Ask any group of American adults or kids, "What one food do you most associate with summer?" Nine out of 10 of them will answer "Ice Cream!" with an exclamation point. I know for sure, that I'm with the majority on that question, and most of you probably are too, so you might not find that statistic so surprising.
A bit of trivia: Though widely available across America in modern times, Good Humor and Dairy Queen used to be regional brands concentrated primarily in the Northeast.
The CMAB, by the way, are the people behind the bright yellow Real California Milk brand. The event began with Danielle Keene, Top Chef: Just Desserts Season 1 finalist telling us about all the ways ready-made ice cream can be easily mixed with a variety of unlikely ingredients -- such as fresh ground pepper and smoked salts -- to inexpensively create some really original artisan ice creams of your own. From my own experience and that of the other ladies who tasted some pretty unusual combinations served that day, I can assure you that the resulting flavors for amazingly scrumptious.