July 21st is National Ice Cream Day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.
According to International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year. As the summer reaches peak temperatures in July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month as a way to cool off and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Ice cream has historically been a key feature of American communities. According to an IDFA survey, most ice cream companies are family owned and have been in operation for more than 50 years. Here’s more sweet news: Ice cream companies help support the U.S. economy, contributing more than $11 billion directly to the national economy and supporting more than 26,000 direct jobs that generate $1.6 billion in direct wages, according to IDFA’s Dairy Delivers®. In 2017, about 1.4 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the United States.
National Ice Cream Day means free, or practically free ice cream all day. Check out the following sweet deals:
Humphry Slocombe – the San Francisco-based rebellious and unapologetic ice creamery known for creating unique, ultra-premium ice cream creations – will be offering free sprinkles on all ice cream orders at their scoop shops on National Ice Cream Day, 7/21, including their LA location on Abbott Kinney Blvd in Venice! Too lazy to leave the house? You can also celebrate the day with their delicious ice cream at home—you’ll find national delivery of their pints via Goldbelly.
Bennett’s Ice Cream at The Original Farmers Market is offering $1.00 off any ice cream item from 12-7 p.m. on 7/21. One of the last of a vanishing tradition, Scott Bennett and his staff make their own ice cream from fresh ingredients mixed on the spot (you can watch the process through Bennett’s kitchen window!).
Local Ice, also at The Original Farmers Market is offering free sprinkles on all ice cream orders on 7/21! Made in small batches using organic ingredients, their creamy ice cream and dairy-free Italian ices are hand-crafted on site! Classic treats like splits, sundaes and milk shakes are also available.