Gift Box Offer for the Holidays
During the month of December, you will get a free hot chocolate or a free mini ice cream cone at Lizzy's at Waltham or Needham stores if you spend $10.00 or more on a Gift Box of Chocolates from the Happy Chocolatier. Gift boxes are great gifts for friends, or as a gift to a host, or for people you work with. Happy Holidays.
Fun and Chocolate
September 12, 2012
This Saturday, September 15, Lizzy's will officially introduce our new line of great chocolates from The Happy Chocolatier ® in our Waltham store. Saturday is also Waltham's annual Waltham Day celebration, and we will be selling ice cream on the Waltham common. Join us for the fun and meet Super Cow on the Common. We will be giving away free mini ice cream cones to anyone buying at least $5.00 of chocolate on Saturday in our Waltham store.
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Ooops. forgot to mention that Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is now on sale in all stores.
Peach Ice Cream Update
August 5, 2012
We made Peach Ice Cream last week. It should be showing up in all 3 stores and it Retail stores shortly. We make our Peach Ice Cream with local peaches from Carver Hill Orchard in Stow, Mass. Good stuff.
Renaissance Music Returns to Lizzy's
August 5, 2012
La Jouissance brings sweet music to Lizzy's on the following dates
Saturday, August 25
Saturday, September 1
March 11, 2012
Someone asked me about the presence of high fructose corn syrup(HFCS) in one of our products. She likes to avoid eating products that contain that ingredient, and was wondering why we use.
That particular flavor (Raspberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt) has several ingredients (yogurt, milk, sweeteners, fruit, chocolate chips...), and I wanted to give a precise answer. So I did some calculations and realized that the amount of HFCS in a 4 ounce serving is less than 1 gram ( two hundredths of an ounce). Amazing.
I knew it wasn't much because it is way down the list of ingredients on our ingredient list of the pints and quarts. But I was shocked at how little of there is in a serving.
If you have any questions, use the "Contact" link at the bottom of our web pages to send me a message.
Fancy Photos of Lizzy's with Google's Magic Camera
March 1, 2012
The folks from Google came by and shot some fantastic panoramic views of our store interiors - all 3 locations! They are really cool because you can wander inside the stores and look the the store interior - even the ceilings. All if this is accessible from Google's Street View, so if you are using Google Maps or Google Places, and choose the street view, you can play with it. Neat stuff!!!
Tropical Storm Irene News updated at 2:45 p.m.
August 28, 2011
Not such a bad day, after all.
The Waltham store opened at 2:00, and the Needham store will open at 3:30 p.m.
The Harvard Square store is closed.
Peach Ice Cream Update
August 27, 2011
We did make Peach Ice Cream this week. Happy to hear comments on it. It tends to vary from year to year depending on the peach crop. We will be making a little more next week, and that will be it for the season.
Good news on Peach Ice Cream
August 21, 2011
I picked up 8 cases of peaches from the orchard yesterday. We will be slicing and dicing them on Monday. I expect we will have some ice cream later this week. Stay tuned for more news after we make the first batches.
Where is the Peach Ice Cream?
August 15, 2011
We make our peach ice cream from peaches that we get from Carver Hill Orchard in Stow, MA. Whenever practical, we like to use local ingredients. That always means that our Peach Ice Cream arrives in August, but this year it is later than usual due to the long winter and cold spring. I just spoke with Chuck at the orchard and he tells me it will be at least the end of this week before we have soft, ripe peaches for ice cream. That means that the earliest we can expect to make ice cream is late next week. Stay tuned for updates.
There’s a new cow in town!
June 6, 2011
Lizzy’s installed a creative and colorful new addition to their store.
"You are now greeted at Lizzy's by a friendly cow holding a triple ice cream cone", said owner Nick Pappas. "We were inspired by the creative sculptures on the Needham Common and wanted to support that energy. So we commissioned a sculpture to be used as our sign. Now our sculpted cow gazes out over the Town Common."
One Needham resident at the Fair said "This is such a great addition to Needham's Downtown. And if you haven't yet tasted the best ice cream - both high and low cal - in the northeast, you are in for a real treat."
Mr. Pappas expressed thanks to the Needham Design Review Board for its guidance in developing a sign that is whimsical and attractive, while supporting the town’s efforts to bring aesthetic coherence to the downtown business district.
