Scream for Ice Cream

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, what better way to celebrate than a few cool facts and figures about the tasty trends surrounding America’s favorite frozen treat?


| July 8, 2011



July is National Ice Cream Month.

July is National Ice Cream Month.

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Forked River, New Jersey — In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month (July 17 this year) as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 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."  With this in mind, Cowabunga Ice Cream – a national super premium designer ice cream and healthful frozen yogurt brand – would like to share some tasty tidbits about ice cream and its impressive impact on our nation.

Far more than just a delicious dessert, ice cream impacts America’s economy at large.  “According to The International Ice Cream Association, the U.S. ice cream industry generates billions in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens,” says Ellen Schack, founder and CEO of Cowabunga Ice Cream.  “They report that about 9 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.”

If that wet your whistle for more ice cream intel, consider the below cool facts, figures and trends about America’s favorite frozen confection.

 

Did you know?... 

Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices and other commercially produced frozen dairy products.





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