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In the US, there are National Cake Days and Ice Cream Days. But there is also a holiday reminding you both desserts can be combined into one. It is National Ice Cream Cake Day.


Joanna Jurado was a mother of three children and lived happily with her husband for almost 32 years. 3 months before her 32nd wedding anniversary (they would have celebrated in June 2018), she had a fatal accident. The Jurado family was deeply distressed by the loss of their wife and mother, but after the grief came the acceptance of the situation: it was necessary to carry on.

In memory of Joanna, the Jurado family decided to set aside a special day. Joanna loved fun, funny holidays, and ‘special days’. She also liked ice cream cake. She believed it was the best treat for any holiday.

Joanna’s youngest daughter, Jenna, remembered this and came up with a great solution. In May 2018, she petitioned to have Joanna Jurado’s birthday (June 27) registered as National Ice Cream Cake Day. And on June 22, the holiday appeared in the Calendar of National Days. Now this it is celebrated not only by the Jurado family.

Interesting facts

The prototype of the ice cream cake was created in Alaska in 1867 in honor of the US acquisition of the territory from Russia. It was a biscuit with meringue and ice cream.

How to take part

Celebrating National Ice Cream Cake Day is impossible without this wonderful dessert.

  1. Order an ice cream cake from your favorite company and eat with your family.
  2. Make your own ice cream cake. You can use unusual ingredients – show your imagination! Do not forget that this delicacy can be made in two ways. Bake cake layers and cover them with ice cream, or form a cake with different types of ice cream and decorate with whipped cream, icing, chocolate chips or fruit.
  3. Post about the holiday on social media with post a photo of your treat using the #NationalIceCreamCakeDay hashtag.

When is National Ice Cream Cake Day celebrated in 2022?

National Ice Cream Cake Day is observed on June 27 each year.