A favorite Croton gathering spot, The Blue Pig Ice Cream Shop, reopened this May under the ownership of longtime Croton resident, Lisa Moir. The shop is offering all-new recipes and more wholesome variations on some old favorites.
“My vision for the Pig was clear - to serve our customers ice cream packed with simple, fresh ingredients acquired from local farmers - ice cream their grandmothers would make,” said Blue Pig owner, Lisa Moir. “Our recipes have no high-fructose corn syrup or other artificial colors and flavorings. We also cut out one third of the sugar so you can taste the flavors more purely.”
Since Moir is sourcing her ingredients locally, ice cream flavors will change with the seasons and availability of local fruits and other ingredients. She plans to offer strawberry in June, peach in August, and pumpkin in the fall. She’s also looking forward to adding honey vanilla to the menu this fall using honey from local beekeepers. Toppings, such as hot fudge and caramel, are also all homemade.
“The Slow Food movement is rooted in the philosophy that the food we eat should be good, clean and fair,” said Christopher Roberts, co-leader, Slow Food Westchester. “By embracing this movement and sourcing local, natural ingredients, Lisa’s not only delivering a superior product to her customers, she’s helping to support our local farmers and build a more resilient food system for future generations.”
A creative spirit, Moir said her flavors also change with her mood, “This week I made malted vanilla with homemade brownies. It’s really good ice cream - ice cream I feel good about sharing with my community.”
All are invited to join in a grand reopening celebration scheduled for Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 p.m. There will be tastings, prizes and free toppings for all.
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