Rejected from over 25 medical school programs and on his last dollar (or two), Jerry Greenfield and his middle school bestie Ben Cohen split the fee for a $5 class on how to make ice cream… and the rest is history, shared Greenfield at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s annual Network Event Wednesday evening at the Wardman Park Marriott.
The duo, which has since sold their ice cream company (Ben & Jerry’s) to Unilever, continues to create creams with unique flavors and entertaining names. And they’re still scooping… traveling the nation, providing free ice cream for “occupy” protesters – groups of which they are “very supportive.”
Ben & Jerry’s early struggles made them sympathetic. In their own way, they hope to help “occupiers” to lick it!