Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

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2006/08/31 14:35:35 (permalink)

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

This is my favorite kind of ice cream--peppermint flavored vanilla with little colored peppermint candies in them.
I can't find it anywhere--not even ice cream places like Baskin Robbins, Coldstone, or Scoops sell it anymore.

Is this type of ice cream that unpopular? I can't imagine "peanut butter raisin" being more popular than this--but I could be wrong.
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    fabulousoyster
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 22:02:16 (permalink)
    That is my absolute favorite too, and I can't find it anywhere.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 22:05:16 (permalink)
    that's because that particular ice cream is only available
    from nov through january.
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    jvsmom
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 22:27:10 (permalink)
    Here in Boston, Brigham's offers it year round (it's available at their restaurants and also in several supermarkets).

    You can buy it by through their website and have it shipped, but it's $99 for four quarts. A bit steep, but it can be done.

    Other than that, you'll probably find it at Christmas time.

    I know Howard Johnson's used to offer it, but they're no longer around.
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:00:31 (permalink)
    Ditto xannie-the only time I see such a wonderful ice cream in the stores is Nov.and Dec...
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    xannie_01
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:02:47 (permalink)
    ann,
    i'm surprised no dairy has come up
    with york peppermint patty ice cream.
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:13:14 (permalink)
    Actually, xannie-if i am not mistaken, Klondike Bar has that very flavor!!!
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:15:50 (permalink)
    Frogger67-I googled ice cream parlors And there is one called Brusters(they have some in Virginia)but they only serve peppermint stick in Dec......
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    xannie_01
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:17:23 (permalink)
    ann,
    well i'll be dipped..
    just shows you how often
    i look for ice cream...
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:32:46 (permalink)
    I always gravitate right to it at Christmastime, which is the only time I recall seeing it in the chain groceries.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/08/31 23:57:30 (permalink)
    It's my favorite ice-cream too, & I've spent many years searching for a regular supermarket venue where I could buy it (buying tons via internet just isn't going to work for me), but no dice! (We don't live in the Boston area - so Brighams doesn't work) It is basically occasionally offered at individual ice-cream parlors, but not on a large scale commercial venue. Friendly's Icecream offers it at around Christmas time in the supermarkets....very unfair! I prefer the pink colored ice cream with red & green bits of candy. Yum!
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/01 09:04:06 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback---nice to hear other people love this kind of ice cream as much as I do.
    It is surprising it's not available all year and more widespread.....
    perhaps a letter to Ben & Jerry's, Turkey Hill, or Hershey's ice cream people is in order. So many other unusual flavors out there, but not this one????
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/01 09:18:29 (permalink)
    I agree-the ice cream makers probably decided awhile ago to make it only at holiday time because demand went down the rest of the year-but with so many flavors out there now, I think the public would welcome peppermont stick as a regular option.......
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/01 09:38:32 (permalink)
    I'd forgotten about peppermint stick. It was my favorite for a long time when I was a kid. And it had to come from Newport Creamery, the chain of dairy-bar restaurants in Rhode Island. We were spoiled, had a Creamery at the end of my subdivision. One of the only places we could go to on bikes without crossing the forbidden "big street."
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/11 17:04:58 (permalink)
    Frogger,

    I absolutely love peppermint ice cream. I got hooked in 1981 when I was undergoing chemotherapy and peppermint ice cream was just about the only thing I could eat. I used to buy it at Thrifty's Drugs here in Southern California, and they had it year-round. The last time I saw it there was at Christmas. Take a look at the Blue Bell ice cream site(they're in Texas), they might have it. I've ordered other ice cream from them before. Great ice cream.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/11 19:46:50 (permalink)
    Just a thought, but I think if you want it year around, I think you can get it from the major producers. The key is to speak loudly and carry a big peppermint stick.

    Speaking loudly: Anyone can create a blog on the web for free these days, a few people doing this dedicated entirely to this subject, mentioning their favorite brands that do it part time, may awaken these brands to the fact people like this flavor year around.

