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National Ice Cream Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in July. At this time, millions of Americans buy their favorite ice cream and enjoy a delicious dessert. It is noteworthy that the holiday was established in 1984 by US President Ronald Reagan. To this day, millions of adults and children in America love this day.

The History

Executive Order 5219 states that ice cream is the perfect dessert that 90% of Americans love and eat regularly. The document also says that the holiday should be accompanied by appropriate events and celebrations. The facts given in the Presidential Decree are in line with the statistics given by the International Dairy Association – the cold dessert industry accounts for about 10 billion a year. This means that Americans really love ice cream.

Interesting Facts

  • About 10% of the milk produced by American farms is used in the production of ice cream.
  • Many countries claim the right to be the creators of ice cream, but it is believed that they invented it in China, around the 7th century.
  • Ice cream came to America from Europe and quickly became a favorite delicacy of the rich. Until the 19th century, only members of the elite could afford ice cream, when they managed to improve the production technology, the dessert became available to everyone.

How to celebrate

Go to the nearest store and buy your favorite ice cream, you can also visit a cafe and order a delicious dessert. In America, many stores hold sales, and cafes offer promotions on National Ice Cream Day. Prepare your favorite ice cream, a homemade treat that is not only delicious, but also healthy. Add fresh fruits, berries, nuts to it. You can also buy an ice cream cup in a dishware store or make it yourself in a pottery workshop.

When is National Ice Cream Day celebrated in 2022?

National Ice Cream Day is observed on the third Sunday in July each year.