‘Kamala Pecan’ ice cream celebrates women making history, not a political statement

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Photo Courtesy: Crank and Boom Craft Ice Cream Facebook

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Crank and Boom Craft Ice Cream in Lexington says with only one day hitting the shelves, it’s nearly out of its ‘Kamala Pecan’ ice cream inspired by Vice-President elect Kamala Harris.

Photo Courtesy: Crank and Boom Facebook

Crank and Boom says the special inauguration day batch of ‘Kamala Pecan’ can still be pre-ordered through Monday night, but supplies are limited. There will also be some pints available in-stores on Inauguration Eve, Tuesday.

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The owner of the ice cream shop, Toa Green, says the flavor honoring Harris isn’t meant to be political statement, rather a celebration for women everywhere and particularly for women of color.

“I have no ambitions to be in politics or become Vice President, but the fact that someone who looks like me could, and if my daughter wanted to, she has an example and that just means everything to me,” Green said.

This isn’t Crank and Boom’s first celebrity inspired flavor. If you remember there was recently ‘Candy Beshear and ‘Virginia s’mores’ honoring the governor and sign language interpreter Virginia Moore, respectively.

“As an Asian-American, [half] of an interracial marriage, and the daughter of immigrants, seeing that my story and the story of so many other women in this country could look like this, means more to me than I could ever express. My hope is renewed that my children and I will live in a place where we not only belong, but are celebrated for our unique story,” Green said on Facebook.

$2 from each pint will benefit Arbor Youth Services.

 

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Monica Harkins joined the ABC 36 News team in June 2019 as a Multimedia journalist and Anchor/Producer. She’s born and raised in Austin, Texas and headed “North,” as she calls it, to study broadcast journalism and business at the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou she anchored and reported for KOMU 8 News, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri all four years. During her childhood she played almost every sport, but they always called her “Hollywood” for her love of theatre. In high school, she realized her excitement for theatre and performing was only a small piece of the puzzle. It’s story telling that’s her passion. She’s especially passionate about social media and creative platforms to tell stories. Her most recent experiment is being a FAA certified drone pilot. As a proud Texan she says she’s made of country music, Southern hospitality and Sweet Tea. When she’s not at work you can find her trying new recipes, listening to crime podcasts, reading the latest romance novel or rockin’ out to live music with friends. She says she’s only a tweet or Facebook message away, so say hi and send her the latest on your community. @MonicaHarkinstv or Mharkins@wtvq.com