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National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in the sweetest way possible - indulge in your favorite flavors and top it off with sprinkles!
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It's time to break out the cones, bowls, and spoons because it's National Ice Cream Day! This day takes place on the third Sunday in July and is a perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite flavor of ice cream. Not only is ice cream delicious, but its history goes all the way back to 4th century BC when Alexander the Great enjoyed snow mixed with honey and nectar. Nowadays, we have so many different flavors, toppings, and combinations that you can make your own unique creation! So don't wait - get ready for some serious sundae fun this National Ice Cream Day!

History of National Ice Cream Day

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National Ice Cream Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ice Cream Makes Its Mark</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, ice cream began to become popular in America when Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison, served it at her husband's Inaugural Ball.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth Of The Ice Cream Cone</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ice cream cone was popularized at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, revolutionizing the way ice cream was consumed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction Of Soft Serve</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1958, Carvel introduced soft-serve ice cream which became a new way to enjoy this sweet treat during the warm summer months.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Ice Cream Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day in 1984.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Artisanal Ice Cream</div><div class='timeline-text'>The early 2000s saw a rise in the popularity of artisanal and hand-crafted ice cream, with unique flavors and high-quality ingredients becoming key trends.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own ice cream flavor</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and come up with your own unique ice cream flavor. Mix in your favorite toppings and ingredients to make a one-of-a-kind treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an ice cream shop you've never been to</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use National Ice Cream Day as an excuse to try out a new ice cream shop in your area. Who knows, you may find a new favorite flavor or spot!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have an ice cream sundae bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all of your favorite toppings and invite friends over for an ice cream sundae bar. Everyone can create their own delicious concoctions and enjoy some quality time together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make homemade ice cream sandwiches</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use cookies, brownies, or waffles to create your own homemade ice cream sandwiches. You can even experiment with different ice cream flavors for a fun twist.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an ice cream social</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for an ice cream social! Provide a variety of flavors and toppings and have everyone share their favorite memories involving ice cream.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Ice Cream Day

<div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Ice cream is a treat for all ages</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>From toddlers to grandparents, everyone loves a delightful scoop of ice cream. It's a timeless dessert that brings joy to anyone who enjoys its creamy, sugary goodness. National Ice Cream Day celebrates this universal love for the sweet treat!</p></div></div><div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Ice cream sparks creativity</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>With so many flavors, mix-ins and toppings to choose from, creating your own ice cream dessert can be a fun and creative activity. This day invites everyone to let their imaginations run wild and personalize their ice cream just the way they like it!</p></div></div><div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Ice cream brings people together</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's bonding over making homemade ice cream, enjoying a scoop at the local shop, or attending an ice cream social, this cold treat has a way of bringing people together. Celebrating National Ice Cream Day offers the perfect excuse to build memories and enjoy quality time with loved ones!</p></div></div>

5 Cool Facts for National Ice Cream Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Thermal Properties Make Ice Cream Perfect for Hot Days</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ice Cream is consumed worldwide especially during hot days due to thermal properties. Ice creams have high water solidity close to the freezing temperature of an ice cream freezer that makes it an ideal cooldown treat.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Ice Cream" Term Came From "Iced Cream"</h3><p class='facts-content'>The phrase "Ice Cream" is derived from the earlier term "Iced Cream" which is essentially a frozen dessert made from cream.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Vanilla is the Most Loved Flavor</h3><p class='facts-content'>Vanilla stands as the most popular flavor among all, according to the International Ice Cream Association. It's versatile, pairing well with almost every topping.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dairy Products Are What Make Ice Cream, Well, Ice-Creamy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Ice cream relies heavily on dairy products. The milk and cream content in ice cream typically ranges from 10% to 16%, giving it its creamy texture.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Ice Cream Requires Air to Maintain Its Fluffiness</h3><p class='facts-content'>The manufacturing process of ice cream involves whipping air into the mix to improve its texture. This process, termed "overrun," contributes to the creaminess and fluffiness of the final product.</p></div></div>

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