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July 2023 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Ice Cream Month

Ice Cream Month


According to the International Dairy Foods Association website, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984 and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day (for 2023, that would be July 16). He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent 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." 

Fun Facts 

  • The U.S. ice cream industry generated $13 billion in 2019.
  • 9% of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream. 
  • America's top 5 favorite flavors - chocolate, cookies 'n cream, vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate chip (2022, IDFA).

20 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes made for Hot Summer Day (Southern Living) - 20 best recipes for homemade ice cream.

Best Ice Cream of the Month Clubs (SpruceEats) - Descriptions and opinions regarding major ice-cream-of-the-month clubs. There are links to other foods-of-the-month clubs.

Ice cream  ( - All things ice cream including fun facts, recipes, and your flavor identity. 

Ice cream media kit (idfa,org) - Information on National Ice Cream Month (July), ice cream sales and trends, product definitions, the history and making of ice cream and cones, handling tips and recipes.

July is National Ice Cream Month ( - Fun facts along with resources for teachers, students, and consumers.

List of ice cream flavors (wikipedia) - Common and not-so-common flavors along with some international ones.

NPR's Kitchen Window - Simple ice cream recipes. 

We all scream for ice cream! 31 ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Month (  

Books & E-Books

Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons that discuss ice cream

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