Author Archives: George Dunlap

About George Dunlap

1973 my parents opened their ice cream store called Peppermint Patti's in Defiance, OH. We served soft ice cream/custard and hand scooped ice cream. During my years at Bowling Green State University (1973-1977) I worked in the store and traveled NW Ohio selling frozen ice cream novelties to grocery stores. After I graduated from BGSU in 1977, I traveled the Midwest USA selling Ice Cream machines, designing and bulding ice cream stores.

PECK FOOD SERVICE – 2024 RETAIL ICE CREAM TRADE –

PECK FOODSERVICE 2024 ICE CREAM RETAIL BUYERS SHOW

STOP BY THE PASMOUSA FROZEN SOLUTIONS BOOTH AND SAY HELLO.

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ICE CREAM RETAIL – AIRSTREAM TRAILER – ROBBIE’S of ISLAMORADA

January 12, 2024, While traveling the Florida Keys on business, I stopped here for lunch and to my surprise. Robbie’s of Islamorada is a Awesome – Clean Family Fun stop. Adult beverages great food and best of all Ice Cream served from an Airstream Trailer.

My good friends at P&S Trailer Service in Helena, OH can customer design and build something as exciting for your destination business. Selling Ice Cream from an Airstream trailer is fun and draws a crowd, and offers you the operator a Professional Image – Brand, that is hard to beat.

It is time to enjoy and add Ice Cream to your destination location today.

With over 50 years in the Retail Ice Cream business, I enjoy telling you about all the exciting ways to sell Ice Cream, both soft serve & hand scoop. Stay tuned for more great stories about exciting ice cream shops around the USA. Catch you soon, George Dunlap

16 Roadside Ice Cream Stands in Ohio to Visit this Summer – Summer of 2023

GEORGE DUNLAP, JULY 5 2023. Some of the greatest tasting Ice Creams available anywhere are right here in Ohio. If your looking for weekend trips…then may I suggest checking out all 16 this summer.

July/August 2023
BY Nicholas Dekker, Sarah Miller, Damaine Vonada, Jim Vickers and Gracie Wilson | Rosati’s Frozen Custard photo by Laura Watilo Blake

Some of Ohio Finest Roadside Ice Cream Shops – Check out this link/Story.

Galloway Company – Classic Mix Partners with Hank Sweeney, talk all things Ice Cream Mix: Episode 25

Galloway Company/Classic Mix – Neenah, WI

I had the pleasure of meeting Hank Sweeney, National Account Manager with Classic Mix Partners of Galloway Company at a North American Ice Cream Association convention many years ago.  Hank started out with Ross Frozen Custard Machine Company of WI, which is now part of the StoeltingVollrath conglomerate based out of Sheboygan, WI.

Hank and I talk about the ice cream mix business as it related to the retail and industrial ice cream industry, both scoop and soft served ice creams.  Hank tells how he journeyed from making custard machines to today developing Bourbon ice cream/cream treats.

Hank has some great insight on the ice cream mix industry and its development over his past 24 years with Classic Mix Partners – Galloway Company. 

Sit back and enjoy my good friend Hank Sweeney and I talk Retail Ice Cream and our future. Listen as we talk about ice cream mixes, pricing, and how quality still leads the way to growth.

Hank Sweeney with Classic Mix Partners can be contacted at, 920-886-2348

Music BY: The Punisher by Lynne Music, www.NEOsounds.com

EPISODE 24: JOEY BOYKIN, GOLLY G’S, AND RAPAMAR CONTAINER CO, MOVING FORWARD IN 2023.

Joey making ice cream and dispensing it into his Rapamar disposable containers

Late 2016, while I was with C. Nelson Mfg., Co., I had the pleasure of meeting Joey Boykin and family at the NICRA 2016 show; Joey told me his story how he was gearing up to building his first Homemade Ice Cream shop in 2017. Since then Joey has built 3 ice cream shops, built a complete ice cream truck serving ice cream shakes, cones, coffee and sweet goods. Last year, November 2022, Joey and his team bought the Rapamar Container Company and moved it to Tennessee.

Listen to Joey’s awesome story and how he is looking to stay excited about his great tasting Golly G’s Homemade Ice Creams, serving special events with his ice cream truck, and supplying other ice cream homemade shops with his easy to use disposable ice cream scoop containers.

This is were you hear how dreams are made. Joey has a great story to tell; please enjoy.

TED LASSO, BISCUITS WITH THE BOSS, JENI’S ICE CREAM

My daughter Katie and my wife Nancy introduced me to this show recently, and, I can not wait till Season 3 starts. But, in the mean time how about some great tasting Ice Cream by Jeni’s, “Biscuits With The Boss”, awesome marketing.

Jeni's Ice Creams, Biscuits with the Boss, Ted Lasso.

Jeni’s is introducing a great new flavor based off a Apple TV/Stream hit, “Ted Lasso” Biscuits with the Boss. Great Marketing Jeni’s! New flavor concepts, many times, are staring right at us. Let’s all have fun and create something new today.

Great market timing, “BELIEVE IT” and what a great flavor profile. This is how the game is Won!