National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month.  This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream.


It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them.  Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.



1813 – First Lady Dolly Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball.


1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson, created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.


1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, received the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.


1920 – Harry Burt puts the first ice cream trucks on the streets.


1984 – President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July.


How best to celebrate Nat’l Ice Cream Day?  Running a 5K, duhthen afterwards, enjoying a premium dish at Sweet Cow.

Wasn’t MY idea, honest.  Credit my blog buddy Sarah.  Thanks friend 🙂

Miles (& countries) apart – celebrating the ‘holiday’ together.  YUM!





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