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]
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/
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]
Join Robert D Austin Jr, one of the administrators of a very popular local Boise history Facebook group of over 6,000 members and special guest John Sowell of the Idaho Statesmen for the first ever panel discussion on Boise’s history with ice cream. Also joining will be Goody’s owner Brett Palmateer and Scott Wink of Boise’s Best Bites. Discover how several key factors over the past 120 years have helped shape Boise’s obsession with the frozen treat. From frontier town to an agriculture and dairy center of national importance, we’ll talk about how the ice cream industry in Boise went from pharmacy soda fountains to drive ins to ice cream trucks then to this modern group of ice cream makers like Goody’s, The Stil, Stella’s , Reed’s Dairy and C4 Creamery. During the morning you’ll also have the opportunity to see the team at Goody’s pulling out a batch of fresh made ice cream from that morning or making waffle cones. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
Include in ticket: Barbarian’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ale (pre-launch tasting), Barbarian’s Twix Ice Cream Ale, The Stil ice cream, brewery tour and discussion.
Join us at Barbarian Brewing in Garden City, Idaho for an exclusive behind the scenes tour and tasting of the upcoming new beer: Cookie Dough Ice Cream Ale.
You will get to be the first group of beer lovers to enjoy the new flavor and you’ll get to learn more about Barbarian’s recent move to incorporate more candy and ice cream into their beers.
For reference Barbarian’s Twix Ice Cream Ale is a golden stout made with 60lbs (1080 candy bar pieces) of Twix, 20 lbs of vanilla ice cream, extra caramel, chocolate and vanilla! You’ll have to be at the tour to hear about what went into the Cookie Dough ale!
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.
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.
Join Diana DeJesus of Boise Bucket List at one of her groundbreaking Collaboration Over Competition events for up and coming female entrepreneurs, this one with a Boise Ice Cream Festival twist. The mixer will be at the manufacturing facility for The Gelato Shop in Nampa, Idaho. Meet other aspiring female entrepreneurs to foster intentional and genuine relationships with like-minded women. Hear from the owner of The Gelato Shop about the gelato making process and the ups and downs of being a business owner and entrepreneur in the food and dessert industry. There might just be some tasty samples! Tickets coming soon. Follow Collaboration Over Competition on Facebook for details once they are available. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
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.
No pints of beer, only pints of ice cream will be enjoyed on these 30-minute trips around downtown Boise with your family! No alcohol will be allowed. This will be a family and kid friendly event. Join us for a group pedaling event from 10:30AM to 3PM the day of our Grand Tasting event at Jump. This is a separate event from the Grand Tasting, but it would be super convenient for those already at Jump for the tasting. Make sure to schedule your pedaling at a time outside of your Grand Tasting session time. Kids are welcome but need to be tall enough to ride an adult bike and contribute some to the pedaling portion of the event. We’ll provide some ice cream to taste, family appropriate music to enjoy, and help make sure we all have a blast. Rides will load and unload at Jump near their display tractors at the corner of 9th Ave and W Broad Street. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]