Last Updated on December 13, 2020 by Novotaste

Palmer Specialty Foods’ Casey Miller (left) and assistant manager Monica Waldon hold containers of Twin Bing Dream ice cream at Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe in Sioux City. Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — For the first time in its 97-year history, the Twin Bing has been made into an ice cream.

Twin Bing Dream Ice Cream — which was introduced in late November — has been a fast seller at Palmer Specialty Foods, a specialty grocery store near downtown Sioux City.

“This may seem like a strange time of the year to introduce a new ice cream,” said Casey Miller, a sales associate. “But our customers can’t get enough of it.”

The ice cream is a collaboration between Palmer Candy Co., the Sioux City-based manufacturer of the iconic chocolate and nut-covered cherry nougat Bing, and Stensland Family Farms Creamery, of Larchwood, Iowa.

“Apparently, Stensland had experimented with a cherry-flavored ice cream but couldn’t come up with the right flavor,” said Monica Waldon of Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe. “It was only after that when they discovered the cherry flavor of a Bing was the taste they were looking for.”

And Twin Bing Dream Ice Cream was born, a partnership between Stensland, a seven-generation, family-owned dairy farm, and Palmer, a five-generation, family-owned candy company.

“It reminds me of a cherry-nut ice cream,” Waldon said. “It’s really delicious.”

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