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The Idaho Potato Commission and Van Leeuwen launch limited edition ‘malted milkshake & fries’ ice cream

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is partnering with Van Leeuwen, a New York-based nationally beloved brand known for their made-from-scratch dairy and vegan ice creams, to create a limited-edition ice cream representing one of America’s favorite food pairings, Idaho® potato French fries and milkshakes.

The limited-edition malted milkshake flavored ice cream with French fry bites will be available to purchase through Van Leeuwen’s website and in all scoop shops in Los Angeles and New York starting February 23rd.

A recent national survey identified Idaho potato French fries and milkshakes as one of the most irresistible flavor combinations edging out biscuits and gravy and chicken and waffles.

“The survey results confirmed for us that Idaho potatoes in any form, are the most versatile vegetable; the pairing options are endless,” explained Jamey Higham, President and CEO, IPC. “Idaho potatoes have earned their place at breakfast, lunch and dinner, now we’ve got dessert covered, too!” 

Idaho Potato Malted Milkshake & Fries French Ice Cream tastes exactly as one would expect – perfectly crisped French fries dipped in a tall fountain glass filled with a creamy malted milkshake. The flavor features bites of French fry pieces throughout, which were created by Van Leeuwen’s in-house pastry team using Idaho potato flakes. Made with premium ingredients, the toasty caramel-flavored ice cream will transport you back to old school diner days after just one bite. 

Pints of Idaho Potato Malted Milkshake & Fries will be available online at for $12 each while supplies last. All New York and Los Angeles Van Leeuwen scoop shops will carry the limited-edition flavor in pints and by the scoop. 

For more information, follow along on social media at @idahopotatoes & @vanleeuwenicecream, Twitter @IdahoPotato & @vanleeuwen, and Facebook @famousidahopotatoes & @vanleeuwenicecream.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission

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