Happy National Ice Cream Day, or Sunday!!! (or Sundae)
Today. July 18th! National Ice Cream (Sun)Day . .
A Brief History on Ice Cream:
Founded By: Roman emperor Nero to Alexander the Great, King Solomon, the ancient Chinese, European aristocrats and/or a few Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington!
Why: Cold and sweet equals a very quenching and delicious combo on a hot day.
Where: All around the world.
When: Thousands of years ago.
First Official Ice Cream Day: Thanking President Ronald Reagan for making the PROCLAMATION 5218 on July 9, 1984 making National Ice Cream Day a formality, declaring not only July to be National Ice Cream Month, but also the third Sunday of that month and thereafter National Ice Cream Day.
A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
More Ice Cream Facts and Yummy Tales:
Other Variations of Ice Cream:
- Ice cream cake.
- Snow cones!
- Milkshakes, Malts, Smoothies and…
- Shaved ice.
- Ice milk.
Rank of Consumption of Ice Cream Throughout the World:
- New Zealand
- United States
- More. . .
How Many? The average American consumes approximately 23 pounds of ice cream and related frozen desserts per year.
Flavors: In the U.S.:
- Chocolate: 17%
- Vanilla: 15%
- Strawberry: 8%
- Mint chocolate chip: 8%
- Butter Pecan: 8%
- Chocolate chip cookie dough: 6%
- Cookies n Crème: 6%
- Coffee: 4%
- Rocky Road: 4%
- Chocolate chip: 3%
- Pistachio: 3%
- Birthday Cake/Cake Batter: 2%
- Neapolitan: 2%
- ALL other flavors combined: 14%
U.S.: I am truly confident that in the U.S., the ice cream trend will continue everywhere! We like the days celebrating ice cream, anyway on Sunday or a sundae.
Worldwide: The world loves ICE CREAM! How yummy. . .
FREEBIES & DEALS For National Ice Cream Day:
FREE AT Baskin Robbins TODAY: FREE Kinetic Sand Scented Cone container *
* Must spend at least $10 on your order to get ice cream container
DEAL AT Dairy Queen TODAY: $1 OFF a Dipped Cone on July 18th *
* Must download the DQ App
DEAL AT Coldstone Creamery TODAY: $3 OFF when you spend $10 or more online *
* Use online with code “ICECREAMDAY” at checkout
DEAL AT Instacart Until 7/31: $5 OFF or FREE delivery Dreyer’s ice cream *
* Must spend $20 on your order of Dreyer’s ice cream
DEAL AT Whole Foods Until 7/20: 35% off ice cream and frozen treats
FREE National Ice Cream Day: Fonts
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National Ice Cream Day