9 Photos That Prove Vice President Joe Biden Loves Himself Some Ice Cream

The Veep and self-proclaimed "ice cream guy" seems to always find time for a cold treat on and off the campaign trail

01 of 09

SALT & STRAW

SALT & STRAW
Don Ryan/AP

The Parlor: Salt amp Straw, Portland, Oregon
The Order: Freckled woodblock chocolate and a scoop of double fold vanilla in a waffle cone
The Scoop: While in town campaigning with Sen. Jeff Merkley on Oct. 8, the VP treated himself to not one but two sweet scoops from this Oregon parlor that specializes in small-batch ice cream.

02 of 09

ANNABELLE'S

ANNABELLE'S
Winslow Townson/AP

The Parlor: Annabelle's Natural Ice Cream, Portsmouth, N.H.
The Order: Single scoop in a waffle cone
The Scoop: Biden worked up an appetite during a Sept. 3 appearance at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, then stopped by Annabelle's to fortify himself with a waffle cone before hitting the road.

03 of 09

FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN
Matt Rourke/AP

The Parlor: The Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia
The Order: Small cone
The Scoop: Decked out in a little red, white and blue, Biden participated in an Independence Day parade and celebrated afterwards with a small scoop from the famed ice cream shop and soda fountain. The flavor? Chocolate chip, which happens to be a favorite of Philly mayor Michael Nutter.

04 of 09

BEIJING SNACK SHOP

BEIJING SNACK SHOP
Andy Wong/AP

The Parlor: Snack shop in Beijing, China
The Order: Magnum ice cream bar
The scoop: Even a trip overseas won't stop Biden from indulging in his favorite frozen treat. While on a trip to China in December 2013 (with his son and granddaughter), the Veep scored a premium chocolate bar while touring a hutong alley in Beijing.

05 of 09

DAIRY QUEEN

DAIRY QUEEN
Carolyn Kaster/AP

The Parlor: Dairy Queen, Nelsonville, Ohio
The Order: Chocolate-vanilla swirl cone
The Scoop: According to the AP, the second-in-command stopped by the soft serve chain during a campaign trip in Sept. 2012, telling the crowd his return felt like "coming home." We feel ya, Joe.

06 of 09

DAIRY QUEEN

DAIRY QUEEN
Tony Dejak/AP

The Parlor: Dairy Queen, Steubenville, Ohio
The Order: Chocolate dipped cone
The Scoop: The soft serve aficionado campaigned his way through the Buckeye State in May 2012, but not before buying a round of cones and milk shakes at Dairy Queen for fellow ice cream lovers. "How about some ice cream?" he asked the crowd before picking up the tab. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

07 of 09

JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS

JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
Jay LaPrete/AP

The Parlor: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus, Ohio
The Order: Dark chocolate and Ugandan vanilla bean in a waffle cone
The Scoop: Following a January 2012 appearance at a local high school where he discussed college affordability, Biden grabbed a few scoops from the esteemed ice creamery's North Market location. Despite the vice president's disappointment after learning they don't make chocolate chip at Jeni's, he enjoyed his chocolate and vanilla combination, exclaiming, "That is good."

08 of 09

KLAVON'S

KLAVON'S
Keith Srakocic/AP

The Parlor: Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor, Pittsburgh
The Order: Single scoop in a waffle cone
The Scoop: Biden mixed business with pleasure during a visit to Pittsburgh in October 2010, snacking on a cone at the old-fashioned ice cream shop while chatting with fellow diners and bonding with young fans.

09 of 09

WINDMILL ICE CREAM SHOP

WINDMILL ICE CREAM SHOP
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The Parlor: Windmill Ice Cream, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
The Order: Butter pecan for President Obama; Chocolate and vanilla for Vice President Biden
The Scoop: Forget breaking bread together: In 2008, prior to their successful bid for the White House, the Democratic running mates bonded over dessert at this locally loved spot while campaigning in Pennsylvania. "I ran for vice president just so I could get ice cream," Biden said, according to CBS News.

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