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October 31, 2013
Famous Penn State Ice Cream Comes To The Lehigh Valley

Hotel Bethlehem is its official new home in the region

BETHLEHEM, PA October 30, 2013 Historic Hotel Bethlehem is helping Penn State fans, alumni, students, and just about anyone else with a sweet tooth, satisfy their cravings for the many flavors of the university’s famous ice cream.

The region’s premier hotel recently began serving in its Tap Room and 1741 on the Terrace restaurants 10 flavors from the Berkey Creamery in State College. The flavorful offerings also include between one and three flavors-of-the-month and limited-run flavors. Current specialty flavors include pumpkin pie and alumni swirl.

The ice cream is available in sugar cones, waffle cones or waffle bowls.  To place an order customers can visit the hostess stand in the lobby and get their ice cream to go, or they can choose to dine in one of the restaurants.  Prices are $2 for one scoop; $4 for two scoops; $6 for three scoops; and an additional $1 for the waffle cones.

Considering the area’s strong fan base of Penn State alumni and students, as well as its satellite campus, Hotel Bethlehem’s food and beverage management staff approached Penn State’s Berkey Creamery about selling the ice cream in the Lehigh Valley. Each week a new delivery of ice cream is made to the hotel, with the most popular flavors selling out quickly, especially on special event weekends.

According to the university, the Berkery Creamery is the largest university creamery in the nation. Each year approximately 4.5 million pounds of milk pass through the Creamery's stainless steel holding tanks, with about half coming from a 225-cow herd at the University's Dairy Production Research Center, and the rest being purchased from an independent milk producer.

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem, Pa.  It is in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district. The Hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.  Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations and award-winning cuisine, all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741. Visit for more information.





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