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Thrifty's Circus Animal Ice Cream [from San Diego]

surfer1966 Jul 5, 2011 10:22 AM

Anybody have tips on how to duplicate Thrifty's Circus Animal Ice Cream? They had 1.75 quarts at Rite Aid last month but now it's all gone. I tried using the Costco super premium vanilla and Circus Animal crackers which turned out good but there is something missing.


  1. chris2269 Jul 5, 2011 08:22 PM

    I am not a sweets person but that sounds awsome. Yes I know not a help.

    1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 5, 2011 08:40 PM

      any chance you thought to write down the ingredients listed on the carton before you tossed it...?

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        surfer1966 Jul 6, 2011 03:34 PM

        I took a glance at the list and it was your typical stuff : milk, sugar, enriched wheat flour, etc... I didn't save it as I wasn't planning on making it from scratch.

        1. re: surfer1966
          goodhealthgourmet Jul 6, 2011 07:08 PM

          bummer - i've never had it, but i'm guessing there's a flavoring element in the ice cream base that you're missing. take a look the next time you're at Rite Aid. no need to write it down - you can just snap a picture of the label with your phone.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            surfer1966 Sep 22, 2011 03:01 PM

            I have still been unable to locate the 1.75 quart containers but I was able to buy a 3 gallon container. Its $39.99 but worth it. This ice cream is so awesome!

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        Eat.Choui Sep 22, 2011 08:15 PM

        Is this a new Thrifty's flavor? I've never heard of it and I'm aThrifty's ice cream lover! Now I have to search for it.

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        1. re: Eat.Choui
          surfer1966 Sep 23, 2011 05:00 PM

          It was flavor of the month I think back in July... I got hooked but have been unable to find it again in the 1.75 quart container. I did find some in the area where you buy by the cone and they told me I can buy either a cone or the 3 gallon container. It's my fav Thrifty flavor. It's really awesome!

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