'Take Me Out to the Phillies' from Milk Jawn

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To some fans, the start of the Phillies season was cause to reignite an important campaign: pressing Turkey Hill Dairy to bring its “Graham Slam” ice cream back to store shelves.

The flavor, which was originally branded with the Phils logo, hasn’t been sold in supermarkets since 2017. It’s still offered at scoop shops and sold at Citizens Bank Park, but the company confirmed to Billy Penn there are no plans to return it to retail circulation.

“Graham Slam is only available as a scoop shop flavor at this time,” said Turkey Hill spokesperson Joy Beachy.

Good news for Philadelphians who want to channel their love of baseball in dessert form: a new flavor from a local ice cream maker presents an even better alternative.

Milk Jawn, which launched in 2020  as a delivery and pop-up service, just introduced “Take Me Out to the Phillies.” To make the flavor, microwaved Pop Secret buttered popcorn is mixed right into the cream base, which is then swirled with peanuts and caramel. All the tastes of the ballpark in one convenient pint.

Founded by Amy Wilson and run with co-owners Ryan Miller and Cathryn Sanderson, Milk Jawn has been a success since starting up last June. At the beginning, the operation sold around 200 pints each week, and that number is now up to around 700.

Their thick, rich ice cream is available for order online, with standards like White Coffee, Lemon Curd Blueberry Swirl, and Chocolate Peanut Butter supplemented by limited edition offerings.

In addition to delivery, pints are always available for pickup at Stone’s Beverage on Fairmount Avenue, and at a rotating roster of cafes and markets, including Herman’s Coffee, Greenstreet Coffee, Local PHL Market and others.

Wilson said she’d never even heard of Turkey Hill Graham Slam, much less the controversy over its disappearance, but she thinks she’d have enjoyed it.

“Sounds delicious. I wish it were still available to try!” Wilson said, adding that she loves going to Phillies games with her kids and ordering the concession ice cream sundaes that come in little upside-down baseball caps.

That was part of the inspiration for the new flavor, which is around for a limited time only. “Just like the Phils,” reads the tough love promo copy, “this flavor probably won’t last till the playoffs.”

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