Out of all the food-related month long celebrations for July 2016 – Horseradish, hot dogs, baked beans – I think we can all agree that ice cream is the best one on the list. July is also National Anti-Boredom Month, National Picnic Month, and National Grilling Month, in case you were wondering.
We have Pres. Ronald Reagan to thank for designating July as National Ice Cream Month, acc. to the International Dairy Foods Association. The average American eats 5 1/2 gallons of ice cream every year, and more ice cream is sold in July than any other time of year.
Though you would undoubtedly rather eat it than read about it, you can check out “Ice Cream Social: the Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s” from Rentschler Library. We only ask that you NOT spill any ice cream on the pages! If you’re really intrepid, try this recipe for ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker.