Second Scoop: What’s your favorite sundae topping?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 31st, 2016


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We’ll start today’s blog entry with a discussion of the question in the title of this entry: What’s your favorite ice cream sundae topping? There are so many to choose from. Hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, peanuts, walnuts, whipped cream, the cherry on top. Those are just a few, of course. Weigh in with your opinion by leaving a comment. And no, we won’t blame you if you say “all of them.”

Finally, did you know that the origins of the ice cream sundae are shrouded in mystery? There are three popular theories about how the sundae came to be:

1. EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – The first origin story takes place in Evanston, Illinois. In 1890, many pastors felt that “sucking soda” was in poor taste, so Evanston became one of the first towns to prohibit the sale of soda water on Sunday. Not wanting to close down the shop during one of the busiest days of the week, many local soda fountain operators simply removed the soda water from their ice cream sodas and thus the sundae was born.

2. TWO RIVERS, WISCONSIN – The second story takes place around the same time in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. It was here that a customer ordered a dish of ice cream at a local soda fountain and got the crazy idea to ask for it topped with some of the syrup used to make the soda. The idea caught on and began selling once a week on “Ice Cream Sundays.” Soon, the popularity of the treat made it a seven-day-a-week treat, and the name was changed slightly to accommodate.

3. ITHACA, NEW YORK – The last story finds us in Ithaca, New York in 1893, when the Reverend John Scott walked into Platt & Colt Pharmacy on a Sunday and ordered a dish of vanilla ice cream. The owner decided to add some cherry syrup and a cherry, the Reverend loved it, and the treat was renamed after the day is was invented.

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Four of the funniest ice cream prank videos on the Internet

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 25th, 2016


Four of the funniest ice cream prank videos on the Internet

Everyone loves a good prank video, at least the ones that aren’t too mean and especially if those pranks involve ice cream. The only problem is, it’s not always easy to rummage through the millions of options to find the funny ones. That’s why we

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Do you agree with your state’s favorite ice cream flavor?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 19th, 2016


Do you agree with your state’s favorite ice cream flavor?

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Summer is in full swing, and the folks over at Twitter have done a little ice cream research. Specifically, they tracked all tweets about ice cream between to determine which states scream (or tweet) about ice cream the most. Twitter also used the data to

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Who’s up for an ice cream crone? (Yes, we spelled that correctly)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 15th, 2016


Who’s up for an ice cream crone? (Yes, we spelled that correctly)

picRemember cronuts? The delicious combination of a croissant and a donut that was all the rage a few years ago?

That food craze has now led us to a new trend taking over the ice cream world: crones. Yep, that’s an ice cream cone made from

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Facebook highlights: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a back-up bowl?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 8th, 2016


Facebook highlights: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a back-up bowl?

Yes, folks, it really is time to count down the days until the end of summer. And by “end of summer” we mean the start of the school year (late August or early September, depending upon where you live), not the official end of summer

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August 85th Anniversary Prize: What’s your favorite milkshake flavor?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 3rd, 2016


August 85th Anniversary Prize: What’s your favorite milkshake flavor?

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While celebrating Turkey Hill’s 85th anniversary, we wanted to keep with the timeless traditions of ice cream — and it’s a treat that’s got plenty of timeless traditions. Take the milkshake, for example. In 1922, Ivar “Pop” Coulson of Chicago mixed two scoops of ice

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Super Shake Showdown: What would you call this s’more-tastic creation?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on August 1st, 2016


Super Shake Showdown: What would you call this s’more-tastic creation?

AUGUST 1 - Shake Smores

Milkshakes are great, but a milkshake piled high with goodies? That’s a Super Shake. If you’ve got an idea for a Super Shake of your own, send a picture of it (don’t forget to name it!) to social@turkeyhill.com before August 31. We’ll choose our four favorites

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Would you order ice cream delivered by a drone?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 29th, 2016


Would you order ice cream delivered by a drone?

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Imagine a day at the beach: perfect weather, sand in your toes, and everyone having a great time. Now picture that day made better with some ice cream. At this point, you’re probably picturing having to get up from your towel or chair, walk to

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Our final National Ice Cream Month prize: A vintage ice cream recipe book

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 27th, 2016


Our final National Ice Cream Month prize: A vintage ice cream recipe book

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We are all so sad that National Ice Cream Month is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun can’t continue into August, September, October, November… you get the idea.

Of course, we’re talking about our final weekly prize of the month. As always,

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And the fake ice cream story is…

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 21st, 2016


And the fake ice cream story is…

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Earlier this month, we asked you to identify which ice cream story was the fake. To recap, the options were as follows:

  1. BET YA COULDN’T FINISH THIS SUNDAE – A small town in Michigan sets a world record by creating a half-mile long sundae.
  2. RELAXING DAY BY THE

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