This all started with ice cream. After a year of working for Louisville Cream, Kelly had noticed a pattern that she felt too shy and too embarrassed to ask anyone about. A google search did not answer her question and she didn’t yet consider turning to twitter, so one day she asked: Is Butter Pecan a “black thing”? With Darryl’s signature laugh, he replied, “Of course.” And so began months of research and digging, and what ultimately became the larger project of this very podcast.
In this episode about our namesake, we share what we have discovered so far about ice cream, and talk a little bit about how it all began. If you have your own story about Butter Pecan ice cream or eating ice cream while black, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Sources for E5. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You
The Vanilla Ice Cream Story: The Guardian
On this day in black history: The ice cream scooper is invented
The ‘father of ice cream’ was a black Philadelphian who served in the White House. Or was he?