America's Oldest Ice Cream Company
In 1861 Bassetts Ice Cream opened their doors serving their frozen, creamy treats that had been freshly churned. That was well before electricity powered appliances so the cream was churned by hard-working mules. With fantastic logistics, Bassetts was able to export their ice cream to Japan and Russia in the early 1900s using copious amounts of dry ice. Being the oldest ice cream company in the nation is quite a distinction and comes with some great accolades such as serving scoops to high-profile people throughout history, including Nikita Khrushchev and Barack Obama!