‘Star Wars’ Ice Cream Makes The Dark Side Very Tempting! (Photos)

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The premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is here and with it comes the usual “Star Wars” merchandise takeover. The hype can be seen by the massive army of stormtroopers waiting in line for movie tickets, the recent influx of Jedi-themed grocery produce and the Louboutin “force-powered” fashion show.

The latest saga-related merch, ice cream in three flavors, comes in Ample Hills Creamery pints and is flavored based on where your loyalty lies — The Force, Resistance or the First Order.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is not out yet but our limited edition ice cream flavors are! In collaboration with @disney we've created 3 flavors inspired by the films' narrative; First Order//salted dark chocolate ice cream represents relentless villainy, while cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and a dash of powerful espresso reinforce the dark side. Resistance//vanilla bean ice cream with an assortment of mix-ins: fiery red velvet ooey gooey butter cake to represent tenacity, hard-edged toffee pieces to exhibit ferocity, and hopeful marshmallows. The Force//sweet cream ice cream, swirled with rich chocolate fudge, and set against a galaxy of white and dark chocolate pearls. It illustrates the precarious balance between the dark side and the light side. Each Star Wars 3-Pack ships nationwide in a specially designed box with a punch-out X-Wing. Available in Scoop shops on Monday and for nationwide shipping today. ??link in profile?? #StarWarsIceCream #maytheforcebewithyou

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The Brooklyn-based creamery teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to create a trio of “Star Wars”-themed flavors in celebration of the movie’s premiere on Dec. 15. The three different kinds of “The Last Jedi” ice cream flavors are based on the movie’s major themes:

The First Order pint celebrates the fierce wickedness of the First Order and comes in a salted dark chocolate ice cream made with cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and a dash of espresso.

The Resistance flavor is a brown sugar and vanilla bean ice cream with a bunch of mix-ins to celebrate the motley resistance fighters crew. Red velvet butter cake, hard-edged toffee pieces and mini-marshmallows are sprinkled throughout.

Get a taste of the dark and light side in The Force ice cream flavor. Each spoonful is a sweet cream ice cream mixed with dark swirls of rich chocolate fudge in a “galaxy” of white and dark chocolate pearls.

You can purchase these pints individually at select retailers, including Whole Foods, or in a 3-pack online at Ample Hill Creamery’s website for $30 before shipping. The package comes in a specially designed, limited-edition box with a punch-out X-wing fighter (video below).

Other “Star Wars” consumable merchandise includes Dole bananas and pineapples, for a “Unite for a Healthy Galaxy” sweepstakes featuring scannable stickers that can be redeemed for exclusive content, recipes and even prizes. “Star Wars” brand lettuce is also available, too.

And considering it’s the holidays, you can find nearly any “Star Wars” product to eat, wear, carry, write with, shave with and even vacuum with. Samsung released a limited-edition POWERbot Robot Vacuum shaped like Darth Vader’s head so you can clean your house using the force, of course.

Sources: Foodbeast, Thrillist, Variety / Featured Image: Richard Eriksson/Wikipedia

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This R2-D2 Coffee Press Is A Star Wars Fan’s Dream Come True

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With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s theatrical release coming up (can you believe it’s already October?), a whole new slew of Star Wars merchandise is beginning to be released in anticipation of the flick, and this one is sure to make you perk up.

Take a gander at this R2-D2 coffee press, and tell me you’re not already mentally budgeting space for it on your kitchen counter.

This creation was designed by the genius creators over at Think Geek, and works just like your typical coffee press, only five hundred times more badass in form.

All you have to do is add your grounds and boiling water, wait a few minutes, plunge, and then savor the 32-ounces of hot, delicious coffee the press brews.

As the Think Geek overlords state: “Let R2 help you navigate your mornings more successfully with this Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press. He’s happy to help a human in need. Put your grounds and boiling water in his glass body, brew for a few minutes, plunge, and he’ll serve up 32 oz. of piping hot coffee. For folks playing along at home, that’s 4 cups, so even if your motivator is so bad that the Jawas put you back on the scrap heap, he can still get you going.”

