lemon ice cream with vanilla sandwich creme cookies
organic milk, organic cream, organic cane sugar, organic sandwich cookies (organic wheat flour, organic powdered sugar with organic corn starch, organic high oleic sunflower oil, organic sugar, organic oat flour, organic molasses, baking soda, sea salt, organic vanilla extract, soy lecithin, natural flavor), organic egg yolk, organic nonfat milk, organic lemon flavor.
For the real scoop on Three Twins’ flavors, we went straight to the source: Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb. Here’s what he says about our most popular-selling scoop shop flavor, Lemon Cookie.
People are obsessed with Lemon Cookie Ice Cream. This includes the 99 percent. And the one percent. Lemon Cookie is a unifying force of deliciousness.
Depending on how you look at it, Lemon Cookie is either lemon ice cream with vanilla sandwich crème cookies, or it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. The good dreams. Not the bad kind of dreams, where you imagine yourself eating a giant marshmallow only to wake up with a tummy ache and realize you've just eaten your pillow.
Lemon Cookie made its first inconspicuous appearance in 2007 as one of 12 flavors being served on any given day at our San Rafael scoop shop. From there, Lemon Cookie took on a life all its own. Lemon Cookie is by far our most Tweeted-about flavor, the one that is mentioned most on Facebook, and the flavor that people most often throw hissy fits over if we happen to run out. This is not a flavor that you can try to rationalize, for it is utterly simple, yet inexplicably delicious at the same time.
When life gives you lemons, trade them for a scoop of Lemon Cookie Ice Cream. Or, if you have enough lemons, go for an entire pint.
Fun tidbit: I met a gentleman at a tradeshow who mentioned that three separate ice cream companies had asked him to copy our formulation for Lemon Cookie. This amazed me, as it happened before Lemon Cookie was available in grocery stores. I also found it ironic that an ice cream company would need to hire a consultant to hack this flavor. Given that there are only six ingredients (counting cookies and their various ingredients as one), and four of them are the ones that make up our base, the formulation is simple enough that my five-year old niece, Sage, could probably figure it out – if she didn't have better things to do with her time. I don't fear these folks, because if they do try to copy it, they'll probably muck it up with whey powder, gummy stabilizers and too many other wrong ingredients.