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National Ice Cream Day

National ice cream day is celebrated all over United Sates every year on third Sunday of the month of July. The whole July month is celebrated as the National ice cream month in US, where various delicious and flavorful National Ice Cream Day Recipes are enjoyed throughout the country.

History of National Ice Cream Day

The fun and enjoyment of ice creams in US was realized by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, where more than 90% of the population of the country consumed ice cream. Thus, the president designated the hot July month as the National ice cream month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. While designating the ice cream day and month, the president laid emphasis on the fact that both the events ought to be practiced with suitable and noteworthy activities and ceremonies.

Popular National Ice Cream Day Recipes

Though various kinds of delicious and mouth watering ice creams can be found in various parlors on National Ice Cream Day, yet several yummy ice creams can be made at home too.

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This National Ice Cream Day recipe involves preparation of blueberry sauce, ice cream and Graham cracker mixture.

a) For blueberry sauce, cornstarch, sugar, water, lemon juice, and blueberries are added in pan and boiled together until a thick texture is attained and refrigerated thereafter.

b) For Graham cracker mixture, a mix of sugar, cinnamon, cracker crumbs, and butter is prepared, placed in oven in a baking tray, and baked until golden brown in color

c) For preparing ice cream, sugar, vanilla essence, whipping cream, milk, and vanilla pudding or cheesecake are mixed together and placed in the refrigerator for a few hours.

When all the three things are ready, graham cracker mixture is crumbled, and placed over a layer of ice cream, followed by blueberry sauce. This process is followed thrice where each prepared material is placed on the top of the other, and refrigerated thereafter before serving chilled on special National Ice Cream Day.

  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

It is a National Ice Cream Day recipe which is prepared by combining and cooking together fresh rhubarb, sugar, water, strawberry gelatin powder, ground cinnamon, marshmallows, salt, milk, whipping cream, and vanilla extract. The mixture is allowed to cool and then placed in freezer for a few hours before serving the ice cream chilled.

Apart from the above few ice creams, various other types of ice creams namely Rose ice cream, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate mint ice cream are some of the popular National Ice Cream Day Recipes in US.