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July - National Ice Cream Month

July - National Ice Cream Month

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? I had no idea until a few days ago and boy am I super excited! I am a huge ice-cream fan but I think my kids are even bigger fans {if that is even possible}.

 

And it couldn’t of come at a better time now that we are hitting record temperatures! Its a great way to cool off and not to mention a great excuse to indulge in your favorite flavors!

 

I read an interesting article in Woman’s World how your favorite sundae topping can reveal a lot about your personality.

 

Find the topping that makes you scream for ice-cream and learn a little more about yourself:

 

Hot fudge; You crave new things

Nuts or crushed candy bars; You’re assertive

Rainbow sprinkles; You’re an artiste

Strawberries or bananas; You’re a team player

Whipped cream; You’re sensitive

Caramel; You’re ambitious

 

Here are some fun ice-cream facts:

  • In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.
  • 57% of us say no sundae would be complete without hot fudge while 43% go nuttiest for nuts, according to a recent Harris Poll.
  • The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens.
  • About 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry.
  • According to the NPD Group’s National Eating Trends Services, the top five individual flavors in the United States are: vanilla (28.7%), chocolate (10.4%), cookie n’ cream (4.4%), strawberry (3.9%) and chocolate chip mint (3.3%).
  • According to the USDA, the U.S. leads the world in annual production of ice cream and related frozen desserts at about 1.5 billion gallons in 2008.

 

So what’s your favorite ice-cream topping?

 

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  • zoethegreat By zoethegreat
    07.03.11  

    Really? Almost 10% of milk produced in US is for ice-cream? Who would have thought?!

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