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Video: What’s so special about the Gayety Special?

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 29, 2022) – This week The Lansing Journal had the difficult assignment of finding out how local ice cream parlor Gayety’s makes their popular Gayety Special — a sundae consisting of homemade vanilla, strawberry, and banana ice cream topped with fruit salad and homemade whipped cream. We learned that homemade banana ice cream is somewhat unique to Gayety’s, possibly because many small shops find it difficult to time the storage and use of bananas so that they are ripening as they are needed for the ice cream. Gayety’s manages to do that, and their homemade banana ice cream is not only an important ingredient in their Gayety Special, but also a popular standalone flavor.

(Music: Sunshine, by lemonmusicstudio from Pixabay)

The story of Gayety’s 2019 return to Lansing was published in Quality and community: the Gayety’s difference (April 2019 article).

Gayety’s Chocolates and Ice Cream is located at 3306 Ridge Road in Lansing, Illinois. They post regularly on their Facebook page:


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.