July is National Ice Cream Month, first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, and enjoyed every July since then. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe the events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Those words may not be as memorable as his “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” speech, but ice cream lovers applauded them.
Our favorite “appropriate activity” is, of course, eating the sweet creamy stuff. But, here at The Food Channel, we also like to write and talk about ice cream.
We offer helpful info, like this step-by-step photo tour that demonstrates how to make homemade ice cream.
Another step-by-step article shows you a super easy way to customize store-bought ice cream, and create your own signature flavors.
You’d be amazed at how many different—and sometimes bizarre—flavors of ice cream there are. This article will enlighten and may frighten. Some flavors are downright scary. How ’bout a double dip of Bacon Ice Cream?
Yes, there are some weird ice cream flavors out there. But which flavors are the favorites? We went to a couple different sources, and got some different results. See if you can guess which are the most popular.
We took our Food Channel cameras to Cold Stone Creamery to ask some customers: What is it about ice cream, why do we all love it so much? They tried their best to tell us.
More fun lists
The USA may lead the world in many things, but how does it rank as a consumer of ice cream? We count down the top ten ice cream eating countries.
And we’ve got more top ten lists. Here’s a ten-pack of ice cream fun facts, perfect for cocktail party conversation or ice cream social networking.
YES, WE HAVE RECIPES
We have a plethora of scrumptious ice cream-related recipes. Below are links to some of the ice crem-de-la-crem recipes. For a more extensive selection, simply type in the word “ice cream” in the recipe search box at the top right hand corner and click.
Chocolate Shell Shock Ice Cream Sundae. (We also have a step-by-step photo tour showing how to make this amazing-looking dessert)
Tic Tac Toe Ice Cream & Cookie Treat
Caramel Sauce Ice Cream Topping
Dublin Mudslide Brownie Sundae
Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream Topping