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If there’s one thing that Joe Biden loves (besides pizza), it’s ice cream. Since campaigning with Barack Obama in 2008, there have been numerous memorable sightings around the country of the vice president at different ice cream shops, proudly holding up a cone like the Statue of Liberty, or playing it cool while wearing Ray-Ban aviators, cone in one hand and cash in the other.

Last year, Biden visited the headquarters of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Ohio to discuss the US economy and federal overtime. “My name is Joe Biden and I love ice cream,” the vice president said after taking the podium. “You all think I’m kidding, I’m not. I eat more ice cream than three other people you’d like to be with, all at once.”

The former vice president is receiving a Biden-themed ice cream from Cornell Dairy for speaking at Cornell University’s convocation ceremony on May 27. Student Molly Mandel ’17, who interned at Cornell Dairy, had the idea for creating a flavor for Biden after he was announced as the convocation speaker.

According to the Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell Dairy quality manager and academic programs coordinator Deanna Simons contacted Biden’s undergraduate alma mater, the University of Delaware, to do some research and discovered that according to the UDairy Creamery, there’s never been an ice cream named after the vice president.

Simons also learned that Biden’s favorite flavor is old-fashioned chocolate chip, so the Cornell Dairy’s special Biden flavor is a vanilla-based ice cream filled with chocolate chips.

Students were encouraged to suggest names for the new flavor. Out of 150 submissions, it’s down to five, which students will vote on before the convocation.

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