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Ice Cream Day and National Ice Cream Day

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When is Ice Cream Day? National Ice Cream Day is on the third Sunday in July. Ice Cream Day is December 13.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month.

When you get the urge for a snack on a hot, humid summer night, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? That’s right….Ice Cream! Therefore, it’s only fitting that it is given its own special day. On this day, we hope you enjoy a cone, a sundae, or a milkshake. Set the diet aside and splurge a little…have one of each!

Ice cream is nutritious. A little heavy on sugar and calories, ice cream is otherwise good for you. Its base ingredient is milk, which is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals.

Did you know? Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri is credited with inventing the ice cream cone. On July 23, 1904, at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, he filled a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream to make the first cone. There is some controversy over this claim. Italo Marchiony of New York City filed a patent for the ice cream cone months before the fair opened. And, he was selling lemon ice in cones as early as 1896. 

About National Ice Cream Day in December

There is also a celebration of Ice Cream Day on December 13th. We found no factual information about this day. We suspect that it evolved from some local event. Perhaps a school ice cream social somehow took on an undocumented, national recognition as a special day. 

How to Participate in Ice Cream Day

Food holidays are fund holidays. You get to guiltlessly put aside your dietary restrictions and partake in whatever food is being celebrated.

  • So, enjoy ice cream a couple of times today. Then, go back to your diet tomorrow.
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Thought for Today

If you can’t fail, you can never get better.

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History and Origin of Ice Cream Day

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month. He also proclaimed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. According to President Reagan ” Ice cream is a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90% of Americans.”

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