Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Creamy delights and a giveaway, too!

One of the rites of summer that I always enjoyed as a child was the whole family piling into our rust-orange Ford LTD station wagon and driving to the edge of our tiny town to the lone drive-in hamburger joint. But we weren’t there for hamburgers. We wanted ice cream. Looking back at those memories, I know that there wasn’t anything special about those ice cream cones, but they were cold and creamy and they hit the spot on a hot summer’s night. Plus, it was a special activity for our family to do together, and now that I’m a mom, I covet those same opportunities with my kids.

But, there’s a tiny problem: MSPI. All of us going for ice cream isn’t an option when a member of the family is on a dairy-free diet! But, my friends, I got to take ALL my kids (including my MSPI girl Caroline) to an ice cream parlor last week! It was such a joy to see my little Caroline digging into a cone of her own. And this wonderful memory was made possible by a cute little shop in the heart of Omaha’s historic Dundee called eCreamery!


In addition to wonderful, freshly made ice creams and gelatos, eCreamery makes MSPI-friendly sorbettos! And, holy cow, are they amazing! If you live in the Omaha area, you MUST go visit their shop. It’s located right on the corner of 50th and Underwood. It is definitely worth the trip if you live on the outskirts of town, and you will not be disappointed. Every day they offer four flavors of MSPI-friendly sorbettos that are beyond amazing. But you don’t have to live in Omaha to enjoy this fabulous product … the brilliant masterminds at eCreamery ship their tasty creations nationwide!

You get to pick your own custom flavors, they mix it up right in their store, pack it up (on dry ice!) and ship it out their door. It comes to your doorstep icy cold and ready to enjoy. How awesome is that?! You can even have a custom label made. (They gave me a pint of “Andrea’s Pick Me Up” … decadent chocolate sorbetto. Yum!) You can order one of their Special Occasion Gift Packs or Create Your Own Flavor with fun mix-ins … just make sure they’re MSPI-friendly. There are so many options! You can even get cute little Individual Party Cups. Wouldn't that be ADORABLE for a first birthday party?!

And I’m not the only one to have fallen in love with eCreamery. Martha Stewart, Nate Berkus and Oprah (as well as many, many others!) have raved about these delectable treats. If it’s good enough for Martha, you know it’s good enough for MSPI Mama!

But here is the absolute best part about all of this … eCreamery has graciously agreed to sponsor a giveaway right here on my little blog! I am just giddy with excitement about all of this! Thank you, eCreamery!

Photo courtesy of eCreamery

Giveaway Lowdown
One of you is going to be the lucky recipient of a New Baby Sampler Pack of Sorbetto – plus free shipping. The winner will receive FOUR pints of eCreamery’s cool and tangy MSPI-friendly sorbettos:
  • “Welcome Sweet Baby” - Lemon
  • “2am Feeding Fuel” - Raspberry
  • “New Mommy Sweet Treat” -Passion Fruit
  • “Naptime Nosh” - Coconut
How to Enter
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post below, telling me which of the sorbetto flavors you are most excited to try. Also, make sure you leave an email, so that I can contact you if you are the big winner!

The giveaway will close at noon (CDT) on Thursday, May 17, 2012. I’ll randomly pick a winner from all the entries and contact the winner. (Make sure you leave an email!)

The giveaway is now closed, and a winner has been notified. Thank you!
Extra Credit
Increase your chances of winning by doing a few things. For every one you do, leave an extra comment below saying what you did. (If you already do any of these things, that counts. Just leave a comment for it.) That means you have the potential of leaving a total of five comments!
  1. Like MSPI Mama on Facebook.
  2. Like eCreamery on Facebook. 
  3. Subscribe to MSPI Mama blog posts either through an RSS feed or via email.
  4. Subscribe to eCreamery’s blog.
Rules
  1. No duplicate comments.
  2. Please be honest. If you leave an extra comment saying you subscribed to my blog, and then I find out you didn’t, I’ll be super sad. We want to keep it fair!
  3. This giveaway is open to US Residents ages 18 or older. The prize must be shipped to an address (no P.O. box) within the 48 contiguous states. Sorry, shipping frozen treats to international addresses isn’t going to happen!
  4. The winner will be selected via random draw and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
Good luck, everyone! Regardless of whether you win or not, please check out eCreamery! They are beyond amazing!

The Fine Print: I received three pints of eCreamery's sorbettos for my family to try. Regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.


Allergy Warning from eCreamery: Peanuts, other nuts, dairy, soy, wheat/gluten and other common allergens are used at eCreamery. Although we strive to keep these items separate, it is impossible to guarantee that your eCreamery creation will be free of these ingredients.


