Today with Plates from the Past we are changing it up and going with Scoops from the Past as we visit Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy in West Pittston.
Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy has been making ice cream and delivering milk for over 75 years. The ice cream parlor and dairy wholesaler is located at 827 Exeter Ave. in West Pittston.
The ice cream parlor dishes up all sorts of traditional and creative ice cream sundaes or just a double scoop of your favorite in cup or cone. Here is a link to their extensive menu – http://www.blueribbondairy.com/parlor/blue_ribbon_dairy_menu.pdf.
When it comes to flavors they have all the traditional flavors – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and a few you have to try such as chocolate cookies n cream, toasted coconut or their flight of pumpkin ice creams.
Here are few of their creations –
Cicada Sundae – chocolate cookies n cream ice cream, hot caramel, hot fudge, broken cone pieces, chocolate sprinkles and red hot candy eyes.
Shark Attack Sundae (in honor of Shark Week) – vanilla ice cream, strawberry topping, graham cracker crumbs and gummy sharks all topped with a homemade whipped cream and a cherry.
Peanut Butter Crunch Coat – vanilla ice cream with peanut butter sauce and crunch coat (crushed peanut butter nougat mixed with sprinkles).
You can see more images of Blue Ribbons tasty treats on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Here are two items for our archives dealing with Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy:
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