We all scream for ice cream! Many argue back and forth as to how good of a president Ronald Reagan was, but one thing is for sure…he definitely gained a loyal following in 1984 when he designated July 18th as National Ice Cream Day! Speaking for myself, I do not need a president, or anyone else for that matter, to tell me that it is alright to have a day set aside to celebrate ice cream. If it were up to me everyday would be ice cream day. After all, I have been quoted as saying that ice cream should be it’s own food group.
Ice cream is a very wholesome and nutritious food item. It covers your dairy requirements and if you get the varieties that have nuts in them your fiber requirements will be met as well. The creamy, smooth, velvety texture of ice cream has been known to have a calming effect if you are feeling frazzled or anxious and will definitely put a smile on your face. If you are feeling old on any particular day all you need to do is enjoy some ice cream and lick the bowl when you are done…this will have you feeling like a kid again in no time! The benefits of ice cream consumption are amazing. By just consuming ice cream on a daily basis you will no longer need to take calcium or fiber supplements and you can throw out your anti-depressants as well. Of course I would run all this by a medical professional first!
Since Americans consume more ice cream per capita than any other country, I’d say that I live in the right place. Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream and other frozen dairy products. If you live in the northern central states you are lucky because per capita you consume 41.7 quarts. Perhaps I should consider relocating!
For all of us ice cream connoisseurs, GiftTree has the perfect accessory. Imagine your own, personalized ice cream bucket that perfectly holds a pint of your favorite flavor and comes complete with an ice cream scoop and a lid. Even better is that the Engraved Ice Cream Bucket with Scoop offers free personalization and it comes in a signature GiftTree gift box which makes for a very impressive gift presentation. Whether you choose to gift yourself with this elegant item or you choose to give it to a fellow ice cream lover you will not be disappointed.
Happy National Ice Cream Day! I am off to the ice cream parlor…