Sorbetto Base Ingredients: Purified Water, Granulated Sugar, Dextrose, Corn Syrup Solids, Palm Oil, Modified Food Starch, Tri-Calcium Phosphate, Mono and Diglycerides, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Guar Gum, Maltodextrin, Polysorbate 80, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Sodium Alginate.

116 comments:

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

oh I wish I could enter! I have a us post box but live just on the Canadian side of things. looks sooooooo good though my pregnancy cravings are kicking into high gear!

pruittmama said...

I am SO excited to hear about this place and will be sure to stop by sometime this summer to try it! I have 3 out of 4 kiddos not able to enjoy dairy and this might be a good idea for their birthdays!

pruittmama said...

I forgot to mention I would like to eat the chocolate one you mentioned in the review but that is not an option for the winning.

Katie said...

Oh yum!!!! I would love the coconut. Sounds delish!

Deana said...

Sounds yummy! The coconut or the passion fruit sound great! I like you on FB and read you via email!! Thanks!

Deana said...

Ooh, ditto on pruitt's chocolate comment!! Lol!!

Gwengom said...

Welcome Sweet Baby sounds delicious!

elCope said...

LEMON!!! With some MSPI friendly chocolate chips on top... YUM! This second time MSPI mommy is craving some of this goodness!

Adelicious said...

After over a year, I just introduced dairy and soy back into my diet. I'm slowly testing my daughter - hopefully she may have outgrown it (so far so good...). I wish these were around when I craved ice cream! They all sound good but especially the coconut!

Melisa said...

This sounds like such a good treat!! I love lemon and coconut, they both sound delish! Who am I kidding they all sound good.

Kimberly M. said...

Lemon!!!!! or Raspberry :)
auntmos@hotmail.com

Melisa said...

This is my extra comment, I just started following your blog about a week ago. I am a new mom and my little girl has a milk allergy. I have learned so much from your blog in the past week, I have even tried out a few of your recipes and my family loved them! I also follow you on Pintrest and Facebook.

bramhallorama@gmail.com said...

I think the coconut or raspberry both sound great!

Kimberly said...

I "like" MSPI Mama!!!
auntmos@hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

I "like" eCreamery!!!
auntmos@hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

Follower of your blog :)
auntmos@hotmail.com (but may be subscribed under personal email kjmundilhotmailcom)

Erika A said...

I would love love love to try this! Most excited about the one called "2AM feeding." My son has been ice-cream deprived for so long! We'll have to definitely stop by when we're in the Omaha area. But maybe we'll win this and we can get some early tastes!

Erika A said...

I already follow you on facebook, too! :-)

Amy E said...

Naptime Nosh! And, I liked everything on FB [Amy Dane].

Amanda said...

The passion fruit or raspberry ones sound delicious! My email to contact me if I win is smada262632@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I had already liked you on Facebook! And subsequently, I still do! :)

Amanda said...

I just subscribed to MSPI Mama via email!

Amanda said...

I just "liked" eCreamery on Facebook.

Amanda said...

I just subscribed to eCreamery Blog. Thanks so much for these opportunities!

Karen said...

Raspberry!!
Kaeronrae@gmail.com

Karen said...

Oh and I like you on Facebook. And follow your blog/rss/email.

Jewelsjk44 said...

Can't wait to try the coconut!
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Wdietrich said...

Naptime Nosh-Coconut!! whitneydietrich@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

I want to try the chocolate one you talked about. I would go for the raspberry ones out of the options. And I am super excited to hear about this, I might have to stop by there .. and SOON!

Wdietrich said...

I liked MSPI Mama on FB. whitneydietrich@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Not just like you on facebook but love you on facebook! Your recipes have saved me many times I was about to lose my mind eating the same things repeatedly

Wdietrich said...

I liked eCreamery on FB! whitneydietrich@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

following your blog post now.

Jennifer said...

Liking eCreamery on Facebook.

Wdietrich said...

I subscribed to MSPI Mama! Love your blog and FB page and all of the great information you provide :) whitneyDietrich@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

subscribed to eCreamery blog now too!!

DeltaxMeg said...

lemon or passion fruit! berries are no good for my little guy's toosh. And mom and baby eat everything together :) deltaxmeg@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like mspi mama on FB. Schmit.beth@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oops and lemon sounds great! Schmit.beth@gmail.com

Spit Up Mom in Paradise said...

I can't wait to try mint with oreos! It sounds wonderful!

melosa said...

They all look good. I'd probably have to go with the passion fruit or lemon though.

Anonymous said...

Passion Fruit sounds YUMMY!

Sagga02

kait robinson said...

kaitrobinson@yahoo.com
i already like you on fb and ecreamey

Anonymous said...

kaitrobinson@yahoo.com

i just joined you blog

Jessica Wolfe said...

