NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY
Ice Cream Day deserves its very own holiday. It’s a favorite treat loved by people all over the world. Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year, on average. The ice cream industry makes more than $11 billion dollars a year. Vanilla ice cream is the most popular flavor of ice cream, followed by chocolate then cookies and cream.
When is National Ice Cream Day?
It is celebrated annually on the 3rd Sunday in July
How is National Ice Cream Day Celebrated?
- Eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Alone, in a sundae, in a shake or as part of a cake, there are numerous ways to consume the best loved treat.
- Try making your own ice cream – there are hundreds of variations to try.
- Visit an old-time ice cream parlor.
- Buy different brands and/or variations of ice cream and have a tasting party.
- Former President Ronald Reagan created the holiday National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July in 1984.
- Ice Cream came to the United States in 1744.
- The largest ice cream cone was created in 2015 and measured more than 10′ tall. It was located in Norway.
- An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
- It is believed Thomas Jefferson brought ice cream to the states upon his return from France where he had enjoyed it while being the American Ambassador to that country.
- The United States produces around 1.6 billion gallons of ice cream each year.
- Vanilla ice cream is the most popular flavor of ice cream, followed by chocolate then cookies and cream.
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