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If the Founding Fathers Ate Arctic Buzz…

Happy Presidents Day, ‘Merica! We know you’re jazzed about having Monday off to celebrate our nation’s leading men (and hopefully soon, women! #girlpower). As you sit at home contemplating our democracy, take some time to think about the gents who started it all. Here at Arctic Buzz, we think vodka-infused ice cream bridges divides and brings people together. And we know our founding fathers would agree. But we also wondered, if they were here today–or if we were around in 1776–what flavor would each man with a plan choose? If our founding fathers ate ice cream, this is what they would choose.

George Washington

Well, guys and gals, it’s a fact that Presidents Day is actually celebrated right around George Washington’s birth: February 22. Therefore, we’re serving GW some Arctic Buzz birthday cake ice cream in honor of his birth.

Fun fact, do you know the other president whose birthday flanks Presidents Day? It’s Lincoln, who’s birthday was February 12. Since he didn’t come along for another 100 years, technically he’s not a founding father, so no ice cream for Lincoln. Just kidding! Ice cream for everyone!

birthday cake ice cream

Thomas Jefferson

We think Thomas J. would go for the OG of ice cream flavors, chocolate, because he’s the OG of the Declaration of Independence. He wrote it, afterall. You’re welcome, America.

John Adams

Our second president, but did you know he wanted to be the first? That’s right, John Adams ran against good ole George and lost. There’s only one flavor that’s second runner up/always the bridesmaid, and that’s vanilla. (Sorry, but everyone knows chocolate is better). So enjoy some vanilla Arctic Buzz today, John Adams. Try not to cry into your cup.

arctic buzz vanilla ice cream in glass container

Benjamin Franklin

Benji is a straight-up wildcard. An author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat, you never knew what he’d come up with next. Obviously a top-notch innovator like himself would be the first to experiment with mixing cookies into his ice cream, creating the flavorful masterpiece that is cookies and cream. Have a scoop on us!

arctic buzz cookies and cream ice cream

Alexander Hamilton

This one is a no brainer. Hamilton would obviously choose coconut because he was born on the island of Nevis, British West Indies (basically the Bahamas). Done.

John Hancock

You know Johnny as the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, hence people still asking for your “John Hancock” or signature today. But did you know he was also a famous smuggling powerhouse? In addition to standard goods like glass, lead, paper, molasses and tea, John Hancock also had a thing for rum. Therefore, he’d obviously enjoy some key lime pie ice cream with his bootleg sweet rum. Yum!

arctic buzz key lime pie ice cream

James Madison

Okay, literally, who is he? You all know his name, but can you name anything he did? We’ll wait…

No? Okay, we’ll tell you. James Madison was the fourth president, and he’s known as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. So basically, a lot. This guy made a huge impact, but he was a tiny little human at only 5’4” and 100 lbs. Small but mighty, we’re pretty sure he’s the raspberry of the Founding Fathers.

Raspberry Flavor

You don’t need a holiday to enjoy Arctic Buzz, but why not honoring our founding fathers with a scoop or six? Enjoy!

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