What is Small Batch Ice Cream?

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“Small Batch” is all the rage these days, and for good reason. We’ve known about the power of the small batch way before it became as cool as craft ice cream itself. But what does it really mean? There are a couple of options when it comes to producing anything. You’ve got mass production, in which something is made around-the-clock, ongoing, … Read More

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The Science of Ice Cream

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When tasting the smooth cream of this frozen treat do you ever wonder, “What makes ice cream so perfect?” The answer may not be “magic”. But, there is a science behind your best ice cream experience. What is Ice Cream? A unique combination of firm and soft mixed together to form this iconic treat. At its core ice cream is … Read More

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Try Rosé Ice Cream for One Day Only

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Are you a fan of Rosé? Are you a fan of ice cream? How about Rosé ice cream?! If you answered yes to those questions, you should definitely get tickets to La Fete Du Pink, a celebration of Rosé at the newly renovated La Lomita Ranch, located at the gateway to Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo. Grand oaks and green … Read More

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Ice Cream’s Biggest Fans (You May Have Heard of a Few)

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What’s one thing you have in common with past presidents, A-list actors, famous music stars and the royal family? No, it’s not that you put on your pants one leg at a time (although we’re fairly confident that’s accurate as well). What you and these influencers both share is a love of ice cream! Read on to discover which famous … Read More

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Cake + Ice Cream, A Match Made in Heaven

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Is there anything better than dessert at the end of a romantic date? We don’t think so. So, surprise that special someone and pair a great homemade ice cream with a moist and fluffy cake, and you are in lover’s heaven. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we have compiled a few of our favorite combinations for you to try! A … Read More

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Locally-Made Ice Cream Economy

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“Locally-Made” and “Buy local” are big buzz phrases these days. But, why is this important? Simple: If a dollar leaves the community, it can take a long time for it to work its way back—if it manages to do so at all. And if there are fewer dollars in the community, that’s fewer ice cream cones for everyone. Not the … Read More

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Why I Stopped Buying Low-Calorie Ice Cream

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You may have some New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier or lose weight, but, before you buy that low-calorie ice cream… read this article from The Daily Meal: (via The Daily Meal) Now, though, there are a myriad of other factors interfering in your choices. How many calories does this pint have? Should I stop eating dairy? What about sugar? This one has … Read More

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New Year’s Eve Ice Cream Cocktail Recipes

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What’s more decadent than a New Year’s cocktail? One made with a scoop of delicious, creamy Harmony Valley Ice Cream! Combine two favorites in the following boozy New Year’s Eve ice cream dessert cocktails: Strawberry Prosecco Float Make your next toast a little sweeter! In 4 glasses, divide up 1 pint of mixed berries. Scoop School’s Out Strawberry ice cream into … Read More

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Pie and Ice Cream Pairings for Thanksgiving!

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It’s that time of year again – Thanksgiving! And no Thanksgiving meal would be complete without dessert! Pie is a quintessential American tradition, and a must on Thanksgiving. But, in order to step it up a notch, what is better than pie a la mode, especially when that ice cream is made by Harmony Valley Creamery? Now, we know Mayor … Read More

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History of Ice Cream

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Where in the world did Ice Cream come from? Who invented it? How long has it been around? You could probably ask everybody in your neighborhood and nobody would know the real answer! In fact, you might get a zillion different answers! How far does ice cream go back? The 1900s? The 1800s? The 1700s? Well read on for a little history … Read More

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