We only average about 100 days of summer in Chicago before we are back to the chilly and windy weather that our city is best known for—so let’s make each and every summer day a celebration! Whether you decide to relax at the beach, explore a new neighborhood, or join in on a cannon ball contest, no summer day is complete without an ice cream break. Luckily for us Chicagoans, Hudsonville Ice Cream is hosting pop-up ice cream parties at select Mariano’s across the city and suburbs to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Not only are these tasty events free, but they are also opportunities for you to show off your foodie skills by creating DIY ice cream nachos, posing in photo booths, winning ice cream swag—and meeting Chicago influencers like ME!
This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream.
POP-UP PARTIES WITH HUDSONVILLE ICE CREAM
Do you like ice cream? Do you like parties? How about freebies? Then mark your calendar for Pop-Up Parties with Hudsonville Ice Cream at these select Chicagoland Mariano’s locations.
1300 South Naper Boulevard, Naperville
July 14 12-4 p.m.
Meet Lauren Nolan of Lakeshore Lady
2112 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago
July 15 12-4 p.m.
3350 North Western Avenue, Chicago
July 21, 12-4 p.m.
1720 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
July 22, 12-4 p.m.
Local Chicago influencers like me will be there to chat, take photos in ice cream-inspired photo booths, create ice cream nachos alongside you, and cheer you on as you take a chance at the Hudsonville prize wheel to win ice cream swag and free Hudsonville Ice Cream for an ENTIRE year!
WHY HUDSONVILLE ICE CREAM
So why should you celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Hudsonville Ice Cream? Because they are a hardworking, Midwestern company that has perfected the art of ice cream. Since 1926, Hudsonville has crafted premium ice cream in western Michigan, close to the farms they source from in order to create the freshest and most delicious ice cream available. After just one bite, your taste buds will tell you that locally sourced milk and cream truly does make a difference.
By partnering up with passionate Midwestern-based artisans, Hudsonville is able to create top notch ice cream that has the perfect balance between fruit, chocolate, caramel, and other inclusions and variegates. Managing the mix and balancing the ingredients is something that artisans master only through years of experience, as their 90-year-old recipe can attest to. With more than 50 different flavors of ice cream, including seasonal flavors, Hudsonville is constantly using its vast knowledge to grow and create new and exciting flavors for families like mine to enjoy.
My family and I took a trip to our local Mariano’s to try out some of Hudsonville’s most popular flavors, and our favorites were Mint Chocolate Chip and Mackinac Island Fudge. On July 14th, we will be heading to the Mariano’s in Naperville to try some of their other varieties and meet you! You can even check out their Scoop locator so you can track down your favorite Hudsonville flavor.
Will we see you there? RSVP in the comments!