July 17 is National Ice Cream Day! All month long, we celebrate a favorite cold and creamy treat perfect for those hot summer days. Authorize.Net merchant Yuengling’s Ice Cream shares its story of how America’s oldest brewery started making award-winning ice cream and gives their business advice.
We spoke with David Yuengling about what makes Yuengling’s Ice Cream so special.
How did Yuengling’s Ice Cream get its start?
My family has a long history of making quality products in Pennsylvania.
We first began making ice cream back in 1920 when my great grandfather, Frank Yuengling, started a dairy business during Prohibition to help support the family brewery. Yuengling Dairy Products made incredible ice cream for more than 65 years before closing its doors. Then in 2014, after 29 years, my partner Rob Bohorad and I decided to bring back the great tradition of Yuengling's Ice Cream.
What makes Yuengling’s Ice Cream award-winning?
We have taken the utmost care to create a product that we believe customers will love and will stand up to my family's tradition of quality and value. Our product is all natural, starting with local milk and cream that has no added hormones. We produce all of our ice cream in a small dairy in central Pennsylvania and, whenever possible, source our ingredients from local suppliers. We were recently honored to take home a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition in the "Premium Vanilla Ice Cream" category for our Madagascar Vanilla. We believe it is one of the best products you can buy anywhere.
What would be your advice to other small businesses out there?
Put 110% into everything you do. Listen to your customers and your employees. When you are successful, give back to your community. They are the ones who helped you get there.
What is the secret to the company’s success?
We focus on quality and taste at a reasonable price.
We believe we provide one of the highest-quality ice creams on the market. Using very select high-quality ingredients with low overrun makes our product creamier, richer and smoother. We also provide new and unique flavors that set us apart from our competition.
To find locations where you can try Yuengling’s Ice Cream or to purchase Yuengling’s Ice Cream merchandise online, visit http://www.yuenglingsicecream.com
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