Ice cream. That tasty, creamy treat that makes your heart sing and transports you to an island oasis on the hottest of summer days. Everybody loves ice cream, so much so that it has its very own monthly observance. No kidding! Back in 1984, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, calling for the people of the U.S. to, "observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities."
So, as a part of our civic duty, let's celebrate ice cream! Below are some fun facts and ideas to help kick off your ice cream celebration this July.
How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
Get free ice cream on July 16 (National Ice Cream Day). Check out specials and freebies available near you.
Go for funky flavors. Let vanilla take a backseat and try something unique. Caramel balsamic swirl or sweet corn ice cream, anyone?
Make it homemade. Purchase an ice cream maker and invite your friends over for an ice-cream making extravaganza. Or if you don't want to make the investment, try the recipe below.
Indulge in a boozy milkshake. For a grown up twist on the beloved classic, add a splash of your favorite liquor to your milkshake. Many ice cream shops and restaurants have taken a recent liking to this trend, so explore what's available in your area.
Discover your ice cream identity. Which ice cream flavor matches your personality? Take the quiz to find out.