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Jul 10, 2007 11:54 PM

Thanksgiving turkey ice cream?

Does anyone know where to get these? It's basically ice cream shaped into a turkey. My mom and my sisters did a number on me and unanimously voted that Thanksgiving will be celebrated at my house this year.

I attended a Thanksgiving party a few years back and the host served these after a meal. It was an instant hit. I overheard someone say at that time they got it from The Grove or somewhere near there but I'm not sure.

Please point me to the right direction! Many thanks :)

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    1. re: sharkgirl88


      I think I saw a Carvel in Marina Del rey are close by... WE loved this place in CT as a kid.

      1. re: sharkgirl88

        Seconding Hershey Bomar on Carvel. They used to have molded ice cream turkeys every Thanksgiving in NYC and New England, although I haven't seen them in years (in fact, until I Googled I didn't even know Carvel had outlets in SoCal).

        Check to make sure they still have them.

        Carvel Ice Cream
        11037 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

        Carvel Ice Cream
        9618 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

        Carvel Of Pasadena
        766 E Colorado Blvd #103, Pasadena, CA

        Carvel Ice Cream
        16281 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344

      2. Had forgotten all about the bricks of vanilla ice cream with a design in the center-orange sherbet pumpkin, lime sherbet shamrock, etc. that we used to get. Each slice would have this design in center. Think the turkey one was chocolate ice cream design in the vanilla block. Doubt if anyone makes them now.

        1. Maybe you can check with some supermarkets and baskin robbins?

          1. Not sure if you wanted to put in this much work, but there are always turkey ice cream molds available (try Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma. Target is a cheaper option for seasonal items, but only close to that season). If push comes to shove, you can make your own gosh darn ice cream turkeys!

            1. Wow, when I saw this thread about "Turkey Ice Cream," I thought it was the latest flavor creation at Scoops. (Do you think he would include gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce too?)

              As Hershey Bomar suggests, Carvel does have a Thanksgiving ice cream cake: "layers of freshly made vanilla and chocolate ice cream separated by a layer of chocolate crunchies, covered with chocolate mousse decorated with red, yellow and orange icing on top." It's got a picture of a turkey on the top, rather than a true mold like their football or their "whale of a dad" cake. There are Carvels all over the place now, check the store locator at that website.

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              1. re: PayOrPlay

                I thought the exact same thing! I thought it was the next step in the decline started by Jones' Soda Company's "Turkey and Gravy Soda." (Which by the way, tastes as disgusting as it sounds.)

                1. re: PayOrPlay

                  me too! and you know that tai kim at scoops would somehow pull it off.

                  1. re: greengelato

                    HAHA- make that 4 of us. Maybe we should write to you-know-who and suggest it as a special fall flavor!

                  2. re: PayOrPlay

                    me too...i thought about turkey flavored ice cream and wasn't sure i wanted to find out more