Penn State is famous for their ice cream classes. Ben and Jerry took PSU’s class before beginning their business. For decades, the creamery has provided students and visitors to State College with delicious ice cream. There are around 100 flavors to choose from! I was in Penn State for the tailgating and football, so there was only one flavor that made sense for me to try…
The Peachy Paterno. Peach ice cream with large chunks of peaches. With this flavor being named for PSU’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno, there was no way I could not give it a try.
As you can see there are delicious pieces of peach throughout the ice cream.
The ice cream was delicious. Being a Wisconsin alum, I was very interested in seeing how Penn State’s ice cream compared to Wisconsin’s. You might remember Wisconsin’s orange custard with chocolate ships showing up twice on the blog (1st time 2nd time ). It pains me to admit it, but Penn State’s ice cream is right up there with Wisconsin’s. I will always be biased towards my alma mater’s, but I can acknowledge that PSU knows what they are doing when it comes to ice cream. The ice cream was rich and silky with a pleasant peach flavor. No small ice crystals that you find in sub par ice creams here. On a side note, Wisconsin has a flavor “Berry Alvarez ” in honor of our former football coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez.
Clarification. When I say best ice cream in the Big Ten, I am referring to which school makes the best Ice cream. I am comparing Wisconsin and Penn State’s ice cream because they both have ice cream that is made by the school and not a private business. Babcock Hall is where Wisconsin’s Ice Cream is made and Berkey Creamery is where PSU’s ice cream is made.
Right outside the creamery there is plenty of seating to sit and enjoy your delicious dish, cone or milkshake. With so many flavors to choose from, I know that a trip to the creamery will be a necessary part of all my future State College visits.
Now that my stomach was full of Peachy Paterno, I knew I was ready for game day in Happy Valley. On Wednesday, I will bring you what I discovered in my tailgating at Penn State.