It’s National Ice Cream Month!
We all love to scream about ice cream! Take a lick and smile, because we’re dishing out all the sweetness you can eat with a spoon or a cone – and with sprinkles on top – on this all-American dessert in July, known as National Ice Cream Month.
Yes, July is ice cream’s honored time of year. And Sunday, July 16 is actually National Ice Cream Day this year. The scoop on the holiday’s birthday is that it all began in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in an attempt to promote the dairy industry. He encouraged folks to pay tribute by celebrating with ice cream during various ceremonies and activities. No matter what time of the year it is, ice cream is a tasty treat to enjoy during hot summer days, fall afternoons and even cool winter evenings.
No better way to celebrate than a big sweet serving of ice cream from our own Poolside Grill!
When staying at Plantation Resort – as a big fan of this frozen specialty – you’re in for a real treat because we serve delicious homemade ice cream right at the Poolside Grill. There are many ice cream options to choose from only a few steps away from your pool lounge chair. Located at the Outdoor Pool, the Poolside Grill offers chocolate, vanilla, and swirled soft-serve ice cream cones as well as Blue Bunny’s Nutty Buddy ice cream cones, cookie ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream sandwiches. If you ask nicely, they may even combine it with a soda for a refreshing float! What a sweet way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month during you vacation at Plantation Resort!
Here’s the scoop! A list of other top local ice cream picks to celebrate National Ice Cream Month:
Sweet Adventures Ice Cream (3215 Hwy 17 Business S, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576)
Enjoy your next adventure at Sweet Adventures Ice Cream! Sweet Adventures provides just that! As one of our sweet partners they provide our guests with adventures, whether it be with ice cream or mini golf! Choose from one of their several flavors and toppings to make the perfect ice cream creation. Sweet Adventures Ice Cream is located right next to Inlet Adventure Mini Golf! Grab a cone and come join the fun! This makes for a great place to celebrate with the family. Present your Plantation Resort keycard, (special located in the Welcome Magazine) to find discounts on ice cream and mini golf!
The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor (665 Highway 17 S, Surfside Beach, SC 29575)
The Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor has a special place in our hearts! We know them to scoop out some of the best ice cream on the Grand Strand. If you’re hankering for Hershey Ice Cream, this place has your fix. Present your Plantation Resort coupon, (located in the Welcome Magazine) and take a friend along or receive a discount on ice cream for the whole family. The Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor has a cute 1950s-themed ambiance and specializes in all things ice cream from top to bottom – from cones and cups to sundaes, splits and floats. It may just become your daily fix. It’s that good.
Sophia’s (14 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, 29575)
New to Surfside Beach! Upon walking into Sophia’s you’ll receive an instant sugar high. The smell of ice cream saturates every nook and cranny of this ice cream shop and gives an enticing prelude to the flavor about to erupt in your mouth. They offer ice cream, shakes, floats, sno cones, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream sandwiches, brownies, cookies and piled high specialty desserts! With Sophia’s only being a block away from the Surfside Beach Pier, our complimentary shuttle buses are perfect!
Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream (2115- A Highway 17 South, Garden City, SC, 29575)
Make your way over to Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream just down the street. This local favorite makes their own ice cream right on site, and nothing beats fresh ice cream! They pour ice cream milk into a big machine to make it nice and fluffy, add the ingredients and in 15 minutes they create some of the best ice cream around. Be aware that this Painter’s is one of three local Painter’s ice cream shops owned by different people, and this one is only about a mile south from Plantation Resort.
Jellie Bellie & Co. (800 Highway 17 South, Surfside Beach, SC, 29575)
Jellie Bellie & Co. has it all! They offer 16 different flavors of Hershey’s scoop ice cream as well as sundaes and milkshakes! New to the Surfside area, Jellie Bellie & Co. is quickly becoming a local hot spot!
We saved Sweet Frog for last because it is technically frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt is all the rage, and it’s no secret why: lots of flavors, lots of toppings, gather as much as you want and pay by the ounce. Luckily, it’s only a few miles from Plantation Resort.
In fact, all are located within a short drive from Plantation Resort!
You deserve ice cream on your vacation and whether you like it poolside or at the beach, we want to help you make your vacation exceptional! For a vacation worth remembering with lots of ice cream options during national ice cream month or anytime of the year, give us a call at 1-800-845-5039. We’ll save a waffle cone for you!
For more fun facts on ice cream, recipes and more, visit www.icecream.com.