National Ice Cream Day July 17, 2016

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Long Beach Creamery. We will have a full compliment of our unique flavors, root beer & nitro cold brew floats and fresh baked waffle bowls.

Trying out a few different things today in honor of National Ice Cream Day:

Chocolate Cone Bowls – fresh baked like our vanilla cone bowls – these will have Callebaut cocoa inside for a rich chocolate flavor.

Cold Izze Soda – Peach, Cherry Lime and Grapefruit $3 a bottle. Have it as a float with 2 large scoops of ice cream for $7.

Ice Cream Cakes – several pre-made ice cream cakes will be available for purchase in the pint freezer.

FREE Toppings all day long – while supplies last!

Scoop Reformulation 2/3/16

As we pass the 8 month mark in business -we now have good statistics and financials that I have been diving deep on to see how we are doing as a business. We have served 39,218 scoops and 6141 pints have left the pint freezer. Our expenses have been high with 12 employees working the shop and the highest quality ingredients being purchased daily. We have made a few choices to be sustainable and not waste water on dipper wells – that add to our expenses while they reduce our impact on the environment. Long Beach Creamery is close but not yet breaking even each month – so we are restructuring our scoop offerings so we can continue to serve quality organic ice cream well into the future. Our introductory pricing on scoops will be adjusted on February 3, 2016 to the following:

Scoop Size Offeriings 2/3/16
New Scoop Sizes  2/3/16

When we first opened I forecasted that business would run pretty much like our tastings had. Ice Cream lovers would come in and taste ice creams and then purchase the pints of their choice. I did not anticipate the high demand for scoops, relaxing at the shop and enjoying the Creamery experience. That experience resulted in many more employees than I planned for and higher overhead – all good problems to have as a new business – but the financial result was a steady loss of capital each month.

The scoop reformulation addresses two things: 1. the capital loss – so we are on the road to being profitable and 2. the complaint that scoop sizes are too small. Our mini scoop size will be phased out for a larger size scoop. We still want to offer you the option to select multiple flavors – and you can do that at every scoop size except Kids size. On average each reformulated scoop size is 1-2 oz bigger than before. So our prices and sizes have been adjusted.

Comparing our reformulated pricing with our artisan ice cream competition we are right on par with their market prices and sizes:

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Scoop pricing from other artisan ice cream makers

Even with all this research and supportive documentation behind the scoop reformulation decision – I know this change will disappoint some Ice Cream Lovers, and my stomach has knotted up worrying about that. In the end, I have to make the most financially sound decision for Long Beach Creamery so we can serve you locally made organic ice cream, you can be proud to call your own, well into the future.

I am asking that you please stick by us and support the Creamery as we learn what it takes to run this business successfully. If we can get the formula right for the 4141 Long Beach Blvd shop – then we have the opportunity to consider new shops in other locations of Long Beach. That’s the big dream – to have several shops so you can walk or bike to your local Long Beach Creamery and enjoy handcrafted ice cream delights!

Thank you so much – Dina, Your Ice Cream Maker

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I have been the worst at updating the website with flavors and information – but I update our facebook and instagram on a daily basis. It is so easy to do from my phone.

By the time I get home from the shop – putting together a blog post usually loses out to eating something and getting some sleep.

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Flavors for July 8th week!

One Regular Scoop or Two Mini Scoops – $2.75

Two Regular Scoops – $5.25

Three Regular Scoops – $7.25

Toppings: $1.00 for unlimited .50 for a little bit

Add a fresh made cone bowl for $1.50

BISCUITS & JAM – Honey vanilla ice cream – loaded with house made crispy biscuits and stone fruit jam (peaches, apricot, plum, nectarines). Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, stone fruit jam, crispy honeyed biscuits, honey, vanilla, cream cheese, salt.

STONEFRUIT SORBET – Fresh organic nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots cooked organic sugar.

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SORBET – 100% Cacao, organic roasted strawberries, organic sugar and filtered water.

WHISKEY VANILLA* – Not your typical vanilla – Rebel Yell highlights the smooth vanilla flavor of this classic ice cream. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Rebel Yell, Cream Cheese, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt. * Liquor has been added for flavor – food grade – most alcohol cooked off.

BURNT CARAMEL – Caramelized Demerera sugar leaves burnt notes on the tongue, while the organic cream smooths it out for a sweet finish. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Demerara sugar, cream cheese, butter, Himalayan pink salt.

BLACK RING COFFEE – Lightly roasted coffee from local roaster Black Ring Coffee is steeped in organic cream. A fresh and flavorful treat. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Black Ring Coffee, Cream Cheese,  Sea Salt.

LEMON BLUE BLACK – A sweet tart treat for your tongue. Organic Meyer lemons sourced by beachgreens and cooked into a simple syrup paired with our blueberry/blackberry jam. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Meyer Lemon Syrup, Blueberry & Blackberry Jam Cream Cheese,  Sea Salt.

