Hot fudge with sprinkles, peanut butter parfait with chocolate, Blue Moon cone – you name it, and one of our over 30 locally owned ice cream shops has it. From kids’ faces covered in ice cream to chocolate dripping down shirts and dogs enjoying their own dishes, ice cream brings smiles to faces all summer long.
So much so that the ice cream industry in the United States contributes more than $39 billion to the national economy and creates more than 188,000 jobs in communities across the country.
With July being National Ice Cream Month, what better way to celebrate than to check off each of the over 30 locally owned ice cream shops in Macomb County? Check out our list. How many have you been to? Do you think you can knock out every one this summer?
Sunday, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day! For this week, July 16 to July 22, anyone who posts a selfie at their favorite locally owned ice cream shop can be entered into a drawing for a gift box of Sanders ice cream toppings.
- Post on your Facebook page a selfie of you enjoying your locally made ice cream.
- Tag @makemacombyourhome and the local ice cream shop
- Tell us your favorite ice cream
At the end of the week, one lucky ice cream eater will be drawn.
Lauri Cowhy is a senior communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.