5 things you might not know about milkshakes (and our next prize!)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 18th, 2017


pic4We hope everyone’s National Ice Cream Month is going well. And by “well,” we mean you’re enjoying plenty of ice cream!

You can enjoy ice cream in many forms, of course. Bowls and cones are a popular choice, but you can also indulge with a milkshake or by using ice cream in a dessert recipe.

Speaking of milkshakes, today’s post will offer a set of SIX 12-ounce milkshake glasses (that’s them on the right – $14.99 on Amazon). Leave a comment with your favorite milkshake flavor, and we’ll choose one at random to win!

In the meantime, here are a few facts about milkshakes which are pretty much guaranteed to make you want to whip up a shake for yourself!

1. The earliest milkshakes (back in the late 1800s) were alcoholic beverages that contained whiskey and eggs but no ice cream.

2. The modern ice cream-based milkshake was born in 1922 by an employee of the Walgreen’s drug store in Chicago (drug stores often had soda fountains back then). The “malted,” as they were called back then, was made with malted milk, chocolate and ice cream.

3. The world’s largest milkshake was a 6,000 gallon creation prepared in New York in 2000. It was made in a milk tanker that looked like a giant milkshake glass.

4. Most folks call them milkshakes, but in Boston and parts of New England and Canada, they’re called a “frappe” (the “e” is silent). In Rhode Island, a milkshake is known as a “cabinet” because it’s made from a blender stored in the kitchen cabinet. 

5. Milkshakes were a popular offering at 1950s soda fountains. The shakes were made by employees known as “soda jerks.” They got their name not because of their rude disposition, but because of the jerking motion of their hand when they pulled on the soda fountain handle.

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Who wants s’more? (Plus 5 fun facts about s’mores!)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 13th, 2017


Who wants s’more? (Plus 5 fun facts about s’mores!)

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When it comes to camping food, one menu item reigns supreme: the s’more. The graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow treat is easy to make (just three ingredients!) and pretty darn tasty, too.

That’s why we’ve turned the campfire dessert into our summer Limited Edition flavor with

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National Ice Cream Month Prize #1 – How are you celebrating this month?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on July 4th, 2017


National Ice Cream Month Prize #1 – How are you celebrating this month?

JULY 1 - Ice Cream Month CalendarIf your July calendar looks a little bit like the one above, that’s okay because it’s National Ice Cream Month! 31 Days of ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream and we’ll be delivering exactly that right here on the Ice Cream Journal. Ice

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Second Pour: The history of ice (part two)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on June 30th, 2017


Second Pour: The history of ice (part two)

pic4Yesterday, we told the story of the history of an ingredient that’s very important in the creation of iced tea, but it’s equally important (if not more so) in the creation of ice cream. Of course, we’re talking about ice.

Of course, ice has been around since

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Second Pour: The history of ice (part one)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on June 29th, 2017


Second Pour: The history of ice (part one)

We’re closing out National Iced Tea Month with a fascinating two part series on the history of ice. That’s right, the history of ice. It doesn’t sound fascinating, but it really is! Here’s part one (best enjoyed with a tall glass of iced tea…with ice).

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Facebook highlights: Which iced tea flavor matches your personality?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on June 22nd, 2017


Facebook highlights: Which iced tea flavor matches your personality?

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A couple announcements. First, we hope everyone is having a great summer so far, even though the best season of the year is only a day old.

Second, it’s National Iced Tea Month, which means we’re hosting an ICED TEA SOCIAL on our Facebook page this Saturday from

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Ultimate Flavor Tournament – And the winner is…

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on June 13th, 2017


Ultimate Flavor Tournament – And the winner is…

Turkey Hill Dairy’s Ultimate Flavor Tournament gave fans a voice to bring back one retired ice cream flavor. Now, after 13 weeks and more than 50,000 votes, you have spoken, and the winner is…

Well, you’ll have to watch the video below to find out. And,

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A DAY AT THE DAIRY: WE’RE OPENING OUR DOORS TO THREE FANS!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on June 9th, 2017


A DAY AT THE DAIRY: WE’RE OPENING OUR DOORS TO THREE FANS!

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Imagine tasting Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream fresh off the line or seeing your favorite flavor of iced tea being bottled. Since Turkey Hill doesn’t offer public tours, not many can claim to have experienced that — until now.

In what we’re calling a “Day

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Ultimate Flavor Tournament (THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!) – Which of these two flavors will win?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on June 6th, 2017


Ultimate Flavor Tournament (THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!) – Which of these two flavors will win?

This is it, folks! The FINAL match-up in the 2017 Ultimate Flavor Tournament. Two months ago we started with 32 retired Turkey Hill Ice Cream flavors and your votes have whittled that field down to just two flavors — Peanut Butter Marshmallow and Caramel Brownie

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Ultimate Flavor Tournament (Round Four) – The “Frosty Four” has arrived!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 30th, 2017


Ultimate Flavor Tournament (Round Four) – The “Frosty Four” has arrived!

And then there were four. 32 retired flavors began the Ultimate Flavor Tournament and we’re now down to our “Frosty Four.” The winners of these two match-ups will move on the FINAL match-up to determine which retired flavor will return to the Turkey Hill line-up

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