Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Uhlman's Pumpkin Oreo Ice Cream

Hey, sorry for the quietness, it's just busy in life but slow in the ice cream aisle. I still have the magnum tubs and some pb world to clear out of the work fridge before I buy anything else... well, unless I decide to make one final trip to Uhlman's before they close for the season. See, my fellow Massachusetts people don't believe much in outdoor ice cream in the cooler months so most places close in Sept/Oct and don't reopen until March/April. I know, it's sad. It was basically empty there when I plopped down five bucks and picked up....

Uhlman's Pumpkin Oreo Ice Cream
(includes pumpkin puree, pumpkin pies spices, and chopped Oreos)

Was it good? Ofcourse. I definitely agree with calling it Oreo and not cookies & cream because there's no little wafer bits everywhere. I also expected it to be a bit more orange though I get that mixing pumpkin with milk and cream will make it less orange. It's just that I wasn't sure if they could have added more pumpkin flavor, or if the Oreos were just balancing out the flavor profile. It was a fun flavor, but I expected PUMPKIN oreo, not pumpkin Oreo. You know what I'm driving at?


For the record, Uhlman's has actual cows behind their place. This one on the right looked like they were waiting for me to pet them. If you want to know more about them, click here.

7 comments:

Rabbit Girl said...

What nice looking cattle! Call me naive, but how do most ice cream companies procure their milk and cream? Even Halo Top is produced by Eden "Creamery" so I assumed they had their own dairy--but then they are located in L.A. which I don't believe is know for its sprawling meadows. But Turkey Hill in Pennsylvania surely has a dairy, right? But I also don't know if the HQ for companies is necessarily where the product is made either or where there's just an office building. Big Gay Ice Cream is in NYC, are there any cows in the Bronx that aren't in the zoo?

Dubba Scoops said...

These aren't their cows, they "borrow" them, basically the dairy spreads out some of their non-milk cows so they arent all trapped on the dairy plant somewhere. lots of dairy companies out there, ice cream companies just choose who to deal with. local or national, "organic" or efficient, stuff like that. preferably they get the milk from a closer place so they arent trucking milk & cream all over the place.

Aleksandr Rozentsvit said...

Honestly I have noticed that Oreos in ice cream has been either original or golden. Why not use the LTO flavors and add to the ice cream? Just get packages of them and crush it then incorprate it.

Amanda said...

Hi, Rabbit Girl and Dubba. I recall a book that came out last summer by Amy Ettinger: "Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America," because when she was in Wisconsin, she was robbed outside the Kopp's Custard stand.
From her book, I learned that "while plenty of people make their own ice cream at home, professional ice cream shops in the United States rarely make their own base. That’s because of the laws governing ice cream bases. Ice creams have to be pasteurized to extremely strict standards by law to prevent deadly bacteria like Listeria from growing and making people sick. Pasteurizing machines can be hugely expensive if you don’t already have a dairy operation, so many homemade ice cream shops will simply buy their base from another company and personalize it with unique flavor."
She also writes about trying foie gras ice cream from Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco (who doesn't use his own base either), and a breast milk ice cream that PETA highly endorses. Makes you really think about what truly differentiates all of these brands. If you are interested about home-made versus store-bought ice cream, here is a pretty good article: https://www.popsci.com/ice-cream-abuse

Dubba Scoops said...

@Aleksandr: agreed, but I would guess it's cost prohibitive, aka regular Oreos are easy to buy in bulk, may not be the same for the limited stuff.

@Amanda: right, the world is way more consolidated than most people realize, I was just generalizing in my response. Plenty of "different" ice creams coming out of the same production plants.

Rabbit Girl said...

@Amanda thanks, you are always so knowledgable!

Sascha Bartels said...

I'm with Aleksandr. It is high time someone gets started on Cinnamon Roll Oreo ice cream.