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July: National Ice Cream Month Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day, which makes sense-facts show that July and August are the biggest months for ice cream consumption. By presidential recommendation, we are to celebrate this day with "appropriate ceremonies and activities", which I see as full permission to gorge yourself.

Fun facts on this favorite treat:

Did you know that...

9 % of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream. More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. The average number of licks to finish off a single scoop ice cream cone is about 50 licks. The first official account of ice cream in America was recorded in 1700 from a letter written by a guest of Maryland Governor William Bladen. In 1812, Dolley Madison served a magnificent strawberry ice cream creation at President Madison's second inaugural banquet at the White House.

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