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/ National Ice Cream
President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and
the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice
cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the
nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all
people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate
ceremonies and activities."
International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages all retailers and
consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month and National Ice
Cream Day (third Sunday in July).
ice cream industry generates about $20 billion in annual sales and
provides jobs for thousands of citizens. Nearly 9% of all the milk
produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing
significantly to the economic well-being of the nation's dairy industry.
Founded in 1900, IICA is the trade association for manufacturers and
distributors of ice cream and other frozen dessert products. The
association's activities range from legislative and regulatory advocacy to
market research, education and training. Its 80 member companies
manufacture and distribute an estimated 85% of the ice cream and frozen
dessert products consumed in the United States. IICA, as a constituent
organization of the International Dairy Foods Association, can be found
History of Ice Cream
More History of Ice Cream
History of the Ice Cream Cone
Fun Sites to Visit:
Ben and Jerry’s
Good Humor – Breyer’s
The Ice Cream Parlour
Important Ice Cream
Bizarre Food Holidays)
National Rocky Road Day--June 2
Ice Cream Soda Day--June 20
National Ice Cream Month--July 1-31
Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day--July 1
Strawberry Sundae Day--July 7
Ice Cream Day--July 17
Cream Day--July 18
National Vanilla Ice Cream
Cream Soda Day--August 2
National Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream and Violins
THE 15 MOST POPULAR ICE CREAM FLAVORS
1. Vanilla, 29%
2. Chocolate, 8.9%
3. Butter pecan, 5.3%
4. Strawberry, 5.3%
5. Neapolitan, 4.2%
6. Chocolate chip, 3.9%
7. French vanilla, 3.8%
8. Cookies and cream, 3.6%
9. Vanilla fudge ripple, 2.6%
10. Praline pecan, 1.7%
11. Cherry, 1.6%
12. Chocolate almond, 1.6%
13. Coffee, 1.6%
14. Rocky road, 1.5%
15. Chocolate marshmallow, 1.3%
All others, 23.7%
Source: International Ice
Cream Association, 888 16th St., Washington, D.C., 20006.
Top 10 Ice Cream Consuming Countries in the World
1) United States
2) New Zealand
5) Belgium / Luxembourg
The favorite topping is still chocolate syrup.
The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was 12 feet high and made with
4,667 gallons of ice cream and 7,000 pounds of toppings in Anaheim,
Calif., during 1985.
percent of the world's Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in
cream cone is an invention wrapped in controversy, but one thing is
certain: It was made popular at the 1904 St. Louis Fair. It is reported
that the event boasted around 50 ice cream stands and a large number of
Fussell, considered to be the Father of the Ice Cream Industry, opened the
first commercial ice cream plant in America in 1851. At that time, the
average American ate less than one teaspoon of ice cream a year.
need a tower of 1,209 Eskimo Pies, stacked end-to-end, to stand as high as
the Washington Monument. It would take a chain of 3 billion Eskimo Pies to
reach the moon
D.F. Duncan Sr. inventor of
the Eskimo Pie and co-patent holder of a four-wheel hydraulic automobile
brake, originator of the Good Humor ice cream truck, successful marketer
of the first parking meter and the genius behind the first premium
incentive (e.g. send in two cereal box tops and receive a toy rocket ship
. . ."), is also responsible for the first great yo-yo fad in the United
In 1921, ice cream become so
identified with American culture that the Commissioner of Ellis
Island included ice cream in all arriving Americans' meals
Employees of Ben & Jerry’s
get three pints of free ice cream a day. Every year the company holds a
free cone day, giving away 1 million ice cream cones. Ben & Jerry's
Ice Cream company also gives their ice cream waste to the local Vermont
farmers who use it to feed their hogs. The hogs seem to like all of the
flavors except Mint Oreo.
What is the name of the owner
of the ice cream shop in Diagon Alley
and what is the name of the
Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream
In terms of exports, where
does the U.S. send the most ice cream? Try Japan: In 1995, Japan accounted
for more than 30 percent of all U.S. ice cream shipments abroad (or 5.6
million gallons). Next was Mexico (8 percent) and Hong Kong (7 percent).
It takes 12 pounds of whole
milk to make l gallon of ice cream.
Celebrate Ice Cream
Month with a "month of sundaes."
Here are 31
ideas from the California Milk Advisory Board for how to deliciously top
ice cream and make every day a sundae!
- July 1
A brownie topped with rocky road ice cream, warm chocolate sauce and a
sprinkle of chocolate chips.
