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Golfer Jack Nicklaus Launches Ice Cream Brand

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has a secret. The golf pro, who over his 25-year career won 18 major championships, goes weak in the knees for ice cream.

So it should come at no surprise that the Golden Bear has teamed up with Schwan's to introduce his new Jack Nicklaus ice cream line.

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Nicklaus, along with his wife, Barbara, was instrumental in collaborating with the ice cream company to come up with a winning flavor roster. The golfer says, "It's no secret that I love ice cream. Needless to say, I have never had so much fun in the research and development of a product."

The premium ice creams are made with real ingredients and come in seven flavors: warm spiced butter pecan, chocolate peanut butter swirl, salted caramel toffee, strawberry lemonade, triple chocolate, coffee and donuts, and homemade vanilla.

The pint-sized ice creams retail for a budget-friendly $1.99 each and are available at Winn-Dixie stores, as well as Kroger and Bi-Lo stores if you're traveling to North Florida or to the west coast.

The best part of all? While you're cooling off with the Golden Bear's delicious ice cream, you're helping kids get healthy. Ice cream manufacturer Schwan is a supporter of the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, and a portion of sales of the ice cream will benefit the foundation and possibly other children's charities in the future.

North Palm Beach-based Nicklaus Companies co-chairman Howard Milstein notes, "Jack's whole life is synonymous with excellence, family, and charity, and our new collaboration with Schwan embodies all three values in a hand-picked selection of delicious ice cream flavors that also supports children's health care. What could possibly taste better?"

In the past, the golf legend has lent his name to a number of products, including water, wine, golf balls, and sunglasses -- all with a charitable tie-in. Now that's something cool and sweet to savor.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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