Summer is in full gear and it's hot here at the Shore.  A great way to cool off--Ice Cream!

If it doesn't melt half way through with this heat.  California is the nation's No. 1 ice cream producer, churning out over 142 million gallons of icecream.  It is National Ice Cream Month and the California Milk Advisory Board surveyed ice cream lovers to find out just where the best place is to enjoy some ice cream goodness:

Over two-thirds of consumers nationwide eat ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato most frequently in front of the TV or on the couch (64%).

Women are more likely than men to eat ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato in bed.

Maybe it's the drip factor but parents are more likely than non-parents to eat ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato outside than inside (19% vs 11%).

Here are a few tricks and tips of the ice cream trade:

To prevent an ice cream cone from becoming soggy while you eat, drop a mini marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before scooping.

To soften ice cream, transfer it to the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes before serving.

EVERYBODY LOVES ICE CREAM!  Even our best friends!


Where's your favorite place to eat ice cream?....examples--on a bench, in bed, on the couch, etc....