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What’s Dippin’ in the Well: Spice & Nog

November is no time to pass up ice cream. Especially when it’s made fresh and handmade in small batches, just like we do here at the Co-op. Enliven your senses with cool weather seasonal flavors at our Deli and C•SQUARE’s retail outlet CONES:

  • Fig ‘n’ Fennel — who said an ice cream can’t be chewy and spicy? We take the intense, earthy flavor of organic, dried black mission figs, and combine it with the anise-like taste of whole fennel seeds and fennel-infused cream.  A favorite of customers, Mount Vernon’s mayor, and staff alike, Fennel ‘n’ Fig captures the caramel-like sweetness of black mission figs and the spicy licorice bite of fennel. The result is a complex, but not overly sweet treat, with flavors of toasted licorice, caramel, and plum.
  • Eggnog — deceptively simple and smooth as satin, our Eggnog ice cream starts with our Organic Valley sweet cream base with a nutmeg finish.

conesTry these naturally gluten-free autumnal treats with your favorite cobblers, cookies, pies, tarts, and pastries. Add a scoop to a Co-op fresh baked good,  such as our cookies, muffins, or pastries, for a twist on the classic cake and ice cream pairing.

The Co-op offers a rotating selection of small-batch handmade ice cream throughout the year. In addition to classic Chocolate and Vanilla, we’re scooping a variety of flavors, including (but not limited to): Coffee, Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel, and Cherry Chocolate Chunk, as well as dairy-free sorbets.

We use only locally sourced cream, eggs, and milk. We use fresh, local ingredients when available to make our quality handmade ice cream. Available by the scoop, cup, cone, milkshake, or pint – stop by the Co-op Deli or CONES to try some handmade ice cream today!

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.