When The President Screams For Ice Cream
“I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream”
But when he President screams for ice cream it’s a big deal. It was President Ronald Reagan who in 1984, declared the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. That year the President reminded the nation that the ice cream industry generated $3.5 billion in sales each year. This year, 2021, National Ice Cream Day falls on July 18th.
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan officially declared the 3rd Sunday in July as “National Ice Cream Day”
Oh, and by the way, the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month!
Lots of places will have ice cream deals and ice cream freebies. And of course there is always an app for that. Get the Dairy Queen app and you can get $1 off a dipped cone at participating locations. Sorry if yours doesn’t participate.
Since That Day In 1984 Our Screaming Has Gotten Louder
Yes in 37 years of celebration, our screams for ice cream have gotten much louder. About 6.4 billion pounds of ice cream and frozen yogurt were produced in the U.S. in 2019 (most recent data). The ice cream industry has a $13.1 billion impact on the U.S. economy, supports 28,800 direct jobs, and generates $1.8 billion in direct wages, according to IDFA’s (The International Dairy Foods Association in Washington, D.C)
So take a break have a cool delicious scoop or two today. After all, Ice Cream Day day lasts all month.