Have You Celebrated National Ice Cream Month?

Sweltering heat, record temperatures and …ice cream?

There’s still time for you and your family to celebrate National Ice Cream Month and beat the heat at the same time. With temperatures reaching the upper eighties and nineties this weekend, there’s no better way to cool off.

Girl eating a vanilla ice cream cone
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3 Ice Cream Fun Facts:

  • July was first established as National Ice Cream Month in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, according to the National Day Calendar.
  • The most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla, according to Instacart data. However, it’s so close to chocolate that No. 1 depends on where you are in the United States.
  • A single cow can give enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream per day, according to Cornell University’s AG Informer.

Now, here’s the scoop on where you can get your scoops in the Frederick area:

Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream Co.

253 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701

Frederick Fudge & Ice Cream Co. is an old-fashioned ice cream shop with frozen treats (and an outdoor patio to enjoy them on!) 301-631-5333 | fredicecream.com

Hoffman Brothers Ice Cream

4 N. Carroll St., Frederick, MD 21701

Hoffman Brothers Ice Cream serves Taharka Brothers Ice Cream and was first opened in 2022 by 16-year-old Sasha Hoffman. Tahakra Brothers is known for small-batch flavors and rotating seasonal menus. 301-853-5266 | facebook.com/hoffmanbrothersicecream

Jimmie Cone

26420 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872

Jimmie Cone is a classic spot with window service, soft-serve cones, frozen yogurt and sundaes. 301-253-2003 | jimmiecone.com

North Market Pop Shop

241 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

North Market Pop Shop offers more than 400 varieties of glass bottled sodas, local ice cream, hot dogs and sloppy joes. 240-575-9070 | northmarketpopshop.com

Sweet Babe’s Creamery

3534B Urbana Pike, Urbana, MD 21704

Sweet Babe’s Creamery offers soft-serve ice cream treats like their peppermint & chocolate chip milkshake or turtle sundae in their walk-up shop. 301-639-4377 | Sweet Babe’s Creamery