Dairy Princess News
In the USA ice cream is one of the most popular consumed foods than any other country in the world. With such a love for ice cream in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90 percent of the nation’s population.
According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IFDA), Reagan signed the proclamation with the request that Americans celebrate ice cream throughout July with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Here are some fun ice cream facts for you to enjoy!
When Americans eat ice cream at home their favorite flavor is vanilla. Chocolate ranks second.
More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
“Brain freeze” is triggered when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth, causing blood vessels in your head to dilate.
Assuming that eating ice cream is an appropriate activity, here is an easy recipe to make your own ice cream (from Kaboose.com).
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk or half & half
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons rock salt
1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
Wipe off the top of the small bag, and then open it carefully. Enjoy!