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Organic Ice-Cream Base

organic ice cream base

We’ve kept our recipe as simple as possible, so that chefs and artisanal ice-cream makers can apply their own artistry to creating unique and specialized ice creams.  Straus Family Creamery Organic Ice-Cream Base is an ingredient used by ice-cream makers and pastry chefs who want to produce their own flavors of organic ice cream in batch freezers. 

Making ice cream first requires the production of a basic pasteurized custard base, in which milk, cream, sugar, and egg yolks are heated together until the base reaches a specific temperature. Pasteurization of ice cream is required by the State of California for businesses selling ice-cream products to the public. State law also requires that an ice-cream making business become a state-certified pasteurizer. As an alternative to becoming a state-certified pasteurizer, ice-cream makers and shop owners can use Straus Organic Ice Cream Base.

Because Straus Organic Ice-Cream Base contains 14% fat and the highest-quality custard ingredients – just Organic Cream, Organic Milk, sweet-cream buttermilk, organic sugar and organic egg yolk s-- there is ample room for creativity in flavors, texture and add-ins.

Organic Ice-Cream Base: One-gallon bottle, 4 per case

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How do I keep my ice cream fresh?

Always get your ice cream at the end of your shopping trip and bring a cooler bag with you. Also, when you’re done scooping it at the table, don’t let it stand out, but put it right back in the freezer. Full tip »

Bi-Rite Creamery

Bi-Rite Creamery

Kris Hoogerhyde, Owner, Bi-Rite Creamery, San Franicsco

At Bi-Rite Creamery, we create house-made ice cream, soft-serve and baked goods in small batches to taste like the stuff we grew up with. We strive to create unique and delicious flavors with local, handmade and organic ingredients in a responsible and sustainable way. We are proud to have been the first ice-cream shop in San Francisco to use Straus Family Creamery's organic dairy products for our ice cream and soft-serve. Straus' Organic Ice Cream Base and Organic Soft-Serve Mix create the perfect starting point for us to craft our delicious ice-cream flavors.