President Joe Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip, but if there is a giant freezer stocked with the stuff at the White House, press secretary Jen Psaki has yet to find it.
Psaki made the revelation in a video clip posted on the White House Twitter feed on Sunday – 2.6 million views and counting – as she answered a range of questions tweeted to her.
“President Biden is a big ice cream fan, so does that giant freezer full of ice cream really exist?” read one such tweet.
“I have not found it, and I have worked here before,” said Psaki, who worked the Obama White House in 2009-2011 and 2015-17.
“When I was in Wilmington, before the president was inaugurated, I did ask him – for my four-year-niece Suraya, who’s very curious about what his favorite ice cream was – and his favorite ice cream was chocolate chip,” Psaki said. “So that is my update for all of you on that, but I have not found the freezer yet.”
Biden’s fondness for ice cream has drawn attention for many years. Running for the White House last October, his campaign hosted “Ice Cream for Joe,” a virtual small business event “to highlight issues specific to business leaders and entrepreneurs in America, from leaders of well-known national brands to a focus on small business-owners and retailers from battleground states.”
Featured were Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield, Ice Cream Jubilee CEO Victoria Lai, Salt and Straw founder Kim Malek, and Frio Mexican Treats owner Hugo Ramirez.