Did you know there's an ice cream cone factory in Flagstaff? You can tour the facility and find out how a 100-year-old company makes ice cream cones for some of the biggest companies in the country. Most Phoenix residents can think of at least a handful of places to get a scoop of locally made ice cream. But how about a place to buy locally made ice cream cones? Turns out the answer might be right under your nose. Or at least, right on the nearest grocery store shelf. Joy Cone Co., the world's largest ice cream cone manufacturer, has been mixing, baking and packaging ice cream cones at a sugar-scented factory in northern Arizona since 2000. Today, the Flagstaff facility produces up to 1.2 million cake, sugar and waffle cones daily. The Arizona-made products go to destinations throughout the West, including in California, Texas and the Pacific northwest. Ice cream lovers can also find Joy Cone products on the shelf at Food City, Bashas' and Safeway stores in the … [Read more...] about Behind the scenes: Joy Cone in Flagstaff, world’s largest ice cream cone manufacturer
The latest scoop about the restored Cincinnati Museum Center is the opening of the Rookwood Pottery ice cream parlor with a favorite Queen City treat. Graeter's Ice Cream will be featured in the parlor covered with Rookwood Pottery tiles and decor. 🍧🍨A double scoop of good news. Our @RookwoodPottery Ice Cream Parlor is opening Dec22! And it will feature @graeters! W.Hentschel who worked for #RookwoodPottery, created the designs for the tile installation in what was once a Tea Rm for #UnionTerminal. https://t.co/dGDiHwzhUmpic.twitter.com/8qe7KwLTBh— CincyMuseum (@CincyMuseum) December 22, 2018 The parlor, which reopened Dec. 22, was operated as a tea room when Cincinnati Union Terminal opened in 1933. The room inside the national historic landmark was used as a USO room for troops during World War II. More: Cincinnati Museum Center reopening: What you need to know The converted train terminal is home to the Cincinnati Museum Center. The … [Read more...] about Rookwood room reopens with Graeter’s Ice Cream at Cincinnati Museum Center
From doughnuts with Pop-Tarts inside to all the unicorn-inspired treats you can imagine, there's no shortage of Instagrammable desserts in Phoenix. Nevertheless, get ready to grab your phones because a new shop is bringing one of the trendiest photo-worthy foods of all to an East Valley strip mall. Called Genbu Waffles, the dessert and tea shop serves Hong Kong-style egg waffles and milk tea. Known also as "bubble waffles," these uniquely shaped treats come filled with ice cream and topped with candy, condensed milk and more. We dare you not a snap a pic. What's a bubble waffle? The small shop is owned by a pair of young entrepreneurs, Alexander Cruz and Matthew Wong, who wanted to bring the popular Asian street snack to the Valley. "In Hong Kong it's more of a quick snack on the go," Cruz says of egg waffles. "We wanted bring the concept to Phoenix and put our own twist on it, too." Bubble waffles are usually eaten plain or with … [Read more...] about Ever had a bubble waffle? Mesa shop brings Insta-worthy ice cream desserts to the Valley
LOS ANGELES — Among boisterous vendors hawking ice cream, hot dogs and assorted wares from carts in the heart of Los Angeles, an illicit business quietly caters to undocumented immigrants eager to work in the United States. Its purveyors softly call out, “Mica, mica,” Spanish slang for the laminated cards they are offering to potential clients. “What do you need?” asked a woman on a crowded sidewalk facing MacArthur Park, the epicenter of the trade, clutching a notebook in which she prepared to jot down an order. “She can get you anything fast,” added a man who was with her. A set of documents — a Social Security card and a green card — can be obtained for $80 to $200, depending on the customer’s bargaining power and the quality of the forgery. The fakes are a worthwhile investment for undocumented immigrants, opening the possibility of employment at a restaurant, hotel and many other establishments in the country’s … [Read more...] about Peddled on the Streets of Los Angeles: Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, and Fake Social Security Cards
Story highlights The No. 1 driver of ice cream cravings is sweetness, but it shouldn't be too sweet The melting speed of an ice cream needs to be neither too slow nor fast (CNN)Ahhh ... just thinking about why ice cream is so "addictive" brings with it cravings for the sweet frozen treat. Even as a nutritionist concerned with healthy eating, ice cream is one food I can't give up. Maybe it has something to do with the way the coldness hits my mouth on a hot summer day. Or the creaminess of every bite. Or the chunky chocolatey chips. Or maybe it's that the thought of ice cream evokes happy memories of special times shared with my family in Sag Harbor, New York, where enjoying ice cream after dinner while walking along a pier lined with boats is a weekly ritual. Whatever the reason, I know I'm not the only person that has regular cravings for ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year. … [Read more...] about What makes ice cream so addictive?