It’s been at least 24 hours since ‘Gilmore Girls’ made the news, so it’s about time they made headlines again. And they have, with a new namesake frozen custard from Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn, which received more than 2,500 suggestions since they launched a social media contest to name a Gilmore Girls flavor in mid October.
The winning name is a rather brilliant one: They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They? Fans of the show will recognize that name as a twist on the title of Season 3, Episode 7 — They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They? — wherein Lorelai and Rory enter a 24-hour danceathon.
The flavor, which is coffee chocolate pudding frozen custard with snickerdoodles and Pop Tarts sprinkles, is actually an amalgamation of three different entries.
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According to Ample Hills, @jjjmmd came up with the name (his suggestion was coffee ice cream with donuts); @pauline__beal came up with the chocolate pudding idea (a nod to Emily making the dessert in Season 1, Episode 6); and @ryebecca suggested “Oy With the Snickerdoodles, Already!,” with caramel ice cream, snickerdoodle chunks and a cinnamon sugar swirl.
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Thank you to all those fans who participated in our #GilmoreGirlsIceCream contest! After combing through over 2,500 entries, we are thrilled to announce the winning flavor! They Scoop Gilmores, Don't They? Coffee (of course) chocolate pudding ice cream (because Emily is trying after all) but oy, with the snickerdoodles already– topped with pink [Pop Tart] sprinkles. There were so many excellent options, puns and flavor combinations that we couldn’t choose just one. The winning flavor is an amalgamation of three amazing suggestions: @pauline__beal’s allusion to Emily’s attempt at chocolate pudding, @ryebecca’s ingenius “oy with the snickerdoodles already” and @jjjmmd’s name– a reference to a reference to a reference. This flavor will be available at all our NYC scoop shops beginning this week and is available for nationwide shipping now! You can order individual pints in a Choose Your Own Story 5-Pack or opt for a Gilmore Girls-themed 4-Pack: Where You Lead, I Will Marshmallow (name suggested by Rebecca Phillips). Copper boom!
The best news in all of this is that you don’t have to visit Brooklyn to get this new flavor. It’s being shipped nationwide! (If you order it, please let us know how it tastes and what, exactly, is in it. Or just get us a pint).
According to the Ample Hills website, you can order individual pints or opt for a Gilmore Girls-themed 4-Pack called Where You Lead, I Will Marshmallow that includes two pints of the winning coffee chocolate pudding flavor. If you’re thinking you need a post-election treat, look no further.
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