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I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! July’s official food.

By July 10, 2019No Comments

Did you know it’s National Ice Cream Month? A whole month dedicated to the delictable and sweet treat of summer. The food that can cool you down and satisfy the sweet tooth covered with all kinds of toppings from fudge to sprinkles, chocolate chips, candies and more…or no topping at all. Enjoy it in a bowl, cone, waffle or out of the carton.

In July 1984, President Ronald Reagan, proclaimed July National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July. The event is now highly publicized by ice cream manufacturers.

The oldest documented recipe for ice cream in the USA, as provided by the Library of Congress, was provided by Thomas Jefferson. History tells that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists. Here are some names you’ll recognize that would enjoy a good bowl of fresh ice cream during the colonial era.

  • Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson enjoyed ice cream.
  • 1813 -First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson, created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, received the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • 1920 – Harry Burt puts the first ice cream trucks on the streets.  National Day Calendar

Think you know your ice cream? Take this quiz and find out.   Ice Cream Quiz

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