OUR TOP 5 SWEETEST MOMENTS FROM 2019
Before we say goodbye to 2019 and celebrate the start of a new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our sweetest moments from this year. So, let’s take a trip down memory lane…
1. WE REVEALED SOME EXCITING NEW FLAVORS
Flavor development and creativity are at the core of everything we do.
Our team has been perfecting the art of ice cream making for more than 90 years. In fact, many of our creamy and delicious flavors use a base recipe that was created back in 1926! While our recipe hasn’t changed, we continue to complement our traditional flavor lineup by creating amazing new flavors you can’t find anywhere else.
Not only did we roll out several new Limited Edition flavors, including Hazelnut Cinnamon Bun and Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence, we also brought back our popular Michigan Artisan Collection for a second year and teamed up with local culinary artisans, like Germack Pistachio Company and Bowerman Blueberry Farm, to create small batch flavors inspired by our great state.
Be the first to know about new flavors by following us on social. With a new year upon us, we’re already working on some exciting flavors for 2020!
2. WE CREATED OUR OWN HOLIDAY
In addition to creating some amazing new flavors, we created our very own holiday: Pint Day!
To celebrate the launch of our new pint line, we turned March 6 into one of the sweetest days of the year and surprised fans with a special 24-hour giveaway! One lucky winner was selected each hour to receive a special shipment with all seven pint flavors straight to their door.
So, be sure to mark your calendars! March 6 is just around the corner, and you don’t want to miss what we have planned for Pint Day in 2020.
3. WE TOOK OUT THE DAIRY, NOT THE DELICIOUS
Of course, our traditional pint flavors weren’t the only surprise we had up our sleeves.
After spending the last two years testing countless recipes, this was finally the year we made our dream of launching Dairy Free flavors come true. We knew we had something special and couldn’t wait to treat the dairy-free community to a “first-of-its-kind” dessert that was so incredibly creamy and delicious they felt like they were enjoying real ice cream.
What we didn’t know was just how profound of an impact these flavors would have on so many families across the Midwest. We’re humbled by the heartfelt notes we’ve received from grateful parents and happy kids who have been able to share a scoop with each other, many for the first time. With or without dairy, it doesn’t get any sweeter than that.
4. WE THREW SOME SWEET BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Did we mention we LOVE birthdays?! In fact, we love them so much, we threw a big birthday party for Grand Rapids and Detroit and handed out cool party favors, like free pints of ice cream and sweet swag. After all, no birthday celebration is complete without ice cream!
In addition to celebrating the founding of these two great Michigan cities, and the people who make them what they are today, we also teamed up with our friends in Chicago to celebrate the Chicago Parks District’s 85th birthday by surprising party goers at a series of events hosted around the city throughout the summer.
Looking for ways to start some sweet birthday traditions of your own this year? Check out these ideas!
5. WE MADE EVERYDAY MOMENTS A LITTLE SWEETER
Here at Hudsonville, we’re about more than just ice cream. To us, it’s about how sweet life can be when you’re making memories with the people you love. From publishing weekly blog posts with tips for creating memorable moments with family and friends to giving away special prizes designed to bring your family together, we hope we inspired you to find new ways to sprinkle more joy into everyday moments this year.
What are some of your favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream memories from this year?