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In Honor of July Being National Ice Cream Month

Andrew Norton

Here are some fun items I am sharing in honor of July being National Ice Cream Month. Top Ten Favorite Ice Cream Flavors:

  1. Vanilla (how plain)
  2. Chocolate
  3. Butter Pecan
  4. Strawberry
  5. Neopolitan
  6. Chocolate Chip
  7. French Vanilla (another vanilla?)
  8. Cookies and Cream (now we're talking)
  9. Vanilla Fudge Ripple (yum!)

I have never come across a flavor of ice cream that I did not like. I understand why vanilla would be in the top ten. You can add it to pie, it goes great with cake, and there are a plethora of toppings you can add to it to make a myriad of flavors.

Here is my personal top 5 -

  1. Cookies and Cream
  2. Cookie Dough (yes, I love cookies)
  3. Mackinac Island Fudge
  4. Mint Chocolate Chip
  5. Moose Tracks

My personal top five Michigan ice cream parlors -

  1. House of Flavors - Ludington
  2. The Dairy Store on the Campus of MSU
  3. The Parlor in Jackson
  4. The Hayloft in Decatur
  5. The Big Dipper in Schoolcraft

You will notice that I did not pick any national or chain ice cream parlors. Michigan is one of the top five ice cream producing states and has many more great ice cream eateries than I have room to list or time to visit. Why clutter up this space with ice cream shops that you can find in any major town across the country?

Feel free to add to this list of flavors and Michigan ice cream shops. I know there are many more and I am doing my best to visit and taste test as many as I can in one lifetime :).