National Ice Cream Day

July 17, 2011 by staff 

National Ice Cream DayNational Ice Cream Day, According to an announcement (Proclamation of 5219, to be exact) that the dear old Ronald Reagan in 1984, today is National Ice Cream Day, so if you’re a patriot, who will go out and eat a good portion of the cold stuff. In his official proclamation in 1984, Reagan declared:

Ice cream is a nutritious and healthy, enjoying more than ninety percent of people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and fast food. Over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream consumed in the United States in 1983.The ice cream industry generates approximately $ 3.5 million and annual sales and employs thousands of citizens. In fact, nearly ten percent of all milk produced by the U.S. Dairy Farmers is used to produce ice cream, which contributes substantially to the economic welfare of the nation’s dairy industry.

So true. Other important facts about ice cream, more ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. The most popular flavor of ice cream in the U.S. is vanilla (27.8%), followed by chocolate (14.3%), strawberry (3.3%), chocolate chip (3.3%) and nut butter (2.8%). More ice cream (per person) is eaten by children aged 2-12 years and adults over 45 years. The average number of licks to eat a single scoop cone is about 50. It’s delicious.

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