May
28
Tue
2019
Chef Inspired: Red Feather Lounge
May 28 @ 11:00 am – Jun 14 @ 10:00 pm
Chef Inspired: Red Feather Lounge

Pastry Chef Rachel Wysong is making Toasted Pistachio Ice Cream with dark chocolate and chili bark with smoked pistachios as their featured festival dessert over at Red Feather.  Note that she is creating other signature desserts for the festival at their sister restaurants next door at Bittercreek Alehouse and Diablo & Sons. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise

Chef Inspired Event: The Modern Hotel and Bar
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 11:00 pm
Chef Erika Claassen of The Modern Hotel and Bar is going all out during the festival!  You’ll have 3 delicious frozen items to choose from on the menu:
 
First off is a Tiki cocktail 🍹 with ice cream of passion fruit, pineapple, mint.  It’ll be served with Ron Zacapa 23, Smith & Cross rum, Giant Hyssop (foraged herb from bogus basin), Falernum, and lemon!
 
You’ll also have on the dessert menu two special items:
#1) An Ice Cream Sundae Trio with beet-lime-pistachio, honey-tarragon, and chocolate-chèvre-cacao nib ice creams
 
#2) A Cottonwood-Caramel Ice Cream β€œTart” with pretzel crust, rum caramel, and nut brittle (cottonwood buds are foraged alongside Boise river)
 
These are some of our favorite offerings of the festival so please go by and enjoy these off their menus while you can.
 
Chef Erika Claassen of The Modern Hotel

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May
30
Thu
2019
Chef Inspired Event: Richard’s
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm

Pastry Chef Rebecca McManus of Richard’s Restaurant creates some of the most delicious and beautiful desserts in town.  She is working with the culinary team at Richard’s to create an exclusive dessert menu for the opening week of the Boise Ice Cream Festival.  The items special items for the festival will be: Goats milk gelato with a berry swirl;  Lemon semifreddo (Citrus baked meringue, berry coulis, fresh berries and lemon curd), and a daily ice cream sundae special!  Reservations recommended: https://www.richardsboise.com/

 

Pastry Chef Rebecca McManus and Exec Chef Richard Langston of Richard’s

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Jun
3
Mon
2019
Chef Inspired: Yaya’s Brown Bag Apple Pie at The Wylder
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm
Chef Inspired: Yaya's Brown Bag Apple Pie at The Wylder
Chef Patti Pullen, known as Yaya, grew up cooking with her mother and grandmothers. She has the unique ability to create rustic, homemade baked goods on a professional scale. Everything she creates looks, feels, and tastes like a small batch good from grandma’s kitchen. Yaya will be making a Brown Bag Apple Pie– classic all american apple pie with a buttery streusel topping and served a la mode (ie. with ice cream).  It’ll be on their dessert special on the menu for these 2 days only!  [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise

 

Fanci Freez retro pricing hours
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fanci Freez retro pricing hours

Since 1947 Fanci Freez has been serving customers cold treats and delicious drive in meals.  On Monday June 3rd and Monday June 10th Fanci Freez will be celebrating the Boise Ice Cream Festival by having $1.00 off any size dipped cone, $1.00 off any size fanci soda or get one of their medium milkshakes for the price of a small!  These prices are roughly what it would have cost almost 20 years ago.

The offer is valid at both of their locations:

1402 W State St | Boise, ID 83702

&

1750 W McMillan, Ste 100 | Meridian, ID 83646

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Jun
4
Tue
2019
Chef Inspired Event: Petite 4
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm

Chef Sarah Kelly of Petite 4 will dazzle you with her after dinner creations featuring elevated ice cream sandwiches.  Expect things like a blueberry pie ice cream sandwich or a chocolate nut and pretzel ice cream sandwich with ice cream flavored with local caramel stout beer.  These desserts and a few other surprise twists will be available for purchase to guests of Petite 4 after they finish their meals there.  Reservations at Petite 4 are always recommended and can be obtained by calling 208.345.1055 between 3PM-5PM.  Go to http://eatatpetite4.com/ for more information about Petite 4.  [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise

Chef Sarah Kelly of Petite 4
Jun
5
Wed
2019
Westside Drive In: Famous Idaho Ice Cream Potato only $3.49
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Perhaps the most famous dessert in Idaho is Westside Drive In’s Idaho Ice Cream Potato.  For the festival on Wednesday June 5th, at both locations, Chef Lou and his son Josh Aaron will be offering it up for only $3.49!  Of course locals know there are no potatoes involved here it just looks that way.  They roll a chunk of ice cream into some cocoa powder to give the dessert the signature potato appearance then they top it with whipped cream and put it over some chocolate syrup that seems like sour cream and steak sauce.  The result is surprising, delicious, fun, and soooo Idaho.

