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According to industry sources, the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times this year! In the early June heatwave, MCM Staff Photographer, Jenn Hodney, headed out to some popular local scoop shops to snap some cool (and sometimes melting) confections. Hey – if you’re not EATING ice cream, it’s fun to look at it, right?

For the past several years, ice cream and frozen dessert sales have hovered near $27 billion.
Source: Cargill, Inc.

 America’s Top 5

When it comes to the flavor of choice, vanilla continues to be America’s fave in ice cream and novelties, in both supermarket and foodservice sales. Vanilla’s the most versatile, mixing well with toppings, drinks and bakery desserts.

  1. Vanilla
  2. Chocolate
  3. Cookies ‘n Cream
  4. Mint Chocolate Chip
  5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Limited only by the imagination, ice cream manufacturers, scoop shops and chefs constantly come up with new and exciting flavors. For example, Sweet Me Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Ice Cream, Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Cool Mint Sandwiches were named the most innovative ice cream products at the International Dairy Foods Association’s annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition in 2017. Unusual smoky and spicy flavors also made a splash in the competition along with creative takes on caffeinated drink favorites like coffee and tea.

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, most consumers are looking for an indulgence when eating ice cream. So, ice cream manufacturers make sure to offer a full selection of premium and super-premium products in innovative flavors and with such mix-ins as cookies, brownies, candies and cake. While the majority of ice cream sales have long been regular-fat products, ice cream manufacturers continue to diversify their lines of frozen desserts in order to fit into various lifestyles – often called “better for you” products.

Banana Boat

3721 Corunna Rd., Flint

3826 Davison Rd, Flint
810. 715.0013

Cops & Robbers

323 E Main St, Flushing
810. 202.1001

Corner Cone

5515 N Irish Rd., Davison
810. 412.5444

Feather N’ Fin

7543 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek

Ice Cream Junction

505 N State Rd., Davison

Over the Moon

5158 Lennon Rd., Flint

Roaring 20’s

301 W Main St., Flushing

Uncle Ray’s Dairyland

1462 N. Leroy St., Fenton


11304 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc

My City Staff Favorites

An extra-malty vanilla malt
Sherron Barden – Managing Editor

Swirl Soft-Serve or Superman in a Waffle Cone
Jonathan Boedecker – Graphic Designer/Web

Anything cookies & cream
Ashley Clark – Graphic Designer

Cherry Sundae with Chocolate Ice Cream
Kim Davis – Accounting

Halo Top Birthday Cake
Jennifer Hodney – Photographer

Chocolate Almond or Orange Sherbert
Brett LaCross – Graphic Designer

Uncle Ray’s Homemade Yogurt with Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Banana & Pineapple
(Cousin Dave calls it “Vinnie’s Fruit Cocktail”)
Vince Lorraine – Publisher

Vanilla ice cream or a pineapple shake
Vincent Turchi – Account Executive

HÄagen Dazs Coffee Ice Cream
Sandra Warren – Accounting

Photography by Jennifer Hodney



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