I think the coconut sounds the best, but it's hard to know!

Jessica Wolfe said...

I "liked" ecreamery on facebook/

Jessica Wolfe said...

I already "like" MSPI Mama on facebook.

Susan said...

The raspberry sounds amazing!!!!

Susan said...

And of course I like you on Facebook!

Allison said...

Ooo...coconut sounds divine!

Allison said...

K, Liked you on Facebook!

Allison said...

Liked eCreamery on facebook.

Allison said...

Been subscribed to your blog by email for a while now...love your recipes!

Allison said...

and subbed to eCreamery's blog, too!

Danielle Petrucci said...

My son would LOVE "2am Feeding Fuel” - Raspberry . I think he may be sick of coconut at this point :)
You are so lucky you have a place like this close by!!! Since our sons have had MSPI the whole family has gone "dairy free" we would LOVE THIS!!
P.S. I liked creamy delights and MSPI Mama on facebook and left a comment. I am an MSPI Mama Blog subscriber too!! :) LOVE Your site-soooo helpful!!
Danielle Petrucci, N. J.
rclion@aol.com
danielledpetrucci@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love the coconut too. Thank goodness for MSPI friendly options!! wendykohtz@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I think the RAspberry flavor sounds delicious! THere is a local ice cream place around where I live that serves "fruit whip" which is dairy free and made with dole fruit juice. It's like a sorbet and is wonderful!! It's nice to be able to eat along side the rest of my family when we go there! I am subscrubed to your blog and "like" both MSPI MAMA and ecreamery on FB but am unable to subscribe to ecreamery's blog. It' won't let me for some reason :( But I'll keep trying!

Kelli Palcisko
hkelli22@Yahoo.com

The Van Otterloos said...

They all sound wonderful! Raspberry, yum!
vano0051 at yahoo dot com

The Van Otterloos said...

I also "like" you on Facebook!
vano0051 at yahoo dot com

Maia said...

I would love to try the passion fruit! So great to have a place like this close to home :)

Chrisandmaia at gmail dot com

Maia said...

I subscribe via google

Chrisandmaia at gmail dot com

obrien.erin09@gmail.com said...

I want to try them all... :) :) I've been dairy free since my first daughter and i'm on daughter number two.......... :)

Ellen said...

The coconut sounds wonderful!!

Ellen said...

I like you on facebook :)

My Life with Boys! said...

Because of my ice cream deprivation...I would be thrilled to try any of them!! Thanks so much for this post! Just this week along our family visited two local ice cream shops, and my son and I just watched everyone. So sad. It's nice to know that there's local options for us!
matthies_3(at)yahoo(dot)com

My Life with Boys! said...

I like (LOVE) MSPImama on Facebook. matthies_3(at)yahoo(dot)com

jryan said...

I'm so excited to try New Mommy Sweet Treat....I "like" you and Ecreamery on fB and signed up for your blog. Thanks!!

elCope said...

I follow you on facebook-
lindseysabo at gmail dot com

elCope said...

Also, I get your emails for the blog. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site and recommend it to so many Mamas. Your site alone saved me during my first MSPI baby. Thank you for all that you do!!!

tcbelieving said...

I would love to try the lemon and raspberry! oh yummy

faithmama3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i liked you on FB

faithmama3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I liked ecreamery on FB

faithmama3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribed to your blog

faithmama3@gmail.com

Staci A said...

The “2am Feeding Fuel” - Raspberry sounds amazing! I wish we had a place that served (safe) flavors like this near us!
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

Staci A said...

I like your FB page.
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

Staci A said...

I liked eCreamery.
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

Would love to try the lemon!

Sue said...

I like ecreamery on fb!

Sue said...

Subscribed ~ thanks for an excellent resource and forum!!

Phil and Amber said...

I like ecreamery on db.

Phil and Amber said...

I would love to try the coconut...yum!!!

Anonymous said...

I am excited to try the raspberry! Sounds delish!
Smgoldsberry@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like MSPI Mama on Facebook :)
Smgoldsberry@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I'm so excited for this and for eCreamery! We're moving to Omaha next month from Birmingham, AL and we're soooo excited! All of the flavors sound amazing, I crave icecream more now since I know I can't have it. :) I follow you on facebook and am always checking your blog. Your recipe index is my new cookbook. My friends always ask me if my new meal ideas come from "that blog" I follow. Haha, shrimp scampi is our favorite. Thanks for all you do! newton.sarahmarie@gmail.com

kate & jeremy said...

