Recently, I've been nonstop listening to The Voice, Nippy, The Prom Queen of Soul herself -- Whitney Houston. From rich, soulful ballads, to upbeat, joy fulled songs that'll lift your mood, Whitney Houston's mark on R&B music is long lasting and still has me in the feels to this day. You may not think 80's/90's music is your thing, but once you have a listen of the genius melodies and emotion filled lyrics, you'll be hooked. What better way to combine a timeless summer treat with the timeless stylings of Whitney Houston. So here are the 13 Whitney Houston hits to jam out to, based on your favorite ice cream flavor.

Vanilla: I Will Always Love You

Just like vanilla I Will Always Love You is a Whitney Houston classic. Whether you're feeling sad, inspired, epic, overjoyed, or just wanna start your day off with a bang, this song is the perfect jam for any mood. A lot of people underestimate vanilla and its "plain" flavor, but at the root of it all, it's timeless elegance has made its mark on the culinary world for the better.

Chocolate: I Have Nothing

In full disclosure, both I Have Nothing and chocolate ice cream are my all time favorites. I can't count the number of times I have jammed out to this song or the countless moments when I have dove into a bowl of chocolate ice cream. Both can lift you up out of the worst moods, both can make you feel like you can save the world, and both fill your heart with a spirit of independence, pride, and empowerment. Whether it's a cold winter night or a scorching summer day, this combo is the perfect go-to remedy for any occasion.

Strawberry: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

I Wanna Dance With Somebody is just as much of a classic as I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You, but just like strawberry, this song is a bit brighter and lighter than Whitney's typical belt-out kind of song. It's upbeat nature makes you wanna jump off the couch and dance the night away. If you love the fruity and lively flavor of strawberry ice cream, you're sure to fall in love with this contemporary R&B classic.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Greatest Love of All

Past Whitney's theme of singing about the delicate world of love and complicated relationships, this song promotes the greatest love of all -- loving yourself. So what's more self-loving than indulging in a decadent, rich, flavorful scoop of cookie dough ice cream? If a cold bowl of this frozen dessert isn't enough to satisfy your cookie dough cravings, these 13 chocolate chip cookie dough desserts will have your mouth watering in no time.

Cookies and Cream: How Will I Know

While Whitney may be questioning her fragile relationship in How Will I Know, the perfect combination of cookies and cream is no questionable matter. The smooth and crunchy dynamic duo join in harmony to create a terrific ice cream flavor for all to love. When it comes to this Houston hit, there won't be any question in your mind that the classic melody and catchy lyrics is a definite go-to jam.

Butter Pecan: All the Man That I Need

The smooth, rich lyrics of All The Man That I Need couldn't be more similar to the elegant flavors of butter pecan ice cream. The creaminess of the caramel intertwined with the wholeness and nutty profile of the pecans create a perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you're a kinda person who keeps the whole gallon of butter pecan ice cream to them self, you'll definitely have this emotional and powerful hit on repeat to jam out all summer long.

Mint Chocolate Chip: I'm Your Baby Tonight

The freshness and brightness of mint chocolate chip ice cream perfectly reflects the upbeat and contemporary style of I'm Your Baby Tonight. Most forget about this gem, but secretly there's a little part in all of us that would go to town on a classic cone of this refreshing frozen treat. Whether you're out for your morning jog or whipping up a batch of cookies, this song is sure to lift your spirits and inspire you to overcome anything life throws at you.

Dark Chocolate: Saving All My Love For You

Saving All My Love For You has the same timeless richness and depth of flavor as the beloved dark chocolate. While some may dis on this more bitter chocolate, the pure elegance of the flavor surpasses all others. However, finding a dark chocolate ice cream can be a bit difficult at your local shop. This jam may not be the most recognizable or overplayed Houston hit, but once you discover this beauty, the emotional lyrics and inciting melody will keep you coming back for more.

Peanut Butter Cup: Exhale (Shoop Shoop)

The peanut butter cup is one of the most beloved candies out there. It's the classic synthesis of smooth peanut butter colliding with the bitter-sweet elements of hard chocolate. Exhale is the perfect song to rewind and relax after a long day, just like the soothing flavor of peanut butter cup ice cream. The chorus is continually repeated by a background ensemble while Whitney sings over the melody with her own take and style, but together, the two components make a perfect blend. Exhale is the match made in heaven if you love the genius combo of peanut butter and chocolate.

Birthday Cake: So Emotional

Just like birthday cake, So Emotional is a party unlike any other. This celebratory flavor is perfect for any occasion and this hit reflects that versatile nature. If you're in the mood for some upbeat jams to get your day going: So Emotional. If you need a hit to get you through the work day: So Emotional. And of course, if you're in the mood for a dance party: So Emotional. Turn this baby up, because with a jam this good, there's nothing that's gonna hold you back.

Chocolate Raspberry: Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel is probably Whitney's hit that differs most from her other classics. Houston shares the spotlight with featured artists Faith Evans and Kelly Price, bringing a unique style to the song. Just like the combination of fantastic artists in Heartbreak Hotel this delicious ice cream brings the terrific flavors of fruit and chocolate and collides to create a work of art. Raspberry and chocolate have been my favorite fruit and chocolate pairing for the longest time, so it only makes sense to pair it with the fantastic collaboration of inspirational and monumental leaders of the 90's music scene.

Pistachio: You Give Good Love

Pistachio is one of those flavors that everyone forgets about until they take a long overdue bite and return to the comfort of the wholesome and rich tastes that make it one of a kind. You Give Good Love has a chorus that is memorable and will stay in your head all day long. While you may not think nutty flavored frozen desserts is your thing, once you take a bite you'll be drawn back for more. If you're a lover of pistachio ice cream, this Whitney hit will quickly become you're go-to song to sing your heart out to.

Golden Opulence Sundae: Didn't We Almost Have It All

The Golden Opulence Sundae created by Serendipity 3 in New York City is the portrayal of over the top love, emotion, and elegance. Just as Whitney sings about how she almost had it all, right when you think your gonna book your flight to NYC to indulge in this decadence, you're hit with the realization that a $1,000 sundae isn't quite in your budget. If you're a person who dreams big and always reaching for the stars, Didn't We Almost Have It All will speak to your soul and your extravagant aspirations. 

Whether you need a reliable pick-me-up, or in the middle of a festive summer grill out, these Whitney Houston hits are the perfect melody for any occasion. So turn the music up and jam out for a while, because these timeless hits will have you hitting the repeat button all year long.