July is National Ice Cream MonthRonald Reagan signed a proclamation the month of July as National Ice Cream Month back in 1984. I know there are only a few more days left in the month of July, but it's not too late. Look what I've found out.
During this recession ice cream sales have gone up according to Time Magazine. "Lynda Utterback of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association says numerous members have told her their sales are up 25% from a year ago. Dutch consumer-products firm Unilever, which sells ice cream brands Ben & Jerry's, Breyer's, Good Humor and Klondike in supermarkets, reported that its first-quarter ice cream and beverage sales rose 7.4%. "Looks like people are turning to ice cream in a big way this summer," says Harold Waxman, who owns industry newsletter Ice Cream Reporter. "When things are hard, ice cream is a relatively inexpensive way to feel good.'"
Sandra Lee's Taste of Summer
Sandra Lee from Semi-Homemade on the Foodnetwork has teamed up with Marble Slab Creamery to create a bunch of new ice cream flavors for people to vote on. The company is also donating $25,000 to feed the hungry. Sandra will debut 16 new ice cream creations combined with Marble Slab Creamery's "delicious mixins". The Tasty Creations that receive the most votes at Marble Slab will be featured in Sandra Lee's upcoming cookbook.
This month's flavor is "Sunday Brunch". The ingredients to make "Sunday Brunch" includes: French Toast Ice Cream, strawberries, walnuts and marshmallow topping.
For more information about this project and how to vote on your favorite, just CLICK HERE!
Godiva launches a new Summertime treat
Godiva has launched new treat called Ice Cream Parlor Truffles. The truffles come in flavors that are inspired by favorite flavors of ice cream including: mint chocolate chip, neopolitan, pecan caramel sundaes, and more. To check them all out or for more information, CLICK HERE.
Cold Stone Creamery Contest
From now until August 24, 2010, you have the opportunity to enter to win a chance to create your own Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Flavor. 3 Grand Prize Winners will travel to Cold Stone Creamery's headquarters to create their creamy decadence. One winning flavor will be selected from a panel of Cold Stone tastemasters and featured in stores nationwide in 2011. If you've got that famous family recipe, now is the time to get it out of your kitchen and onto store shelves. For more information or to enter into the contest, CLICK HERE