Full Flavor Menu in Needham
May 21, 2010
We finally received and installed our new, large serving freezers in the Needham store. Our full offering of over 50 flavors of ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts, sherbets, etc. are now on sale at all 3 stores.
at the moment we may be out of Black Cherry ice cream and Mango sorbet while we wait for new crops of fruit to be harvested.
Friday, April 23, 2010
We opened the door of our new Needham Lizzy's Ice Cream shop yesterday. 1498 Highland Avenue - across from the common in the center of town.
Right now we have "only" 28 flavors of ice cream. We are still waiting for some of our equipment to be shipped by the manufacturer. When it arrives, we will have our usual selection of more than 50 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, and sherbets.
This store has a very large display freezer that will be filled with pre-packed pints, quarts, and ice cream cakes. We are bringing in more flavors daily, and it should be filled this weekend.
Next week will be filling our new pastry case with an excellent assortment of cakes, pastries, and cookies.
And we already have an espresso bar, so you can sip a latte or enjoy one of our excellent teas.
ANOTHER LIZZY's is opening
We are happy to announce that Lizzy's will soon be opening an ice cream shop in Needham Center at 1498 Highland Ave. We are across from the Needham Town Common.
The tiny picture to the left comes to you via the magic of Photoshop with a Lizzy's sign on the store front - You may need a magnifying glass to see the Lizzy's.
Right now rebuilding and ordering new equipment are happening. It looks like a Spring opening. If you have any questions, comments, or requests, please contact us through the "Contact Us" tab on this web site <http://www.lizzysicecream.com/contact.php>.
Nick and Sue
Many Saturday nights, La Jouissance performs Renaissance (early classical) music in our Party Room. We play Madrrigals, Dances, Carols, Chansons and other types of music.
Today most music is composed for and played by professional musicians. You press a switch to listen to their music. Five to seven hundred years ago, if you wanted music you had to make it yourself. There was a great deal of beautiful music written to be performed by small ensembles of amateur musicians in the parlors of the homes of the musicians or a nobleman. La Jouissance recreates this experience for you in Lizzy's Party Room.
La Jouissance is a group of lovers of Medieval, Renaissance and early folk music. We are: Director Tom Kurz (recorders, viola da gamba, krumhorn), Sue Cornwall (voice, harpsichord, percussion), Kathy Keleher (recorder, krumhorn, tenor viola da gamba).
January 2, 2010
We woke up to a winter snow storm this morning. Not an intense storm, but it looks like it will snow both Saturday and Sunday.
Our Waltham store will be open today. Depending on the weather, we may close early. Call the store if you are wondering... 781 893-6677. And note that Waltham has declared a snow emergency, so park in one of the nearby municipal parking lots, if you drive.
The Harvard Square store will be closed today.
Not sure yet about Sunday. Stay tuned to this site for news.
|Winter Rest Week|
January 1, 2010
The Waltham and Harvard Square locations will be closed for our annual week of rest and equipment maintenance from Monday, January 4 through Thursday January 7.
Both stores will re-open for the 2010 ice cream season on Friday January 8 at noon.
|Winter Storm Announcement - December 20, 2009|
Both of our stores will be closed all day due to the snow storm.
|Winter Closing Times - Revised|
The first significant snow of the year has arrived. People aren't visiting us quite as late in the evening during the week nights. So, we close down a little bit earlier.
Starting Monday, December 7, our closing times are 10:30 p.m. at the Waltham store and 10:00 p.m. at the Harvard Square store. These closing times will be for Sunday through Thursday. We will still stay open later on Fridays and Saturdays (11:30 in Waltham and 11:00 in Harvard Square).
Occasionally during the winter we may open and then get hit by a storm. If the weather is bad, we may close early. On those days, it is a good idea to call to check our closing time before you head out into the storm. Waltham 781 893-6677 and Harvard Square 617 354-2911. You can also check the web site. We are hoping to develop the discipline to announce such things right here. No promises. At this point I am only up to the point of hoping that I remember to do it. Nick Pappas
|Ice Cream without Guilt|
Half the size of a Kiddie Cone. Half the price. What a deal!!!
The perfect treat when you want a taste of ice cream. Give it a try. Available in both or Waltham and Harvard Square stores.
And let us know what you think. Send a message through our Contact Us page.
Armagnac and French Plum ice cream is back on the menu for the fall and winter season.
