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National Ice Cream Day!

We All Scream For Ice Cream!!!

James L. ( JimiJam)


Summer is a season lived in defiance of the sun. The air conditioner gets its daily workout, cold beverages become mandatory, and places in the shade become the most valuable real estate.  Whether you’re on vacation or staycation, in the pool or at the beach, nothing says summertime like a frosty scoop of ice cream!

Be it hard or soft serve, cousins sherbet and sorbet, or neighbors ice and gelato, there’s no denying the value of a cold confectionary treat on a scorching summer’s day.  We love our ice cream on cones of all sorts and sizes, in bowls loaded with toppings, of flavors as many and varied as can be.

For those who enjoy each of the 31 flavors, and those who partake of only a few, July is National Ice Cream Month, and the 17th is National Ice Cream day!  As if you needed a reason to run out for a pint, here’s your chance to celebrate without shame!


Here are some interesting ice cream statistics to consider over your next cone:

More than 90% of American households purchase ice cream!

Over the course of a year, the average American consumes over 23 quarts. That’s almost 150 scoops each! 

More ice cream is eaten on Sunday than any other day of the week. Sundae Sunday!

In 2009, more than 1.5 BILLION gallons of ice cream were produced nationally! 

The 5 most popular flavors, starting with the favorite, are Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, and Butter Pecan 

The first ice cream parlors in America opened in New York city back in the 1770s 

The oldest ice cream company still in operation is Bassett’s, which was founded in Salem, NH back in 1861 

The Guinness World Record for the largest ice cream cake belongs to Dairy Queen, whose winning entry weighed in at staggering 22,333 lbs! 

The official consumption record for an individual belongs to Patrick Bertoletti, who managed to eat 1.75 gallons of Brooklyn Vanilla in only 8 minutes!



From the city that brought Good Humor into the world, let me be the first to wish you all a happy Ice Cream Day.  May your sundaes be cherried, your cones slow to drizzle, and may your hot summer days be both frosty and sweet!












The Joy of Ice Cream by Matthew Klien


We All Scream for Ice Cream by Lee Wardlaw


The Ice Cream Maker by Subir Chowdhury


Ice Cream for Breakfast by Leslie Levine


The Ice Cream Diet by Holly McCord


Sundae My Prince Will Come by Catherine Clark


Rocky Road Trip by Catherine Clark


Banana Splitsville by Catherine Clark







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5 Responses to “National Ice Cream Day!”

  1. Maria (SassenachD) says:

    How Perfect for July!!!!!!!

  2. Mary S. (kilchurn) , says:

    I can’t eat ice cream anymore, but I love me some frozen yogurt!!

  3. Jerelyn H. (I-F-Letty) says:

    JJ, it is 95 degrees here, and this is a perfect day for skipping dinner and eating ice cream. Or as my daughter used to call it Ice-umps.

    Well done as usual!

  4. Cozette M. (CozSnShine) says:

    Every 4th of July, my family has a reunion. TWO requirements – BBQ and home made ice cream. The afternoon questions start early. “Has anyone started the ice cream yet?” “What flavor do you think Uncle Bill made this year? Last year his peach was to die for!” “IS it ready yet?” “IS IT IS IT IS IT READY YET???”
    Best ice cream in the world. Made in an electric or crank freezer, shared on a hot day with loved ones!
    Thanks for again bring memories to the surface!

  5. Whitney (whitneyab) , says:

    Thank you SO much for this ode to one of the very best sweet treats in the world!

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