HB Ice Cream is predicting that almost three (2.89) of its ice creams could be sold every second during the current heatwave, totalling 250,000 per day.
Top scorers are likely to be HB Cornettos, which will typically sell 30,000 across the country on a hot day.
Icebergers, which can sell approximately 21,000 units per day during summer, are the next most popular.
HB are urging sales staff throughout the country to stock up ice cream cabinets in preparation for the rising temperatures which are predicted to hit 26C this week – the hottest day of the year so far.
Nigel Thomson, Marketing Manager, HB Ice Cream Ireland said: “With the heat taking hold, we’ve seen a huge increase in ice cream sales over the last week and with the help of our retailers and distributors, we’re ensuring that freezers around the country are stocked and ready to help consumers beat the heat.
“With July which is predicted to be the hottest in years, perfect weather for Irish consumers who typically enjoy one quarter of a million ice creams per day in the months of July and August”