Get ready to celebrate National Ice Cream Month! Children’s news article

Former US President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month in 1984. (Jan Vašek/CC-By-SA 2.0/Pixabay)

Here is some good news for those who wither in the stuffy summer heat — July is National Ice Cream Month! Cool vacations can be credited Proclamation 5219, signed by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984. decree urges citizens to observe the entire month, or at the very least the third Sunday in July — designated National Ice Cream Day — “with appropriate ceremonies and activities. »

This, of course, means eating as much ice cream as possible. Here are some fun facts about ice cream to keep you amused as you complete your civic duty.

The origin of ice cream

The first record for milk-based ice cream, made from fermented milk, flour and camphor, came from the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). However, the Arabs are credited for inventing the modern-day recipe, using milk and sugar as primary ingredients, in the 9th century. In the 10th century, a delicious frozen treat made from milk, cream, flavored rose water, dried fruits and nuts was considered extremely popular in Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo.

A history of ice cream over the years. (Credit:

While Europeans discovered the frozen treat in the 16th century, it took much longer to get to America. The dessert was first mentioned in 1744, when Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen served strawberry ice cream to guests. However, due to the lack of refrigerators, it was not until 1851 that ice cream finally became available to the public.

Americans are now one of the biggest consumers of ice cream in the world. A valued $6 billion is spent annually on the treat, and the numbers are even higher if restaurant sales are included. Although California produces the most ice cream, the biggest fans – on a per inhabitant base – resident in Washington, DC, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

Your favorite ice cream flavor can reflect your personality

Your choice of ice cream could reflect your personality. (Credit: Baskin

Most people think their choice of ice cream is based on taste preference. However, Dr. Alan Hirsch, founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, believes it reflects an individual’s personality. personality.

Vanilla ice cream fans are impulsive risk takers who are good at relationships, while chocolate lovers tend to be lively, charming and somewhat spectacular. Strawberry ice cream passionate are dedicated and introverted, while coffee fans are likely to be scrupulous, conscientious, and perfectionists. Do you like chocolate chip ice cream? So you have to be generous, competentand a go-getter!

The largest ice cream scoop in the world

In 2014, Minnesota-based Kemps Dairy celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary by unveiling the world’s largest scoop of ice cream at the annual Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The 5-foot-6-inch-tall, 6-foot-2-inch-wide frozen masterpiece was made using 733 tubs of strawberry ice cream. After the Guinness World Record status of the massive scoop was confirmed, the historic treat was distributed to a few lucky fairgoers.

Do you know any other ice creams trivia? Be sure to share it with us by writing your comments below.

happy national Ice Month!


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