History of Ice Cream!

Have you ever wondered who invented ice cream? Well, so have I. So I looked it up, and after some research, I came to the conclusion that not any one person did. Ice cream’s beginnings can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece when Alexander the great would enjoy snow and ice flavored with honey. Or even the Tang Dynasty were said to have frozen milk-like desserts where they would freeze goat milk, camphor (a sweet substance gathered from evergreen trees) and other various ingredients in ice pools until they were chilled enough to consume. Eventually frozen drinks like this turned into what we would call different kinds of sherbets or sorbets made mainly by the Arabs and the Italians. However, the first man credited with making the first version of what we call ice cream today would be Antonio Latini. Working for a Spanish Viceroy in Naples, he created the first milk-based sorbet.
Ice cream most likely reached the United states when the first settlers came to live here, bringing with them their knowledge, and recipes for the delicious confection, however, it was a rare and treasured treat up until the 1800’s when the first “ice houses” or the beginnings of refrigerators were invented. It was then that the ice cream industry in America boomed.
Today, ice cream is in the top 10 foods most consumed in the United States. The average American consumes about 20 quarts of ice cream every year! We turn to ice cream on many occasions, for example, birthdays, dates, comfort, hanging out with friends, or just plain enjoyment! Can you imagine our world without it?

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August Flavor of the Month: S’MORE

As summer comes to a close, it’s a time to spend outside around a bonfire, and getting ready for the fall. Let Sub Zero Ice Cream help springboard you into the season with our August ice cream flavor of the month, the S’more sensation! This delicious combination uses marshmallow cream to flavor the ice cream base of your choice. To complete the sensational S’more mix, our Sub Zero Ice Cream experts added chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

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Instead of hitting this s’more with heat, we blast the creamy combo with liquid nitrogen! The -321°F element instantly freezes the sensation to create the most smooth and delicious treat. The S’more sensation will only be available throughout the month of August, so hurry to your local Sub Zero Ice Cream store to get it before it’s too late!

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Sub Zero: There’s an App for that…Now!

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.42.35 PM (2)Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt has officially gone high-tech with our new App! Customers no longer have to wait until they are in line to decide their perfect flavor combination or log on to their computer to check in on Facebook and Twitter, the app places all the information you need in the palm of your hand instantly!

Features of the app include everything you could possibly need to make that Sub Zero experience the best. Customers can see a list of our products and menu before coming to the store to get ideas of what flavors they want. If you are new to the Sub Zero process, you can find a location near you and even access our YouTube account to see just how our unique ice cream is made. One of our personal favorite features of the Sub Zero app is the “Ice Cream Cam” that allows you to take a picture of your personal creation and send it to our corporate office for publication! We love hearing about your flavor creations and posting them on our social media pages.

We think the app is pretty great, but don’t take our word for it. Download the app from the app store now and play around with  it. It’s compatible with all smart phones. Let us know what you think and anything you would change too!

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February Sensation of the Month: Chocolate Lovers!

The month of love is here and Sub Zero Ice Cream is excited to announce this love-inspired monthly sensation: Chocolate Lovers! Sub Zero’s flavorologists outdid themselves this month with this classic twist on any chocoholic’s dream. Chocolate ice cream wasn’t good enough for our unique flavor this month, so we took it up a notch by adding chocolate pudding as the flavor. This rich chocolate base is perfectly complemented by chewy chocolate brownies, a plethora of chocolate flakes and a ribbon of fudge chocolate on top! This decadent concoction of chocolate goodness is the perfect treat to share with your chocolate lover during this season of love.

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Please note the theme to this month’s sensation graphic as well! Nothing says true love like the classic story of romeo and juliet. Add a little chocolate ice cream and February’s sensation is the ideal depiction of the true love of chocolate. But this special sensation is only available this month so get it while you can!

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Sub Zero is Eastern Bound!

Sub Zero Ice Cream is starting the year off right by introducing six new states to the Sub Zero team. In the next few months, new franchisees will open stores in Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Louisiana! Not to mention new stores in Florida, and other currently occupied states! Sub Zero CEO, Jerry Hancock could not be more happy about the progression! Oh and did we mention that we are currently in negotiations with China, Japan and Costa Rica to open stores this year as well? With the success of our first international store in Abu Dhabi last year, we anticipate great progress outside of the U.S. as well as inside.

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