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We’re a Finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards!

 

Our Delicious Gratitude to Martha!

We could not be more excited to be named a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made Entrepreneur Awards!  

Your vote would be very appreciated. You can vote daily from our homepage.  All of us at eCreamery would be thrilled to use the $10,000 prize money to increase production facilities beyond one machine and two extremely hard working chefs!

 

About the Contest:

The American Made Awards recognizes rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Ten American Makers will be selected by the Martha Stewart organization and One American Maker will be selected by votes from the public as the Audience Choice Award. The Choice Award winner will be honored at the American Made event in New York City, will appear in Martha Stewart Living magazine, and will receive $10,000 to further his or her business. Our custom made ice cream gifts are one of five small businesses from the Midwest selected as a finalist. 

eCreamery Custom Made Ice Cream & Gelato gifts are a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards. Please vote today and everyday until Sept. 24th.

 

Voters can place a vote for eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato from the eCreamery.com homepage or by visiting the contest at Marthastewart.com until Sept. 24th. eCreamery would very much appreciate votes to invest in a second ice cream machine and a much needed walk-in freezer!

Congratulations to all of the very talented finalists!  We could spend hours admiring all of the masterpieces Martha has collected.

Take a look at the very talented American Entrepreneurs on this U.S. map. 


eCreamery Dairy-Free Sorbetto Give Away: The Perfect MSPI Friendly “Ice Cream” Treat!

 

Creamy delights and a giveaway, too!

This guest blog entry is from MSPI Mama, a blog dedicated to delicious MSPI friendly recipes.

One of the rites of summer that I always enjoyed as a child was the whole family piling into our rust-orange Ford LTD station wagon and driving to the edge of our tiny town to the lone drive-in hamburger joint. But we weren’t there for hamburgers. We wanted ice cream. Looking back at those memories, I know that there wasn’t anything special about those ice cream cones, but they were cold and creamy and they hit the spot on a hot summer’s night. Plus, it was a special activity for our family to do together, and now that I’m a mom, I covet those same opportunities with my kids.

 But, there’s a tiny problem: MSPI. All of us going for ice cream isn’t an option when a member of the family is on a dairy-free diet! But, my friends, I got to take ALL my kids (including my MSPI girl Caroline) to an ice cream parlor last week! It was such a joy to see my little Caroline digging into a cone of her own. And this wonderful memory was made possible by a wonderful little shop in the heart of Omaha’s historic Dundee called eCreamery!

In addition to wonderful, freshly made ice creams and gelatos, eCreamery makes MSPI-friendly sorbettos! And, holy cow, are they amazing! If you live in the Omaha area, you MUST go visit their shop. It’s located right on the corner of50th and Underwood. It is definitely worth the trip if you live on the outskirts of town, and you will not be disappointed. Every day they offer four flavors of MSPI-friendly sorbettos that are beyond amazing.

But you don’t have to live in Omaha to enjoy this fabulous product … the brilliant masterminds ateCreamery ship their fabulous creations nationwide!You get to pick your own custom flavors, they mix it up right in their store, pack it up (on dry ice!) and ship it out their door. It comes to your doorstep icy cold and ready to enjoy. How awesome is that?! You can even have a custom label made. (They gave me a pint of “Andrea’s Pick Me Up” … decadent chocolate sorbetto. Yum!) You can order one of their Special Occasion Gift Packs or Create Your Own Flavor with fun mix-ins … just make sure they’re MSPI-friendly. There are so many options! You can even get cute little Individual Party Cups. Wouldn’t that be ADORABLE for a first birthday party?!

And I’m not the only one to have fallen in love with eCreamery. Martha StewartNate Berkus and Oprah (as well as many, many others!) have raved about these delectable treats. If it’s good enough for Martha, you know it’s good enough for MSPI Mama!

But here is the absolute best part about all of this … eCreamery has graciously agreed to sponsor a giveaway right here on my little blog! I am just giddy with excitement about all of this! Thank you, eCreamery!

Giveaway Lowdown

One of you is going to be the lucky recipient of a New Baby Sampler Pack of Sorbetto – plus free shipping. The winner will receive FOUR pints of eCreamery’s cool and tangy MSPI-friendly sorbettos:

  • “Welcome Sweet Baby” – Lemon
  • “2am Feeding Fuel” – Raspberry
  • “New Mommy Sweet Treat” -Passion Fruit
  • “Naptime Nosh” – Coconut

The New Baby Sampler Pack includes 4 delicious dairy free sorbetto flavors. Shipped right to your doorstep.

How to Enter
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment here on the MSPI Mama blog post, telling me which of the sorbetto flavors you are most excited to try. Also, make sure you leave an email, so that I can contact you if you are the big winner!

The giveaway will close at noon (CDT) on Thursday, May 17, 2012. I’ll randomly pick a winner from all the entries and contact the winner. (Make sure you leave an email!)

 

Extra Credit
Increase your chances of winning by doing a few things. For every one you do, leave an extra comment below saying what you did. (If you already do any of these things, that counts. Just leave a comment for it.) That means you have the potential of leaving a total of five comments! 

