I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  July 1st marks National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, a day to sample or wonder about the odd combinations of ice cream flavors. Skip the traditional chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream when you celebrate this holiday!

Mitchell’s Ice Cream in downtown Cleveland is known to mix up some seasonal flavors that, to some might seem funky and to others are well worth the wait.  Their salted butter sweet corn layers the flavors on your tongue. It makes you wonder why you ever bothered trying to pick the perfect cob in the first place.  And their jalapeno strawberry has just the right combo of heat and sweet.  

Another great shop churning out wacky flavors is Ample Hills Creamery in New York City. With two locations plus seasonal kiosks, they are sure to satisfy some flavor-seeking tastebuds.

From the savory and smokey to the sweet and surprising, LICK Pure Cream in Seattle offers curiosity and thrill seekers a chance to test those boundaries, too. Flavors like pork-belly pecan can’t go wrong, right?


Celebrate by venturing out to your local ice creamery and testing their many concoctions, or head down to the grocery store and get creative by finding different ingredients to make your own!  You can also try to find some crazy flavors yourself!  Here are just a few we came across – mashed potato ice cream, beer ice cream, olive oil ice cream, buffalo wing ice cream, goat cheese ice cream, and candied bacon ice cream.  Willing to try one?  Use #CreativeIceCreamFlavorsDay to share your creations on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day.