Businesses + Events

PJK's Creamery | I Scream...

Yeah, yeah, we know. Utahns are legendarily cuckoo for cocopuffs over ice cream. You name it, we crave it, whether it comes scooped up in cone with rainbow sprinkles or we’re noshing it straight out of the container as we lean over the sink (guilty, as charged). But what we’ve really been missing? Good ice cream. Like, supah-fresh, made with local ingredients, uniquely flavored, gimme-something-special-with-that-sugar-buzz kind of ice creams. The shining knight coming to our frozen-cravings rescue, spoon in hand? Peter J. Korth (affectionately known in these parts as “Pastry Chef Peter”), founder of PJK’s Creamery.

old-fashioned, luscious, hard-pack ice cream with modern, bold, and downright quirky flavors

Those who attended our 4th Annual Brew + ‘Q last September came face-to-face with this stone-cold operation as they scooped cereal-flavored ice cream (sigh) into the happy mouths of several hundred people. Peter, along with his partner in love, life and business, Mike Thomas (who creates the distinctive and delightful packaging and digital design with logo artist Geri Cordova), launched his own line of artisan ice creams last year, debuting at the SLC Downtown Farmer’s Market to immediate rave reviews. Think: flavors like strawberry with a touch of balsamic vinegar’s bright notes, and what definitely ain’t your grandma’s generic gallon of goo, “Abuelita Chocolate,” spun with an Amour Spreads orange habanero marmalade swirl and a jalapeño pepita brittle crunch. ¡Ay, dios mio! Whether it’s jewel-toned sorbets–why hello there, raspberry-lychee champagne–bursting with pure fresh fruit flavor, or a play on the black-pepper and VIDA tequila-pickled cherry ice cream Korth made famous while he was pastry chef at Frida Bistro (featured on Cooking Channel’s Ice Cream Nation), you can count on PJK’s flavors to be as delicious as they are dynamic, without ever being gimmicky. The sincerity of his passion for the craft rings through in every bite and in each of the almost 50 flavors he’s developed.

While PJK’s flavors are plenty playful, they take their craft pretty seriously. 

“Salt Lake has such a huge expanding food scene,” says Korth, “we’ve had so much positive feedback about our one-of-a-kind flavors.” Enough so that Harmon’s picked up the brand for distribution, with twelve PJK’s Creamery flavors available at three stores (City Creek, Brickyard, and Emigration) starting in March and growing to more locations soon. “We’ve had amazing support at the Farmer’s Market, and 95% of our customers also wanted a storefront and more flavors available on a regular basis,” which pushed PJK’s to follow up with the Harmon’s distribution and—hallelujah!—invest in setting up an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in the crazy-popular 900 South/400 East neighborhood with an anticipated opening in late April. The shop is currently undergoing a top-to-bottom remodel bringing the best parts of a traditional ice cream shop with design as modern as their flavor profiles. Bottom line? We can’t wait to get the scoop on what they’re up to next.

PJK’s Creamery | Facebook | Instagram 

Peter's flavors include Utah peach ice cream with a High West Whiskey toffee swirl, chipotle-toasted pecans, and buttered popcorn (it works!).

 

Similar Posts

We like to share new stories, and it seems you like to read 'em. Here are some more we think you'll like:
Return to all Stories
Brew + 'Q 2017 | Save the Date!
Kerri Fukui
Businesses + Events
Brew + 'Q 2017 | Save the Date!
7/18/2017 | Katie Bald
The date's been set (September 22nd!) and the wheels are officially in motion, so we thought we'd give you all a nice, early head's up. Yes, the 5th annual cityhomeCOLLECTIVE Brew + 'Q is in the planning stages, and we can't wait to have you...
Read More
14th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival
Businesses + Events
14th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival
7/10/2017 | Katie Bald
This year marks the 14th for DTH, and the lineup is shaping up to be as fab as ever. Movie times range from mid-morning to late-night, so even nine-to-fivers can partake. Head to the link below to peruse the featured films and get your tickets. Dust off your favorite pumps...
Read More
Nova Granola | Oats of Note
Kerri Fukui
Businesses + Events
Nova Granola | Oats of Note
7/10/2017 | Miriem Boss
With our valley being cozied-up-to by the Wasatch Mountains as it is--and only hours away from "The Mighty 5" National Parks--our community is all sorts of acquainted with natural beauty. As a result, many of our friends, neighbors, and folks about town are...
Read More

Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

We need to talk.

It'll be fun. You've got questions, and we can't wait to answer them. Don't hold back--getting down to brass tacks is kind of our thing...


Success!