Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 193 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Celebrating Ice Cream

Perhaps one of my favorite Presidential actions ever occurred when, in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. I mean … who doesn’t love ice cream?

Soft serve ice cream from a truck is magical.

There is rarely a time when I don’t have ice cream in my freezer. There’s no better way to beat the heat than a refreshing scoop of one of the world’s most popular frozen concoctions.

Two scoops, please.

I personally love chocolate the best, but I adore watching people struggle with the dilemma of which flavor to choose at their favorite ice cream store. Add in the decision of toppings, cone or cup, and how many scoops and you realize, the struggle is real!

Decisions, decisions.

I am incredibly grateful I don’t have to worry about issues with the lactose-laden delight … but I know people who do and, while it loses a bit of creaminess, there are sorbets out there to satisfy your cravings.

Sorbet is lactose-free … and a great alternative to ice cream.

So … as you consider a cone or cup for yourself, prepare to get your ice cream celebration on … Today, July 7 is Strawberry Sundae Day, Sunday the 17th is National Ice Cream Day AND Peach Ice Cream Day, July 23 is Vanilla Ice Cream Day, and July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. Incidentally, the British also celebrate National Ice Cream Day today and Italians celebrate Gelato Day on March 24.

Italians celebrate gelato in March.

There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Embrace the joy of ice cream, here and around the world!

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