I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In 1984 President Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and we couldn’t be more excited that there’s a documented reason other than the sweltering heat to indulge in our favorite icy treat! To celebrate this month we’re taking a look at the top five Ice Cream Flavors in the United States.
Have ice cream FOMO? Then Neapolitan may just be the perfect choice for you! Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry, it’s all there! This flavor was first created in the late 19th century and was named for it’s Italian origins.
Strawberry may be included in number five’s Neapolitan but some purists just prefer the sweet summery flavor all by itself. Whether made with chunks of fresh strawberries or without, strawberry ice cream is never a disappointment. This sweet treat was first served at the inauguration of James Madison in 1813.
3. Butter Pecan
For those craving a bit more of a nutty flavor in their ice cream, Butter Pecan is the obvious choice. The iconic flavor features roasted and chopped pecans and various other nuts and has a slight toffee flavor.
It’s not surprising that chocolate ice cream lands in the number two spot of our list of favorite US ice cream flavors. The first chocolate ice cream was reportedly enjoyed back in seventeenth-century- Europe and brought to America by Italian immigrants.
Tried and true, vanilla comes in at number one on our list! For good reason, too! This frosty treat was created as far back as the fourteenth century in Asia. Today vanilla ice cream makes the perfect base for a sundae or served as an addition to pie.
Did we feature your favorite ice cream flavor?