Even though summer is winding down we wanted to talk about our favorite treat that, frankly, we enjoy year round — ice cream. Creamy, sweet, perfect alone, or atop your favorite pie, crumble or buckle ice cream can’t be beat. And we’re not alone, ice cream in various forms is enjoyed worldwide. Though many Americans think they’re true aficionados of ice cream, they’ll be surprised to find that Americans actually come in second behind New Zealand in consumption per capita according to WorldAtlas.com.
While we might consume a lot of ice cream, there’s still much to learn about it and its many forms in the Serious EatsIllustrated Tour of Ice Cream. According to the guide, Americans are most familiar with Hard Custard Ice Cream, which is made from heavy amounts of cream, and eggs. It is frozen just after churning and creates a creamy and scoopable ice cream. It’s also a great starter ice cream for newbie makers. The United States also has a handful of other regional styles of ice cream including, New England Ice Cream, Philadelphia Ice Cream, and Midwestern Frozen Custard. And of course they’ve included other favorites like gelato, frozen yogurt, sherbert, ice milk, and others. We were most intrigued by Kulfi, India’s ice cream which is frozen in molds instead of churned and the milk is cooked very slowly for hours on the stove along with sugar, nuts, and/or other spices and aromatics. The slow cooking process is important to caramelizing the sugars and browning the milk, which gives Kulfi its signature flavor.
Of course ice cream is great on its own, but for a special treat you can make a decadent sundae with toppings found in the market. Fresh berries and stone fruit are a great way to celebrate the end of summer while we still have nature’s candy in the market. 29 Kettle Confectionery’s seasoned and candied nuts add a bit of crunch and pizazz to any sundae. We especially love the Sweet and Salty Pecans. Suzanne’s Chocolate has the perfect Dark Chocolate Sauce that’s perfect room temp, or warmed for a hot sundae! Market Master, Ginger Rapport, swears that Taming Turtle’s Snickernoodle and Handel’s Ice Cream Salty Caramel Truffle is a match made in sundae heaven. Don’t forget a dollop of whip cream on top! Garry’s Meadow Fresh (Lady Lane Farm) All-Jersey Cream and a little sugar whipped to perfection is the perfect topping on a banana split!
Tara Donne, 2014, Television Food Network
The Beaverton Farmers Market
We will see you all this Saturday at the Market, starting at 9:00AM
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream At the Market!
We’re lucky to have not one, but two vendors in the market serving up pints and cups of this cool sweet treat, Handel’s Ice Cream and Garry’s Meadow Fresh (Lady Lane Farm).
Market goers might have grown up with a Handel’s Ice Cream in their town. Handel’s is an Ohio treasure that has since been franchised and can be found coast to coast, including right here in Beaverton off Cornell.
Photo courtesy of Handel’s Ice Cream, Portland
This summer Handel’s Ice Cream made an outpost right in our market where they sell a selection of pints and single serving cups of their homemade small batch ice cream. Market offerings include Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Salty Caramel Truffle, Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk, Vanilla, among other favorites and seasonal offerings, including fresh Oregon Peach. If you’re looking for a great novelty treat they’ve got that too! There’s frozen dipped bananas, ice cream pops and sandwiches.
Garry’s Meadow Fresh is excited to be offering their Old Fashioned Ice Cream at the Market. Each week they will bring their most requested flavors along with seasonal, rotating and exciting new flavors. Garry has a notebook of secret recipes and is always looking for flavor suggestions to fill his book. If you’ve had Garry’s Meadow Fresh Milk milk then you know you’re in for a real creamy and delicious treat!
Kati with Garry’s Meadow Fresh said she will be bringing Farmhouse Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Milkman’s Mocha, Valencia Cream, plus many more!
Washington County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Market
Washington County Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the market this Saturday, August 21, from 9:00AM-1:30PM. A follow up vaccine clinic for second doses (or first if you miss this week’s clinic) will be on September 11th. If you’ve been on the fence or haven’t been able to be vaccinated yet, now is your chance while visiting the market. As an added incentive, Washington County Department of Health and Human Services will be giving out $50 of Beaverton Farmers Market tokens for the first 30 vaccine recipients at the clinic. The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be located on 3rd Street in between Watson and Washington, or an Info Booth staff can direct if you need assistance.
Cultured Kindness is back in the market! Thank you everyone for your patience as they have had to navigate production challenges during their move. Cultured Kindness certainly appreciates all the support you have shown them so let’s welcome them back in true market fashion — go buy their delicious vegan cheese!