Celebrating National Ice Cream Day
Today is the 25th anniversary of National Ice Cream Day and the highlight of National Ice Cream Month should be observed with “appropriate ceremonies and activities”.
So it was decreed by then-President Ronald Reagan in an official proclamation recognizing the third Sunday in July as the day to celebrate the “nutritious and wholesome food” which “enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food”.
If “appropriate ceremonies and activities” include shoving my face full of a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream, then consider it a successful day in this household.
The Chicago Tribune is on-board with the “holiday”, providing a list of the “10 things you might not know about ice cream”.
Having reviewed the list completely, let’s just say I have much more information about ice cream than I ever knew I needed. And, no, I am not going to start scooping it onto my roast beef dinners.
But feel free to indulge. “Appropriate ceremonies and activities” is all relative anyway. And you’ll be honoring Ol’ Dutch himself.