Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ice Cream at the North Pole

Let’s play a word association game. You know how it goes. I say a word and you say the first word that pops into your mind. For example, if I say, “dog,” you probably would reply, “tree” or “cat.” If … Continue reading

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Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Have You Any Ice Cream?

One of my nieces came to visit recently. She’s in the second grade and is a wealth of newly acquired knowledge — which she shared with me in depth. When she got to the subject of animal groups, she began … Continue reading

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Milk Makes The Ice Cream

It’s a given that the ice cream you enjoy from the supermarket or the local parlor is made with cows’ milk. And why wouldn’t it? Cows are one of our most common livestock, their milk is nutritious and a single … Continue reading

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Eat Like 17th Century Royalty

These days, getting ice cream is as simple as ordering a cone from the local parlor or grabbing a carton from the supermarket. This hasn’t always been the case. Ice cream was once a delicacy enjoyed only by those of … Continue reading

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Wind Powered Ice Cream

You can’t make ice cream without energy. If you’re making up a batch of homemade ice cream, that power typically comes from old fashioned elbow grease. But if you’re an ice cream manufacturer, you need electricity to run the equipment … Continue reading

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Scoop Of Genius

Every so often, I run across a really great ice cream story where I’m blown away by someone’s ingenuity. To give these stories the attention I feel they deserve, I created my Scoop of Genius Award. There isn’t any prize … Continue reading

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Fantasy Job

In November, I wrote about John Harrison, the official ice cream tester for Dryer’s and Edy’s Ice Cream. In that blog, I pointed out that to become an ice cream taste tester one should get a college degree in food … Continue reading

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