I have a lot of fond memories when it comes to ice cream. My brother and I used to help my grandpa make homemade vanilla ice cream every 4th of July. As a teenager, I worked in an ice cream shop, which never made me tired of ice cream, in fact it made me love it even more. So learning of a holiday for this delicious cold treat made me smile.
National Ice Cream Day is the the 3rd Sunday in July each year. Think of all the ways you could celebrate! You can keep it simple and enjoy a scoop or two of your favorite flavor. If you're going out for ice cream, get creative and order a milkshake with a flavor combination you haven't tried before. Have you ever had one made with chocolate ice cream and caramel syrup? How about coffee ice cream and chocolate syrup? Those are two of my personal favorites! You might gather your family, friends and some tasty toppings and have a sundae party! You can even make your own ice cream! There's a simple way to make ice cream at home with two coffee cans.
You can tell everyone about your favorite ice cream treat or your favorite ice cream memories in the comments below!
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