A little story about Strawberry Frappe N’ Fries presented to you by Chef Josh Henderson of Huxley Wallace and Skillet Street Food! Mr. Henderson loves him some good, old-fashioned American comfort food. He challenged us with the task of creating an ice cream flavor based on french fries in a strawberry shake. Below is the play-by-play.
A one-of-a-kind American dream ice cream flavor had some trials and tribulations to get it right! When Josh asked for a strawberry milkshake with french fries, we all kinda looked at each other and thought, “how do we get french fries into ice cream?” We literally went across to the street, purchased some french fries and tossed them into ice cream. Needless to say, this was not good. Josh recommended potato chips, so we tried potato chips. Nope, they got real soggy. Then, the man himself came down to the creamery with a can of Pik-Nik Shoestring Potatoes. Not sure that we’ve seen this can since 1988, but we gave it a whirl. After doctoring it up, WE nailed the ‘french fry’ element with the shoestrings. Since he was already fond of our Oregon Hill Strawberry, we were there. We just needed to add a pop more of strawberry with a fresh strawberry sauce swirl.
Our goal of the Chef Series Ice Cream line was to collaborate to make the ice cream in Seattle better. Josh took it very seriously bringing PIK-Nik Shoestrings to the table, showing us a sign of fierce dedication. We were thrilled that he took the time to come down to the creamery, meet up with the team, and give ideas! Pretty dang cool! Thanks Josh for all your good times and epic ideas.