You’ll be able to pick up this staple for $39.99 beginning early November, and here’s the best part: It’s totally dishwasher safe!

Sources: Think Geek / Photo credit: Think Geek

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Death Star Pizza

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Death Star pizza can satisfy any pizza lover. Death star pizza has a delicious taste.
It doesn’t take much to make one. It comes with a few spicy slices. Pepperoni changes the look of pizza to makes it like the Death Star along with plenty of cheese.

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May The Fourth Be With You! 10 Recipes For Star Wars Day

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May the Fourth be with you! That’s right, today is Star Wars Day! If you want to celebrate but don’t particularly want to serve blue milk and gruel – let’s face it, the food in Star Wars is not always the most appealing – we have some ideas for you.

1. Princess Leia Cupcakes

Princess Leia quite possibly has the most iconic hairstyle in movie history. Take advantage of this and make it into really easy and delicious cupcakes. They are way easier to decorate than they look.

2. Star Wars Pizzas

Not only do you get a delicious pizza with a healthy dose of veggies, but you’ll have an easy and stunning Star Wars-style meal. There’s only one question left: are you Team Yoda or Team Vader?

3. Lightsaber Pretzels

Are you more into the light side or the dark side? Pick a red or green lightsaber pretzel and decide once and for all!

5. Jedi Mind Trick Cocktail

The force is strong with this blue cocktail. Add a drop of blue food coloring to really take it to the next level. We can’t promise it won’t mess with your brain a little.

6. Tatooine Blue Milkshakes

Remember that blue milk we were talking about? Yeah, how about making it as a milkshake? This stunning treat will really hit the spot with those who are looking for a non-boozy option.

7. Stormtrooper Cheese Ball

This is the cheese ball you’re looking for! It looks really intricate but is actually pretty quick and easy if you follow the steps.

8. Sarlacc Bundt Cake

Don’t fall in!

9. Severed Wampa Arm Cake

Luke would be proud. Bonus points if you serve this alongside those lightsaber pretzels.

10. BB8 Cookies

Decorate some simple shortbread or gingerbread cookies like our favorite new character. More of an R2-D2 fan? Make these cupcakes instead.

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May The Fork Be With You At London’s New Star Wars Pop-Up Restaurant

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Use the fork, Luke…

Good news, Star Wars fans — a few months from now in a galaxy far, far away (you know… the one across the pond), a Star Wars-themed diner called “The Fork Awakens” will avail itself to hungry Londoners for one week only.

Brought to you by immersive dining pundits Barrel and Forks (the same folks who organized the aphrodisiacal Casanova Dinner) the pop-up (which is set in Darth Vader’s kingdom) “will take Foodtroopers into an immersive journey through time and space, with many familiar encounters and interactive adventures along the way,” according to Barrel and Forks’ website. 

For around $80 (or £55 in London), diners will receive a welcoming “jedi lightsaber” cocktail in the canteen, and nosh on “hutt dogs and special spacefood” while meeting galactic adventurers and interacting with rebel spies.

Keeping in line with pop-up restaurant tradition, the certified menu and exact location of The Fork Awakens won’t be revealed until 48 hours before the event takes place. However, organizers warn patrons to expect “strong drinks, hot tunes and occasional outbreaks of shocking violence.”

If this sounds up your alley, you can register to become a member of the fork alliance online; you will then receive an ID home one month before the June 23 event, which will grant you access to the 4-course interactive meal and galactic spectacle. Until then, keep yourself busy by speculating over potential menu items.

Padawonton appetizers? Obi Wan Unagi sushi rolls? How about a soothing glass of AT-ATea? And as for dessert: Do or donut. There is no pie.

May the fork be with you…

Sources: Barrel and ForksMashable / Image Credit: Barrel and Forks

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