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Pin swag with Valley Cruise Press

We’ve been following Valley Cruise Press for years now, digging on their dual mission to support artists, and make art accessible through zines and wearable artwork (think vibrant pop culture illustrations shrunk into patches, pins and shirts). When we decided to design a limited-edition pin collection to coincide with the release of our American Licks…

Making ice creams like Buddy Holly made music

I recently became a serious Buddy Holly fan. Like, fell off the Buddy Holly cliff. My life is forever changed, realizing that all the music I have loved over the years is derived quite clearly from Buddy Holly’s massive, but far too short, 16-month career. He died February 3, 1959, at 22 years old. But…

American Licks

We are opening the year with a collection we’ve been working on for several months. We’re calling it American Licks: Ice Cream as a Living Artifact. And we are saying that certain flavors of ice cream from the 19th and 20th centuries are what we call “living artifacts.” That is, their popularity is in decline,…

Baked Apples with Churro Ice Cream

Baked Apples with Churro Ice Cream You might think of baked apples as a très facile dessert for beginners (which would be true), but we prefer to think of baked apples as a legendarily minimalist, classic-American dish. You can serve them with any full-bodied ice cream—our Churro fits the bill. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time:…

What’s new on the menu in December

Sweet Corn Spoon Bread Ice Cream (Summer sweet corn, honey-butter cornbread straight from our kitchen, and grass-grazed Ohio milk) Corn Syrup Custard Sundae (Bourbon Salted Pecans Ice Cream, Corn Syrup Custard, salted, roasted pecans, Honey-Whipped Cream, an Amarena cherry, and a Convo Cookie on top) Hot Beverages Our French Press Intelligentsia coffee makes a delicious partner…