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Help! Valentine's Day is, like, THIS weekend!

Calling all of you procrastinators out there!

  • Are you looking to buy that special someone a unique gift...not one-dozen red roses?
  • Have you been a bad boy/girl and need to shower your significant other with something fabulous?
  • Are you swingin' single and in the mood to treat yourself?

...then I've got a great list with some of my personal favorites that are sure to please, listed below in no particular order:


  1. ANY of Paige Gamble's fabulous bags or accessories!
  2.  Isharya's Crater Pink Ebony Ring
  3. Publish Your Own Cookbook with Lulu (example below)
  4. Valentino's Couture Bow Jelly SandalSo summer isn't yet within arm's reach, but these adorable flip-flops are sure to warm her up!
  5. Learn French, the ultimate language-of-love, together (or solo) at The Alliance Francaise...then plan your escape to Paris!
  6. For those of you who don't live in a town serviced by Sprinkles Cupcakes, order their pre-packaged mix to make at home!
  7. Pat La Frieda's famous hamburger patty blends (4/pack) are available at Fresh Direct!  Now you've got the key ingredient to making him the best damn burger he's ever had!
  8. Frederic Fekkai - Set of 3 hair spraysBest. Hairspray. Ever.
  9. Puro los nachos!  Now you can represent your favorite Mexican bar food with a line of apparel from Nacho NY's online store(taken from www.nachosny.com)
  10. Valentine's Day Chocolate Tour from Walking Tours Manhattan
  11. Chanel: "Lovely Gifts for Valentine's Day," set of three enameled bangles (among other ab-fab pieces)
  12. Hand-dipped, chocolate-covered Oreo Conversation Hearts
  13. Nothing says "I love you" like a heart clogging shaped pizza from Papa John's: order yours here!Photo from Papa John's
  14. Valentine Ice Cream Grams from MilkMade:

This V-Day, make someone's day by surprising them with a MilkMade Valentine Ice Cream Gram delivered right to their home or office.

For this occasion only, we're trying out something new and offering our February flavors a la carte. Send your loved one (or keep for yourself) a fresh pint of our Salted Caramel or Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream, or maybe even both!

Salted Caramel (first picture below)
caramel ice cream with sea salt and a hint of vanilla
With a little bit of magic, we turn sugar into a deep smoky caramel. We liven it up with sea salt and a hint of vanilla for a result that's creamy, sweet, salty, and complex.
Red Velvet Cake  
cheesecake ice cream mixed with red velvet cake   
Our cheesecake 'scream is creamy and sweet, with a tangy finish.  We throw in at least one red velvet cupcake per pint (from our favorite bakery in the Lower East Side, Sugar Sweet Sunshine), and let the ice cream churner slice and dice it as it will.








How to Order:
Each Valentine Gram includes a handcrafted pint of one of our above flavors and a personalized hand-written card. They are:
  • $20 with delivery to a home or office (yes, we'll venture outside our currently delivery zone)
  • $15 if you pick it up yourself from our market debut at the Greenpoint Food Market on Saturday, February 13.
To order, please contact info@milkmadeicecream.com with the subject line "Be Mine."

*Orders must be received by next Monday, February 8. Grams are limited, so act fast.
Delivery will be made on Friday, February 12. And pickup is on Saturday, February 13 from 12-5pm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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