With a name so kooky, whimsical, and fun, you know this screwy treat just had to taste delicious! A slushy sweet delight with a candy surprise, the Screwball frozen dessert was a ice cream truck staple that originated back in the 1970s. The classic version of this frozen confection was made with cherry flavored slushed ice and a gumball at the bottom, served in a signature cone-shaped cup. To make this icy dessert even more enticing to ice cream truck fans, The Screwball was also available in a tart, blue raspberry flavor. And for those looking to double the summertime fun, the Two-Ball Screwball ice cream was served up with — surprise! — two gumballs at the bottom. With options like these, there was a tasty Screwball to make everyone happy. A flavorful, icy treat for now and a candy gumball for later, it’s no wonder the Screwball was so popular on ice cream trucks across the USA for years and years.
Does this frozen dessert conjure up sweet summer memories? Adults and kids alike flocked to the ice cream truck for a taste of the classic cherry Screwball, but it was just too good to last. If you miss the cherry and blue raspberry Screwballs or the Two-Ball Screwball, and think Popsicle ice cream trucks should bring back this slushed ice treat, let us know!
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