Ice cream

National Ice Cream Month is around the corner

July is National Ice Cream Month.

And the Stuck at the Airport team is team is getting ready for the holiday by taste-testing its way through this six-pack of Greater’s Ice Cream that arrived at the office.

So far, the limited-edition Hot Honey Crunch is our favorite.

We’ve been told that ice cream eaten at an airport has no calories.

We SO want to believe that, because a cup or a cone is often our go-to treat when we’re waiting for a flight.

We’re putting a call out for great airport ice cream shops so we can do a proper round-up once the holiday month gets underway.

So please leave a note in the comments section about your favorite places to get a scoop or a sundae at an airport.

(Here’s a link to the airport ice cream deals and celebrations we found last year)

In the meantime, here’s a deal for you at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) from Greater’s.

The Cincinnati-based, family-owned company started in 1870 and is well-known for handcrafting its ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Back in 2016, they opened a storefront at CVG on Concourse A that is, as you might imagine, very popular with passengers.

For those passing through CVG this summer, we’ve heard from Greater’s that the airport shop will be carrying peach ice cream now through mid-August and offering the limited-edition strawberry sorbet starting July 1. Key lime pie ice cream will be in the shop starting August 1.

Better yet: If you download Graeter’s app and sign up for their “Sweet Rewards” program, you’ll get an offer for a free cone.

During National Ice Cream Month, Sweet Rewards members are promised a variety of other offers as well.

Where do you get ice cream when you’re Stuck at the Airport? Please leave a note in the comments section below.

(Photo courtesy Nationa Archives)

We all scream for ice-cream

July is National Ice-Cream Month

July is National Ice-Cream Month and Sunday was National Ice Cream Day.

And while no one really needs a special reason to enjoy ice cream when traveling, here’s how some airports and airlines marked National Ice Cream Day. Plus some bonus ice cream images from the National Archives.

Boys eating ice cream. Courtesy National Archives

“People have been eating and making ice cream innovations since cold storage became more commercially affordable,” the National Archives reminds us. “Early founders George Washington and Thomas Jefferson regularly enjoyed ice cream, and it was a featured dessert at James Madison’s inauguration ball in 1813.”

Ice cream-related inventions have proliferated over time, “as ice cream manufacturers and other dairy businesses constantly tinkered with new inventions to help mix, freeze, store, and transport ice cream while keeping its flavor and temperature perfect for the market.”