Food Paradise: Ice Cream Paradise

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 9, 2008 
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Berkey CreameryBerkey Creamery
119 Food Science Bldg Map It!
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7535
  • Ice Cream
4.5 out of 5
294 ratings
at Penn State (where you can get a degree in ice cream making!); offer a 2-week "short course" training program on ice cream manufacturing...Ben & Jerry are alumni of the short course; strict rule of 1 flavor per cone...only President Bill Clinton who did not know at the time was allowed to mix (he ordered Peachy Paterno & Cherry)
Bassetts Ice CreamBassetts Ice Cream
45 N 12th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-4315
  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.0 out of 5
354 ratings
#98 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); established in 1861; oldest continuous ice cream maker in U.S.; family-owned for 5 generations; ice cream made w/ 16% butter fat ("regular" is 10%)
Max and Mina'sMax and Mina's
7126 Main St Map It!
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 793-8629
  • Ice Cream
    funky flavor ice creams such as Lox, Doughnut, Corn on the Cob, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Cupcake, Beer & Nuts
4.0 out of 5
153 ratings
#51 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Rosie O'Donnell & Kevin James have visited
Ben & Jerry'sBen & Jerry's
1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd Map It!
Waterbury, VT 05676
(866) 258-6877
  • Vermonster (ice cream sundae)
    20-scoop ice cream sundae; 20 scoops of ice cream, 4 bananas, 1 fudge brownie, 3 chocolate chip cookies, 4 ladels of hot fudge, 18 scoop of toppings topped with whip cream
  • Ice Cream
    all dairy comes from cows that are hormone-free
3.5 out of 5
690 ratings
#6 (World's Best Places to Pig Out); opened in 1985; factory & tour fact, it's the #1 tourist attraction in VT; both Ben & Jerry learned to make ice cream at Berkey Creamery (at Penn State); public is encouraged to submit flavor suggestions..those that have survived include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby; flavors that are not successful go to the "flavor graveyard" (a real cemetery lot..for ice cream)
Doumar's Cones & BarbecueDoumar's Cones & Barbecue
1919 Monticello Ave Map It!
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 627-4163
  • Limeade
    signature & top-selling drink
  • Orange Freeze
    like a dreamsicle in a shake
  • Strawberry Willy
    ice cream sundae w/ strawberries, sauce & crushed cone chips
  • Ice Cream
3.5 out of 5
463 ratings
since 1904; legendary landmark diner that offers curb-side service; making ice cream cones onsite since 1904...using the "world's first cone machine"; according to owner, they invented the ice cream cone introducing it in the St. Louis World Fair in 1904
Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda FountainFair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain
1526 Mission St Map It!
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 799-1414
  • "The Kitchen Sink"
    GIANT ice cream sundae (recommended for 4 persons); your choice of 8 ice cream flavors, 8 toppings, diced banana & brownie chunks; CHALLENGE: 2 persons in 30 minutes
  • Ice Cream
    Old Fashion Sundaes, Banana Splits
  • Ice Cream Soda
    top seller
3.5 out of 5
678 ratings
since 1915; old-fashion soda fountain in old-fashion hometown nostalgic 1950s-style drugstore; menu consists of items from the past such as Lime Rickies, Egg Creams, Milk Shakes
Serendipity 3Serendipity 3
225 E 60th St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
(212) 838-3531
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
    hot-and-cold w/ 15 different blends of chocolate topped w/ whipped cream
  • Golden Opulence Sundae
    Guinness World Record most expensive ice cream in the world ($1,000 at airing); requires 48-hr advance notice to order; Baccarat crystal goblet (same goblet used at the Vatican) lined w/ 23-karat edible gold mixed w/ Porcelana chocolate (most expensive chocolate in the world) + rarest chocolate from Venezuela + Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused w/ Madagascar vanilla beans topped w/ more edible gold & candied fruit from Paris + almonds coated w/ 23-karat cold + gold-colored sugar flower (that takes 8 hrs to make) and finally passion fruit caviar & sprinkled w/ gold flakes; served w/ 18-karat gold spoon (of course!); sell about 10 per year
3.0 out of 5
3421 ratings
known for decadently divine, richly flavored sundaes
Food Paradise: Ice Cream Paradise  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 9, 2008