. The mac and cheese ice cream immediately caused a frenzy that left Van Leeuwen’s website crashing and the products sold out within minutes of going on sale.The mac and cheese flavor is one among seven new flavors to be launched at Walmart locations across 50 states nationwide. The other flavors include Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Planet Earth, Pizza, Hot Honey, Royal Wedding Cake, Bourbon Cherries Jubilee and Wild Blueberry Shortcake. The brand-new offerings, retailed at $4.98 a pint, will be available in 3,500 Walmart locations for a 10-week rotation.#icecream #VanLeeuwen #macaronicheese #pizza #walmart #flavorSource: Fox17/WZTV​
Anime-Themed Ice Cream Parlor Opens in CaliforniaTsun Scoops likes their ice cream, but doesn’t care if you do.(That’s an anime inside joke. I’ll explain: a tsundere is a stock character who is in love with the main character, but acts like s/he hates the main character.)Okay, with that explained: Tsun Scoops is an anime-themed ice cream shop in Garden Grove, California. It currently offers 14 flavors, all of which are subtle anime references. Bubble Gambatte, for example, is taken from the classic anime Bubblegum Crisis. How did this ice cream parlor get started? You can read its origin story in manga form.-via Food with Bros#anime #manga #icecream