Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Frostbite Fever

Who would think you could get frostbite in October in St. Louis, Missouri? I am living proof it can happen, and what a good thing it did! While attending the Show Me the Blog conference in St Louis, I was introduced to Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream.  This delicious dairy delight is the creation of John Clopton, who prepares each batch of frozen goodness in an old-fashioned wooden ice cream churn, complete with rock salt and ice, just like he did as a child on his back porch.

Frostbite is made from mostly local ingredients, many of which come from the local farmers market. Rather than sugar, the sweetness comes from honey. Each batch is made from lactose-free milk and contains no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. As a dairy farmer, it makes me almost "giddy" to know that Mr. Clopton values the freshness of the ingredients he uses and supports his local farmers. I also appreciate the freshness of Frostbite as it is made within 24 hours of when it is served. Our conference was treated to some of Frostbites signature flavors- naked chocolate, whole bean coffee, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon (Frostbites most popular flavor.) "Were there any flop flavors when you were creating?" I asked. "Tomato!" was the reply. Hmm, I wasn't really surprised. 

I say thank you Frostbite, for supporting local farmers and for the delicious dairy delight you're scooping up!
HyVee Grocery RD, Alex Economy enjoys a sample from John Clopton


  1. Of course, I tried them all. It may be worth another trip to St. Louis!

  2. I recommend Frostbite ice cream too! It's now available by order so we can get it shipped to our home.

    1. Thanks for the tip Sami. I feel Frostbite coming my way!