July 15, 2021

We love chill summer moments more than most. But we’ll admit it: we also love a good competition. (Why do you think our ice cream is so delicious?) You might be a master of the grill, a cannonball champ, or the best backyard napper (it’s totally a thing, we swear).

No matter what your skill, we know you’re up to a challenge. And let’s face it, summer sporting events are usually a great source of inspiration, especially on the world’s biggest stage.

So, light the tasty torch and put your competitive spirit to the test with these 3 ways you can host your own medal-winning Summer Celebration Games at home. The only rules? Ice cream is a must.

Treat You at the Finish Line

Is there anything better than a melty cone of ice cream after a little league baseball game? Imagine you just hit the winning home run and you’re rewarded with your favorite treat. Nothing beats it! That’s what we love about summer—there are so many activities to take part in that can (and should) end with ice cream!

Whether it’s a biking trip through wooded trails, or even in your neighborhood, soaking up the sun at the pool, or playing a game of pick-up basketball at a local park, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Towel off, hydrate and meet us at the finish line with your favorite cool, refreshing ice cream treat. A scoop of Blue Moon, the color of a clear summer sky seems like the perfect choice, don’t you agree?

Sweet Summer Celebration Games

If you’re feeling ambitious and want to put together your own backyard games to crown a “chocolate champion” for the ultimate bragging rights, we’ve got you covered there too.

Try a spoon-lifting contest (official rules are up to you) to warm up those arms for a summer’s worth of ice cream eating. It’s totally exercise, right?

Or consider a relay race, or what we like to call a “Mackinac Island Fudge Marathon.” Gather your fastest friends and make your way through a backyard obstacle course with ice cream in hand. The first one to cross the finish line holding the least melty scoop, wins a prize!

But let’s be honest, even if it is melty, the real winner is the one who gets to enjoy it—YOU!

Be a Fan

Thinking the sidelines are where you do your best work? No problem. After all, everyone deserves to have their own fan club.

Make sure everyone’s bowls are full of summer game sweets for those medal-stand moments you’ll catch during primetime TV. Maybe try your hand at an ultra-enjoyable recipe the whole team will devour, featuring Limited Edition Blueberry Graham Delight, or go full-on Stars and Stripes with Limited Edition American Fireworks. Either way, you’re winning, too.

While some athletes dedicate their entire lives to a sport, some of us are completely happy to sport our team’s colors and cheer them on from afar. Besides, who says eating ice cream isn’t athletic? There’s preparation, the main event, and the most important component, relaxation, and recovery. So put on your red, white and blue, lace up your running shoes and get ready for a summer celebration like no other!

How are you incorporating ice cream into your summer of sports? Tell us in the comments below!

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