It’s summer, and that usually means – among other things –
hot weather, swimming, being outside, and most importantly, eating ice cream!
Truth is, you can eat ice cream any old time of the year,
but for some reason it just seems to go better with the summer season.
As you would expect, different parts of the country enjoy
different flavors of ice cream.
WorkWise Software compiled a list (see WorkWise graphics below) using Google Trends to determine which popular ice cream flavors are searched through the United States. While vanilla and chocolate are two of the most-searched ice cream varieties, the most searched variety is actually cookies and cream, which was the top search result in 14 states.
The most popular ice cream flavors list also includes some unique
Connecticut: Beer ice cream
Michigan: Superman ice cream, which is a swirl of blue, red, and yellow
Oregon and Utah: Coconut milk
Pennsylvania: Teaberry ice cream, which is pink and tastes like a wintergreen
Virginia: Tiger Tail, which is orange-flavored
ice cream with black licorice swirl
Washington D.C.: Stracciatella, which is vanilla
with chocolate strips
As for us New Yorkers, we seem to love a good scoop of
chocolate chip (which is my personal favorite!)
What is your favorite type of ice cream? Let us know in the
And let’s not forget chocolate and vanilla!
Note: Thanks to WorkWise Software for all the cool graphics!
Thanks, and have a great weekend – and have some ice cream,
It’s hot out there! Extremely hot weather is hitting much
of the country this week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Temps are expected to
soar across the Central and Eastern United States.
According to the NWS, the
heat wave is covering the Central Plains from Eastern Colorado into Kansas, and
extending up to the Great Lakes. By Saturday it will cover much of the East
Coast from Virginia up through New York City, where temperatures are expected
to reach or be close to 100 degrees.
More than 170 million
people have been under heat alerts, stretching from New Mexico to New Hampshire,
covering nearly 2,000 miles, according to NBC News.
So, now the key question becomes: How do you beat the heat??
Try these common-sense tips, from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and Medicinenet.com:
Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can. If you don’t have air-conditioning, arrange to spend at least parts of the day in a shopping mall, public library, movie theater, or other public space that is cool.
Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air-conditioned house.
Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors.
Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer; grab one when you’re ready to go outside. As the ice melts, you’ll have a supply of cold water with you.
Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.
Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
Look for “cooling stations” in your local area.
Don’t use the stove or oven to cook—it will make you and your house hotter.
Other things to consider during
extreme weather conditions:
Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
Never leave children or pets in cars.
Check the local news for health and safety updates.
What do you do to stay cool? Let us know by posting a
Remember: If you go to a shopping mall or restaurant and
purchase something, use the NCPMobile App or your scanner to let us know about