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National Ice Cream Month Conjures Up Recollections of a Kathy Johns I.C. Girl

Posted on July 20, 2014

Write-Up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   As someone who spent her college years scooping ice cream at a popular ice cream and sandwich shop, I particularly enjoyed a recent article highlighting July as national ice cream month in Yankee Magazine’s New England Minute. The writer spoke of her days working in an ice cream store and recognizing customers for what they ordered. When I wasn’t waiting tables, I was assigned to “i.c.” at Kathy Johns in Storrs, Connecticut, located at the Four Corners about one mile from the University of Connecticut campus. That meant on a given night I made all the sundaes ordered. On Sunday nights, when students returned to campus often with their families in tow, lines overflowed out the…

Destination: UConn Dairy Bar, Storrs Connecticut

Posted on May 12, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Made from the milk of UConn cows, UConn Dairy Bar ice cream is an experience not to be missed. Producing 24 flavors as varied as Strawberry Cheesecake and Coffee Espresso Crunch, the iconic dairy bar was selected as a 2013 Best of New England Editor’s Choice by Yankee Magazine and as the maker of the best ice cream in the state by Connecticut Magazine. Located in rural, picturesque Storrs, the University of Connecticut began as an agricultural college. Those origins are never more apparent than during a visit to the dairy bar on Horsebarn Hill – a campus gem that began as a teaching and research facility in the early 1900’s. It remains part of the College…