Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Treat Yourself, Memphis! It’s National Ice Cream Month

July really has it going on when it comes to those seemingly arbitrary National Food Days. We've already passed National Barbecued Spareribs and National Fried Chicken Day, and we still have National Fortunue Cookie Day (July 20) and National Tequila Day (July 24) to go.

I love these random holidays. They're total gimmicks, but I also think they're a really fun way to have an excuse to treat yourself.

July also happens to be National Hot Dog Month, National Blueberry Month, and National Ice Cream Month. Today we focus on the latter. Here are seven ways to celebrate this monthlong sweetened dairy holiday, plus more suggestions from your fellow Memphians via Twitter.

Corn ice cream, La Michoacana, Memphis, Tenn.

1. La Michoacana: Corn Ice Cream
While La Michoacana  on Summer serves all of the standard flavors of ice cream, the best things on the menu are the more exotic daily specials. Read more here.


2. Felicia Suzanne's: Ice Cream Sandwiches
If I had a secret diary of all my favorite desserts, these would be in the top five. They weren’t those rock hard frozen cookies that made you fear cracking a tooth, either. Read more here.


3. Oshi Burger Bar: Adult Milkshakes
You can't resist trying the boozy milkshakes for dessert at Oshi. The Malt Shoppe tasted like cocoa puffs and the Sake Colada tasted like a pina colada, but my favorite is the Kentucky Head Hunter. Read more here.


4. A. Schwab: Sundaes and Adult Milkshakes
In the soda fountain area on the first floor, you can sit on stools at the long marble countertop and order sodas, milkshakes, phosphates, sundaes, and more. Read more here.

Sweet Noshings via FB

5. Sweet Noshings: Ice Cream
When you walk in Sweet Noshings, you have several options. You can go for the candy jars, the gourmet popcorn, the pre-packaged candy and baked goods, the Ugly Mug coffee or…the ice cream. Read more here. 

Chocolate cherry shake, Sweden Kream, Memphis, Tenn.

6. Sweden Cream: Milkshake
Sweden Cream looks like it’s been open since man first realized that snow cones and burgers are necessary to surviving summer in the South. Read more here.

Wedding cake supreme, Jerry's Snow Cone

7. Jerry's Sno Cones: Supreme Sno Cones
When you order, ask for your snow cone "supreme" and you'll get it layered with vanilla soft serve ice cream. It sounds kind of weird, but trust me – the soft serve takes the basic snow cone and transforms it into a local delicacy. Read more here.

Here are several of other suggestions worth checking out, according to Twitter. 

What did we leave off the list? What are your favorite flavors to order at these spots? Let me know in the comments. 



I Love Memphis via from Memphis SMB Media

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