  1. Like MSPI Mama on Facebook.
  2. Like eCreamery on Facebook.
  3. Subscribe to MSPI Mama blog posts either through an RSS feed or via email.
  4. Subscribe to eCreamery’s blog.

Rules

  1. No duplicate comments.
  2. Please be honest. If you leave an extra comment saying you subscribed to my blog, and then I find out you didn’t, I’ll be super sad. We want to keep it fair!
  3. This giveaway is open to US Residents ages 18 or older. The prize must be shipped to an address (no P.O. box) within the 48 contiguous states. Sorry, shipping frozen treats to international addresses isn’t going to happen!
  4. The winner will be selected via random draw and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Good luck, everyone! Regardless of whether you win or not, please check outeCreamery! They are beyond amazing!

 

The Fine Print: I received three pints of eCreamery’s sorbettos for my family to try. Regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.

Allergy Warning from eCreamery: Peanuts, other nuts, dairy, soy, wheat/gluten and other common allergens are used at eCreamery. Although we strive to keep these items separate, it is impossible to guarantee that your eCreamery creation will be free of these ingredients.

Sorbetto Base Ingredients: Purified Water, Granulated Sugar, Dextrose, Corn Syrup Solids, Palm Oil, Modified Food Starch, Tri-Calcium Phosphate, Mono and Diglycerides, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Guar Gum, Maltodextrin, Polysorbate 80, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Sodium Alginate.

Congratulations to Another Ice Cream Contest Winner, Tanzida

With 139 votes, we have an April winner.  We’ll send Tanzida Z.  four pints of her custom creation to share with friends and family. Congratulations Tanzida!

Creator of "Sinfully Sweet," Ice Cream Winner, Tanzida Z., Arizona Student

The Winning Flavor:

Sinfully Sweet

Base:     Gelato

Flavor 1:      Cheesecake

Flavor 2:      Dulce de Leche

Mixin 1:        Graham Cracker Crust

Mixin 2:       Macadamia Nuts

“I’m so excited to share this delicious sweet treat with all of my friends!  Hopefully it’ll ease the pain of finals.”

 

How does the contest work?

Design your own flavor on eCreamery.com and enter it to win by getting the highest number of Facebook “likes”.   To enter, visit the “Create Your Own Flavor”  tab to create your own delicious creation in four easy steps.

Sinfully Sweet: Cheesecake & Dulce de Leche Gelato

After your entry is approved, share it with friends to gain “likes” or votes! Five new winners will be selected throughout the year based on the total number of votes and will receive a free order of the flavor!

 Keep your recipe entries coming!  We will send another lucky, high vote getting winner a free custom order soon!

See all of  the creative and inspiring flavor entries here.*

 

* Each time a new winner is selected, we’ll start the contest fresh!  All previous vote counts and  entries will be removed from the contest.  Click here to Enter!

Especially Sweet Thank You Gifts for Teachers and Coaches!

Personalized ice cream pints are a perfect way to recognize special people for all they do throughout the year.  It’s a gift they’ll be thrilled to receive and won’t soon forget!  (even after they’ve devoured the last bite!)

Take care of everyone on your list by choosing 4 or 8 different flavors from our “Pick Your 4 Pack” section and personalize the title of each pint.  Give someone special  ”Scoops of Thanks”,  ”Teacher’s Sweet Treat,” or “World’s Best Coach” in your choice of bestselling flavors.

Or want to ship a “Thank You” or “Congratulations” Sampler Set of 4 delicious flavors? See our Special Occasion collections of flavors, each titled for the specific occasion and  say it with Flavor!

Place your order before noon on a Monday and your order will be at your doorstep by Wednesday.

Order by noon on a Wednesday and your ice creams will arrive by Friday!

Send Sweet Appreciation with a Personalized Gift Pint for a Coach or Teacher!

Send Sweet Appreciation with a Personalized Gift Pint for a Coach or Teacher!

Gender Reveal Ideas – It’s A Boy! For SURE!

Every once in awhile we get a request for custom ice cream that makes even our cheeks blush.   A customer called and asked if we could have some custom labels ready for pick-up one evening.  We said,  ”No problem! What would you like the labels to say?”  She explained that she would be using eCreamery custom Ice Cream as part of her Gender Reveal Party that evening and proceeded to list a couple adorable, “It’s A Boy” names.

The names were:

Snips & snails & puppy dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of.

Bouncing Baby Boy Smith

Daddy Mike’s Sidekick!

*real first and last name was changed. 

She then asked if we had ever put ultrasound pictures on our ice cream labels.  We had not but we wanted to give it a try.  I have always heard that they distinguish the gender by examining internal body parts so I wondered what exactly she was going to email me.

For her 4th pint label we added an ultrasound picture.

Gender Reveal Ideas

It's A Boy, For Sure!! Gender Reveal Ultrasound Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for revealing to us that there are always new things to say with eCreamery Customized Ice Cream Gifts.

 

Recipe Box Gifts eC At Home Gifts by Occasion Pick Your 4 Pack Create Your Flavor