Meet Dr. Allen Chen: eC Flavor of the Month Member

Dr. Chen, Creator of "The Double Double"

1. When did you become an Ice Cream Lover?Really, when haven’t I been an Ice Cream Lover? I’d have to say, it was love at first bite.

2. Favorite All Time Flavor?Now this is a tough question to answer, since so many great flavors come to mind. In terms of things you can get at any grocery store, coffee Oreo, coffee Heath bar crunch, mint chocolate chip, and mocha almond fudge are always welcome. When I was a graduate student at Duke, I dated a woman who owned a gourmet ice cream store, and her Rossini’s Dark Chocolate #2, fresh off the dasher, was pretty amazing: extremely rich, smooth, and complex. I like spicy flavors, and have had some excellent cinnamon and even better fresh ginger ice cream. I think my all time favorite was a fresh mango ice cream that had absolutely explosive flavor.

3. Favorite eCreamery flavor?You guys made me a custom flavor that I called double – double because it combined coffee and mocha as base flavors, with premium chocolate brownies plus chocolate chunks mixed in. That turned out well. Really well.

4. What is your favorite “Ice Cream related memory or tradition”?I have fond memories of sitting on top of a wooden ice cream machine filled with a rock salt/ice slurry, turning the crank, working up an appetite for the fresh, soft ice cream. Also, I must say that a deciding factor in my choice to go to Dartmouth College was that an alumnus had bequeathed them a fund that provided unlimited soft ice cream at all meals in the dining halls. That decision turned out well – it’s a great place to go for an undergrad education.

5. What has been the best part of being a 6 month Flavor of the Month Member?Creating premium ice cream flavors is fun!

6. Any other Food Loves besides ice cream? Since I live in Baltimore, I have to plug the crab cakes! And shrimp salad, Peking duck, snow pea tips, fresh Copper River red salmon, roast lamb…

Pregnancy Cravings Cure-All

Okay, you guessed it. We’re a little baby crazy here at eCreamery. I’m Abby Jordan (on the left), Cofounder of eCreamery Gourmet Ice Cream & Gelato Gifts, Chief Ice Cream & Gelato gift fanatic, lover of all things having to do with Italian food (okay, any good food), passionate about being in the kitchen and making a career out of it, hopefully feeding my family along the way, possibly feeding them too much ice cream (but what’s a little dairy gonna do?) and I’m deep into my second trimester carrying our very first child!!

Abby Jordan & Becky App, Cofounders, eCreamery Gourmet Ice Cream & Gelato Gifts

Abby Jordan & Becky App, Cofounders, eCreamery Gourmet Ice Cream & Gelato Gifts

Our new Pregnancy Cravings Ice Cream Sampler Pack was born (ha!) out of the need we saw for a unique gift to send a pregnant gal. Since I’ve been pregnant I’ve received awesome gifts of love, excitement, receiving blankets, onesies all things cute, well-received and all things BABY. Don’t get me wrong, I would give anything I possess to my unborn baby but what about a gift for mama-to-be? And this one, proud-papa-to-be can get in on as well :) !

Pregnancy Ice Cream Gift

Pregnancy Cravings Ice Cream & Pickles Sampler Pack (Pickles sold & served separately. Add as craved.)

Dundee Dozen

So, we have this very special sundae in our Gourmet Ice Cream and Gelato shop in Omaha, Nebraska. It is called the Dundee Dozen. Many people have ordered it, not many people have finished it. Even when it is ordered by a group, there’s almost always the residual scraps of nerds, sprinkles, hot fudge, whipped cream that didn’t seem to make it to the mouth.

Dundee Dozen Gourmet Ice Cream & Gelato Sundae

Dig In to the Dundee Dozen

The Dundee Dozen consists of 12 mouthwatering scoops of Gourmet Ice Cream, Gelato or Sorbetto. Just like most things at eCreamery, You Rule The Scoop! You could choose all 12 scoops of Avocado Gelato or go the more traditional route and make them all Chocolate Ice Cream. It’s up to you! After you choose your flavors, next come the toppings. Oh yeah, and we mean toppings. You get to top these 12 scoops with 12 toppings. This could be anywhere from an enormous river of Hot Caramel & Hot Fudge to a candy explosion of Snickers, M&Ms, Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Chunks, Heath Bar, Whoppers and the list goes on. You could also choose to go the fruity route: Fruity Pebbles, Nerds, Strawberry, Pineapple, Cherry or Raspberry toppings. You could go nutty with lots of Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts or Black Walnuts. The combinations go on and on, you get the point. Make it yours. And oh yeah, sprinkles and lots of whipped cream truly make the Dundee Dozen what it really.

12 Scoops of Gourmet Ice Cream, Gelato or Sorbetto

12 Scoops, 12 Toppings and tons of whipped cream.

I know of one person who has actually done it all on his own and he did a pretty good job. If you see someone on the street in an eCreamery T-shirt it just might be him. If you finish a Dundee Dozen by yourself you are welcome to an eCreamery T-shirt.

He ate all 12 scoops of Gourmet Ice Cream and the majority of 12 toppings.

Where's my T-shirt?

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