With a stretch of hot weather forecasted locally, a spike in demand for ice cream is expected. Door and Kewaunee County dairy farmers are thankful that ice cream is a big revenue source since selling milk has not been a big moneymaker. Jim Wautier of Church-Site Farm in Brussels says ice cream is a favorite dessert treat for all ages and really benefits the dairy industry locally.
According to the International Dairy Foods Association, July is the busiest month for ice cream makers and vanilla is the most popular flavor. The most recent data reports that about 1.4 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts are produced nationally every year. July is National Ice Cream Month.