12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 10) – Our oldest 12 Days prize yet!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 21st, 2016


 

december-21-12-days-keyturn-scoop

The ice cream scoop was invented in 1897 by a man named Alfred Cralle. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Invented the ice cream scoop? How is that any different from a spoon?”

Well, if you’ve ever tried to dish up ice cream with a spoon (as any ice cream lover has from time to time when the scoop is in the dishwasher), you know that a spoon just isn’t the right tool for the job. If the ice cream is hard, the spoon can bend. And then getting the ice cream off the spoon can be an ordeal in and of itself.

So when we say that Cralle invented the ice cream scoop, what he invented was a heavy-duty, durable scooping device with a built-in scraper to remove the ice cream from the scoop without getting your fingers messy and sticky. And, for that, we all owe Mr. Cralle a debt of gratitude.

Over the years, the ice cream scoop has evolved somewhat, although some modern day scoops still have the thumb-operated scraper device. Today’s 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize is a throwback to the 1920s — our oldest prize yet and one that might pre-date Turkey Hill Dairy itself.

It’s the conical turnkey scoop you see above and it was made by Gilchrist, a popular manufacturer of scoops in the early 20th century. The metal “G” on the top of the scoop was made to be turned — like a key — to remove the ice cream from the scoop’s unique, cone-shaped head.

Overall, the scoop is in excellent shape (despite part of the “G” key being detached from its base) and is heavier than it appears. However, we’re not sure if it’s a scoop that you’d want to actually use or just display as a really cool conversation piece. Either way, leave a comment and we’ll choose one at random from this post OR from our Facebook page as the winner of this nearly 100 year old piece of ice cream history!

Leave a Comment | 116 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 9) – How colorful are your glasses?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 20th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 9) – How colorful are your glasses?

december-20-12-days-rainbow-glasses

Everything’s better when you add a little color to it, right? Colorful socks? Better! Colorful sunsets? Better! Colorful drinking glasses? Definitely better. That’s exactly what you’ll get with today’s 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize.

We’re giving away a set of the vintage glasses you see

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 99 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 8) – Which occasion would you celebrate with these goblets?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 19th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 8) – Which occasion would you celebrate with these goblets?

december-19-12-days-goblets

Most nights, you’re probably perfect content with a scoop or two of ice cream in whatever bowl happens to be clean. But some nights call for a celebration. And that celebration needs bowls that are little fancier. Today’s 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize will

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 136 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 7) – Have you ever made ice cream at home?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 18th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 7) – Have you ever made ice cream at home?

december-18-12-days-churn

Long time Ice Cream Journal readers know that we’re big fans of giving away prizes that allow people to make their own ice cream at home. Making your own favorite flavors, we believe, is one of the best ways to appreciate the ice cream-making process

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 118 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 6) – Who remembers enamelware?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 17th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 6) – Who remembers enamelware?

december-17-12-days-enamel-bowl

Enamel-coated cooking vessels, plates and bowls — or enamelware — has a history in the United States that goes back to the mid-1800s. It’s often characterized by a white coating mottled with spots of various colors and was prized for its smoothness, scratch resistance and burn resistance.

And,

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 137 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 5) – Which beverage would you fill these mugs with?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 16th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 5) – Which beverage would you fill these mugs with?

december-16-12-days-cow-mugs

Four days down, eight to go in our 12 Days of Turkey Hill celebration. We’ll try to avoid making some cow puns with today’s prize, but no promises!

It’s a set of the super cool cow mugs you see on the right. They’re vintage (not sure how old

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 216 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 4) – Who would you give this children’s bracelet to?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 15th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 4) – Who would you give this children’s bracelet to?

december-15-12-days-braceletCan ice cream be jewelry? With today’s 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize, it can be!

Today’s gift is the adorable children’s bracelet you see on the right. The age of the bracelet is unknown — it could be 70 years old, it could be 10

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 117 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 3) – What’s your favorite Christmas tree ornament?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 14th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 3) – What’s your favorite Christmas tree ornament?

december-14-12-day-ornamentsAnother day, another 12 Days of Turkey Hill prize! Today’s prize is very special blast from the past — the 1950s to be exact. It’s the set of TWO ice cream come Christmas tree ornaments you see on the right.

With this prize, it’s fun to

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 167 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 2) – These cool brown glasses!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 13th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 2) – These cool brown glasses!

december-13-12-days-brown-glasses

If you’re like most families, it’s been about 20 years since the glasses in your cupboard all matched. Big glasses, small glasses, plastic glasses, free fast food glasses. And that’s okay. In fact, it adds a little character to your drinking options, right?

Our next 12 Days of Turkey

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 171 Comments »
 

12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 1) – A colorful stained glass window hanger!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 12th, 2016


12 Days of Turkey Hill (Day 1) – A colorful stained glass window hanger!

december-12-12-days-window-hangerAsk many folks here at the Dairy what their favorite blog promotion is, and chances are good that most of them will say the 12 Days of Turkey Hill. Which is why so many of us are in such a good mood today. Today is

Read the rest here

Leave a Comment | 145 Comments »