The Greek who invented the soft ice cream

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The Greek who invented the soft ice cream
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It was the hottest year on record—perfect for launching an ice cream company. But when the tire of Tom Carvel’s ice cream truck went flat in Hartsdale in the summer of 1934, the sun was no friend.

Carvel rushed to a nearby pottery shop to borrow electricity and save his stock. But passersby loved the melting custard, which he would later call “soft-serve.” The truck stayed in the lot for the rest of the season, and Carvel netted $3,500 that summer (more than $60,000 in today’s dollar).

It was the beginning of a confectionary empire. An inventor and...


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The Greek who invented the soft ice cream


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