National Ice Cream Day….and National Ice Cream Month


Happy National Ice Cream Month!


In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”1

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2012, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 15. [2]

In the midst of the heat wave back East, all I can think about is how everyone is soooo hot and they should be eating a BIG bowl of ice-cold ice cream. There’s nothing like a BIG bowl of your favorite ice cream to cool you off when the weather takes a vicious, sweat-inducing turn.

P.S. If you don’t have air conditioning try eating a bowl of ice cream with an ice pack behind your neck with a fan pointed straight at you, it unbelievable.

Since this month is National Ice Cream month there’s even more reason to treat yourself to your favorite flavored ice cream, but do you really need a reason?

Celebrate this ice-cold creamy month and stay cool with some of our favorite ice cream concoctions.
This book has some of the best and unusual ice cream recipes I’ve seem. I personally like the Carrot Cake Ice Cream, but who wouldn’t.

Here are a couple recipes to get you started. Instant Fruit Ice Cream is cool and refreshing and then Mint Chocolate Chip, need I say more. Enjoy!!
[1], [2] July is National Ice Cream Month (

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7 thoughts on “National Ice Cream Day….and National Ice Cream Month

  1. Reblogged this on TheCoutureCook.

  2. It is so nice to know that there is a whole month for celebrating ice cream. Unfortunately I am extreme lactose intolerant otherwise I probably would kill my self eating ice cream. 🙂

  3. dianeroark

    Who does not love ice-cream? I made some homemade peach ice cream. I posted the recipe on my blog.

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