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The Inside Scoop: Purdue’s new ice cream

ice cream containers, boiler chips, and vanillaWe may all scream for ice cream, but few are more enthusiastic about it than Purdue’s new president, Mung Chiang. At the 2023 Ag Alumni Fish Fry, Chiang tried some of Purdue’s own Ever Truly Mint ice cream and knew immediately he wanted to add an ice cream flavor of his own to a long Purdue tradition.

Ice cream has a long history at Purdue. The Purdue University Creamery, run from the 1910s to 1969 in Smith Hall, processed milk into everything from butter to cottage cheese to ice cream. When it closed down, the ice cream churn and vanilla ice cream formula were passed onto Glover’s Ice Cream Inc, which made several beloved flavors for Pappy’s Sweet Shop in the Purdue Memorial Union, a retro-style diner that ran from 1927 to the summer of 2020. 

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