National Ice Cream Day Date in the current year: July 17, 2016

National Ice Cream Day National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July across the United States. Unlike most “national” food days, this holiday was indeed proclaimed by President.

In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky sponsored Joint resolution 298 that proclaimed July 15 as “National Ice Cream Day” and the month of July as “National Ice Cream Month”. President Ronald Reagan signed the resolution into law with Presidential Proclamation 5219. Although the resolution only mentioned July 1984, the celebrations have been held every year since 1984.

Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts in the world. It is a frozen dessert made from milk or cream. Most varieties contain sugar and some flavoring. Vanilla is considered the basic ice cream flavor. Chocolate is considered to be the second most popular flavor, at least in the United States.

In the United States, only a specific variety of frozen dessert can be labeled as ice cream. Similar desserts include frozen custard, frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, ice milk (low-fat ice cream), ice pop (popsicle).

Ice cream is a widely available food item. It can be purchased from grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, ice cream parlors, ice cream stands, small carts and vans. To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, indulge yourself with your favorite kind of ice cream. But be careful as quick consumption of cold foods may cause ice cream headache.

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