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. 


Ice Cream Cake Recipe

If you haven’t checked out Martha Stewart’s 60 Days of Summer online extravganza of food, crafty party ideas and ICE CREAM recipes, you really need to. Yes, go ahead and leave here now and then come back so you will realize how fantastic it is. You may need a few hours to explore all of it.

One of my many favorite things I found was this recipe for a gorgeous striped ice cream cake. I have made it 5 times since finding it last month. I love how my guests’ jaws drop when they first see their slices placed in front of them.

I should first explain that I am not a chef at eCreamery. In fact, they don’t even allow me to touch things in the kitchen since I am culinarily challenged. I am a source for new ideas and a creative marketing, eCommerce person. I can hold my own in taste testing and thinking of new flavor combinations but actually making the ice cream — way too advanced for me.

So, not being the greatest in the kitchen, you can imagine my Culinary Artist Coworkers’ expressions when I presented these beautiful and amazingly delicious beauties.

I took some creative liberty and made Martha’s creation two different ways.

Original recipe here:  Martha’s Striped Ice Cream Cake Recipe

I used eCreamery Raspberry Lemonade and Passionfruit sorbettos to recreate this gorgeous ice cream cake. (Photo: Martha Stewart.com, Isager)

 

Ingredients

  • Angel Food Sheet Cake
  • 1 cup blueberry jam
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 pints raspberry sorbet, softened
  • 1 pint peach sorbet, softened

In my version, I purchased angel food cake sold in an aluminum loaf pan. This worked extremely well to allow me to “mold” the pan to be firmly against the ice cream and thereby preventing “running” layers.

I also subsituted the flavors. I used eCreamery Raspberry Lemonade Sorbetto and eCreamery Passionfruit Sorbetto (1 pint of each) to replace the raspberry and peach flavors. The colors were beatiful and the taste was very refreshing. My layer lines were not quite as perfectly straight as Martha’s which is no surprise. But I suspect no one would have believed I made them myself otherwise!

I also created a Chocolate Coconut Fudge Ice Cream Cake version. I used the striped ice cream cake recipe from Martha, but subsituted the following:

Chocolate Caramel Coconut Fudge Ice Cream Cake

A Chocolate Caramel Coconut version of Martha's Ice Cream Cake

  • Angel Food Cake in loaf pan
  • 1 cup chocolate fudge – softened
  • 1 pint eCreamery Coconut Sorbetto, softened
  • 1 pint eCreamery Chocolate Ice Cream, softened
  • 1 pint eCreamery Sea Salt Caramel, softened
  • Chocolate Chunks (added as a layer between the coconut and chocolate)

So, sincere delicious gratitude to Martha Stewart for her endless inspiration for new ways to use ice cream.

Here are just a few of my homework assignments for next week, 16 beautiful ice cream cake recipes from MarthaStewart.com.

“10 Years in the Making!”: Our Custom Flavor for The FoodNetwork & South Beach Food & Wine Festival

Sobe’s Custom Flavor: Coconut & Rum Ice Creams with Chocolate Chips & Macadamia Nuts

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is an absolute must-do in a life time for any self respecting Foodie. In fact, if you are a foodie and don’t yet have a Christmas Gift for yourself, book a ticket TODAY. I am not kidding, you will thank yourself for buying your best gift to self later — I mean, TODAY.

We at eCreamery are absolutley thrilled to have created a very special 10th Anniversary SOBE Flavor for Lee Brian Schrager and all our friends at the Festival. Available at eCreamery.com/Pick Your Pints section only until the 2011 Festival in February. “SOBE: 10 Years in the Making” is all about Coconut, Rum, Chocolates and Macadamia Nuts. Oh, so good and oh, so South Beach. (Umbrella not included.)

eCreamery (Abby & I) were guests at last year’s Perrier Jouet’s BubbleQ hosted by Emeril Lagasse. We served the fantastic “Drunken Monkey” ice cream and a Perrier-Jouet infused sorbetto to 3,000 guests literally on the sandy beach of Miami. As hostesses poured Perrier-Jouet champagne while suspended from the ceiling, upside down and in lime green leotards nonetheless, it was quite undebatable that this Festival is a Foodie Bucket List kind of event. (You can see our pictures of the 2010 BubbleQ on eCreamery’s Facebook page). Another very cool aspect of the event is that all proceeds from the Festival benefit Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

We highly recommend you check out the very special ice cream flavor and the Festival itself. They have incredible things planned for the 10th Anniversary edition including a Martha Stewart & Emeril Lagasse hosted “Let Them Eat Cake” Party with the likes of Duff Goldman from Charm City Cakes, in attendence and the ever amazing Rachael Ray’s Burger Bash with Amstel Light and Gourmet Burgers galore. Like I said, buy the ticket today and mark your calendar for Feb. 24, 2011.

Oh yes, and pacify yourself with the 10th Anniversary flavor until then. It’s only a taste of what’s to come…

www.sobewineandfoodfest.com or www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager.

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