Hector Garcia of Waffle Me Up will be celebrating the Boise Ice Cream Festival by offering for the first time ever a special trio of mini-Waffles a la Mode with 3 different flavors of Idaho favorite Reed’s Ice Cream. This Explore event is open to the public and on the menu ready to order. Of course ice cream is good for breakfast and lunch…..it is milk right!!! [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
Bring your kids to Goody’s Soda Fountain for a morning of ice cream making from start to finish. Goody’s ice cream makers will walk us through the ice cream churning process and share how their fragrant waffle cones are made. Food editor and mom of two, Meghan Splawn and her daughter Ella will host this hour long tour and tasting — answering your questions and talking through the cool science of ice cream making. You’ll leave with recipes and supplies for making ice cream at home (without a machine!) from Little Sous Cooking Club and naturally dyed sprinkles from India Tree. Join us after the tour on Goody’s patio for an informal Q & A with Meghan on making ice cream with your kids at home and why ice cream for breakfast might be better than you think! Adult and youth tickets are available.
Meghan Splawn is a food editor and recipe professional with a deep love of photography. She’s a master of everyday baking, family cooking, and harnessing good light. Meghan approaches food with an eye towards budgeting — both time and money — and a having fun. Meghan has a baking and pastry degree, and spent the first 10 years of her career as part of Alton Brown’s culinary career.
Meghan currently writes full time for TheKitchn.com, where her work is read by 14 million readers monthly. She co-hosts the popular podcast Didn’t I Just Feed You about the highs and lows of feeding her family. Her recipes and writing have appeared in Red Book, Family Fun, and Parents Magazine.
Bittercreek Alehouse Pastry Chef will be making a Lambic Sour Sorbet with Oregon Raspberries as their featured dessert item on their menu during the Boise Ice Cream Festival! Simply come and enjoy a good meal and enjoy order this dessert off the menu if your belly has a bit more room. For this you can make room! [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
This Explore event will focus on people that have allergies (peanut, tree nut, gluten), intolerance and other dietary restrictions that make it difficult to enjoy many summer treats. We will have an expert panel discussion with a medical professional, a chef, and several area business owners that are creating desserts that to cater to those with gluten allergies, lactose intolerance, or choose to eat vegan diet etc. The panel include host and health coach Jenn Williams, Chef Shel Leigh of Kula Connection, Hilary Lee of Gluten Free Galaxy, Chef Michael Trebbi of Wild Root Cafe, and pharmacist Scott Wink of Boise’s Best Bites. They will also discuss the Boise food scene and how it is moving forward to accommodate these types of restrictions. Food sampling is included in the ticket price for this event and will feature things like diary free sorbets and gluten free baked goods. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
We’ll meet at Form & Function Coffee in downtown Boise for an event perfect for those that love both caffeine and ice cream. We’ll be exploring the cold side of coffee at a time when the temperature in Boise is heading much higher, but our caffeine desire still needs to be met. The lesser known cold item is the affogato which is an Italian coffee-based dessert typically consisting of a scoop of ice cream covered in a shot of hot espresso. Form and Function proudly uses local favorite The Stil as the ice cream. Our host will be Allie Smith of Creative Gangsters and of the popular Instagram feeds @alliecoffeeandpassport and @theboiseexperience. She’ll lead the discussion and tasting with our friends at Form & Function. The baristas will be demonstrating the preparations and a sampling is included in the ticket price. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
Tickets only available at the door at the time of the event.
Join Juniper , Idaho Wine Commission and over 20 different wineries & cider makers for our annual evening of tasting the best wine and ciders Idaho has to offer in one of Boise’s most loved landmarks, Freak Alley Gallery
On May 31st, from 5-7pm come stroll down Freak Alley Downtown Boise to sample the season’s best local wines and ciders and get a head start on Idaho Wine and Cider Month in June. Swing by after work or on your way to dinner- $15 at the door gets you in, a stemless glass for tasting and 5 sample pours. Any additional pours are only a $1! Ticket proceeds will go to Idaho Wine Commission ‘s Idaho Wine Education Scholarship to help further a special recipient’s education in viticulture and enology and continue the incredible Idaho wine making tradition. (This is a over 21 years of age event.)
Come taste what Coiled Wines St Chapelle Winery Hells Canyon Winery SCORIA Vineyards 3100 Cellars HAT Ranch Winery and Vineyard Vale Wine Company Split Rail Winery Williamson Orchard and Vineyard Cinder Wines Par Terre Winery Vizcaya Winery Telaya Wine Co Potter Wines Meriwether Cider Company Cold Springs Winery Sawtooth Winery and more have to pour.
There will be small bites available from Juniper and plenty of good downtown vibes to get your weekend started right.
(Mark your calendars, occupancy is limited, first come, first served!)
Visit our Boise Ice Cream Festival pop-up booth at the Boise Farmers Market on Saturday June 1st. We’ll offer you a free sample of a couple of unique first run flavors of a local ice cream made with produce and seasonings purchased from the farmers and made by local Goody’s Soda Fountain. Check back closer to June 1st to hear a sneak peak of what those samples might be.
This event combines 3 Boise treasures: Trolleys, Ice Cream and comedian Megan Bryant! Enjoy a 30 minute ride around historic Boise while eating some ice cream with your family and friends while laughing with your on board host Idaho Laugh Fest founder Megan Bryant. Megan has 4 kids of her own under the age of 10 and will use her unique family friendly improv to keep you chuckling as you cruise Boise and interact with a few costumed characters along the route! Pick up and drop off will be at Shoreline Park (1375 Shoreline Dr, Boise, ID 83702) on the corner of Shoreline Dr and South 14th St attached to the Greenbelt and located adjacent to the Boise Farmers Market. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
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As part of the new Boise Ice Cream Festival, C4 Creamery will be on the patio of Bacon in downtown Boise for this one time only pop up event! Guests that have breakfast or brunch at Bacon on Sunday June 2nd from 11AM-2PM will get a free sample of one of C4 Creamery’s collaborative ice cream creations inspired by Bacon with their proof of purchase. C4 Creamery’s new location is at 3037 S Cole Rd in Boise and they can also be found on Saturday mornings at the Capital City Public Market in downtown Boise. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]