A recent visit to “The Creamery” on the Penn State campus in State College, PA lived up to my expectations.
A favorite destination of my childhood summers, I returned in hopes of finding the same fresh ice cream that lingered in my memory. I wasn’t disapointed, and to make things even better, they still had the fabulous Coconut Chip that I remembered!
The Creamery was the first place in America to introduce college-level courses in ice cream manufacturing. This is where ice cream makers from all over the world come to learn their craft. Ben and Jerry studied here.
It has had several locations and is now in a new building, which by the looks of its popularity, will have to expand soon. The place was packed with students and visitors enjoying ice cream in spite of the chilly March day.
They serve a huge portion for $3, and you can get free blue and white sprinkles, too. I ordered mine in a cup when I saw the size of the scoops. They have all of the traditional favorite flavors as well as Peachy Paterno, and Mallow Cup. The Mallow Cup only comes as half gallons, so I can’t report on the taste, but I imagine it was fabulous. (Mallow Cups are made down the road from Penn State in Altoona.)
If you find yourself anywhere near the center of Pennsylvania, do yourself a favor, and head for State College and “The Creamery”, it’s one of a kind.