National Ice Cream Month

Speaking of ice cream, July is National Ice Cream Month. According to the International Dairy Foods Association:

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2010, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 18.

The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens. About 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry.

Last Sunday was National Ice Cream Day.  Hmmm, I wonder if that was the day President Obama was pictured in front of the Mount Desert Island Ice Cream shop.  You know, the one with the militant logo outside 😉

I usually eat Edy’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Slow Churned Yogurt Blend.  But lately I’ve found myself gravitating towards Turkey Hill.  Especially the Extreme Cookies n Cream Light Ice Cream.

This stuff is awesome!!  Both flavors sit right next to each other in my freezer 🙂

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