Vice President Joe Biden gets ready to pay for an ice cream cone after a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 8, 2014.
Vice President Joe Biden gets ready to pay for an ice cream cone after a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 8, 2014.Don Ryan—AP
Vice President Joe Biden gets ready to pay for an ice cream cone after a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in Portland, Ore. on Oct. 8, 2014.
Vice President Joe Biden hands out ice cream cones after stopping at Dairy Queen in Steubenville, Ohio, on May 16, 2012.
Vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden and Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama enjoy ice cream cones as they speak with local residents at the Windmill Ice Cream Shop in Aliquippa, Penns. on Aug. 29, 2008.
Vice President Joe Biden tastes different ice creams during a visit to Little Man Ice Cream, in Denver on July 21, 2015.
Vice President Joe Biden stops for an ice cream cone at a Dairy Queen with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in Nelsonville, Ohio on Sept. 8, 2012.
US Vice Presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden, standing beside his wife, Jill, orders ice cream at the Windmill Ice Cream Shop while campaigning with Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama in Aliquippa, Penns. on Aug. 29, 2008.
Joe Biden gets a "Whitehouse Cherry" flavored ice-cream cone with his arm around 9-year Dizney Stephens during a visit to Klavon's Authentic 1920's ice cream parlor in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 11, 2010.
Vice President Joe Biden and Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream's founder Jeni Britton Bauer order some ice cream from her shop in the North Market in Columbus, Ohio on May 18, 2016.
Joe Biden leaves Dairy Queen with an ice cream cone, holding the hand of a little girl, in Nelsonville, Ohio, on Sept. 8, 2012.
Vice President Joe Biden gets ready to pay for an ice cream cone after a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in P
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National Ice Cream Day: Joe Biden’s Ice Cream Obsession

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.

In May, Biden visited the headquarters of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio to discuss the U.S. 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.”

In 2010, the Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz, Calif. created a video reflecting on how their dream of opening an ice cream shop was made a reality due to the Recovery Act. Biden called the shop's owners to thank and congratulate them on their business, making a deal to visit the shop. In a video of the phone call, uploaded by the White House's YouTube account, Biden boldly claims, “I am a genuine lover of ice cream. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. But I eat a lot of ice cream.” There's even a Tumblr page dedicated to his obsession.

Above, we've collected some of the best photos showing Biden's love affair with the dessert

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