Food Paradise: Ice Cream Paradise

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 9, 2008 
Aired on: April 9, 2008 
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  • Ice Cream
    funky flavor ice creams such as Lox, Doughnut, Corn on the Cob, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Cupcake, Beer & Nuts
4.5 out of 5
285 ratings
#51 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Rosie O'Donnell & Kevin James have visited
Penn State Berkey Creamery ($)
(518 ratings)

119 Food Science Bldg Map It!
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7535
  • Ice Cream
4.5 out of 5
518 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)
  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.0 out of 5
502 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%)
Ben & Jerry'sSee Ben & Jerry's Video
(1029 ratings)

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
4.0 out of 5
1029 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)
Doumars Cones & Barbecue ($)
(678 ratings)

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
678 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
  • "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
871 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 3 ($$)
(4662 ratings)

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
4662 ratings
known for decadently divine, richly flavored sundaes
Food Paradise: Ice Cream Paradise   (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 9, 2008 
Aired on: April 9, 2008