Ice cream speaks to everyone, even in French.
Omaha’s eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato is teaming up with the Joslyn Art Museum to offer French Impressionist-inspired sweet treats during the museum’s current exhibit, Explore Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color.
eCreamery has worked with more than 50 organizations to create custom flavors, and said it’s a favorite aspect of the business. The French project started when teams from eCreamery and Joslyn brainstormed ice cream flavors inspired by trends in French cuisine, said Becky App, who owns eCreamery with Abby Jordan.
Then, eCreamery created the flavors and the Joslyn named them in honor of artists. What did they come up with?
>> Lemon Lavender, or Summer Cezanne
>> Sweet Cream with Cherries and Dark Chocolate Pieces, or A Piece of Matisse
>> Caramel Fleur de Sel Gelato (a French vanilla salty caramel), or Renoir Did You Get This Gelato?
>> Pink Peppercorn Gelato, or One for the Monet
The flavors will be at the Joslyn’s A Night in Paris event on August 2 and at The Secrets of Paris: Art, Food, Culture, and What’s Hot on August 29. For more information on attending either, go to joslyn.org.
Sweets lovers can buy Caramel Fleur de Sel Gelato at eCreamery’s Dundee parlor during the month of August. Cones, dishes and pints of the flavor will be available and a portion of proceeds of pint sales will go to Joslyn Art Museum, App said.
Other recent partnerships with organizations to make specialty flavors include a flavor for Senior Open volunteers called Fairway Green Mint. Nationally, eCreamery created four flavors for AMC Television’s four hit television shows: Breaking Bad, The Killing, Showville and Low Winter Sun.
“If the title has something we can work into a signature ingredient, it can get really fun,” App said, noting a specialty flavor for a local financial firm Walnut Private Equity.