The long-awaited Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, is just a few weeks away and that means it’s time to stockpile all your favorite junk foods. If you don’t have detailed plans for your feast of Mallomars, Pop Tarts, and buckets of coffee then what are you even doing with your life? If you need a little help, Ample Hills, the same company that graced us with the amazing Star Wars dark side and light side ice cream last year, is back with a creamy, frozen ode to Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.
While Rory may not be pleased about being the Ice Cream Queen of Stars Hollow, I think any of us would happily take that mantle. Knowing Gilmore Girls has such a rabid fan base, Ample Hills turned to the fans for help in naming the new flavor. They received a whopping 2,500 entries filled to the brim with the most Gilmore-inspired puns, sure to make show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino proud.
The winning flavor, “They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?” is so named after the fan-favorite dance marathon episode, “They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?” I’ll admit I’m a little miffed that “Oy, With The Snickerdoodles Already!“ wasn’t chosen because that is a great pun.
The “They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?” specialty flavor starts off with a coffee base because we’d all riot if it didn’t. In fact, it’s a coffee chocolate pudding ice cream (a nod to Emily Gilmore’s Friday night dessert), all topped with pink Pop Tart sprinkles. Basically a big ol’ scoop of three generations of Gilmore women. Feel free to eat it out of a crystal bowl.
The special Gilmore Girls treat will be available at Ample Hills shops in New York City but don’t fret, they’ll also ship nationwide as a four-pack. If you order the bundle, two pints of “They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?” will be paired with “No Sleep Till Pumpkin,” a coffee-based flavor with pieces of housemade pumpkin butter cake, and “Snap, Mallow, Pop,” a marshmallow ice cream studded with rice crispy clusters. All of these sound like the perfect way to tuck in and binge-watch the Gilmore Girls revival.
Not only that, one lucky order will include a pack of Red Vines, because if there’s one side dish Rory and Lorelai need with ice cream, it’s Red Vines. This “golden ticket” entitles the recipient to a special prize. (I’m going to be really smad if it’s not the world’s largest pizza.)
Check out photos of the ice creams in the gallery below. “They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?” is available for order online at amplehills.com