You can find them at:

1929 W State St, Boise, ID 83702 (Drive in or walk up only)

or

1113 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706 (Drive in, walk up, or eat inside)

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Lemon Tree Co and Stella’s Ice Cream Collaboration @ Lemon Tree Co.
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lemon Tree Co and Stella's Ice Cream Collaboration @ Lemon Tree Co.

OMG this is going to be delicious!  Stella’s Ice Cream is collaborating with the owner of Lemon Tree to create several custom flavors for this event.

Inspired by the menu of Lemon Tree you will see something like ice cream flavors playing off Lemon Tree favorites like the basil lemonade or the blueberry jalapeno lemonade or a vegan coconut yellow curry……you see where this is going!

With the purchase of your delicious sandwich or salad at Lemon Tree Co during this event you will be treated to a special free scoop of one of these amazing new custom flavors by Stella’s Ice Cream. Stella’s will be on site serving it and describing the flavor profiles and creation process. Stella’s Ice Cream has a beautiful scoop shop with lots of surprises in Nampa, ID and their second location is coming to Eagle, ID in summer 2019.  [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise

Jun
10
Mon
2019
Fanci Freez retro pricing hours
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fanci Freez retro pricing hours

Since 1947 Fanci Freez has been serving customers cold treats and delicious drive in meals.  On Monday June 3rd and Monday June 10th Fanci Freez will be celebrating the Boise Ice Cream Festival by having $1.00 off any size dipped cone, $1.00 off any size fanci soda or get one of their medium milkshakes for the price of a small!  These prices are roughly what it would have cost almost 20 years ago.

The offer is valid at both of their locations:

1402 W State St | Boise, ID 83702

&

1750 W McMillan, Ste 100 | Meridian, ID 83646

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Jun
12
Wed
2019
Drive Up Event: Golden Wheel Drive-In Key Lime Pie Shakes
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Golden Wheel Drive-In will be doing a one day only flavor during the festival!  Key Lime Pie 20 oz. shakes will be $4.39.  Get out there this day only to get your chance to try this unique creation using real key lime pie.  Golden Wheel has been in operation for over 60 years and has a great food and ice cream menu you have to get out and re-experience for yourself.  [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise

Lemon Tree Co and Stella’s Ice Cream Collaboration @ Lemon Tree Co.
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lemon Tree Co and Stella's Ice Cream Collaboration @ Lemon Tree Co.

OMG this is going to be delicious!  Stella’s Ice Cream is collaborating with the owner of Lemon Tree to create several custom flavors for this event.

Inspired by the menu of Lemon Tree you will see something like ice cream flavors playing off Lemon Tree favorites like the basil lemonade or the blueberry jalapeno lemonade or a vegan coconut yellow curry……you see where this is going!

With the purchase of your delicious sandwich or salad at Lemon Tree Co during this event you will be treated to a special free scoop of one of these amazing new custom flavors by Stella’s Ice Cream. Stella’s will be on site serving it and describing the flavor profiles and creation process. Stella’s Ice Cream has a beautiful scoop shop with lots of surprises in Nampa, ID and their second location is coming to Eagle, ID in summer 2019.  [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise

Chef Inspired: Mai Thai
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Mai Thai Executive Chef Justin Scheihing and Mai Thai owner Billy Pothikamjorn for a special pairing event in conjunction with the Boise Ice Cream Festival.   They will be featuring a menu special of a dozen Rice Powder Dusted Pacific Fried Oysters paired with a Thai Sriracha Lime Sorbet for $25.  The full food and bar menu will also be available at this time.

The special will be a great pairing and will push your understanding of frozen desserts by introducing you to a spicy frozen dessert not normally seen in most typical ice creams and sorbets but that goes really well with the spicy cuisine of Thailand. The sorbet will be a great mix of sweet, spicy, and sour served after your crunchy, salty, umami oysters.   This spicy dessert is definitely a notable highlight of the Boise Ice Cream Festival.  Thanks to the Mai Thai team for creating it!

The special will be enough for an oyster lover to enjoy by themselves or for a table to order as part of their full order to share.  

Click here for reservations.

 

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ale official launch party @ Barbarian Brewing
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ale official launch party @ Barbarian Brewing

Barbarian releases “Dat Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ale” to the public on this day!  Meet at Barbarian Brewing in Garden City to celebrate the official launch of this new ale at this open to the public event. The Stil ice cream cart will be on hand from 5-8PM.  During that time there will be a special offer of two 6oz beer pours and two ice cream choices from The STIL for $12 and can be purchased the day of at the event.

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Jun
14
Fri
2019
Chef Inspired: Diablo and Sons
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – Jun 16 @ 10:00 pm
Chef Inspired: Diablo and Sons

Diablo and Sons Pastry Chef Rachel Wysong will be making some whimsical flavors of soft serve ice cream.  I hear she is working on her new “burnt honey” flavor to pair with Diablo’s fire grill menu offerings so it will be the perfect dessert ending to your meal.  We are super excited to taste all the twists she makes.