Archive for the ‘Ice Cream’ Category

Travelin’ Kup Kollar & Kup Kap in Japan – Holidays end Teaching begins

Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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Maneki Neko Kup Kollar on a 12 ounce hot take-out cup.

Holidays must end, home returned to, and work begun.

Colleen on the move, “Travelin’ Kup Kollar in Kyoto, Japan, keeping my hot cocoa warm on this cold, rainy night at Starbucks. Enjoying the beautiful Christmas carols on the stereo.”


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Maneki Neko Kup Kap on a beautiful cup of coffee.

Colleen enjoying a dinner on the way home, “Travelin’ Kup Kap at a cafe in Arashiyama, Kyoto! On the right is matcha (green tea powder) ice cream with sweet red beans and whipped cream. Delicious!”

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Maneki Neko Kup Kap on a school mug of coffee.

Colleen preparing for teaching, “Back to school! My Kup Kap keeps my coffee hot as I do lesson plans for today.”

Travelin’ Kup Kollar in Japan – Post 3 of 3

Post 1. Birthday weekend in Kyoto

Post 2. Private English lessons and movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens


I love live theater on stage – We travel to other states for performances

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

In 2010 Perry and I met friends for a theater trip adventure. We had tickets in the center of the third row for “Swan Lake” choreographed and directed by Matthew Bourne, who has won many awards. From London, his stage production was unique. He used male ballet dancers to perform the lead swan role and the swan ensemble instead of the traditional version which uses women dancers.

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This building tells you where we flew to meet our friends. Friday evening, we stayed in the Phoenix Park Hotel. After dinner, I leaned out our hotel room window to shoot this photo of the United States Capitol building. Then it was early to bed for an early rising.

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Fall Leaves Kup Kollar on cold water bottle.

After checking out of the hotel Saturday morning, we walked a short distance to the Union Train Station to eat breakfast. Then we boarded an Amtrak train for a four hour trip to New York City. Diane and I sat together and knitted pink washcloths to have souvenirs of the trip. We were in Pennsylvania when I took this photo.

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Wayne and Perry sat across the aisle. Perry read while Wayne worked on a written project. We all explored the train for seat breaks and enjoyed the window views of several states we traveled through on the east coast.

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Arriving early afternoon in NYC, we taxied to the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. We unpacked, rested, and then dressed for dinner at the Sullivan Bistro. After eating a delicious meal, we taxied to the New York Center Theater to enjoy the beautiful production of “Swan Lake”. It was beyond my expectations in dance, costumes, and set. When the curtain opened for the cast bows, I had tears on my checks as I applauded.


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Leaving the New York Center, we walked to Ellen’s Stardust Diner where the wait staff not only serve but also sing songs all over the large restaurant. It was Diane’s birthday so they sang “Happy Birthday” to her for even more fun.


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Fall Leaves Kup Kollar on glass of iced tea.

I ordered a delicious banana split and iced tea. Before catching a taxi back to the hotel we explored the area on foot.

Sunday morning we ate a wonderful brunch at the Cupping Room Cafe then explored that area of Manhattan. I boarded the train Sunday evening with new yarn skeins from Purl Soho yarn shop in my suitcase but I was way too tired to knit traveling back to Washington DC!

I love live theater on stage – Post 2 of 4

Post 1. Theater Souvenirs


Cozy koozie for ice-cream pints have more personality!

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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We received an email from an observant boyfriend:

“Haven’t used the Kollars yet, but they look great.  They are a gift for my girlfriend for her birthday.  She currently wraps a kitchen towel around her Ben & Jerry’s, so this seemed like an obvious, if somewhat random, gift for her.

I came upon your website via Google search for “ice cream koozie”.  I considered getting her the Pint-Pal, but the Kream Kollars had more personality to them.

Thanks for the prompt delivery and for creating a fun product.  Good luck with the business.” Regards, Scott, California


Ice-cream cozy gift ideas

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Buy a pint of Haagen-Dazs, Baskin-Robins, or any favorite pint, enjoy the ice-cream, hand wash the container with soapy water, replace lid, slip on a Kream Kollar, wrap in plastic paper, and tie with bows for a unique gift!


Weekly Special – Free Pint Kream Kollar for Haagen-Dazs, Ben&Jerry’s and all your favorite creams

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Buy any 3 Kream Kollars at our online store and get 1 Pint Kream Kollar Free! Offer ends midnight Saturday, December 20, 2014!

