What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Maybe it's chocolate or vanilla. Is it strawberry or cookies and cream? Maybe it is something a bit different. Flavors like Chunky Monkey and Chubby Hubby are different from the rest. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream loves to be different.
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Company was started by two friends. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield met in junior high school. They met each other in gym class. They were running on the school track. They became fast friends. Ben and Jerry were born in 1951 in New York. They were born just four days apart.
Ben always had a love for ice cream. He may have gotten that from his father. Ben's dad would eat entire containers of ice cream. Ben also remembers that his father liked to mix things into his ice cream. He would crush up cookies. He would mix in candies. One of Ben's first jobs was being an ice cream man. He drove a truck. He rang bells letting kids know that he was coming. He sold ice cream from the truck.