Summer’s iconic treat isn’t seasonal. Freezers stay stocked with this hot commodity all year long. According to a survey by OnePoll, 68% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer “at all times.”

Nebraska-based supplier eCreamery co-founder Abby Jordan says, “Ice cream is fun! It has universal appeal to all ages and provides a reason to relax, celebrate and enjoy a delicious treat. At eCreamery, we take it a step further, as our pint labels can be personalized with a company logo, unique message or photo. That makes the delicious ice cream gift even more memorable.”

In 2022, Americans’ favorite ice cream flavor was chocolate, according to a survey by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

“Our Chocolate Cake Ice Cream with Brownie Bites and Fudge Swirls is always our most popular flavor. This year, some of our seasonal flavors took off. The Rocky Road, Red Velvet Cake and Waffle Cone Crunch were all big hits,” Jordan says. “Another flavor that really took us by surprise this year was our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk.”

Lately, ice cream makers are trying new flavor creations. Savory flavors like salty pretzel, bacon, egg and cheese, and mac n’ cheese from makers like Van Leeuwen and OddFellows are inspiring other brands.

Miller High Life recently announced a partnership with Tipsy Scoop, a New York-based brand that sells liquor-infused ice cream. The ice cream’s flavors are inspired by dive bar mainstays like peanuts, a traditional bar snack; tobacco smoke replicating that dive bar smell; and dark chocolate, which is similar in color to dark wood and dim lighting.

More companies are using ice cream to market unique experiences. A handful of industry suppliers offer ice cream, cold treats and their associated fixins, such as Maple Ridge Farms and HPG through its Batch & Bodega line. Even more offer brandable ice cream accessories, from scoops to coolies that wrap around your favorite pint of Blue Bell or Ben & Jerry’s.

Each eCreamery order is shipped out in an individual oxo-biodegradable cooler. It’s packed with enough dry ice to keep the contents frozen. Jordan says, “Any time is the perfect time for an ice cream gift. We are not afraid to try new combinations. That’s what is so creative and fun about ice cream. There is a fabulous flavor for everyone.”