Travelers Scream For Ice Cream

Travelers Scream For Ice Cream

5 Popular Ice Cream Flavors To Have For Guests

Remember how special it was being on vacation with your family as a kid and your parents would treat you to an ice cream cone after dinner? You order two oversized scoops of your favorite flavors topped with all of the goodies they normally wouldn’t let you have, and for the next 10 or so minutes all of your focus would be on this glorious treat.

And your parents could finally enjoy some peace and quiet.

Since we know over 60 percent of leisure guests travel with children under 18 years-old, according to a poll Modern Innkeeper conducted, you would be doing them a favor if you ensure your rental’s freezer remained stocked with ice cream.

They can experience tranquility on top of indulging in one of life’s greatest gifts. Continue reading to learn the five most popular ice cream flavors, in no particular order because we do not discriminate, that will put you in your guests’ good graces.



One of the most passion-filled debates in the history of mankind is what is better: chocolate or vanilla? 

The people have spoken, and the winner is vanilla. 

If you are a chocolate lover, this is just something you are going to have to accept (it has been tough for me over the years, as I am just starting to let it go). Vanilla reigns supreme because of how adaptable it is with a variety of toppings and how it complements other desserts, such as brownies and apple pie. Even if vanilla is not your favorite, can you really claim you do not like it?

As a chocolate lover, I concede.



Comedian Jo Brand famously said, “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”

Yes, Jo, yes.

Similar to vanilla, chocolate is incredibly versatile, as it pairs with a variety of other goodies:

  • Wine

  • Cookies

  • Cake

  • Waffles

  • Strawberries

And, as long as you love chocolate, pretty much anything else!

Keep a tub of this in your freezer and watch the glorifying reviews roll in.


Cookies and Cream

Do you like cookies? Do you like vanilla? Do you like chocolate? Do you like things that taste good?

Of course you do, and your guests do, too, so stock up on cookies and cream! The combination of soft, chewy bites and crunchy, cookie-filled bites are too euphoric to turn down, making this flavor a heavenly choice.


Mint Chocolate Chip

Based on spending an exorbitant amount of time in various ice cream shops, it feels accurate to say not everybody loves mint chocolate chip ice cream, but those who do, love mint chocolate chip ice cream.

This flavor’s loyalists go to bat for their preferred flavor, and quite frankly, it is difficult to see someone who is happier than a mint chocolate chip lover eating mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Throw a pint in your freezer before your next guests come into town, and expect to find it empty in the trash after they leave.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Some people never seize the opportunity to actually bake cookies because they eat all of the cookie dough while the oven heats up, despite it being a big no-no.

When we were made aware this was not the best thing for our health, dessert enthusiasts put their heads together to answer this question: “How can we bask in the joys of eating cookie dough without eating cookie dough?”

One genius answered, “We will make it an ice cream flavor!”

*deafening applause*

Eating chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is one of the perks of being a human, so put your guests in a position to experience life to the fullest.


Additional Toppings

One of life’s most unfortunate realities is some people’s allergies prevent them from losing themselves in a traditional big bowl or tall cone of ice cream, but we are happy to report there are alternative options! Check out these allergy-friendly ice creams you can provide so everyone can get in on the fun.

Lastly, since we love the idea of promoting local businesses, recommend the most palatable ice cream shop in your rental’s area to encourage a fun outing while doing a local business owner a favor!