Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sheffield Lake's Dutch Treat

It's starting to get hot again, and of course that makes me think of ice cream...

Remember way back here when I asked if anyone knew anything about the Dutch Treat drive-in that for years used to be on the southeast corner of East Lake and Abbe Roads in Sheffield Lake? (There's a vacant lot there now.)

Well, here's an ad that ran in the Lorain Journal on April 3, 1953 that announces its transformation from a Dairy Queen to Dutch Treat. Since it had only opened as Dairy Queen on May 4, 1952, it's surprising that it didn't even make it to its one-year anniversary. DQ licensing fees must be pretty stiff.

Nevertheless, the ad above is amusing for a few reasons, specifically the vapid, soulless eyes of the Dutch girl mascot, as well as the creepy, demented look of the "Bad Seed" clone attacking her ice cream cone. The little boy clip art is great, though and they managed to crop the 'Dairy Queen' sign from the photo of the building.

I have a few questions though: what the heck are Boston Coolers and Brown Derbies?


Anonymous said...

I used to go there after Little League games. A Boston Cooler was a Root Beer Float. (As I remember)

Anonymous said...

Dan, a Brown Derby was a soft-serve ice cream cone dipped in chocolate where the chocolate formed a hard shell over the ice cream.
And, hey, guy, you missed out on labeling the little girl eating the cone in the advert for who she was - one of the "Children of the Cone."
Okay, I'll go quietly now...
Don Wozniak

Dan Brady said...

Thanks, Don! Very funny!

-Alan D Hopewell said...

Actually, a Boston Cooler was a float made with ginger ale, or (even better) Vernor's.

-Alan D Hopewell said...

A Black Cow was made with root beer.

Anonymous said...

Brown Derby - donut served with soft swirl ice cream, drizzled with chocolate, topped with chopped nuts.

Boston Cooler - Vernors with vanilla ice cream - blended. Comes from Detroit area.

Anonymous said...

Brown Cow - rootbeer and vanilla ice cream. (Rootbeer float)

Black Cow - rootbeer with chocolate ice cream.

Yes....I love ice crem!

Anonymous said...

Guernsey Cow- Root-beer with twist ice cream.

Holstein Cow- Ginger Ale with chocolate ice cream - blended.

Lemon MIlkshake(My Dad's favorite as a teen)ingredients:
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons lemon concentrate
1 tablespoon lemon juice, MIXED WITH
2 tablespoons sugar
1 medium banana
1/2 cup ice cream
(alternate recipe can add 2 scoops of lemon Sorbet or Sherbert instead of lemon concentrate and vanilla ice cream).
1 cup cracked ice
Put milk in blender container, add remaining ingredients. Blend on high speed 1-2 minutes. Poor into a glass and add a straw and enjoy!