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National Ice Cream Day Fun!

National ice cream day

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Did you know that President Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and declared the 3rd Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day?  July 19th is National Ice Cream Day and there’s only one way to celebrate: the tasty way! 

This dessert surely deserves its own special day and it is one irresistible dessert that is sure to cool you off during those hot summer daysThe best treat anyone can ask for!

Ice cream is enjoyed by many and continues to be a favorite dessert shared among families and friends across the country.  Get a scoop of your favorite from an ice cream shop or show off your creativity by making your own sundae. 

The Scoop on Ice Cream (Fun Facts) 

  • Vanilla is the #1 flavor of ice cream followed by chocolate  
  • California produces the most ice cream in America 
  • Chocolate syrup is the most popular ice cream topping 
  • A cow produces enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream a day 
  • It takes 50 licks to finish a scoop of ice cream 
  • 1 in 5 people share ice cream with their pet 
  • At any given time, around 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezers 

There are many classic flavors of ice cream, but have you ever heard of the following flavors? Which one would you be willing to try? 

  • Avocado 
  • Chili 
  • Licorice 
  • Bacon 
  • Cheddar Cheese 
  • Wasabi 
  • Pizza 
  • Curry 
  • Purple Yam 
  • Goat Cheese 
  • Chai Tea 

For your enjoyment, check out some of these ice cream activities and games the whole family can enjoy! 

These ice cream books are amazingly cool and can be borrowed from the library’s website. 

Picture Books 

 Chapter Books 

 Non-Fiction Books 

DVDs 

Edible Ice Cream Play Dough 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of cake frosting (for multiple colored scoops, use different colors of frosting) 
  • 2 ½ cups of powdered sugar 
  • Ice cream cones or sundae cups 
  • Sprinkles (optional) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions: 

Step 1 

Measure cup of frosting and dump in a mixing bowl.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 

Add 2 ½ cups of powdered sugar 

Note: If frosting is too sticky, add more powdered sugar. If too dry, add more frosting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 

Stir frosting and powdered sugar together with a spoon.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 

When dough becomes too thick to stir, take it out of the bowl and finish kneading by hand until the texture is dough like. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5 

Scoop ice cream dough into ice cream cones or sundae cups. Add sprinkles or your favorite toppings and enjoy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to celebrate National Ice Cream month and enjoy a sundae, an ice cream cone, or a milkshake. Better yet, enjoy all three!