The Moo Monologues #desserts


04Aug

We love to name our flavours after hot spots in the South in order to teach ice cream/food lovers about places they should try on their next trip to America. After all, the south has the best food in the country! From Nashville to South Carolina to all 16 Southern states.  We want to cover them all.  This month’s new flavour, “South Carolina Strawberry Hills”, takes it’s name after the famous Strawberry Hills, South Carolina, USA.  It’s here you’ll want to meet the historic Cooley family and visit their Café and Fruit Farm.  The current owner is Perry Cooley, grandson of the original owner who purchased the land as a cotton farm in the early 1900s, James Cooley (see photo below. Credits to www.StrawberryHillsUSA.com). They grow fruits throughout the seasons including Spring Strawberries, Summer Peaches and Blackberries, and Fall Pumpkins and Sunflowers. At their café you are sure to experience a true southern breakfast with their "cat head" biscuits made fresh every morning, sausage gravy, grits, and eggs just how you like them. Their lunch menu is sure to get your mouth watering with hand-patted burgers and hotdogs that "fill the bun", as James Cooley likes to call them. They make their chili and slaw from scratch, and the sweet iced tea is always flowing. Afterwards, mozzy on over their ice cream parlour where since 2004 the Cooley family has been churning fresh ice cream with fruits from the farm.  They offer 12 homemade flavours and 18 Hershey flavours!
View their ice-cream flavours on their website. They have a delicious variety of specialty desserts including milkshakes, banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, and root beer floats. They also offer SEASONAL strawberry shortcake, peach cobbler, or apple pie. This is why we have named our NEW South Carolina Strawberry Hills Southern Sweeties Ice Cream flavour in their honour! In the south, you’re family. Ya’ll check them out!

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06Jul

Southern Sweeties Ice Cream Classic American Apple Pie Recipe from TEXAS to YOU!

Southern Sweeties Ice Cream’s Classic American Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients Filling: 4 Pink Lady Apples, peeled and diced. 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 dashes salt 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons milk Dough: 4-5 tablespoons ice water 1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil 1 dash salt 1 tablespoons white vinegar 2 tablespoons white or brown sugar 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling Directions 

  • Spray a 9 ½ inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray
  • For the dough: Put the flour, sugar, vinegar, and ½ teaspoon of salt into a food processor and pulse to mix. Add the coconut oil and pulse until the largest pieces are dime-sized. Add the 4 tablespoons of ice water, and pulse until the mix is evenly combined. Squeeze a handful of dough together; it should hold its shape. If the mix is too powdery, pulse in an additional 1 tablespoons of ice water. Divide the dough into a large piece, wrap in plastic wrap, pat the dough into a ½ inch thick circles and chill for at least 1 hour up to overnight.

  • For the filling: Meanwhile, mix together your apple slices, sugar, coconut oil, and lemon juice for the filling.  Put into the pressure cooker for about 10 minutes, until the apples are soft. Let cool completely and mix in the milk, flour, salt, and cinnamon. 
  • Put together dough: to make rolling easier, let the dough soften to room temperature. This could take between 20-40 minutes, depending on the temperature in your kitchen. Roll the disc of dough out into a 13-inch round deep-dish pan that has been lightly floured or in between two pieces of wax paper. If it gets too warm, refrigerate it to firm it up. Ease the crust into the pie pan.  Adding the cooled filling.

 Position an oven rack in the lowest position in the oven, place a baking sheet on the rack and preheat to 425 degrees F; preheat for at least 30 minutes. Place the pie on the hot baking sheet, and lower the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake until the pie is golden and the filling is bubbly, 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes, rotating as needed. (Cover the edges with foil if they brown too quickly.) Transfer to a rack, and cool until set, about 3 hours. 

  • Serve your Apple Pie with some of Southern Sweeties Good Old Fashioned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to really bring it to the next level!
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