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is also back for the fall season.
Peach ice cream will be with us for a while longer.
|When will Peach Ice Cream arrive?|
We expect to have peaches from our orchard within a few days. There is a chance we will have peach ice cream by 8/7. Surely by the following Friday.
|Big Discount on Egg Nog Ice Cream|
We made way too much Egg Nog Ice Cream for the holidays. Our sales were generally good, but it seems people just didn't want that particular flavor this year.
We are selling out our stock of pre-packed Pints, Quarts, and Gallons at a 60% discount.
This sale is going on at both stores until we sell out of Egg Nog Ice Cream.
Ask for a sample taste if you haven't tried this one before.
If you want to stock up by buying several, the shelf life on them is over 6 months if they are stored properly (0° or lower). We made them in November, so they are good until May.
All sales final, no returns.
As part of Waltham's Downtown Holiday Prelude for 2008, Lizzy's is running a raffle. Drop by and fill out an entry. No purchase is necessary. The drawing will be held at Lizzy's Waltham store on Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 p.m. Winners will be notified.
Saturday, is THE Holiday Prelude day. Drop by Moody Street to see the decorations, to enter contests offered by some merchants, and take advantage of special offers, discounts, tastings, etc. being offered by those and other merchants.
Take a ride with Santa on the Waltham Trolley between noon and 1:30. Trolley boarding at 35 Carter Street. Trolley rides until 5:00 p.m.
December 6, 2008
|Apple Pie Ice Cream|
We recently found some great apple pie filling and have started to make Apple Pie ice Cream for the winter months. Many people have asked for it since we last sold it in early 2007. It's a great fall and winter flavor. Enjoy!!!
October 26, 2008
|And Now... Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream|
Peach Ice Cream will be on sale for a while because of the lateness of the local peach crop this year.
And it's already time for Fall flavors. First up - Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. Spicey pumpkin flavor and pieces of pie crust in creamy goodness. Now on sale at both stores and showing up soon at our Retail Outlets.
|Peach Ice Cream - finally!!!|
We now have Peach Ice Cream available in both of our stores.
We get our peaches from a local orchard, and this year the peaches ripened late due to the many cloudy and rainy days. When we make a flavor, we need to make enough to stock both our stores and the specialty food shops that sell our pre-packed pints. And that means we need over 200 lb. of ripe peaches. We had to wait about 3 weeks until the orchard could give us that many ripe peaches at one time.
|Waltham opening at 6:00|
The storm is over, and the roads and sidewalks are OK. The Waltham store will open around 6:00 p.m. this evening (Monday, January 14). Come by for some ice cream.
|Another Snow Day!!!|
Another significant winter storm is upon us. Schools are closed just about everywhere, and so are we.
Both our Waltham and Harvard Square stores will be closed today, Monday, January 14.
Snowy winter, eh?
The wooden floors have been re-finished. The weather is unseasonably warm. So we are re-opening the Waltham store today (Jan. 9) at 11:00.
Enjoy the warm spring weather. Come by for your first cone of the new year.
Our Waltham store will be closed for a few days in early January. We close each year to allow us to do some maintenance, including refinishing our old wooden floors. We plan to re-open on Friday, January 11, but if the weather is good, we might open a couple of days earlier. Stay tuned to this space for more information.
Our Harvard Square store remains open during the closure of the Waltham store.
We are also still available for Sundae Parties during this time, and you can contact us to place ice cream cake orders.
If you have any questions, or wish to contact us, you can send email to us through the "Contact" page on this web site, or you can send email Sundae Party requests through the Sundae Party pages. You can also leave phone messages at the Waltham or Harvard Square stores.
|Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream|
It must be fall. The weather is cooler, and Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is now on our menu. If you haven't tasted it, be ready for an ice cream that tastes of a nicely spiced pumpkin pie filling AND pieces of pie crust. Get into the season with a scoop of Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. It's also available in pre-packed quarts.
|Peach Ice Cream|
We got enough locally grown peaches to make our first batches of peach ice cream on 9/15, and the ice cream went on sale for the weekend. There is still some of that ice cream in both of our stores, but we may run out temporarily. We will be making more this week, and the new ice cream should be ready for sale by this Wednesday, 8/22.
Nick Pappas August 20, 2007
|What's Happening with Flavors at Lizzy's?|
Short answer: Plenty has been happening this year.
