Our shared national love of ice cream is evidenced loud and clear in our pop culture references. From the soda fountain portraits that graced The Saturday Evening Post to Daniel Day-Lewis bellowing “I drink your milkshake!” in the dusty 2007 epic There Will Be Blood, ice cream strikes a chord in each of us and these unforgettable movie moments are a testament to just how pervasive ice cream is in American culture.
If you can’t do a pitch-perfect impression of Forrest Gump’s signature syrupy twang while he imprudently offers, “Lieutenant Dan, I gotchu some ice cream. Lieutenant Dan, ice cream.” Are you even American?
The 90s were a great year for ice cream in the movies. Mia Wallace single-handedly brought $5 milkshakes into the fore right before she and Vincent Vega did the defining dance of the era.
It’s a Wonderful Life
In a conversation between George and Mary, we find out the origin of coconuts, requirements for joining the National Geographic Society, and that Mary will love George ‘til the day she dies all in the time it takes to scoop ice cream.
Next time you visit historic Downtown Gresham, stop by Frenzi Frozen Yogurt and treat yourself! Visit our menu to see our seasonal offerings and plan your next visit. Don’t forget to stop by every Wednesday for Waffle Cone Wednesdays – buy one desert and receive one waffle cone or waffle cup free!