Georgia Magazine - August 2013 - (Page 16)

Sweet success Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah serves up smiles S BY VYVYAN LYNN The new “GEORGIA Magazine Sundae: The Scoop” was created by Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, to include three Georgia staples and standouts: pecans, peanuts and Leopold’s Ice Cream in one tasty sundae. For the month of August, Leopold’s will feature “The Scoop,” with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Georgia college students through the Walter Harrison Scholarship, an annual education scholarship funded by Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives. COURTESY LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM Get “The Scoop”! Savannah is known for Old World beauty and an aura that lures both poets and writers. But did you know a walk down Broughton Street to Leopold’s Ice Cream offers another kind of Old World experience—a menu of homemade ice cream varieties made from the recipes of Greek immigrants and fashioned into confections in an ice cream shop that was named one of the 10 best in the world? The owner of Leopold’s, Stratton Leopold, is the youngest son of Peter Leopold, one of the founders of the ice cream shop. Stratton is a native Savannahian, and not only does he continue his father’s tradition of producing palate-pleasing ice cream, his creative abilities extend to the silver screen as a feature film producer with more than three decades of work, including movie credits like: “The Sum of All A young Stratton sits Fears,” “Mission: Impossible III” and on his father Peter “Parker.” Leopold’s knee. Stratton later stored many of the fixtures of the original 1919 ice cream shop when it closed in 1969, hoping to reopen the store one day. From Greece to Savannah: A sweet story STEPHEN MORTON Leopold’s homemade ice cream is legend in Savannah and has been since Stratton’s father and uncles opened the shop in 1919. “They chose a location where two streetcar lines crossed: the corner of Gwinnett and Habersham streets,” says Stratton. Peter [Leopold] (born in 1890) came to America when he was 11 with his older brother George, 20. “My father and my uncles, George and Basil, tried to find the very best products to fill the recipe ingredient list,” says Stratton, who remembers that this was so important to them they named their ice cream VeriBest. The ice cream business did well from the ’20s onward. “My father said the Depression did not affect the 16 More online at GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2013

Georgia Magazine - August 2013
Georgia News
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Calendar of Events
Sweet Success
Tracking the Bottlenose Dolphins
Saving Wilma; Dolphin Facts
Around Georgia
While Visiting Lake Oconee
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Second Helping: We All Scream for More Ice Cream!
More Snapshot Photos
Plant of the Month
August’s Online Trivia Contest
Georgia Grown Spotlight

Georgia Magazine - August 2013