GOAT CHEESE WHISKEY FIG – Mission Figs mixed with Rebel Yell Whiskey compliment the Goat Cheese and organic cream for tangy sweet bite – with a whiskey finish. Crumble some crisp prosciutto on top for otherworldly flavor. Ingredients: Ing: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, goat cheese, mission fig jam, whiskey, vanilla extract, sea salt.

CASHEW FENNEL CHIP – Toasted cashews and a milk chocolate chip highlight a savory fennel ice cream. Ing: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, toasted cashews, cream cheese, fennel cream, chocolate chip, vanilla bean, vanilla extract, salt.

MINTASTIC CHIP – Fresh mint steeps in the cream for two nights to infuse the ice cream with minty flavor. A dark chocolate chip is added as the cream is frozen.  Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, cream cheese, fennel cream, 53% cacao chocolate chip with coconut oil, vanilla extract, fresh organic mint, salt.

DARK PEPPERMINT – Fresh mint steeps in the cream for two nights to infuse the ice cream with minty flavor. Then we add a rich chocolate syrup to the cream.  Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, cream cheese, fennel cream, 70% cacao syrup with organic whipping cream, vanilla extract, fresh organic mint, salt.

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE– Rich cream cheese ice cream with a roasted strawberry jam swirl and graham cracker crust bits..  Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, cream cheese, organic strawberry jam,graham cracker crust with honey, vanilla extract, salt.

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How to care for your Long Beach Creamery pints:

Your pints will love the back of your freezer – but hate the freezer door. The back of the freezer provides a more consistent temp. When scooping, don’t let water touch the ice cream – it will alter the flavor and texture of the ice cream.

Pints are good for 5 months in your freezer unopened. Once you open them try to eat within 45 days for the best flavor.

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Flavors for June 17

Flavors in the scooping case today at 3 pm: Whiskey Vanilla, Burnt Caramel, Midnight Oolong, Strawberry Mascarpone, Black Ring Coffee, Mudpie (only a little left), Banana Chip (new), Mintastic Chip, Blueberry Muffin, Lemon Blue Black, Watermelon Sorbet, Chocolate Strawberry Sorbet, Stonefruit Sorbet (the last of this batch) and Elvis.

In the pint cooler we also have St. Blueberry, Ginger Peach and RX Sorbet. The Camemberry flavor will join the line up once there is space in the gelato case.

Tasting List June 5-7 – Pst – we have candied bacon topping!

GINGER PEACH – Fresh ginger and organic peaches flavor the ice cream and jam mix in. Pralined pecans add a southern crunch – making Ginger Peach the belle of the ball! Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, organic peach & ginger jam, pralined pecans, vanilla, cream cheese, salt.

PEACH SORBET – Fresh organic peaches cooked with Muscovado sugar and organic sugar. Organic apricots and Meyer lemons help balance out the sweet peach flavor.

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SORBET – Rich organic cocoa, organic strawberries and organic sugar create a smooth chocolate treat.

WHISKEY VANILLA* – Not your typical vanilla – Rebel Yell whiskey help to highlight the smooth vanilla flavor of this classic ice cream. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Rebel Yell, Cream Cheese, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt. * Liquor has been added for flavor – food grade – most alcohol cooked off.

MIDNIGHT OOLONG – Dark, dry and fudgy. Mountain Tea Organic Oolong Tea adds a wise, rich flavor to the full dark chocolate. Ing: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, oolong tea, cocoa powder, 70% cocoa bar, cream cheese & sea salt.

BURNT CARAMEL – Caramelized Demerera sugar leaves burnt notes on the tongue, while the organic cream smooths it out for a sweet finish. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Demerara sugar, cream cheese, butter, Himalayan pink salt.

BLACK RING COFFEE – Lightly roasted coffee from local roaster Black Ring Coffee is steeped in organic cream. A fresh and flavorful treat. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Black Ring Coffee, Cream Cheese,  Sea Salt.

STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE – Fresh roasted SoCal strawberries and sweet mascarpone cheese unite for a light sweet flavor. Ingredients:  organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, roasted strawberry, mascarpone, cream cheese, salt.

LEMON BLUE BLACK – A sweet tart treat for your tongue. Organic Meyer lemons sourced by beachgreens and cooked into a simple syrup paired with our blueberry/blackberry jam. Ingredients: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, Meyer Lemon Syrup, Blueberry & Blackberry Jam Cream Cheese,  Sea Salt.

CASHEW FENNEL CHIP – Toasted cashews and a milk chocolate chip highlight a savory fennel ice cream. Ing: organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, toasted cashews, cream cheese, fennel cream, chocolate chip, vanilla bean, salt.

REVERSE TURTLE – Fashioned after the DeMint candy called Turtle. Reverse Turtle uses our Burnt Caramel ice cream adds a fudge swirl and full sized pralined pecans. Ingredients:  organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, demerera sugar, organic sucunant, fudge swirl, pralined pecans, cream cheese, salt.

ST. BLUEBERRY – Deeply cheesy goat cheese vanilla ice cream with a blueberry jam spiked with Elderberry liquor. Ingredients:  organic cream, organic nonfat milk, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic buttermilk, goat cheese, blueberry jam, elderberry liquor, vanilla, salt.