I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream Month

image of colorful scoops of ice cream in a white bowl with strawberries and blueberries

Designated by President Reagan in the early 1980s, July is celebrated as Ice Cream Month, which features Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day on July 1 and Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday.

Did you know… the average American consumes 23.2 quarts of ice cream per year.

  • The top three flavors are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, often found in Neapolitan ice cream.
  • Other popular flavors include butter pecan, mint chocolate chip, rocky road, and pistachio.
  • Japan offers unique flavors like wasabi, sweet potato, and matcha.

If you could create your own ice cream flavor, what would you include? Would you start with a basic vanilla and add your favorite fruits, candies, or nuts, or would you start with something unconventional like pineapple-coconut and add bacon bits or hot sauce for a spicy twist?

Looking for something fun to do on a hot afternoon? Host an ice cream social this July for family and friends. Offer a variety of toppings, sprinkles, drizzles, cones, and flavors for everyone to mix and match. Ask each guest to write down their favorite flavor or an imaginary flavor and have fun guessing who belongs to each flavor.

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