Happy National Ice Cream Day! If we’re being honest, we’re always looking for a reason to enjoy a sundae, and what better excuse than National Ice Cream Day? The first National Ice Cream day was celebrated on July 15, 1984 after President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution that proclaimed July as National Ice Cream month and July 15th as National Ice Cream Day.
To celebrate, we looked at consumer attendances at ice cream shops across the US from January 2017 to April 2018 to see where most people get their ice cream fix. Did your favorite spot make our list of the top 25 most popular ice cream shops? Find out below!
25. Bahama Buck’s
Bahama Buck’s started out as just another summer college job in 1990 for founder Blake Buchanan. Now, nearly 30 years later, Bahama Buck’s brings its island flavors and yummy snow cones to people all over the US.
Whit’s Frozen Custard is a family run business with locations in seven states. Whit’s credits its focus on fresh ingredients for the long lines outside their storefronts on warm summer nights.
Made every day, one batch at a time, there is nothing quite like Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt. This family owned chain has been serving up frozen goodness since 1945.
Sub Zero Ice Cream is the place to go for ice cream with a twist: each cup is made to order and frozen in front of your eyes using a patented liquid nitrogen cooling process.
More than just a traditional ice cream shop, Kilwins also specializes in their world famous fudge, candy, and chocolate treats!
This California based chain is known for their sweet ice cream sandwiches. CREAM currently offers cookie, brownie, do’sant, and waffle ice cream sandwiches made with a wide variety of ice creams and toppings!
Ugo Ginatta came over from Italy and founded Paciugo to share his beloved Italian flavors with the people of the United States. Paciugos still makes their gelato according to the same old Italian family recipe.
This family run chain got its start in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 1920s and has been making its ice cream the same way ever since. It is the only commercial ice cream made in two gallon French pot freezers.
Andy’s Frozen Custard has been serving up freshly made frozen custard since 1986. They serve seasonal favorites alongside traditional vanilla and chocolate for an unforgettable experience!
Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store serves up their ice cream in homemade waffle cones and traditional glassware in an old school environment. They also sell a selection of other dairy products in addition to their famous ice cream.
14. Maggie Moo’s
Maggie Moo’s famous cow has been greeting families since its doors first opened in 1989.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is an Ohio-based chain that specializes in homemade frozen goodness. They’re known far and wide for their variety, including vegan options!
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers now serves customers in 32 states. Customers love Freddy’s for their delicious frozen custard and their juicy cheeseburgers!
Bruster’s Ice Cream is committed to making the best ice cream possible from locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients. With stores nationwide, there may be one near you!