Ah, ice cream! The perfect treat on a hot summer day in Texas. The last time I looked, there were about 450 different flavors to choose from.

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Go into just about any ice cream shop and you’ll see what I mean. Sometimes it’s hard to narrow down what you actually want because of all the options.

National Ice Cream Month

Let's break down ice cream flavors by the numbers. According to The Daily Meal, the U.S. produces more than six billion pounds of ice cream and frozen yogurt every year.

July is National Ice Cream Month, which makes sense as KilleenTexas temps are close to their peak, and ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner sounds awesome.

We love ice cream so much that we each eat an average of 22 pounds a year, and July is the month in which we eat the most.

Most Popular Ice Cream

The The Daily Meal reports that according to Instacart, the most purchased ice cream flavor in every state is vanilla.

'Chocolate Chocolate Chip' was the most popular in 24 states. 'Moose Tracks' and Rocky Road are also very popular, and in several states 'Green Tea' also had a strong showing.

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Most Popular Ice Cream in Texas

Apparently there is one particular flavor that Texans prefer the most.

It's one that never comes to my mind when I think of my 'favorite' ice cream. However, according to the results, besides vanilla, rainbow sherbet was the most purchased flavor in Texas. Rainbow sherbet was also the most popular in Arkansas, Montana, and Kansas.

Rainbow sherbet? Really? How do you feel about that?

To each his own I guess, but I'm having a hard time accepting that rainbow sherbet is the most popular ice cream flavor in Texas. I'm going vanilla all the way, but when I need something to spice it up a bit, I go with vanilla and pineapple. So good!

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

Chill Out This Summer at the 6 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Here are six of the best swimming holes in Texas to get your chill on and lower that core temperature.

Trips to Discover and The Crazy Tourist both list the following six places as the best places to cool off this summer in the great state of Texas. You'll want to keep this list handy as the mercury rises and the sweat starts to pour!