Move over, Turkey Hill and Hershey's. Yuengling is returning to Central Pennsylvania with ice cream.
A branch of the Yuengling family that is unaffiliated with America’s oldest brewery is bringing back Yuengling’s Ice Cream next year. The all-natural, PA Preferred line is expected to be in grocery stores by March.
The majority of the ingredients for the 10-flavor line will be sourced from Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. And distribution will range from Pittsburgh to New Jersey and from Scranton to northern Virginia, said Nicole Lasorda, a company spokeswoman.
“We’ll definitely be distributing in Harrisburg, but we’re still finalizing the grocery stores,” she said.
Yuengling Ice Cream dates to 1920. It helped carry Yuengling during the Prohibition era before closing up shop nearly 30 years ago.
It was started by Frank Yuengling, the great-grandfather of current president David Yuengling. Yuengling is joined by Rob Bohorad, who serves as COO.
The ice cream will be manufactured on contract by Leiby’s Premium Ice Cream in Schuylkill County. The 10 flavors will range from standards like vanilla, chocolate and chocolate chip to a chocolate and caramel blend known as “Black and Tan.”
Other flavors include vanilla fudge chunk with pretzels, espresso chocolate chip, chocolate fudge brownie, chocolate marshmallow, root beer float and mint chocolate chip.
The company plans to donate at least 3 percent of its profits to charitable organizations.