by Kym Byrnes
It’s cold and creamy and super refreshing on a hot summer day. The flavors abound – from rocky road to cotton candy to mint chocolate chip – and fortunately for us in the Hanover area, there is no shortage of places to get a heaping scoop of ice cream.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. So on July 19, be sure to head to your favorite ice cream shop and celebrate the day with a double scoop.
The ice cream industry in the U.S. generated a total revenue of $10 billion in 2010, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. And about 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers goes toward the production of ice cream.
Even the rich and famous are known for their love of the frozen treats. According to People.com, Heidi Klum loves hazelnut ice cream, Ryan Seacrest goes for chocolate peanut butter and Rihanna can’t turn away a chocolate cone.
Here are eight local shops in the Hanover area where you can try something new or stick with your old stand-by favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt this summer.
Tell us Hanover, what’s your favorite place to get a local frozen treat and what is your go-to flavor? Repond to email@example.com.
The Scoop:Ice Cream Sold Here
Big Dippers: 2135 Baltimore Pike, 717-968-0678
Half Pint Creamery: 3780 Centennial Rd, 717-634-5459
Crabbs Tropical Treat: 2279 Centennial Rd, 717-632-3977
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream: 1035 George St, 717-646-9333
York Street Treats: 881 York St, 77-637-4165
Sweet Frog: 151 Wilson Ave, 717-630-0630
Pink Spoon Frozen Yogurt: 1452 Baltimore St, 717-698-3978
Ben & Scooter’s: 1767 Baltimore Pike, 443-610-7571