Herrine Ro: For the past 95 years, The Original Rainbow Cone has been Chicago’s favorite ice cream. Customer: This is just a very
famous neighborhood place that we grew up coming to. For me, it just brings
back childhood memories. I feel very fortunate now
to bring my kids here. Herrine: Joseph Sapp opened the South Side ice creamery in 1926. Since then, dessert lovers
of all ages have lined up out the door from the
hottest to coldest of days. Now, third-generation owner Lynn Sapp operates the ice creamery. Lynn Sapp: So, Original
Rainbow Cone is very unique because it’s a sherbet
and ice cream combination. And back in 1926 you
could buy a whole plate of food for a dime. He was asking that for an ice cream cone, so that’s where he came
up with the five flavors. He had to give you some
substance to the ice cream. Herrine: The cone is comprised
of chocolate; strawberry; Palmer House, which is cherry-walnut; pistachio; and orange sherbet. Customer: I’ve been coming
here for about 25-plus years. The best way to eat it is going all around and up and over and all around. [laughs] Lynn: Any way you wanna
eat it, it’s all delicious. Herrine: This cone has been
around for almost 100 years, and it hasn’t changed at all. So I’m expecting this to
taste extremely old-timey and kind of, like, classic,
like, just American classic. I wanna try all the
flavors together first. It’s, like, creamy and fruity,
and you still get chocolate. I thought, originally, that
this wasn’t really gonna work because orange and chocolate
and pistachio, like, kind of all together, I felt
like it was just gonna be a weird medley of flavors, but, I mean, it’s been
around for a century. And it’s famous. So of course these
flavors work, and they do! Lynn: So, Original Rainbow Cone scoops about over 1,000 Rainbow Cones a day. The flavors have remained
the same since 1926. Little things have changed, but the formula has stayed the same and the flavors are the same. Actually, there is a
customer that’s 100 years old and has been here since the beginning. Herrine: It’s amazing to me that, like, this was created back in, like, 1926 and it still channels that
inner childhood that I had back in, like, the early
’90s, if that makes sense. This is just like nostalgia in a cone! And it just so happens
to be extremely pretty and Instagram-worthy. [laughs]