Order any 3 Kream Kollars, choose any free Pint Kream Kollar, and then email your choice to

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The Kream Kollar is designed with Thinsulate Insulation by 3M which is used in manufacturing ice coolers. Your ice-cream cozy will keep your Haagen-Dazs,  Baskin-Robbins, and all your favorite ice-creams icy cold while keeping your hands comfortable.

You have 10 colorful fabric prints to choose from @


Dairy King in Empire, CO

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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It’s always an interesting drive home from Fraser Valley over the mountain on US40. This time we saw clouds lightly floating below the Rocky Mountain tops.

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For dinner, we ate at the Dairy King in Empire, Colorado, covering 192 acres with a population of 280. It’s a favorite stopping place before driving over the mountain or heading home.

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Go Green and Flowers on Teal Kup Kollars on 24 ounce cold take-out cups.

The Dairy King is small but has a friendly staff who serve up tasty food and ice-cream. We ate inside rather than the patio because the temperatures were still high.

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Perry enjoyed his juicy burger cooked to order – medium rare with all the fixings!

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We really do carry cup sleeves with us every where we travel!

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Every time we stop at the Dairy King in Empire, I look at the hand-made pottery on the long shelf. I was looking for a ceramic piece to put bananas in. I was thrilled to see this beautiful jar thrown by a ninety year old man!


Trader Joe’s ice-cream fan finds cozy container wrap

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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From a new customer who really “gets it” about our unique Thinsulate insulated wraps for ice-cream containers. That’s kool!

Hi, I searched on Google for Ice cream container cozy. Most cozies ended up being for pints and I was looking for quart size. The others I found, like on Etsy and Ebay were crocheted. The Thinsulate insulation on yours was the top selling point though I liked the choice of designs also. 

I became recently addicted to Trader Joe’s Mint Chip ice cream. For the first time in my life, I started eating ice cream right out of the carton and using a towel wrapped around it because of the coldness. Then last Friday when I bought a new supply, there was a lot of ice cream dribbled over on the sides of the cartons and I wondered if there were cozies for ice cream cartons, hence my Google search. 

Can’t wait to get them, hope they fit. Once warm weather comes, the Thinsulate insulation will come in handy also. 

Cindy, Minnesota

Kream Kollar Trader Joe sign Denver June 2014




Denver, Colorado is very excited about having a new Trader Joe’s in their beautiful city!








Ice cream at the Drive In

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

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Perry and I left Trappers’ Trail and biked to the Drive In at 2309 North Weber Street in Colorado Springs. It’s our favorite place for soft serve ice-cream. I ordered deliciously creamy chocolate with hot fudge sauce in a cup.

Perry ordered a medium-size chocolate cone. After biking in hot weather, this tall cone helps him cool off!

Open seven days a week, the Drive In has been at the same location since it opened for business in 1955.  They have a grill if you want lunch or dinner before the ice-cream!

This is the back entrance from the bike path. They have no indoor seating, but several picnic tables and long benches are available.


Fleetwood RV packed with drink & food accessories

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Pint and Quart ice-cream cartons with Kream Kollars

The easiest dessert to enjoy on RV travels is ice-cream.  It’s ready to eat, comes in many flavors, and is easy to find. You don’t have dishes to wash because you can eat from the pint or quart cartons. Slip on a Kream Kollar so the ice-cream stays cold while your hands don’t!

Finally, the Fleetwood RV is loaded and ready to go!

Trudy enjoys her hot coffee while Hans drives the RV north towards Alaska to fullfill their ten year dream!


Recyclable cup wraps and sleeves for Earth Day April 22

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Recycle Kup Kollar cup sleeve

Earth Day promotes awareness and appreciation for our planet. It’s a day to ask what you can do to help protect your environment. By using a recyclable cup sleeve, you save trees and don’t add to our huge landfills. Wrapping napkins around take-out cups or using a cardboard wrap doesn’t have the same effect. If you tell your friends about recyclable cup wraps, you help even more to protect our planet.

From Jennifer in Wisconsin: “Thank you! The cup wrap I ordered is a gift for my boyfriend and he will love them.  He hates the fact of wasting paper coffee sleeves and how many trees get chopped down to make them so it is the perfect gift!”

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If you use coffee cozies, tea cosies, and cup lids to keep your drinks hot, you won’t have to keep reheating your drinks. That means you save electricity.

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Put Thinsulate insulated coffee or tea cozies on your pitchers of iced drinks and cup sleeves on your cold glasses. The ice cubes won’t melt as fast. You save water because you won’t have to add ice to keep your drinks cold.

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Using an  insulated wrap on pints of ice-cream save trees because you won’t wrap paper towels around the carton to protect your fingers from the cold!