National Ice Cream Day: Date, History, Activities & Quotes

July 18, 2022 5 min read

Cone or dish? That is all we require to know. To celebrate National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July, every flavor on the menu is available. The holiday also coincides with National Ice Cream Day #NationalIceCreamDay.

1. What is the Date of National Ice Cream Day? 

President Reagan established National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July, which falls on July 17 this year. Reagan wants to remember a treat that was liked by more than 90% of the US people. In 1984, he declared an ice cream day, and his proclamation really lauded the American dairy sector. In fact, Americans continue to top the globe in consumption of this frozen treat, with 23 gallons consumed each year. Reagan also declared July to be National Ice Cream Month, characterizing ice cream as a "nutritious and healthful meal loved by almost 90% of the population in the United States." Since then, the festival has stirred worldwide appetites and has been commemorated year after year. Standing in the frozen food aisle, unable to make a decision? Or are you thinking about how to commemorate this wonderful occasion? So look no further. Inspiration has finally arrived.

2. National Ice Cream Day History 

Unfortunately, there is no acknowledged inventor who can be attributed with making ice cream. However, the history of ice cream is as rich as that of gelato. It is believed that ice cream-like foods were initially enjoyed in China between 618 and 697 AD. The initial dish was produced with flour, buffalo milk, and camphor, a natural chemical typically found in lotion. Alexander the Great was also known to enjoy ice and snow sweetened with nectar and honey.

We've also discovered that King Solomon preferred cold drinks during the harvest season, according to the Bible. Speaking of handmade, Caesar would send people to gather snow from the mountains solely to coat it in fruit and juices during the Roman Empire.

Marco Polo arrived from the Far East nearly a thousand years later and brought back a recipe for what we now call sherbet. It is likely that this recipe evolved into what we now call ice cream, which was previously known as "Cream Ice.' 

Ice cream was first served to the general public in 1660. In his café, an Italian named Francesco Procopio Dei Coltelli decided to refine a machine made by his fisherman grandfather that produced high-quality gelato. The recipe, which combined milk, butter, eggs, and cream, was sold in Paris.

Ice cream was first mentioned in the United States in a letter written in Maryland in 1744 by Governor William Bladen's visitor. The New York Gazette then published the first advertisement for ice cream in the United States on May 12, 1777. Ice cream became extremely popular in the United States following the American Revolution.

Since then, ice cream has sprung onto the desert scene with the invention of home machines, as well as the introduction of ice cream vans, ice cream floats, sundaes, and well-known brands like as "Ben and Jerry's" and "Haagen-Dazs," which we still consume today. 

The impact of ice cream on society is so tremendous that an ice cream lover's brain has been compared to that of an addict. When the brain craves ice cream, it acts like a rabid fan.

3. National Ice Cream Day Activities

Purchase it on sale

If you wish to celebrate this fantastic day, numerous companies and ice cream parlors are offering excellent promotions and special deals both online and in-store. Purchase more just because you have the best justification!

Create your own

Have you ever attempted to make ice cream at home? This is your opportunity. Homemade ice cream is simple but satisfying. You can add bits of your favorite fruit, chocolate, or even classic cookie dough to make it more interesting. If you're sick of vanilla and strawberry flavors, go inventive and taste test until your heart's content.

Make an ice cream bowl.

Just like your beloved mug, why not immortalize your love for ice cream on this day by making an ice cream bowl? Simply go to your local ceramics store and design your own bowl so you can eat ice cream on this day and every day.

4. National Ice Cream Day Quotes

“Don’t let your ice cream melt while you’re counting somebody else’s sprinkles.” – Akilah Hughes

“My love for ice cream emerged at an early age – and has never left!” – Ginger Rogers

“Ice cream cravings are not to be taken lightly.” – Betsy Canas Garmon

“No, I was just good at holding ice cream cones.” — Mitch Hedberg

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” – Jessie Lane Adams

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” – Don Kardong

“It’s fun. When people come in to buy ice cream, they’re happy. It’s a treat.” – Mike Manfredi

“Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.” – Charles Baxter

“I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination.” – L.M. Montgomery

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”- Voltaire

“The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.” – Wallace Stevens

“This is just a reminder to you that National Ice Cream Day is here and it is time for you to treat me with a yummilicious ice cream as a gift to me on this wonderful day as I send you my best wishes on this lovely day.”

“Whenever you are happy or whenever you are sad, whenever it is cold or whenever it is hot, you don’t really need a reason to enjoy your favorite ice cream….. Let us celebrate National Ice Cream Day with lots of ice creams on our platter.”

“May the sweetness of ice cream fill your life with happiness and laughs, smiles and joy…. Sending you lots of love and warm wishes on National Ice Cream Day as you enjoy the taste of your favorite flavor.”

“Life is much happier with ice cream on your plate….. All your sorrows vanish because you have a delightful delicious thing to enjoy and forget about all your problems and tensions…. With lots of love, I wish you a very warm and Happy National Ice Cream Day.”

“May the occasion of National Ice Cream Day bring in your life ice creams in each and every day of your life and fill it with new tastes and lovely delights to enjoy….. Wishing you a very Happy National Ice Cream Day.”

“There is only one thing in this world which can buy you happiness and lots of smiles and that is ice cream….. So celebrate National Ice Cream Day with great zeal as happiness and smiles are not very far away.”

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