Tuesday, August 5

You scream, I scream, We all scream....

For ice cream!

Here in Minneapolis it will be in the mid-80s today and all week. It’s perfect weather for ice cream (as if one needs perfect weather to enjoy this creamy dessert!).

Some little known facts about ice cream….

  • The United States consumes more ice cream than everyone else except New Zealand.
  • More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
  • Ice cream consumption is highest during July and August. July is National Ice Cream Month. (How did I miss this fact??)
  • Children ages two through 12, and adults age 45 plus, eat the most ice cream per person.
  • The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop ice cream cone is approximately 50.
  • 98 percent of all households purchase ice cream.

Now I am sure that many of you frequent DQs and Cold Stones in the summer….just as I do. But with the days of summer quickly slipping away, why not go on an ice cream date to explore a new ice cream store and a new flavor? Make it a date with girlfriends, a date with your hubby, a date with your kiddos or a double date with friends.

Whatever you decide, it’s worth it to set aside some time in the next few weeks. You’ll make some summer memories and your taste buds will thank you for it! Maybe you'll even find a new favorite place to frequent!

For you locals, here’s some unique places to consider…..

Edina Creamery 5055 France Ave. S., Minneapolis, and 13003 Ridgedale Dr., Ridge Square N., Minnetonka
Izzy's Ice Cream 2034 Marshall Ave. St. Paul
Pumphouse Creamery 4754 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis
Sebastian Joe's 4321 Upton Ave S Minneapolis or 1007 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Grand Ole Creamery
750 Grand Ave, St Paul or 4737 South Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

I will share with you all that I am beyond delighted to learn that there is a Grand Ole Creamery in Minneapolis. It serves delicious ice cream….well worth the drive to St. Paul and almost too tempting to be so close in Minneapolis!

Happy licking....

1 comment:

Karissa said...

This is seriously a entry after my own heart. I need to plan a ice cream date for my hubby and my friends....especially the ones that moved in right next to the DQ :)