Ben & Jerrys 2011 Scoop Truck Tour

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Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Honors Jimmy Fallon: Late Night Snack

Jimmy Fallon Late NIght snack

In conjunction with the two-year anniversary of SNL alum Jimmy Fallon taking over Conan O’Brien’s NBC post at Late Night, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have created “Late Night Snack,” a premium ice cream complete with Fallon’s mug on the lid. 

The Claims: Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack is vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge-covered potato chip clusters. Read More For Slash Food Rating

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Green Tea Ice Cream Recipe

(Photo from Japan Guidebook)

Green tea ice cream has a smooth delicious flavor.  Like Vanilla is not a strong flavored ice cream. However, the ice cream featured in the photo is matcha (green tea) ice cream, which is stronger than green tea ice cream in the United States. Green tea originates from China.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons dry green tea
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1 1/4 cups double (heavy) cream
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water

DirectionsTake the dry green tea and soak in boiling water with the tablespoon of sugar for 10-12 minutes.

Into a saucepan put the vanilla pod and milk and gently bring to the boil then pour this over the tea. Leave to stand for 5 or 6 minutes.

Beat the egg yolks with the 1/4 cup caster sugar in a separate bowl and then strain the milk mixture into it.

Transfer to a saucepan and gently heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture is thick. Leave to cool. Whip the double (heavy) cream and fold into the cooled tea mixture. Transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Learn more about ice cream flavors of Japan in Japan Guidebook


History of the Milkshake


Milkshakes are a favorite of mine. I just had at thick delicious vanilla shake at Bob’s Big Boy last week and while on a trip to San Francisco, my traveling companions stopped for shakes at Fosters Freeze. They insisted that I try what Fosters had to offer. One ordered a banana shake and the other vanilla. The creamy, sweet, rich dessert called the milkshake is one of my favorite indulgences. Let’s learn how the treat made its introduction  into society.- Crystal Johnson-MCCN editor

The History

When the term “milkshake” was first used in print in 1885, milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink[7] that has been described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat”.  However, by 1900, the term referred to “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups.” By the “early 1900s people were asking for the new treat, often with ice cream.” By the 1930s, milkshakes were a popular drink at malt shops, which were the “typical soda fountain of the period… used by students as a meeting place or hangout.”

The history of the electric blender, malted milk drinks and milkshakes are interconnected. Before the widespread availability of electric blenders, milkshake-type drinks were more like egg nog, or they were a hand-shaken mixture of crushed ice and milk, sugar, and flavorings.[9] Hamilton Beach’s drink mixers began being used at soda fountains in 1911 and the electric blender or drink mixer was invented by Steven Poplawski in 1922. With the invention of the blender, milkshakes began to take their modern, whipped, aerated, and frothy form. Malted milk drinks are made with malted milk powder, which contains dried milk, malted barley and wheat flour. Malted milk powder was invented in 1897 by William Horlick as an easily digested restorative health drink for invalids and children, and as an infant’s food.

The use of malted milk powder in milkshakes was popularized in the USA by the Chicago drugstore chain Walgreens. In 1922, Walgreens’ employee Ivar “Pop” Coulson made a milkshake by adding two scoops of vanilla ice cream to the standard malted milk drink recipe (milk, chocolate syrup and malt powder).[10] This item, under the name “Horlick’s Malted Milk,” was featured by the Walgreen drugstore chain as part of a chocolate milk shake, which itself became known as a “malted” or “malt” and became one of the most popular soda-fountain drinks.