Summertime Fun: National Ice Cream Day!

July 20, 2019

We’re concluding our Summertime Fun All Summer Long food celebrations with ice cream! Why? because it’s not just a day, but a whole month!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan formally dedicated the month of July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of every July as National Ice Cream Day. Whether you’re a fan of ice cream or not, this cool dessert is a national favorite: the average American consumes about twenty-three gallons of it a year. (If you can’t picture what twenty-three gallons of ice cream looks like, just picture a big jug of milk times twenty-three!) Ice cream is so popular that specific days in July are dedicated to celebrating certain flavors like July 23rd for National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and July 17th for National Peach Ice Cream Day.

Interesting Fact: What’s the most popular ice cream flavor in the United States? You might think it’s vanilla or chocolate, but recent research shows that it’s neither. In fact, the most popular flavor is … drum roll please … cookies and cream! Although vanilla may be the most popular in the world, cookies and cream is the most liked in the United States. Whatever your favorite flavor is, don’t forget to celebrate one of America’s favorite desserts this year on Sunday, July 21st!