    Carrying the big peppermint stick: If the brands do not respond, encourage the readers of your blog to pester these brands until they do so. This would include boycotting the brand until they came to their senses.

    This approach even benefits the producers. They know what people want and they can save a lot of money by firing their very expensive consultants that do not know anything about what the consumer wants.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/15 11:36:57 (permalink)
    Wilcox Dairy in Manchester Vermont makes Peppermint Stick. I just had some a couple of weeks ago...incredibly good! There's also a brand in Maine, called Gifford's I think that makes it, 'cause I had some when I was up there this summer.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/09/15 11:41:13 (permalink)
    Howard Johnson's Peppermint Stick and Mint Chocolate Chip bring back wonderful childhood memories. It is almost better that they are gone today as they couldn't possibly be as good as I remember them. Or could they?
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/10/10 08:22:24 (permalink)
    Peppermint stick is also one of my favorite flavors and I always order it when it is available. I had a scoop of it on Sunday at Handel's. Handel's is a nice ice cream chain out of Youngstown, Ohio, I believe, but I ate at the store in New Castle, Pa. It went really well with a scoop of black raspberry.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/10/11 16:00:15 (permalink)
    The variations include ren/white striped, crushed and red/white/green little nuggets. I loved how it turned the vanilla ice cream pink or light green where the dye came off!

    I remember it in scoops all year round at Friendly's.

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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/10/19 12:45:59 (permalink)
    Edy's make a very good version of this. Also a "light" ice cream (or ice milk, I guess). I love peppermint ice cream. Good memories of my grandmother. I once bought six 1/2 gallons of the stuff to have a "Peppermint Ice Cream Party in July." Within a week we had an ice storm and were without power for 2 days. What a mess!

    Cathy
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/11/14 11:14:00 (permalink)
    I just got the Edy's light Pep stick last nite--awesome! "Tis the season...."
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2006/11/15 02:22:46 (permalink)
    I think Friendly's used to have Peppermint Stick when I was a kid. Although now, I just but some vanilla or chocolate ice cream and make dark/white chocolate peppermint bark at home and break it up in my ice cream. Very tasty.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2007/01/21 11:37:35 (permalink)
    Mayfield has the ice cream, usually from November thru January.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2007/02/28 23:24:36 (permalink)
    I used to work part-time at a place called Tyler's Ice Cream in Cortez, FL, which is a couple of miles west of Bradenton right on the Gulf coast. The original owners used to make some killer peppermint stick ice cream. I don't know if the current owners still do. For me, peppermint stick easily made the best milkshakes, although it was just fine by itself...far and away my favorite, until the original owners made up a batch of champagne sorbet.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2007/03/01 05:03:15 (permalink)
    I ate at the wonderful Central Dairy ice cream store in Jefferson City, Missouri last Saturday and I was surprised to see they had Peppermint Stick ice cream. I am used to only seeing it around Christmas time. Of the three scoops I had,(I also had a scoop of Cinnamon and a scoop of Chocolate Mint Chip), the Peppermint Stick was the best. I should have asked if they have it year round.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2007/03/04 21:16:36 (permalink)
    In San Clemente, CA there used to be a place called The Peppermint Palace. This was in the fifties and sixties during my misspent youth. Peppermint stick ice cream available 6 days a week, and I made sure I was there sopping it up whenever I could be, including after dentist trips. Last time I saw that storefront it was an empanada place and the wonderful ice cream was but a sweet memory.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2007/03/06 18:04:51 (permalink)
    If this helps - I'm not sure about the pieces of candy in it, but last night I was in Sam's and noticed they carry a peppermint ice cream. It caught might eye because I would have thought it was a seasonal item only carried through Christmas.
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    RE: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream 2007/03/06 18:08:16 (permalink)
    I wonder if you brought in your own peppermint candy, would Coldstone smoosh it into their vanilla for you?
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