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2008 Favorite Wedding Ideas and Vendors from A to Z, I is for Ice Cream

I is for ice cream at a wedding. We all love it! How can you not? Unless your lactose intolerant, I guess. Then, I do hope there’s a yummy soy ice cream out there, just for you!

Here are some cool ways to have ice cream at your wedding.

Ice cream created on site with nitrogen.  You choose your flavor and they put it all together with the cream and then use the nitrogen to freeze it quickly.  What a presentation.

A Coldstone approach with each guest being able to choose their fixins. Truly my favorite way to eat ice cream. I love the sweet cream with strawberries and pecans. That’s my indulgence.

Ice cream as a favor. Check this out on my blog. Certainly a bit more pricey, but if you can swing it. You know it’s one of those favors that won’t go to waste.

Mini ice cream cones butler passed around the edge of the dance floor. What a perfect way to cool off after dancing so hard to “Funky Cold Medina”.

The following photos provided by Rebecca at Limelight Photography.

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November 20, 2008 Posted by | amenities, blog, Coldstone, dance floor, E Creamery, favors, Food and Beverage, hot trend, Ice cream, Just Marry!, Limelight Photography, Michele Butler, Orlando wedding planner, out of the box idea, professional planners, special touches, wedding, wedding biz, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding day, wedding night amenity, wedding planner, wedding reception | Leave a comment

Something cool to check out

Now, this is a cool idea for a wedding related item.  Who doesn’t love ice cream?  It would be a neat, but very expensive favor, but a great idea for a gift anytime of year.  You could give it to that bridesmaid of yours who just can’t live without her fave ice cream or you could add it to your out of town welcome baskets.  You can check E Creamery out at, www.ecreamery.com.

Here’s the scoop on the whole process,

Our Process

Whatever flavor you order, your custom creation starts from scratch. Fresh milk, cream and sugar along with other fine ingredients are hot mixed and pasteurized to allow uniform mixing of components and elimination of microorganisms. The base mix determines if your creation is a gelato, classic ice cream or a richer, creamier ice cream. An 8% milkfat is the base for a gelato, a 12% milkfat is a classic consistency and a 14% is the creamiest, premium base. The base mix is then precisely aged to prevent large crystal formation and ensure a soft, smooth final product.

As the base mix is prepared, our ice cream experts work to formulate a custom recipe based on your specifications. Water composition, sugar content and flavor strength are considered in order to create the perfect flavor.

After we gather and prepare the ingredients, we infuse them into the base mix. The mixture is then placed into our small volume, gourmet batch freezer. Here, the mix is simultaneously churned and frozen, allowing water to crystallize and air to become incorporated at an exact ratio. Our batch freezer is set to incorporate less air (40%-50% overrun) than conventional ice cream, producing a smooth, intense flavor.

Once it’s out of the batch freezer, we add the mix-ins with care and precision, making sure each scoop gets equal fun. Then it’s back to the -35 F deep freeze to lock in the flavors.

After all is said and done, we scoop your flavor into your package of choice and freeze it once more for 24 hours. Finally, it’s packed in dry ice and shipped right to your door, ready to be enjoyed spoonfuls at a time.

All I can say is yum!

June 28, 2008 Posted by | bridesmaids, E Creamery, favors, Ice cream, Michele Butler, Orlando wedding planner, professional planners, wedding, wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding day, wedding planner, wedding planning, welcome baskets | Leave a comment