HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's big scoop for anyone who enjoys America's favorite cool treats: National Ice Cream Day is July 21! President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month in 1984, and the third Sunday of every July to be National Ice Cream Day.
Why limit yourself to just one day when you can celebrate with the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) the entire month with their annual Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties promotion.
- You will find special deals on ice cream and novelties in your local supermarkets throughout July.
- You can win Ice Cream for a Year by entering the 2019 Ice Cream & Novelties Coupon Giveaway.
- You can guess which of five popsicle varieties melts first in NFRA's recent, fun Facebook Live event: "The Last Popsicle Standing." Check out the video, satisfy your curiosity…and learn some terrific info about ice cream and novelties.
Some Surprisingly Sweet Ice Cream Facts
- You can cure brain freeze by pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth or by drinking a glass of warm water.
- Twin popsicles were invented during the Great Depression so two siblings could share an ice pop for the price of one.
- Frozen yogurt can be made with sheep milk or goat milk – in the Middle East and China, even camel and yak varieties are available.
- A typical bathtub holds 50 gallons of ice cream.
- There are many new non-dairy frozen options – made with almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, coconut cream and more.
- Sorbet and Italian ice are similar to sherbet, but do not contain any dairy.
- Find more cool tidbits on NFRA's Surprisingly Sweet Ice Cream Facts Infographic.
A Tasty Treat for Ice Cream Month
Nothing says "celebration" like an Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake! These delectable desserts are made in a muffin tin, so you can have just the right-sized treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. From the brownie base to the cherry on top, these ice cream sundaes are a summertime must-have! Try this recipe and find lots more like it at EasyHomeMeals.com. Serving ideas for ice cream and novelties are only limited by your imagination.
Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes Recipe
- 1 (18.4-ounce) package brownie mix, batter prepared according to package directions
- 6 cups ice cream (flavor of your choice)
- 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Assorted chopped nuts, sprinkles, or crushed candies
- 24 maraschino cherries with stems
Preheat oven to 350. Line cups of two 12 ct. muffin tins with paper liners. Spoon 1/4 cup brownie batter into each muffin cup. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Let cool completely. (Do not remove from muffin pan.) Spoon and gently spread 1/4 cup of slightly softened ice cream over each brownie. Cover and freeze at least 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, add toppings. Serves 24
About National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA)
NFRA (www.nfraweb.org) is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. NFRA sponsors national promotions March Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month and June/July Ice Cream & Novelties; and provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities through its www.EasyHomeMeals.com consumer website and social media properties.
SOURCE National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association