As the dog days of summer well and truly descend upon us here in the Upper Midwest, there’s only one way to beat the heat: with ice cream, of course! There’s a reason July is National Ice Cream Month. This time of year, it seems like everywhere I go I see ice cream shops with lines out the door. There’s nothing quite like trying a delicious new flavor for the first time after a long day in the sweltering summer heat.
Cool off this summer with some of our delicious Wisconsinmade ice cream products.
The University of Wisconsin has been making and selling highly acclaimed gourmet ice cream for over 90 years on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Why not try a few of the most popular flavors and see why Babcock Ice Cream has frequently been voted Best of Madison by Madison Magazine. You can now have delivered to your door fond memories of the Union Terrace and your favorite Babcock Ice Cream.
Check out a Midwestern favorite – Blue Moon Ice Cream. The Blue Moon Ice Cream is a blue, fruity flavored ice cream. Enjoy 8 pints of the Blue Moon flavor from two of Wisconsin’s most popular ice cream makers. Depending on availability, your order will be filled with Blue Moon Ice Cream from the following Wisconsin brands – Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and Door County Ice Cream Factory. On occasion, if one of the ice cream brands is temporarily unavailable, only one brand will be shipped. A fun treat and a special gift for a birthday or any occasion.
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is a family-owned business established in 1962. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Chocolate Shoppe prides itself in manufacturing super premium ice cream. It’s super premium because it’s made with rich Wisconsin cream (with a high butterfat content), delicious natural ingredients, and no BGH additives. In addition to ice cream, the company produces sorbet, sherbet, non-fat yogurt, and no sugar added ice cream. All products offer exceptional quality and unbeatable value. A wide variety of flavors include many Wisconsin State Fair Award Winners. According to the Chocolate Shoppe, their ice cream is “not low-fat, low-calorie, or low-anything, and that’s why everyone loves it.”
Daylight Savings springs forward – Sunday March 12
Wooden wall clock
Daylight will last an hour longer, right?
Well at least the evenings will last an hour longer. Mornings will be a little slower to arrive. But the worst of winter is behind us, warmer sunny days are finally here and the grass is greening up everywhere. March also brings High School basketball championships. The gals in Green Bay March 11 and the guys in Madison on the 18th. Good luck to all the competitors.
Saint Patrick’s Day – Friday March 17
Irish Cream Kringle
The Irish heritage folks here in Wisconsin celebrate this day with green beer, corned beef and cabbage along with stronger versions of Irish adult beverages. And since it falls on a Friday this year I expect the celebrations to extend into the wee hours Saturday morning.
This Irish Cream Kringle from Wisconsinmade.com would be perfect for breakfast on Saturday along with some good coffee. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all.
National Chocolate Caramel Day – Sunday March 19
Chocolate, Caramel and Pecan Turtles
You mean to tell me you don’t celebrate this day? I know Hallmark does not make a card for this day, but many of my friends think it should be a national holiday. These Chcolate, Caramel and Pecan Turtles from the New Glarus Bakery are a perfect way to celebrate the day with their traditional Swiss heritage. You don’t have to share. Enjoy.
Spring arrives – Monday March 20
This Spring Bulb Basket from Wisconsinmade.com gives you a chance to get an early jump on the season and enjoy some indoor gardening too.
Spring bulb basket
So enjoy March in all its madness, basketball, chocolates and all things green. And then it is April!
Join us next week as we continue to explore the very best of Wisconsin searching for people, places and edibles Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin
Warmer days – shorter nights
As Valentine’s Day approaches is chocolate the answer? The temps are in the 40’s and this winter is looking like we might get by with minimal disruptions from Mother Nature. The groundhog said six more weeks of winter, but it sure is feeling warmer, the days are longer and who knows – can the tulips be far behind? Or has the winter just caused my brain to short circuit? Continue reading
Supper Club Score – Wisconsin’s Best
You’ve seen those lists. The 10 Best ______________ fill in the blank. I have a number of them I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks. But let’s try to find some of your favorites and why. The Supper Club is a Wisconsin tradition.
Do you like the Wisconsin’s Supper Club tradition? Do you have a favorite? Do you go to more than one? Can you rate them and score them for careful recommendations to others? We’re here to help! Continue reading
Are you searching for Something Special from Wisconsin for the Holidays?
And your Something Special from Wisconsin should come with easy ordering, shipping with no hassles, no parking problems, no traffic, no lines and friendly customer service? Well Santa’s helpers and elves at Wisconsnmade.com can help you just like they have helped so many others that love to find and give Wisconsinmade gifts. Continue reading
It turns out that we are not the only ones having fun with Wisconsin foods. Taylor Hicks is hosting a new series this fall called State Plate. The winner of season five on “American Idol” is traveling to states to find specific foods for which each state is known. He has recently visited Wisconsin looking for classic Wisconsin foods that represent our heritage and our iconic food items. On his tour he had great fun meeting our state’s producers of five of our delightful edibles. He has specifically explored our:
- Cheese curds
- Sheboygan Bratwurst
- German Sauerkraut
- BooYah in Green Bay
- Danish Kringle from Racine
As he travels around the states he plans to visit I am sure the Wisconsin treats will be his favorite. We thank Taylor and the folks at State Plate for visiting our state and for presenting our special treats to their audience. Make sure to tune in this Friday at 8pm CT!
What are the 10 Best Wisconsin Fall Color Tours? Edible Antics has been on tour for over 9 months searching Wisconsin highways and byways for people places and adventures that are examples of our moto “Made With Pride and Passion in Wisconsin”. Supper Clubs, bakeries, butcher shops, brew pubs, wineries, Bed and Breakfasts, parks and attractions, bike, hike and snowmobile trails and anything fun, beautiful, delicious or special. Just so you can enjoy all the beauty that is Wisconsin. Our archives link above can help you find our recommendations in all 72 counties.
Over the next few weeks we will be featuring “Top Ten” listings from our 72 Wisconsin county research efforts. These will be the best of the best. Multiple examples of Wisconsin artisans that weekly put forth their best efforts that are Made with Pride and Passion in Wisconsin. This week we sort down our research to a specific category. 10 Best Wisconsin Fall Color Tours. Where are the Wisconsin forests fall foliage best observed in the fall season? And it would be helpful to identify a few lodging and dining spots to compliment the tours. We are looking for quality food, outstanding service and an atmosphere worthy of a drive to each destination.
10 Best Wisconsin Fall Color Tours
“Wi Made” Miata on Hwy 70
It is fall in Wisconsin. Days are shorter, nights are cooler and Mother Nature has broken out her paint brushes to add beautiful colors to the landscape. Far Northern Wisconsin has already begun the display and the rest of the state will follow over the next few weeks. Apples, cherries, cranberries and pumpkins are being harvested along with our traditional crops of corn, soybeans, potatoes, peas, carrots and green beans. Wisconsin provides a large contribution to the nation’s food pantry.
So if you have the time to take a short tour to enjoy this fall beauty, where would you go? Here are our favorites: Continue reading