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National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month! Get scooping with delicious flavors, toppings, and cones - it's time to enjoy some creamy goodness!
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July 1 marks the start of National Ice Cream Month – a perfect time for ice cream lovers to celebrate their favorite frozen treat! People have been enjoying ice cream for centuries, and it's now one of the most popular desserts in the world. It's believed that the earliest forms of ice cream were created in ancient China, while modern-day ice cream recipes first appeared in Europe during the 1700s. Today, there are countless flavors and varieties to choose from, making it easier than ever to find your perfect scoop! So get ready to indulge in all things icy and creamy this July!

History of National Ice Cream Month

Most Popular Ice Cream Flavor by State

We analyzed the grocery shopping data of 12 million Americans and surveyed 4,500 people in 15 states to fill in the gaps in their favorite ice cream flavors.
Most Popular Ice Cream Flavor by State

National Ice Cream Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>618-907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ice Cream Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Initial versions of ice cream, consisting of milk and rice, were reportedly created during the Tang Dynasty in China.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Ice Cream Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>European recipes began to resemble today's ice cream, with sweetened dairy products that were frozen for consumption. </div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1843</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Patented Ice Cream Churn</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nancy M. Johnson of Philadelphia patented a hand-cranked freezer which improved ice cream making process.</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'>The Ice Cream Cone</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ice cream cones became popular following their promotion at the St. Louis World's Fair.</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'>National Ice Cream Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and declared the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

<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'>Make your own ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own ice cream is a great way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. All you need are a few simple ingredients, such as cream, sugar and vanilla extract, and you can make a delicious homemade 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'>Experiment with flavors</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to experiment with different flavors of ice cream. Try new combinations or create your own original flavors. It is a great way to explore the delicious possibilities of ice cream.</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'>Go out for ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Go out for a special treat and hit up the local ice cream parlor. Indulge in one of their delicious creations or browse the selection to find something new.</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'>Have an ice cream sundae party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and family together and have an ice cream sundae party. Provide an array of toppings and let everyone create their own tasty sundaes.</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'>Visit an ice cream festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for local events that celebrate National Ice Cream Month, such as ice cream festivals or eating competitions. There are sure to be lots of fun activities and delicious treats.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Ice Cream Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ice cream is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing better than an indulgent scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. With flavors ranging from classic vanilla to creative concoctions like cookies and cream or rocky road, there's no denying that ice cream is one of our favorite treats!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ice cream is fun to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own homemade ice cream means that you get to flex your creative muscles by coming up with flavor combinations. Plus, since most of the ingredients are already right in your pantry, it's both easy and economical to whip up a batch whenever the craving strikes!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ice cream brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing brings people together quite like a tub of delicious ice cream. Whether you're sharing sundaes with friends or dishing out cones at family gatherings, enjoying a scoop always adds special moments of joy and good conversation!</p></div></div>

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National Ice Cream Month FAQs

When is National Ice Cream Month?

National Ice Cream Month is celebrated on July 1 every year. In 2024, National Ice Cream Month will begin on a Monday.

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