National Ice Cream Month

We all scream for ice-cream

July is National Ice-Cream Month

July is National Ice-Cream Month and Sunday was National Ice Cream Day.

And even as no person absolutely desires a special reason to revel in ice cream while journeying, right here’s how some airports and airways marked National Ice Cream Day. Plus some bonus ice cream snap shots from the National Archives.

Boys consuming ice cream. Courtesy National Archives

“People were consuming and making ice cream improvements when you consider that cold garage became extra commercially lower priced,” the National Archives reminds us. “Early founders George Washington and Thomas Jefferson often loved ice cream, and it turned into a featured dessert at James Madison’s inauguration ball in 1813.”

Ice cream-associated innovations have proliferated over the years, “as ice cream manufacturers and different dairy organizations constantly tinkered with new innovations to assist mix, freeze, shop, and shipping ice cream at the same time as maintaining its flavor and temperature perfect for the marketplace.”

Ice-cream. At the airport, the hotel and past.

We’re having a heat wave.

Well, lots of the u . s . a . is having a warmness wave. The sort of tropical warmth wave Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe and Gale Storm sang approximately.

And whilst there’s a warmness wave there’s handiest one aspect to do: consume ice-cream and plenty of it.

Back within the 1984, President Ronald Reagan unique July as National Ice-Cream Month and set apart the 0.33 Sunday of the month as National Ice-Cream Day.  And, as this image proves, President Barack Obama is a big fan of ice-cream too.

(Photo courtesy Wells’ Dairy, Le Mars, Iowa)

So as you’re touring round this month, make sure to prevent and eat a few ice-cream.  If you’re caught on the airport, it’s a terrific chance you’ll find a branch of Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs or a few other famous ice-cream or frozen yogurt chain in the meals courtroom.

Better but, right here’s hoping you land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, wherein there’s a branch of Amy’s Ice-Cream, a nearby favorite, or at Little Rock International Airport, wherein you may locate Arkansas-made Yarnell’s Ice Cream.

Know of some different airports in which you could get exceptional ice-cream? Please share your locate within the comments segment beneath.

And while you’re out on the street, why now not research something approximately this candy treat?  For a recent msnbc.com article, Ice-cream fanatics have fun candy treat – I located some manufacturing facility excursions that no longer simplest offer an ice-cream training however, within the three cases underneath, a unfastened sample.

Ben & Jerry’s, Waterbury, VT

(Courtesy Jeff Pecor, Yapta)

If you’re in New England and your travels take you everywhere close to Vermont, make your way to Waterbury for a excursion of the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream manufacturing facility. The adventure consists of an wonderful “moo-vie” about ice-cream manufacturing and a visit to the “Flavoroom” to taste the flavor of the day. Details at Ben & Jerry’s.

Blue Bell, Brenham, TX (Broken Arrow, OK; Sylacauga, AL)

Ice-cream at Blue Bell Factory, Brenham TX

Named for the Lone Star State’s local bluebell wildflower, the Brenham, Texas-primarily based Blue Bell Company offers tours of its ice-cream flora in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. Each excursion ends with a complimentary scoop of ice-cream and the opportunity to buy additional scoops for $1 or less.  Details at the Blue Bell website.

Velvet Ice Cream, Utica OH


(Blue icing getting blended into a special birthday cake ice cream)

The Velvet Ice Cream manufacturing unit in Utica, OH makes more than five million gallons of ice-cream a 12 months in “small” (for the industry) 800-gallon batches at the Ye Olde’ Mill, a 20-acre website online that houses an ice-cream museum, a historical grist mill with water wheel, a fishing pond and other sights.  Factory tours don’t normally consist of a complimentary taste of ice-cream, however for National Ice-Cream Month site visitors who show up weekdays between 1 and three p.m. will get to taste the taste of the day as it comes off the line. For information see the Velvet Ice-Cream Company internet site.

If your travels don’t take you close to those stores, do not forget preventing by way of one of the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants participating in the agency’s “Scoop for Success” software.  During National Ice Cream Month a part of the proceeds of a particularly-designed ice-cream dessert at every eating place could be donated to Dress for Success, an employer committed to assisting women re-input the staff.

And we’re not simply speakme chocolate sundaes. At Firefly in Washington, DC, the targeted dessert is peanut butter ice cream sandwich with chocolate decadence, banana’s foster sauce and praline crumb.

Firefly, Washington DC dress for success dessert

NIOS, in New York City, is serving vanilla bean gelato with caramelized popcorn and caramel sauce. And on the Red Star Tavern & Roast House in Portland, Oregon, the decadent dessert is crimson velvet doughnuts with bourbon-pecan cheesecake ice cream.

Kimpton Portland Red Velvet Donut dessert

On July fifteenth, 2010 Kimpton Hotels can also be website hosting a National Ice Cream Social.  All proceeds from unique cakes offered within the accommodations’ “dwelling rooms” might be donated to charity.

Do you want any greater motives to head devour ice-cream?  Go!