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July 2014 What's Happening @ LWLC : Ice Cream Month

Ice Cream Month

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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 2014, that would be July 20). 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 $10 billion in 2010.
  • 9% of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream. 
  • America's top 5 favorite flavors - vanilla, chocolate, cookies 'n cream, strawberry and mint chocolate chip.


10 weird facts about ice cream ( scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! 

18 Fun Facts for National Ice Cream Month (  

All things ice cream  ( - Additional fun facts regarding ice cream. 

NPR's Kitchen Window - Simple ice cream recipes. 

Southern Living - 25 best recipes for homemade ice cream.

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

World's weirdest ice cream flavors  ( - Celebrate with one or two of these weird flavors, including corn on the cob, pizza, garlic, and smoked salmon.


 Text: RA, XM, NF

Books & eBooks

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

Text & selections: XM, NF

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