- take pinkberry out of the freezer 20 to 30 minutes before you want to eat it. (a good rule of thumb is to pull it out before a half-hour tv show so you're not going crazy waiting!)
- scoop pinkberry out of container into bowl with ice cream scoop that has been run under hot water
- smoosh the pinkberry with ice cream scoop (maybe run it under the hot water a couple more times)
- place toppings on pinkberry
- eat pinkberry (preferably while watching episodes of entourage) ;-)
Here is what J taught me while I was in CA about eating pinkberry at home:
It's been waaayyyy too long since my last post. Don't worry though - my feelings for pinkberry have not wavered. I've just been very busy with other life things ;-) I have had lots of p-berry in the past two months and I just got back from LA where it all began. I got to visit J - my friend who started my addiction. It was so awesome to get a text on the plane before we took off asking for p-berry orders so I knew there would be some waiting for us when we landed in CA. Let's just say I don't feel bad about my "problem" just take a look at what he had waiting for B and I. This photo does not capture the multiple containers of toppings as well (mango, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, cap'n crunch, fruity pebbles, mochi, kiwi). I didn't get to have any today and now I feel like I'm going through withdrawal. I was also lucky enough to learn J's technique for preparing p-berry that has been hardened in the freezer. If you're lucky I might share it with you.
I promise more posts to come.
So I was out of town for over two weeks missing my pinkberry terribly. I even had a whole conversation with my friend J about how to survive without pinkberry if forced to (in a pinch his solution is raspberry sorbet and vanilla frozen yogurt mixed together). So I was really excited yesterday to stop at the Spring Street p-berry (where they must recognize me by now) only to find out that they have raised the prices! I was all ready to shell out my $5.98 when the woman at the register said "that will be $6.23" $6.23? Up a whole quarter? What's up with that pinkberry??
Sorry I haven't been posting for a while. Don't worry - I have not abandoned my beloved pinkberry! (just been busy) Since I last posted:
- I brought K to pberry where he had original with mango, raspberries and bananas (interesting combo, right?). He loved it as I knew he would. :-)
- A friend texted me as the resident pinkberry expert while she was out about town wanting to know the closest pberry - I was able to help out (she was near columbus circle)
- I actually don't mind going to the dentist because it's one block away from a pberry. Is that bad?
more to come...
So today as I was waiting for my pinkberry after work I was wondering why they bother asking if I want it to stay or to go because either way they give you a container with no cover (at least here in nyc). The funny thing is this bothered me months ago and I actually asked them why they asked that question and they assured me that if you ask for it to go they do indeed put a lid on it for you (at the time I was getting to stay so I didn't really know better). So tell me pinkberry - are you just doing a survey? wanting to know how many people want it to stay and how many people want it to go? If that's the case then fine - but otherwise you're wasting precious time asking questions that have no relevance! ;)
So the other day as I was stopping on my way home from work at the Spring Street p-berry, I decided why not - I'll be bad and get a second original with mango-mochi-yogurt chips to go! A friend of mine swears by this (see previous post) so I was curious to try it out.
I have a couple of observations:
1. You get a decent amount of toppings by asking them to pack them separately - but...
2. The yogurt gets a bit too frozen so it's not quite the same experience (though it does make it last longer since it takes more time to eat it!)
So I thought I was bad having to stop at pinkberry on my way home from work at least once a week. This is the picture of a friend's freezer....
granted he has been away and needs to catch up on two months sans-pinkberry but from what I understand this is a fairly normal occurrence. The only reason I hadn't thought of it was that I thought the toppings would not keep well. Little did I know that they will actually pack your toppings separately! now my freezer might have to be chock full o'pinkberry too.