Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc., trading and commonly known as Ben & Jerry’s, is an illustrious American company that specializes in the production of delectable ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. Established in 1978 in the charming city of Burlington, Vermont, this remarkable company has experienced an extraordinary journey from a humble single ice cream parlor to a globally recognized brand over the span of several decades.
The visionary founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, embarked on their ice cream-making venture armed with a $5 correspondence course from Penn State and a modest $12,000 investment ($4,000 of which was borrowed). Their inaugural ice cream scoop shop was ingeniously situated within a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont. Little did they know that this modest beginning would pave the way for an iconic brand that would capture the hearts and taste buds of people all around the world.