Western Massachusetts ice cream shop creates Ruth Bader Ginsburg themed flavors

Hampshire County

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – An ice cream shop in Northampton introduced three new flavors Monday in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Herrell’s Ice Cream created Ginsburg Snap (Sweet Cream with Ginger Snaps), Legendary RBG (Raspberry Swirl with Babka mixed into Ginger Ice Cream), and Women’s Empowerment (Malted Peppermint) as a tribute to Justice Ginsburg.

Justice Ginsburg died at age 87 on September 18 at her home in Washington. According to the Supreme Court, the cause of her death was complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been a hero to owner Judy Herrell, which is why she decided to pay her respects in the only way she knows how, with ice cream.

“I went online to Facebook and I asked for suggestions from people and our customers just went crazy,” said Herrell. “They thought it was a good idea.”

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been one of my hero’s for many years”, Herrell said. ‘I love the fact that her Legal Dissents were written as a form for educating future generations. Justice Ginsburg’s hopes were that later generations would be moved and change the minds of future justices and overturn the decision. I think this is a brilliant way to educate.”

Unfortunately, Herrell’s business has been taking a hit because of the pandemic. With no seating still allowed within the ice cream shop, she says business has not been the same. She’s hoping that with these new ice cream flavors, and the capability of adding seating soon, business will pick up, especially with winter knocking on the doorstep.

The new flavors will begin to rotate out starting Tuesday.

Visit their website to view other current flavors available in the store.

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