CELEBRATIONS: National Ice Cream Month
by Whitney Long
We all scream for ice cream!”
Remember saying that as a child? Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Butter Pecan and Neapolitan (I would always have this at my grandmother’s and felt so grown-up and adventurous) were pretty much the standard choices then. Now, the flavors of our childhood have made way for a whole new batch of creative and unique combinations. Walk in to an ice cream shop or even your grocery store and you will have a plethora of choices with ingredients and flavors that taste surprisingly good together.
When President Ronald Regan declared July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984, who would have guessed that 28 years later there would be such variety in our cones and cups?
So go on and live a little this summer! Order the jalapeno caramelized bacon, try the lemongrass, lavender and honey or the Jack Daniels brown sugar cream. In the midst of our hot, humid summer, a scoop (or two) will hit the spot and cool you off. And who knows, you may discover a new favorite flavor!
If you are in any of these southern locations, be sure to try these highly recommended flavors:
Jake’s Ice Cream – Atlanta, GA
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Amy’s Ice Cream – Austin, TX
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Creole Creamery – New Orleans, LA
Sweet Potato Sassafras Praline
Creole Cream Cheese w/ Wild Blueberry - Pecan Cornbread
The Pied Piper Creamery - Nashville, TN
Moo Cow Ice Cream - St. Simons Island, GA
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip
Ultimate Ice Cream – Asheville, NC
Sweet Cream with Blueberry Swirl
Goat Cheese and Bing Cherry