Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory


Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a $5 correspondence course on ice cream making into a very successful gourmet food business. Exhibits in the Ben & Jerry's Hall of Fame provide a humorous documentary of the company's growth. The ice cream factory uses state-of-the-art industrial food engineering technology to produce its high-quality, environmentally friendly products. Guided tours of the facility include demonstrations of each step in the ice cream making process, including the flavor-development lab.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Agricultural & Biological, Industrial & Manufacturing
Topic(s):Health
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Ben & Jerry's, which manufactures ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet, was founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station by childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, with a $12,000 investment ($4,000 of which was borrowed).
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