Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas is Nigh....

It’s December and the holidaze are in full frontal assault mode. We did the Hillhurst Sunnyside Winter market yesterday and sold out in 2 hours! People are insatiable and those are my kind of people!

This month … to take the edge off the frantic rush I present to you ….

Boozy Eggnog Ice Cream and Pomegranate Prosecco Sorbet…

BOOZY EGGNOG is a rich and luscious concoction of holiday spirits, spices and cream. It is beautiful by itself or would elevate even the most humble pie to fantastic heights!

POMEGRANATE PROSECCO SORBET is so clean and beautiful you will want a bathtub full. Seriously, the first bite is such a pleasant surprise of not too sweet, not too tart, not too hard, not too soft … JUST RIGHT cool clean refreshing flavour.

Starting Friday December 6th, Ice Cream Anarchy will be for sale at Sunnyside Natural Market in Kensington. I’ll be tweeting the flavours as they roll in and out so you will know when to run down there. Spread the word.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November (you know, the cold month in between Thanksgiving and Christmas?)

I'm gettin festive y'all.

I've sidestepped Halloween all together and NOT given in to my baser instincts .... So .. I didn't whip up  a flavour called Halloween Trash ... which would have been a creamy chocolate base with ALL of my kids Halloween candy broken up into it! I think it would have KILLED ..actually ... but it's not in my mandate and my boys would have killed me in my sleep. Truth.

Instead ... you lucky delivery recipients are getting:

GOAT CHEESE & WHISKY FIGS ... Beautiful goat cheese ice cream courtesy of Noble Meadows Farm swirled with dried figs that have been brought back to plumpness with the help of ....whisky. It is sophisticated ice cream eatin' and you wont find it anywhere else ... (I can pretty much guarantee...)

Do you know the band Hoochie Fig? Listen to stuff here:


CRANBERRY CHIP.... Sweet and tart cranberry ice cream with chocolate chips. Is there anything else to say? OH ... it's PINK ... I love pink ice cream because it looks so good next to the ICA logo!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We're Oh So Thankful for Fall Ice Cream

Is it October? I keep thinking it’s November because it’s cold and we just had Thanksgiving … but then I remember that the cold and Thanksgiving come early here in Calgary! Just a Yankee disclaimer … IF Thanksgiving were when I expect it to be …from years of living it like that …you’d all have had to SHARE your autumnal ice cream treats with your families. So … it’s good that everything is exactly the way it is … ahem.

The flavour line up ….

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Cinnamon Girl). I LOVE cinnamon ice cream. LOVE it. And for some strange reason, it’s just not out there all that often. The Chocolate chip banana bread chunks really complement the ‘scream. It’s like a sundae in a pint … or a cup .. if you take it out of the pint? Thanks Prairie Mill Bread Co. for making such yummy stuff!

Rock’n Roll Gypsies covering Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl. Never heard of these guys before last week, but I’m liking them!


Sweet Potato Toasted Marshmallow … this is an homage to Thanksgiving dinner in Brooklyn in the 70s. (and 80s too to be honest!) We always had the flat giant dish of mashed sweet potatoes with big pools of gooey marshmallows. It’s a winning combination.


Remember Cracker? They are apparently still touring!  Here's Cracker doing Sweet Potato LIVE in Spain in 2010!

And check out our fancy new label .......sweet! (pun totally intended)


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September s'cream is FINALLY here!

Sorry to keep you waiting ... it's been a real challenge this month due to a serious ORGANIC CREAM drought in Calgary. We've been scurrying around town on a never-ending treasure hunt trying to collect every available drop of the sweet sweet nectar to use in our and your ORGANIC ice cream. Because it matters to us. Does it matter to you too? We'd love to hear your thoughts! While you're pondering ... we hope you enjoy the Back To School  flavours this month. Even if you're not going back to school ... doesn't September and fall always remind you of that day when the summer officially ends and the new year begins? So have a PB&J and follow it up with some Beer and Chocolate Bars and lets get this term off to a good start!

PB&J ... it tastes like the perfect sandwich now banned at schools everywhere! (Organic peanut butter, organic milk, organic cream, organic sugar, organic vanilla, organic Crofter's Concord Grape Jelly, organic agave syrup).

