From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

We all scream for ice cream

Posted Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 12:00 AM


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  • Isn't it interesting how much Mrs. Bennett estimated a gallon of home made ice cream cost to make in 1962? That would equate to about $8.50 per gallon today. No wonder soft serve dominates the ice cream market in a retail setting: Up to 45% of the volume of the ice cream in a soft serve is air.

    -- Posted by Tony_Smee on Thu, Jan 22, 2015, at 8:37 AM
  • Soft-serve prices are unconscionable. Even if you order off the dollar menu, you're paying roughly $32 a gallon for the stuff, and that's at restaurants where ice cream is basically an afterthought. Go someplace that brags about its soft serve, and you'll pay $64 for a gallon's worth of baby cones. Those machines are pretty much a license to print money.

    (Pretty sure I'm going to bring that up the next time somebody tries to give me a guilt trip about spending $4 a pint on Ben and Jerry's.)

    -- Posted by epriddy on Sat, Jan 24, 2015, at 5:43 PM