I decided to develop some new flavors, so this year we introduced Cantaloupe Ice Cream, Kiwi Sorbet, and the recently-named Charles River Crunch. We tested a few others (like the Habanero Pepper ice cream, and a graham cracker flavored ice cream).
The Cantaloupe and Kiwi flavors will be seasonal flavors that will leave the menu shortly and return next summer. Why? The shocking truth is that people don’t seem very interested in buying fruit flavors in the winter. Even in cases where we can get the fruit year round, people don’t seem interested in them during the winter, so we take them off the menu.
By the way, Peach ice cream should arrive in a week or so. We make it from locally grown peaches, and the local growers are just starting to harvest them. They should be available very soon.
What flavors do people look for in the fall and winter? We will have Egg Nog in November and December. We will have Pumpkin Pie from early September until Thanksgiving. Cinnamon will come back on the store menus in September and will probably stay with us until next Spring. And Armagnac and French Plum will return as we deplete our stock of summer fruit flavors.
It is a challenge to figure out what flavors to keep in stock. We always have at least 40. But someone always wants one that is out of season. If you miss one of your favorites, hold on. It will be back.
I'll write more about flavors in a future article. Maybe some observations on traditional flavors. There are some flavors that are hard to find these days. Maybe we should call them Heirloom Ice Creams.
Nick Pappas July 29, 2007
|Anique in the News|
There is a rumor that Anique Olivier-Monsen will be the subject of an article in a large circulation Boston newspaper. She was spotted with photographer Josh Reynolds in front of Lizzy's this evening.
Nick Pappas July 25, 2007
|The winning entry is... Charles River Crunch|
Anique Olivier-Monsen, a graduate student at Brandeis, has won our flavor naming contest.
Anique dropped by this week to receive her prize certificates for 52 quarts of ice cream.
Over 630 entries were submitted at our stores in Cambridge and Waltham. Thanks to everyone who submitted and entry. The contest generated a lot of excitement.
|New Flavors and a CONTEST|
New flavors at both Harvard Square and Waltham.
We want to kick off summer with some new fruit flavors, so we proudly announce Kiwi Sorbet and Cantaloupe Ice Cream. Both flavors contain lots of fresh fruit and natural sweetness.
And loving dark chocolate as I do, I wanted another flavor with dark chocolate ice cream. We found a crunchy almond toffee nugget and liked the result when we mixed it into the dark chocolate ice cream. So, we put that on sale last weekend, but we don't have a name for the flavor.
CONTEST CONTEST CONTEST Name that flavor!
We thought it might be fun to have a contest. If you suggest a name that we like, you will win a year of free ice cream - 52 quarts of pre-packed ice cream.
You must visit either store (Waltham or Harvard Square) to enter. Web entries are not eligible for a prize.
Nick Pappas May 31, 2007
|Award Winning Ice Cream|
If you click on those photos, you'll see a lot of blue ribbons. Here's the story...
When I decided to start Lizzy's, I knew we would be making great ice cream. After we opened, customers said it was great. But it's all so subjective. I thought it would be good to get some external validation - maybe we could win some awards for our ice cream. But I didn't know where to go, and I was too busy building the business to look around.
Then, last summer I received a letter from the Los Angeles County Fair organizers asking if we would be interested in entering our ice cream in their dairy product competition for 2006. Interesting. California produces more milk and more ice cream than any other state. The L.A. County Fair has been an annual event since 1922. And most importantly to me - the ice cream competition was going to be "professionally judged".
So, with a a mixture of excitement and fear, I filled out the application, bought dry ice and
insulated shipping containers, and arranged for overnight shipment to the Fair.
But what flavors should I send? How many flavors? Better send a bunch, I figured - better chance of winning something. Nine flavors would fit nicely into my two insulated boxes, so that would be the number. The packages went off on August 21st and the judging was held on the 26th. The wait was agonizing.
But the results were miles beyond my dreams - the nine flavors won 5 gold medals, 2 silver
medals, and 1 bronze medal. Eight medal winners out of nine entries!!!
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Chocolate Strawberry Chocolate Orgy Ginger Vanilla Yogurt
SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
Coconut Raspberry Chocolate Chip Yogurt
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
And that is the story of the awards. Not only do our customers and I like the ice cream, the professional ice cream judges think it's pretty good, too.
Nick Pappas April 4, 2007