BEER AND CHOCOLATE BARS .. a bittersweet chocolate SORBET with undertones of coffee and Porter beer. (Brew Dog Alice Porter, Green & Black dark and milk chocolate and cocoa, organic sugar, Kicking Horse Coffee, water.)

Sadly there is NO video of this Portastatic oldie but goodie .. but you can listen here.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Beat the Heat With Some Cool Flavors

CARAMEL is Salted Butter Caramel ... It's really so simple and so delicious! I served this at the market one day and it sold out really quickly! I thought you guys should get some too! It's organic milk, cream, eggs, butter, sugar and sea salt! The whole is definitely better than the sum of its parts!

WATERMELON MAN is Watermelon Margarita Sorbet ... I know we're called ICE CREAM anarchy ... but this sorbet is worth the deviation from the dairy .. I promise you! It's so refreshing and bursting with summer flavours .. and more than a wee bit of tequila too!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It’s July. The berries are everywhere and they’re in your ice cream!

LOOK GOOD IN BLUE is luscious fresh BC blueberry ice cream swirled with tart organic lemon ice cream. The tangy lemon is perfectly offset by the rich blueberry. A match made in July!

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER is organic strawberry and sour cream ice cream with chunks of chewy chocolate brownie lurking within.

HILLHURST FARMER’S MARKET! It was so much fun scooping up the goodness and pushing the push pops every Wednesday in July. It was great to meet so many ice cream lovers and watch their faces light up with that perfect first bite. Here are some pictures of what we dished up!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It’s June. Summer’s long awaited arrival and Father’s Day

THOSE LAZY HAZY CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER (those days of soda and PRETZELS AND BEER) is Wild Rose Brewery’s Crude Oatmeal Stout ice cream with a swirl of bourbon caramel and some chocolate covered pretzels thrown in just because. It’s Father’s Day in a pint … the other kind of pint … the ice cream kind of pint. ( / @WildRoseBrewery)

RHUBARB is tangy and only slightly sweet creamy rhubarb ice cream with some icy cool rhubarb Riesling jam lurking within. Rhubarb is kinda like summer in Calgary … fleeting and never on time but luscious and so appreciated once it arrives. If it only it went on forever like this song! OH .. the Riesling is made in Canada! ( / @Peleewinery)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER… Kicking Horse Kick Ass coffee and Baileys ice cream with home made dark chocolate covered espresso beans.

TEA FOR TWO … English breakfast tea .. sweet, creamy and simply delish.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Ice Cream

WHITE RABBIT : Cream Cheese Ice Cream with Bourbon Soaked Chunks of Carrot Cake

Jefferson Airplane live at Woodstock!

BEVERLY : Bourbon Glazed Carrot Ice Cream with Drunken Raisins and Spiced Pecans

The Carrots perform Beverly live in Brooklyn!

SUPERSTAR : Anise and Ouzo Ice Cream with Candy Coated Fennel Seeds

Sonic Youth AND The Carpenters sing Superstar TOGETHER … not really though.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

When Love Comes Knockin’ At Your Door

Roasted Bananas with plenty of Rum … to make it better. I was too young to have come by the Monkees on my own, I guess I have to thank my older sister Karen or my (badass) babysitter Phylis … but I was hooked and in love and swooney …if that’s a word. I remember practicing the harmonies in this with my sister endlessly … stealing my mother’s lipstick and covering Davy Jones’ picture with red kisses …. I think they were the first band that woke me up to how music makes you feel more alive!

Friday, February 24, 2012

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT (party in Scarboro!)

The Pretenders POP STAR
Anise and OUZO ice cream with a thin chocolate ribbon

Goat cheese ice cream with a brandied fig sauce swirl

The Brian Jonestown Massacre TIME IS HONEY
Imported Attiki honey ice cream with a big thyme infusion

Friday, February 10, 2012

Guinness Flow and Vanilla

Vanilla … Vanilla bean ice cream with oatmeal cookie chunks and a caramel swirl

Guinness Flow ….. Guinness Stout ice cream with a dark chocolate sauce swirl