East Nashville 'scream joint Pied Piper Creamery has made it to the big time, landing on Food & Wine's list of Best New Ice Cream Shops, in the August issue.
Meanwhile, ice cream maven Jenny Piper has also caught the eye of a company that sells ice cream ingredients and asked her to develop a recipe showcasing their black walnuts. Through July 31, you can get 50 cents off Pied Piper's new Apple Pie ice cream, featuring caramelized black walnuts, if you download the coupon here.
Through the arrangement with Missouri-based Hammons Products Company, Piper has a bottomless bag of black walnuts to experiment with--many of which come from Middle Tennessee. She arrived at a formula for tossing the nuts in honey and baking them until they're candied. "Black walnuts are really expensive," Piper explains, "so for me to have an unlimited supply to play with has been really fun." (The price of Apple Pie ice cream is the same as her 24 other flavors.)
You can also take a survey about the new ice cream to qualify for a drawing a for a free video camera, courtesy of Hammons.