Penn State 'must-do' list: Visit the Creamery
May 22, 2015
Our historic photo this week shows a glimpse inside the first salesroom of the University Creamery, located on the second floor of Borland Laboratory on the University Park campus, in 1956. This Sunday, May 24, the Penn State Berkey Creamery will kick off festivities celebrating 150 years of service with an opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite ice cream from among three celebration-themed flavors.
City Lights Q&A series: 'From Vine to Wine
May 19, 2015
The 2015 City Lights series, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, offers inspiring performances, engaging cultural events and enlightening educational programs hosted in metro areas where many Penn Staters live and work.
Creamery offers the scoop on 150th birthday celebration
May 19, 2015
The Penn State Berkey Creamery is commemorating 150 years of service and will kick off its anniversary festivities on May 24. The celebration will last through the end of the year.
Ancient wisdom, modern technology team up to fight disease
April 29, 2015
Research into anti-cancer compounds gives whole new meaning to the phrase "eat healthy."
Probing Question: What is the difference between ice cream and gelato?
April 27, 2015
"The basis of all frozen desserts is sugar syrup containing various characterizing ingredients and flavors," says Bob Roberts, head of Penn State's Food Science department. "When only a flavor -- and no dairy -- is added to the sugar syrup, the product is commonly referred to as a water ice, also known as Italian ice or sorbet." Adding a bit of milk makes the product a sherbet. "Further fortifying the product with some cream and condensed or powdered milk to deliver at least ten percent fat results in the product we know and love as ice cream."