Everyone has a good summer ice cream memory. Mine is sitting in the sweltering heat of August watching while my dad mixed together cream, sugar, vanilla and some chocolate syrup. He would pour this mixture into the bowl of a frozen ice cream machine and add rock salt to the outside of the bowl. We’d sit on our screened-in back porch and take turns all afternoon cranking the handle on that old machine, waiting with anticipation. A combination of the August heat and the work we put into making that ice cream made it some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
As we approach these final ‘dog days’ of summer and look back on all the wonderful memories that The Hermitage Hotel has had as we begin our 100th Year celebration, we decided that it was time to treat you, Nashville.
On Thursday, September 17th at 12:00 we’re closing off 6th Avenue North in front of the hotel for a free ice cream social. There will even be readings of mayoral and governmental proclamations—the day has been declared “Hermitage Hotel Day”—how cool is that?
So bring your friends, family and co-workers out on Thursday to come celebrate with us and let us treat you to ice cream. It will be just like old times—when simple things like ice cream sandwiches shared with friends on a hot day was the best part of your whole summer.
Just for fun, share with us some of your favorite summer ice cream memories in the comments section below.
See you on September 17th!
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Hermitage Hotel