Yuengling Ice Cream rolls out on shelves

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Yuengling's Ice Cream launched in stores this week.
Yuengling's Ice Cream launched in stores this week.

As promised, Yuengling’s Ice Cream made its return to grocery store shelves this week.

After an absence of nearly 30 years, the ice cream flavors are now available at hundreds of stores in Pennsylvania, including in the Greater Lehigh Valley, as well as in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.

"We fully anticipate being in more grocery stores later this year," said David Yuengling, president of Yuengling's Ice Cream of Orwigsburg.

And while the name Yuengling is mostly recognized for its beer production, the only kind of "beer" float you're going to be able to buy from the ice cream line is a root beer float.

The ice cream company is not affiliated with the brewery. David Yuengling is a cousin of Dick Yuengling, the well-known owner of the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville.

And while the name remains the same after its hiatus, the ice cream has undergone changes.

The majority of the ice cream line is Kosher, and Yuengling sources all dairy products locally from Orwigsburg area farms and is using as many locally sourced products as possible in the ice cream.

Leiby's Dairy in Tamaqua produces the ice cream for Yuengling.

Ten all-natural flavors of ice cream are on the shelves: vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, black and tan (chocolate and caramel), vanilla fudge chunk with pretzels, espresso chocolate chip, chocolate fudge brownie, chocolate marshmallow, root beer float and mint chocolate chip.

Christopher Holland

Christopher Holland

Christopher Holland is a researcher for Lehigh Valley Business and blogs on arts and entertainment in the region.

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