Jack Nicklaus Takes a Shot at the Ice Cream Market

Golf great Jack Nicklaus is taking a swing at a new venture: He’s launching his own line of premium ice cream.

Fore! Jack Nicklaus is taking a big swing at a new venture: He’s launching his own line of premium ice cream.

The legendary professional golfer, now 75, has teamed up with Minnesota-based frozen food maker The Schwan Food Company to bring pints of Jack Nicklaus-branded ice cream to supermarket chains including Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo and Kroger. The ice cream, which sells for $2 and features the golfer’s smiling visage and a cute little gold bear on the label (a reference to Nicklaus’ nickname), will be available in seven flavors: Warm Spiced Butter Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Salted Caramel Toffee, Strawberry Lemonade, Triple Chocolate, Coffee and Donuts, and Homemade Vanilla.

Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, have said they hope to link the new endeavor to their efforts on behalf of children’s charities, including the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which seeks to help families gain access to quality pediatric health care.

Fair(way) enough, but why ice cream? Apparently the golf great is a great big fan.

“It’s no secret that I love ice cream,” Nicklaus said in a release, adding that he had “never had so much fun in the research and development of a product.”

Sounds like someone might need a tasting-spoon caddy.

Photo courtesy of Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Morimoto Philadelphia Launches New Take-Home Ice Creams and Sorbets

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant, Morimoto Philadelphia, will sell new house-made ice creams and sorbets over the summer.

Take an Ice Cream Road Trip (the Best Kind of Road Trip)

Embark on an ice cream road trip, and find out where to get great ice cream – and gelato and sorbet – from coast to coast.

Guy Takes Manhattan

Guy Fieri shows Food Network Magazine his new baby: a giant restaurant in the heart of New York City.

The Chef's Take: Chris Barnett's Trash Vegetables from Stir Market

Stir Market's chef Christ Barnett believes in "nose-to-tail" vegetable cooking. He uses vegetables scraps to make surprisingly great (and healthy) eats!

Take a Tour of Flavortown Market from the Set of Guy's Grocery Games

Take a tour of the actual market that was used to film the new series Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network.

Robin's Healthy Take: Creamed Vegetables

You don't need loads of butter and cream to make creamy vegetables. Robin Miller's recipes for creamed corn and spinach are creamy but not heavy.

Camp Cutthroat Takes Over Snapchat

Alton Brown is taking over Food Network's Snapchat Discover channel.