About National Ice Cream Day
Celebrated on the third Sunday of July, National Ice Cream Day originated in 1984 as Ice Cream Month. The 31-day nod to the popular treat came by way of a joint resolution in Congress. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law by proclamation in 1984.
The proclamation (No. 5219) declared ice cream "a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over 90 percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food.”
- Did you know? Thomas Jefferson's recipe for Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream is believed to be the oldest recipe for ice cream in the USA.
- Did you know? Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the scientific term for the brain-freeze you experience after eating ice cream.