Founder and Flavor Creator Lisa Herlinger to host free, informal summer tastings with new seasonal flavors and toppings and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day celebration (Aug. 2)
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 12, 2019 – Ruby Jewel Ice Cream is ready to turn their new test kitchen space into an interactive ice cream hub with drop-in tastings throughout the summer. Customers can meet Founder and Flavor Creator Lisa Herlinger as she handcrafts small batch flavors, mixes new toppings and celebrates the company’s popular ice cream sandwich.
“I love having my very own test kitchen at our new NW 23rd Avenue location, called Lisa’s Kitchen, where I can interact with customers, experiment with new flavor combinations and offer tastings to the community,” said Herlinger. Customers can pull up a stool to the test kitchen “island” to view the ice-cream-making process up close and sample a taste of Herlinger’s latest creation.
Free Summer Ice Cream Sandwich Tastings
Events held at Ruby Jewel, 1650 NW 23rd Avenue
Wednesday, July 17, 4-8 p.m.
Berry, Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Enjoy seasonal berry ice cream, house-made cookies and berry-inspired toppings.
Friday, August 2, 3-7 p.m.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!!
Celebrate Ruby Jewel’s ice cream sandwich with fun giveaways and activities including an all-day “buy one, get one free” offer on grab and go ice cream sandwiches.
Friday, August 9, 4-8 p.m.
Ruby Jewel Flavor Reversals
Herlinger mixes up the fun with a clever twist on flavor reversals. Have fun testing brown sugar ice cream with a variety of strawberry cookies.
Friday, August 16, 4-8 p.m.
Ripe Peaches and Cherries
Explore the possibilities and pairings for favorite late-summer harvests.
Thursday, August 22, 4-8 p.m.
Ruby Jewel Flavor Reversal
Test dark chocolate ice cream with a variety of mint cookies.
Ruby Jewel’s signature ice cream sandwiches are the main focus of the new shop. From the first steps through the door, customers are greeted by a glass-fronted case stacked with freshly baked cookies that pair with seasonal or classic ice cream flavors. “The new shop offers more counter space to showcase all our cookies and toppings so customers can pick from dozens of flavor combinations,” says Herlinger. “It really is the first dedicated ice cream sandwich shop in the city.”
Pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches are available “to go” in a freezer by the front door in popular flavor combinations, including Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie and Butterscotch Ice Cream, Double Chocolate Cookie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Brown Sugar Cookie and Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Cookie and Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Lemon Cookie and Honey Lavender Ice Cream, and Dark Chocolate Cookie with Fresh Mint Ice Cream.
About Ruby Jewel Ice Cream
Ruby Jewel was founded in 2004 at the Portland Farmers’ Market by sisters Lisa Herlinger and Becky Burnett and has grown to include four Portland ice cream shops. The shops feature ice cream sandwiches made to order; ice cream cones and sundaes with rotating seasonal ice cream flavors; and classic ice cream flavors, including Oregon Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Caramel with Salted Dark Chocolate, Oregon Mint Flake and Double Chocolate. Ruby Jewel ice cream is proudly made using local and thoughtfully sourced ingredients and supports community and educational organizations, local farmers and makers, and creates a work environment that is fair and equitable. Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches are available at grocers and attractions throughout the Pacific Northwest, including New Seasons Market, Whole Foods, PCC Markets, Food Front, Fred Meyer, Safeway, and seasonally at the MODA Center, Century Link Field (Seattle), OMSI and the Oregon Zoo.
For more information and store locations, visit Ruby Jewel online at www.rubyjewel.com, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook: @RubyJewelIceCrea