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Celebrate with Ice Cream

Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party Facts

The 33rd Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party by the Numbers:

  • More than 2,000 gallons of ice cream and frozen yogurt were available
  • Nineteen companies donated products
  • Over 50 flavors were tasted
  • Almost 6,000 root beer floats were enjoyed

Here are a few of the flavors served at the Ice Cream Party:

  • P.S. Mint Rules!
  • Salty Caramel Peanut
  • Butterscotch Bomb
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Bear Claw
  • Garbage Can
  • Stellar Coffee
  • Cinnamon Cake Collision
  • Hazel and Joe
  • Red Velvet
  • Vanilla
  • Butter Pecan
  • Outlaw Rum
  • Chocolate Brownie Fudge
  • Bunny Tracks
  • Banana Split
  • Praline Pecan
  • White Chocolate Caramel
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Cluster
  • Birthday Cake
  • M&M Sandwiches
  • Party Peppermint
  • Silverspoon Vanilla
  • Hotel Chocolate
  • Cookie Dough
  • Banana Pudding
  • Praline Pecan
  • Butter Pecan
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Chocolate Almond
  • Pistachio Almond
  • Double Fudge Brownie
  • Bear Creek Caramel
  • Java Chunk
  • Black Raspberry
  • Banana Fudge Chunk
  • Cherries & Chocolate Chunks
  • Mocha Mud Pie
  • Mango
  • Pomegranate & Blueberry


Celebrating with Ice Cream

No matter what the occasion—a child's birthday party, an elegant dinner or a casual family get-together —ice cream is a wonderful treat that adds to the celebration. It can be served at the end to the meal, as a snack or even as the main attraction at parties. For your next occasion, get creative with ice cream—you can use one of the recipes from our Ice Cream Month Contest, or put together some cool combinations of your own!

Today's on-the-go families are opting for simple, elegant entertaining. The less time spent in the kitchen, the better. Ice cream is an easy, delicious and, if desired, fancy solution. Old favorites – sundaes, root beer floats, banana splits, milkshakes, pie a-la-mode, and ice cream cones – are among the most popular and simplest choices. However, serving ideas for ice cream are only as limited as your imagination!

Holidays are perfect for ice cream: Strawberry, vanilla and blueberry scoops create a patriotic treat on the 4th of July. No one would say "bah humbug" to a Santa Claus ice cream cake on Christmas, and a jack-o-lantern ice cream cake would scare up smiles on Halloween. Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without apple pie a la mode. Cherry vanilla ice cream molded into a heart shape is perfect for your Valentine. St. Patrick's Day begs for mint chocolate chip floats, and Easter calls for molded ice cream eggs. In addition, watch your supermarket's freezer case for special seasonal flavors!

Ice cream is even more delicious when topped off; try hot fudge, chocolate, caramel or even a special liqueur. Add some whipped cream, nuts, fresh summer fruit, sprinkles or cookies for a real treat. A "build-your-own sundae" party is a great way to get everybody in on the fun any day of the week. And don't forget the cherry!

Don't forget as well that July is National Ice Cream Month and Sunday, July 19, 2015, is National Ice Cream Day. Summer heat and holidays make it easy to celebrate all season long!