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NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY – Third Sunday in July

National Ice Cream Day - Third Sunday in July

National Ice Cream Day – Third Sunday in July

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

National Ice Cream Day is celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month.  This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream.

Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire would put snow in a bowl, pour grape-juice concentrate over it and ate it as a treat.  They did this when the weather was hot and used the snow saved in the cool-keeping underground chambers known as “yakhchal”, or taken from the snowfall that still remained at the stop of mountains by the summer capital.

It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them.  Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.

  • Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were known to have been regular eaters of ice cream.
  • First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball in 1813.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson created multiple ice cream recipes as well as  a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, was issued the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • It is said that today there are over 1,000 ice cream flavors.

CELEBRATE 

Enjoy National Ice Cream Day by sharing some with your family and friends! Post on social media using #NationalIceCreamDay and encourage others to do the same.

HISTORY

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

DATES
July 19, 2015
July 17, 2016
July 16, 2017
July 15, 2018
July 21, 2019

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