- July 2
French vanilla ice cream topped with seasonal fruit, such as plums and
- July 3
Coconut ice cream topped with fresh shredded coconut and savory
- July 4
Vanilla ice cream topped with blueberry sauce and fresh sliced
- July 5
Mint chocolate chip ice cream with a combination of marshmallow sauce
and hot fudge sauce.
- July 6
Pistachio ice cream topped with fresh chopped pistachio nuts and
- July 7
Butter pecan ice cram with warm caramel sauce.
- July 8
Peach ice cream garnished with mango slices.
- July 9
Chocolate ice cream with crumbled chocolate chip cookie dough and
- July 10
Strawberry ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries and
- July 11
Vanilla ice cream dressed with espresso and slivered almonds.
- July 12
Rocky road ice cream with marshmallow sauce, chocolate chips
- July 13
Chocolate ice cream topped with crushed peppermint patties.
- July 14
A scoop each of chocolate and coffee ice cream topped with warm
- July 15
Mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge.
- July 16
Strawberry ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries and granola
- July 17
Vanilla ice cram with crushed chocolate cookies and chocolate
- July 18
Peach ice cream with raspberry puree and slivered pecans.
- July 19
Vanilla ice cream with dried fruit topping.
- July 20
Coffee ice cream with malt powder and chocolate sauce.
- July 21
Chocolate ice cream topped with peanut butter and sliced
- July 22
Coconut ice cream with hot fudge.
- July 23
Pistachio ice cream topped with hot fudge and chopped walnuts.
- July 24
Vanilla ice cream with fresh cherry puree.
- July 25
Peppermint ice cream with chocolate sauce.
- July 26
Chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge, marshmallow sauce and
crushed chocolate cookies.
- July 27
One scoop each of vanilla and chocolate ice cream topped with
pineapple and chocolate sauce.
- July 28
Coffee ice cream dressed with espresso and crumbled biscotti cookie.
- July 29
One scoop each of peach and strawberry ice cream topped with fresh
sliced peaches and strawberries.
- July 30
One scoop each of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream topped
with sliced banana and hot fudge or strawberry sauce.
- July 31
French vanilla ice cream with yogurt-or chocolate-covered peanuts.
Information provided by the California Milk Advisory Board and Torme &
Kenney in San Francisco
"Eighteen Flavors" By Shel Silverstein
Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors
Chocolate, lime and cherry,
Coffee, pumpkin, fudge banana
Caramel cream and boysenberry.
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth and round,
Tallest ice cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.
Bleezer's Ice Cream
I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
there are flavors in my freezer
you have never seen before,
twenty-eight divine creations
too delicious to resist,
why not do yourself a favor,
try the flavors on my list:
COCOA MOCHA MACARONI
TAPIOCA SMOKED BALONEY
CHECKERBERRY CHEDDAR CHEW
CHICKEN CHERRY HONEYDEW
TUTTI-FRUTTI STEWED TOMATO
TUNA TACO BAKED POTATO
LOBSTER LITCHI LIMA BEAN
ALMOND HAM MERINGUE SALAMI
YAM ANCHOVY PRUNE PASTRAMI
SASSAFRAS SOUVLAKI HASH
BUTTER BRICKLE PEPPER PICKLE
PEACH PIMENTO PIZZA PLUM
PEANUT PUMPKIN BUBBLEGUM
BROCCOLI BANANA BLUSTER
CHOCOLATE CHOP SUEY CLUSTER
AVOCADO BRUSSELS SPROUT
COTTON CANDY CARROT CUSTARD
CAULIFLOWER COLA MUSTARD
ONION DUMPLING DOUBLE DIP
TURNIP TRUFFLE TRIPLE FLIP
GARLIC GUMBO GRAVY GUAVA
LENTIL LEMON LIVER LAVA
ORANGE OLIVE BAGEL BEET
WATERMELON WAFFLE WHEAT
I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
taste a flavor from my freezer,
you will surely ask for more.
From The New
Kid on the Block, published by Greenwillow, 1984. Used with
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating a chocolate ice cream
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And said, "Give me some or I'll scream."
Ice Cream Prayer
Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six year old son asked if
he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is
great. Thank you for the food, and I would thank you even more if Mom gets
us Ice Cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all!!!
Along with laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman
remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know
how to pray. Asking God for Ice Cream! Why, I never!"
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is
God mad at me?" As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific
job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached
the table. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God
thought that was a great prayer," "Really?", my son asked (indicating to
the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "too bad she never
asks God for Ice Cream. A little Ice Cream is good for the soul
Naturally, I bought my kid Ice Cream at the end of the meal. My son stared
at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my
life. He picked up his Sundae and without a word walked over and placed it
in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for
you. Ice Cream is good for the soul sometimes and my soul is good already.