In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as the National Ice Cream day. It was originally the 15th of the month but then later changed to the 3rd Sunday of the month. In 2015, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 19.
Ice cream, as we know it today dates as far back as the 17th-century France.
It takes roughly about 5.8 pounds of whole milk plus one pound of cream to make one delicious gallon of ice cream. Don’t forget the sugar!
In US, on average we nationally enjoy a whopping 48 pints of ice cream per person every year , making Americans the #1 ice cream consumers in the world. New Zealand is not far behind at #2.
About nine percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers today is used to produce ice cream, that’s just amazing.
Vanilla is the first pick for most when it comes to flavor. The top five ice cream flavors are: #1 vanilla at (27.8%), #2 chocolate (14.3%), #3 strawberry (3.3%), #4 chocolate chip (3.3%) and #5 butter pecan (2.8%).
What’s better than ice cream? Homemade ice cream creations! Checkout this great Raspberry-Ricotta Ice Cream from Martha Stewart to try:
- 1 1/4 cups ricotta
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- Coarse salt
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup berries
Directions: Puree ricotta, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. Stir in cream. Freeze in ice cream maker, then mix in berries. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.
Here are some great ice cream recipe books you can find on Amazon.com
Old-Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream: With 58 Original Recipes
This informative enthusiastic guide provides complete instructions and helpful advice for making delicious homemade ice cream either in a hand-cranked or electric freezer …
The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, And More
The Ultimate Ice Cream Book contains enough recipes to fill your summer days with delicious frozen desserts — but after acquainting yourself with this book s hundreds of tempting concoctions you ll want to use it every day of the year …
Savory & Unusual Ice-Cream Recipes
For a video demonstration of one of the recipes go to the author page …