Former Vice President and noted ice cream aficionado Joe Biden will be getting an ice cream flavor named in his honor at Cornell University, where he is set to give the convocation address. The idea came from a Cornell senior who interned at the school's dairy plant, who discovered that the former VP's favorite flavor was chocolate chip and that nobody had yet named an ice cream after him.
Cornell Dairy took note of the overwhelming response and began to make Cornell students’ memes a cold-hard reality, filling about 30 three-gallon tubs with vanilla-based ice cream and chocolate chips.
Narrowing a list of 150 suggested flavor names down to five, Convocation Committee Chair Matthew Baumel ’17 set up a vote on the final possibilities, which will run until 11:59 on Monday night.
The five possible names are: Biden’s Chocolate Bites; Bits n’ Biden; Big Red, White & Biden; Not Your Average Joe’s Chocolate Chip; and Uncle Joe’s Chocolate Chip.
“We don’t know why [Biden] loves ice cream so much, but there’s always been social media posts about ice cream and him, so we thought this would be a unique way for Cornell to welcome him,” Baumel said.
I mean, this is pretty adorable and is probably a dream come true for Biden. Cornell's convocation is scheduled for May 27, and the winning name has to be approved by Biden's staff before it can be released. Personally, I'm pulling for Biden's Chocolate Bites.