When I was a kid, our family was really into dessert. (I still am.) Every meal ended with some kind of dessert, whether it was something Mom baked, some ice cream, or maybe just a few (ugh) Fig Newtons.Mom’s incredible assortment of Christmas cookies took over dessert for the last few weeks of December every year, but somehow my parents found time to sneak in some seasonal, store-bought goodies too on the weekend. That included the Ice Cream Christmas Trees mentioned in the above ad for Lorain Creamery, which appeared in the Journal on December 15, 1964.
A lot of different companies manufactured their own version of these treats around the holidays, and still do. Here is the current Kemps version, which sadly is made of lowfat ice cream.
Judging by the comment on this nostalgic website, ice cream Christmas trees are well-remembered all over the country, and still mighty popular.
By the way, I noticed that there’s a new business in the old Creamery building, replacing the used appliance company.