Sunday marked the 30th annual National Ice Cream day.
In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared that July would be National Ice Cream Month, and with this he also made the third Sunday of July to be National Ice Cream Day.
Reagan explained in his proclamation that, “Indeed, nearly ten percent of all the milk produced by the United States dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, thereby contributing substantially to the economic well-being of the Nation’s dairy industry.”
This combined with the fact that it’s summer in the United States, making July the perfect month for this type of celebration.
Just like National Donut Day, ice cream establishments have certain deals for celebrating the holiday too.
The three most popular being Baskin-Robbins, which will upgrade your double scoop ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s, Cold Stone Creamery and Dairy Queen offer a two for one deal on certain orders with a coupon given for signing up for their rewards programs.
If you’re unsure of what type of ice cream you should get. According to Food Channel, the top five flavors are, in order, Vanilla, Chocolate, Butter pecan, Strawberry, and Neapolitan. Before the month of July ends, make sure to stop by an ice cream establishment to pick up one of their frozen treats in honor of the holiday!