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Blog Post: Olive Oil Ice Cream. Seriously?

March 11th, 2013 Posted by Steve

About six months ago two women just returning from Italy asked me if I ever make ice cream with olive oil. My reaction was much like many others. Seriously?? After listening to their description of the flavor and undeniable smooth texture I was determined to give olive oil ice cream it's day in the production room. 

We soon found out besides drizzling olive oil over ice cream in Italy, New York had embraced this flavor with abandon over ten years ago. Rumor has it if you look hard enough you can buy it from a cart vendor in Washington Square Park. After our first run we knew exactly why Italy and New York are considered amazing ice cream enter Milwaukee!

The first thing to know about olive oil ice cream is there is nothing oily about it. The oil actually creates a smooth texture that can't be duplicated. When this hits your pallete you will truly understand. Second, the fruity tones of the olive oil accent and coellesce with the sweetness of the ice cream along with the mellow underlying pepper tones. Lastly, the natural hue from the oil simply creates a beautiful ice cream.

Enjoy this flavor with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt or chocolate shavings. Accompany a scoop with fresh peaches or even raspberry with a balsamic chocolate sauce. Or just don't screw with a good thing and eat it just as it is.

Olive Oil Ice Cream.  Italy. New York. Milwaukee.

watch for it in our dipping cabinet soon


Tags: Flavors Milwaukee

Blog Comments

by char on October 01, 2014

A friend brought the ice cream sandwich's to our party..omg yummmm wow very good…my first time having pd ice-cream..& I just picked up a pint of mint cc at outpost..great we loved it..

by Linda on May 13, 2014

We LOVE your salted caramel ice cream. We had it at Millioke. We've been trying to track in down ever since we tried it. The bad news for us: we live in Indianapolis, and the company you sell it out of state through is OUT OF STOCK!!!

by Bill on October 25, 2013

Well if you can use olive oil, then you can probably use butter. How about butter and bacon ice cream? Or butter, leak ice cream? Yummi

by Diane Prokopiak on July 28, 2013

We were there today and I truly enjoyed the Whiskey flavored ice cream. Only wish there were more flavors to choose from. My husband was hoping for something with cherries.

by Marty and Sue Schiltz on March 27, 2013

We are from Minneapolis and will be enjoying the Milwaukee area in the next couple of days. We are excited to make a trip to Purple Door Ice Cream during our stay. We've heard great things about your ice cream!

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