Superman Ice Cream

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I gave a HUGE shout out to Gastro Obscura on my recipe for this treat - I also updated the flavor profiles to be more sophisticated - hope everyone enjoys this! :smiley:

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:yum::yum::yum: Thanks for sharing !! and the shoutout of course!

Oh man. I remember seeing this in the ice cream parlors in Michigan growing up. I could never get myself to try it… I was more of a Moose Tracks fan.

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Very Welcome! :smiley:

I grew up in Georgia and saw this everywhere. I’m having trouble believing it’s a regional thing.

I ate this as a little kid, probably because of the colors, but never really cared for it. At least in southwest Ohio, it had kind of a tart flavor (maybe the yellow was lemon, or maybe from raspberry?), which didn’t do it for me. I still don’t like tart, fruity ice creams, and most sherbet can go down a sewer, as far as I’m concerned.

My husband, who grew up in Cleveland, was surprised that I had never tried Superman ice cream. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and I can tell you that it did not exist here. I asked him what it tasted like, and he remembered it being all vanilla, irrespective of the colors.

I grew up in Traverse City Michigan. There is some evidence that Superman ice cream was created by Denny Strong in 1965 at his House Of Flavors location at 900 E. Front Street in Traverse City. (House Of Flavors, based in Ludington Michigan, had previously created the Blue Moon flavor.) I am trying to confirm this via some Facebook group discussions.