In the summer of 2013, I would hear folks in Harrisburg, PA grumble about how there wasn’t a good ice cream shop in the city. When I heard the grumbles, I remember the hot summer days, as a child, at my Great Grandmother’s cottage churning Grape Nut ice cream made by the classic hand-cranked churns with salt and ice. After eating our family’s Pit BBQ Chicken, my Great Uncles would bring out the dairy mixture and have the kids churn by manually cranking the handles. But, oh, the labour was worth it.
I eventually put the two and two together… why not bring my family’s tradition here to Harrisburg. I could revive the traditional way of making ice cream, but make it unique.