I am most excited to try to the raspberry & lemon - YUM! My 8-month-old is allergic to milk, soy, wheat & peanuts... and I'm nursing her so I've had very limited options! Would LOVE some real tasting ice cream this summer :)

I already liked you on FB a few months ago and have tried many of your recipes :)

I liked eCreamery on FB today and will try to talk my husband into ordering some if I don't win (he can eat regular ice cream - I can't because I'm still nursing!!)

I just subscribed to your newsletter via email... don't know why I didn't before :)

katemorgan78@gmail.com

Tasha said...

I can't wait to try the passion fruit. Our little MSPI boy will be here in June!

Tasha said...

I liked ecreamery on FB! Can't wait to visit the store.

Tasha said...

I am a follower through Facebook!

Kathryn (kat.910@hotmail.com) said...

Hello! It really does sound so delicious! I, unfortunately am not close to the area and would love to win!! “Naptime Nosh” - Coconut sounds so yummy! Coconut is my favorite! I'm already a fan of your on facebook. I was recommended by lactation in my area when we first started having trouble with the milk soy intolerance. And I will say I still use a recipe that I had found off your site for yummy banana waffles! They are so easy to make and everyone loves them! Thank you! Your site is really a big help when you needs somewhere to turn for support!
Subscribing to blog!
EMAIL kat.910@hotmail.com

Mama2ManyLittles said...

I Like you on FB! Cant wait to be able to try it!

Mama2ManyLittles said...

I like eCreamery on FB!

Mama2ManyLittles said...

I recieve your emails! Cant wait! This is my 5 child doing the MSPI diet with...and havent had "ice cream" in about 10 months!

Larissa said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds amazing and right up my alley! Buying ice cream on a hot, sunny day is probably the thing I miss the most and it makes me so sad that my little girl hasn't been able to experience it yet. This sounds like a great idea and I wish I lived closer in person, but the delivery service sounds pretty ideal. Count me in!

Larissa said...

I'm a Facebook fan of MSPI Mama!

Larissa said...

I just became a FB fan of eCreamery too!

Larissa said...

I also subscribe to your blog...mmmm, coconut! Now I'm hungry!

Larissa said...

Please don't count this as an entry, but I'm not sure if writing the comment under my google ID gave you my email address. The above entries from me go with this email address: larissakb@gmail.com. Sorry!

kari said...

I want the naptime coconut because I loveeeeeeeee coconut
agkari@hotmail.com

Brooke said...

Mmmmm! I would be most excited for the chOcolate as I haven't had chOcolate anything since starting the elimination diet for my daughter quinoa BF. but of the 4 listed the coconut sounds dreamy!!

Phyllis said...

Raspberry...for my grandson! Your blog has been a tremendous help :)

Unknown said...

I would love to try all the flavors, but Naptime Nosh has intrigued me!!

Unknown said...

I like MSPI Mama on Facebook. BTW, thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. They have helped a great deal. This is kid #5 and the first with food intolerances.

Unknown said...

I like ecreamery on facebook.

Unknown said...

I subscribe to MSPI Mama by email.

Amanda said...

Ooo... Naptime Nosh sounds delicious! I am a fan of MSPI Mama on Facebook and I also subscribe to MSPI Mama blog. You were a blessing when my 4th child was born... 1st one with MSPI. My email is techiegirly@gmail.com.

tamiwilson99 said...

I am very excited to try the passion fruit sobetto or the chocolate one.
tamiwilson99@hotmail.com

I also liked MSPI mama on facebook

tamiwilson99 said...

Just subscribed to the blog via e-mail

Unknown said...

All the flavors sound wonderful, but I'd love to try the raspberry!

Anonymous said...

Yummy yummy! These all sound amazing but I would love to try the passion fruit! Love finding new MSPI friendly desserts! Spoiledbrat96313@aol.com

Heather said...

I recieve blog via email!

Anonymous said...

I liked ecreamery on facebook.

Heather said...

I liked MSPI Mama on facebook!

jonna said...

I just subscribed to mspimama bog/email
jonnnacarda@hotmail.com

jonna said...

I just "liked" ecreamery

jonna said...

I just subscribed to ecreamery blog
jonnacarda@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

“Naptime Nosh” - Coconut sounds delicious! I wish it was close to home and I would be able to get some! I would love to win the giveaway!!!
I already was a fan of yours on facebook- subscribing to blog! I was referred to you by lactation. I spoke to them after I was having so many issues with my "cranky" baby and by the symptoms we came to the conclusion it was MSPI- she also has reflux with the intolerance. It's been a long road! And your site was a place to turn to for support! And recipes! I still use the banana waffle recipe I got from your blog. Its a favorite in my house!
Thank you!
Kathryn
kat.910@hotmail.com