There’s an ice cream named after Andy Beshear and here’s what you need to know

Posted at 7:39 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 19:42:55-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — There’s an ice cream named after Andy Beshear and here’s what you need to know

‘Candy Beshear’ ice cream is Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream’s newest release. Toa Green, the restaurant’s owner, said it’s a homage to Governor Andy Beshear and the sense of stability his daily briefings bring to Kentuckians.

“We’re just trying to come up with things that will make people smile and will be fun and something that people can look forward to,” Green said.

The ice cream flavor consists of salted caramel ice cream with pieces of Kit Kats, M&Ms, and Butterfingers.

“It’s a bunch of our favorite candy stuffed into one so I thought it might be fun for families and kids,” said Green.

Crank & Boom is taking pre-orders until Friday at midnight. The ice cream will be available for pick-up and purchase from March 31 to April 5.

Two dollars of the proceeds from each pint sold will be donated to FoodChain, a non-profit that helps make food available for people in need.

“It means that at the end of the day we're going to be able to feed more people and truly support the efforts of Team Kentucky,” said Becca Self, Executive Director of FoodChain.

Green praised Crank & Boom and its owners for committing to help others in a challenging time for small business owners across the state.

“I'm so proud of [Green] and the team of Crank & Boom for in these challenging times coming up with a way of not only surviving and hopefully thriving, while also benefiting a wider population,” said Self.

The additional funds will help restock the FoodChain pantry and deliver hot meals to people in need, including children who don’t have school-provided lunches to rely on anymore.

“We need to live up to our mission and give back even when it's hard,” said Green. “Just because times are good is not the [only] time that you give back. And especially now when there's even more people in need, I think it's even more important for us to find ways that we can support the community.”