In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

January 6, 2020 100 By Kody Olson


– [Narrator] Americans, we love ice cream. Each person eats about
24 quarts of it per year. And that’s for one big reason. It tastes amazing. But, someone had to teach
Ben and Jerry’s how to do it. Turns out, that guy,
he works at Penn State. This is Dr. Bob Roberts– Hold on. Okay, this is Dr. Bob Roberts. He teaches ice cream
courses at Penn State. – I do. I have two courses. Ice Cream Short Course and Ice Cream 101. – [Narrator] Side note,
these are the type of books ice cream professors read. Okay, back to the story. – [Dr. Roberts] Part of the reason that ice cream is so good in the U.S. is that we’ve been teaching
ice cream for 125 years. – [Narrator] And Bob, he’s
been teaching at Penn State for 25 of those. And he’s had some pretty famous students. – Companies like Unilever,
Nestle, Breyer’s, Ben and Jerry’s, um, you name the company, they’ve sent people here. – [Narrator] That’s because
the Penn State creamery is on the forefront of
ice cream technology. – [Dr. Roberts] Ice cream
is a formulated food. There is no naturally occurring ice cream. You have to put the ingredients together and process it to make ice cream. – [Narrator] Bob and his department, they spend their time figuring out how to make ice cream even better. – When we look at studying ice cream, we study ice cream from cow to the cone. So we look at what happens on the farm, what happens with the milk. – [Narrator] Wait, there’s a farm? – [Dr. Roberts] We have
a herd of about 250 or so milking Holsteins and
yes they are on campus. (cow mooing) – [Narrator] So yeah, he knows ice cream. But he says that he’s
not an ice cream purist. – I’m not sure what an
ice cream purist is. But I wouldn’t eat frozen yogurt if I had the opportunity to eat ice cream. (laughing) – [Narrator] Yeah, well,
that does make sense considering he is the
authority on ice cream. Bob, what’s your favorite flavor? – Hmm, dulce de Leche. – [Narrator] Ooh, yeah. (light string music)