I scream, you scream — we all scream for ice cream.
Chocolate, Playdough, Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip, there are hundreds of flavors of Ice Cream to choose and enjoy. The hot days make July — National Ice Cream Month — perfect for indulging in this sensational treat. Since childhood, this treat has defined almost everyone’s lives, with the sound of the ice cream man driving down the street making some of the best moments, as children race screaming down the sidewalk, money in hand, to catch him before he got away.
Local Dairy Bars are ready to join the craze and help cool people off during this hot season. Misty’s in Wheelersburg uses homemade ice cream and their most popular flavor is Butter Pecan, plus they have seasonal flavors like banana and mango. The Buckeye Dairy Bar in West Portsmouth has a flavor burst, where patrons choose what flavor to mix with vanilla. And, they have Mini Golf, making it not just a trip to the Dairy Bar, but a fun time to spend with family or friends. The Shake Shoppe in New Boston is famous for milkshakes with peanut butter being their best seller, with this decadent treat called, the Chocolate Brownie Delight, starting with a brownie, ice cream, caramel & chocolate drizzle topped with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on top. Sounds absolutely scrumptious.
One of Portsmouth’s favorite Dairy Bars is the Second Street Dari Creme. They have some of the most popular flavors in an ice cream cone with Cookies & Cream being their most popular, and to keep patrons satisfied there, they have other food, like their popular footers.
Minford Dairy Bar has the famous Blue Moon Ice Cream (similar to King’s Island blue) as a favorite. They also spend time making their own fresh waffle cones. A popular treat of the community, is their seasonal Sundae, one being, Strawberry Shortcake, but their most popular is their peach sundae, available now, utilizing local peaches from Fuhrmann’s Orchard. They also have special give a ways for example they had graduation day, where any high school graduate could come and get a free ice cream cone. They also hold a car show every Thursday evening to give ice cream eaters entertainment while they enjoy their favorite treats.
Ashland, Kentucky has a place that leads folks to a most popular ice cream hangout for kids of all ages. Walking in the SuperHero Creamery & T-shirt Factory, kids and adults together, spy a phone booth showing Superman, Funko Pop, which is a huge display of figurine collections, containing TV and superheroes. On the left, visitors can get a T-shirt with choices of Star Wars, Inside Out, Hunger Games, The Hulk, Captain America or any hero that one can imagine. There is a variety of comic books from vintage to today’s most popular. And, if that’s not enough for everyone, The Creamery has a tremendous selection of ice cream flavors listed as heroes; such as Wolverine, Optimist Prime, Groot’s Roots, Green Lantern’s Light, The Dark Knight, Parker’s Web and so many other hero character ice creams. These hero named ice creams, change from time to time to cover as many heroes as possible.
While in Ashland, one may want just the simple Dairy Bar, then the place to go would be Crisp’s Dairy Treat, famous for their “Tangerine Twist.” This sweet treat is made with French Vanilla yogurt with a Tangerine flavor that is made in the Dairy Bar. They also have homemade ice cream such as Banana, Pineapple, Lime, and Orange.
Ice Cream Month was established by the American Dairy association in conjunction with President Ronald Reagan and Walter Dee Huddleston, a Senator from Kentucky. On the backs of this incredibly official declaration, the ice cream companies began publicizing the day, encouraging people to go out and enjoy this cold delight as often as possible during the month of July.
The ice cream industry in the United States contributes more than $39.0 billion to the national economy and creates more than 188,000 jobs in communities across the country. College kids especially benefit from the summer sales of ice cream, as it is the perfect job for the time they are home during the summer months.
According to Twitter, Chocolate is the most popular American flavor of ice cream, followed by Vanilla and then third place is a three-way tie varying from state to state, Cookie Dough, Strawberry and Chocolate Chip.
There are a bunch of different ways you can enjoy this delicious treat. Maybe one prefers a nice scoop of Ctrawberry, doused in caramel topping, or that most amazing of all ice cream treats, the Ice Cream Taco. Besides the Ice Cream Taco, there is Cookie Ice Cream Cones, Sprinkle Ice Cream Bowls, Krispie Treat Ice Cream Bowls, Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches, or Hot Fudge Sundae Nachos. Rolled ice cream is a sensational Thai frozen dessert. However, overall, the cotton candy burrito is a dessert combo unlike any other, and it’s something you definitely want to go and check out for yourself. This is an ice cream burrito wrapped in Cotton Candy. Conceived out of a dessert shop in Ontario, Canada, the filling is ice cream, the proverbial tortilla is flattened cotton candy. Two of our summertime festival favorites have meshed together in a form that we would never expect. Who’s into it?!
In 2017, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 16. Truly Ice Cream was a treat meant for all, and now all can enjoy it any day of the year. Ice Cream Month encourages us to be particularly indulgent during the month of July! On a hot summer day or evening, no other treat can satisfy or quench that hot feeling inside and out, like Ice Cream.
Reach Kimberly Jenkins at 740-353-3101 ext. 1928
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