With zero women really in the race for president right now (c’mon, Tulsi, who are you kidding?), it’s a time where many who were hoping we would see a woman in the mix want to curl up in the corner and eat a pint of ice cream.
Fortunately, Milkjam Creamery is in their fourth year of renaming their flavors to honor 16 amazing women (two of whom we’ve interviewed), as a celebration of Women’s History Month. Lizzo and Ariana Grande, Greta Gerwig and Greta Thunberg, KARE’s Jana Shortal and the woman formally known as Meghan the Royal—they all get a flavor. So does Diane Moua, the brilliant pastry chef and all-around awesome human being. (She’s featured in my comprehensive list of the best desserts in the Twin Cities this month.)
Moua partnered with brothers and Milkjam owners Saed and Sameh Wadi to create a flavor inspired by her Hmong heritage: a pandan ice cream with pandan coconut jam swirl. If you buy a pint, Milkjam will donate 20% of proceeds to Moua’s charity of choice for this month, Planned Parenthood North Central States.
The flavors will be available for the entire month of March. See below for all the flavors.
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Ariana Grande – the darkest cocoa
Christina Koch – peanut butter with peanuts, chili, coconut, and Nutter Butters
Diane Moua – pandan ice cream with pandan coconut jam swirl
Greta Gerwig – aromatic black tea with sweetened condensed milk
Greta Thunberg – malted sweet cream with brown butter caramel and caramel delights
Jana Shortal – caramelized goat’s, cow’s and condensed milks
Jazz Jennings – toasted coconut
Jeni Britton-Bauer – spiced apple butter ice cream with bread pudding
Lizzo – peanut butter banana with Oreo chunks
Malala Yousafzai – Greek yogurt with passion fruit lychee swirl
Maxine Waters – dark chocolate with salted chocolate fudge, whoppers, and brownies
Megan Rapinoe – honey lavender ice cream with white chocolate flecks
Meghan Markle – orange coriander milk with candied pebbles
Misty Copeland – lychee pineapple sorbet
Ramla Ali – Oreo milk with Oreo chunks and salted peanut butter
Shakira – hibiscus lemonade Italian ice