Beat the Heat On National Ice Cream Day | Sunday July, 17

July is National Ice Cream Month

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 over 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The International Ice Cream Association encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2016, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 17.

Today, the average American consumes nearly 22 pounds of ice cream a year with vanilla holding strong as the most popular flavor, followed by mint chocolate chip and cookies and cream.

In recent years, artisanal ice cream has become a major trend, much like a similar movement among cheese and beer, Frye said.

Regardless of which flavor or brand might be your favorite, there will be a number of ways to enjoy ice cream on the cheap this weekend.

The following are just a few of the local and national businesses in Delaware that will be offering a sweet deal for a cold treat:


Woodside Farm Creamery – Hockessin

Sunday 17 July 2016, 12:00pm – 04:30pm

Join us Sunday, July 17, 2016 for a

National Ice Cream Day Celebration!!!

Try new ice cream flavors, take a behind the scene tour, field games, ice cream eating contest.
***Admission is FREE***

There is a registration fee for the ice cream eating contest with all the proceeds being donated to the Delaware Food Bank. Food Bank will be accepting non-perishable food items and will also be providing some yummy grilled refreshments!

Schedule of Events:
**Noon – 3:30pm
Try our new flavors – vote for your favorite
Meet one of our Jersey cows
Take a ‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour
**2:30 – 3:30pm
Field Games
**3:45 – 4:30pm
Ice Cream Eating Contest $3 – $5 (registration Noon – 3pm)
Proceeds are donated to the Food Bank of Delaware

Ice Cream Delight – Brandywine Hundred

Cold Stone Creamery – Newark, Dover and Rehoboth Beach

Sign up for the eClub and get a buy one, get one free ice cream coupon.

Dairy Queen – Statewide

Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon for a buy one, get one free Blizzard.

Friendly’s – Statewide

Single scoops for $1.99, double scoops for $2.99 and $2.99 Sundae Funday cones.

Caffé Gelato – Newark

BOGO special on its $4.99, two-scoop waffle cones on Sunday

Vanderwende Farm Creamery – Bridgeville and Dewey Beach

$1 off all ice cream cones and cups throughout the day

UDairy Creamery – Newark and Wilmington

UDairy also will be serving up ice cream at the Wilmington beer garden Constitution Yards from 3 to 9 p.m.

Baskin-Robbins – Camden, Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro and Bethany Beach

All month, Free waffle cone upgrade when they buy a double-scoop cone.

Carvel – Christiana Mall and Delaware Welcome Center


Ice Cream Facts

About 10.3 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry.

The average American consumes almost 22 pounds of ice cream per year. U.S. ice cream companies made more than 872 million gallons of ice cream in 2014.

Frozen dairy production follows a clear seasonal pattern. Summer is the unchallenged season for eating ice cream and other related products. Production kicks up in March and April to fill retail and foodservice pipelines in the late spring and early summer. June is the highest production month of the year, but production remains strong through August to satisfy summer demand. Production declines through the end of the year.

According to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies, vanilla remains the most popular flavor among their consumers. Companies said that Chocolate Chip Mint and Cookies and Cream were the next most popular flavors

The majority of ice cream and frozen desserts are marketed regionally. More than 66.7 percent of U.S. ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers say they market their products regionally, with 16 percent marketing nationally. The international market accounts for 10 percent of the market for U.S. companies.

Premium ice cream, which tends to have lower amount of aeration and higher fat content than regular ice cream, is the most popular product with consumers according to a recent survey of U.S. ice cream manufacturers. In the survey, 79.3 percent cited premium ice cream as the most popular product made while 10 percent said that novelties are most popular.  Novelties are defined as separately packaged single servings of a frozen dessert –  such as ice cream sandwiches and fudge sticks.



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