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How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day provides just the right excuse to down buckets of ice cream of all flavors and designs.

There’s just something about a cold ice cream cone on a boiling hot summer day that lands in the right spot.

When is National Ice Cream Day?

The whole month of July is actually National Ice Cream Month with National Ice Cream Day designated for the third Sunday in July every year.

The joint resolution originating the celebration was signed into public law in 1984. Every year, the celebrations are publicized by ice cream manufacturers.

This year, National Ice Cream Day falls on July 21. Did you know that back in the day, ice cream was only reserved for royals and rich folk until refrigeration was invented?

Today, you can make ice cream easily at home with only a few ingredients and the right machine.

National ice cream day celebration ideas

How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day?

Traditionally, ice cream is made from full-fat dairy but with so many alternative diets these days, you can find ice cream for almost every lifestyle – vegan, low carb, dairy-free, keto, lactose intolerant, gluten-free, etc.

National Ice Cream Day is a super fun day to celebrate and eat as much of your favorite ice cream treats as you want.

Your first port of call on National Ice Cream Day should be your local ice cream parlors. They will have a lot of sales and freebies for ice cream lovers.

If you want to order something to enjoy at home with your loved ones or that special someone, check out some amazing ice cream options below.

Ice creams ordered online are shipped with cold packs and styrofoam coolers to keep them intact during shipping so no worries about it melting before it gets to you:-

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1. Rebel Low Carb, Keto Friendly Mint Chip Ice Cream

Rebel ice cream is sugar-free, high fat, low carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. You can indulge in this without thinking too much about packing on the pounds. Check out this all-natural ice cream HERE.

Rebel Ice Cream is also available in Butter Pecan HERE and chocolate flavor HERE.

2. Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Pride Pack

These ice cream flavors are super interesting. A pack of 4 – bourbon ice cream with cornflakes, organic coffee, sweetened condensed milk and chicory, Tahitian vanilla bean with malt powder and chocolate and malt.

Sounds quite unique. Check out the Humphry Slocombe pack HERE

3. eCreamery Personalized Gourmet Handcrafted Ice Cream Gift

A pack of 4 gourmet ice creams available in chocolate cake with brownies & fudge swirls, s’mores, vanilla with chocolate chips and cookie dough, and cookies and cream.

Each pack can be personalized with a name and a simple message. Buy the gourmet handcrafted ice cream HERE.

4. Astronaut Ice Cream

Ice cream originally designed for real astronauts on early Apollo missions. The ice cream is freeze-dried and placed in a special poly foil pouch.

This 4 pack is chocolate/vanilla/strawberry flavored. Check out the astronaut Neapolitan sandwich HERE.

5. Thrive Nutrition Simply Chocolate Ice Cream

This special ice cream contains 9 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 24 vitamins and minerals, and 4 active probiotics.

It comes in a pack of 24, each cup is 6 oz. Buy the Thrive ice cream HEREThrive ice cream is also available in creamy vanilla HERE and fresh strawberry HERE.

6. DIY Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Day

Keen on making your own ice cream and testing out a variety of flavors, how about an ice cream maker and ice cream cookbook. Check out some awesome recommendations below:-

Aicok Ice Cream Maker, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Machine

Aicok ice cream maker has a 1.6 Qt capacity and can be used to make frozen yogurts and sorbets as well. The device comes with a 2-year guarantee. 

The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

Featuring 200 recipes for ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, granitas, and sweet accompaniments. Available in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover. Buy it HERE.

Silikomart Silicone Mini Ice Cream Mold Set

And of course, you will need these super cute silicone ice cream molds for the ice cream design. Get this set in different colors HERE.

Ice Cream Party for National Ice Cream Day

Having an ice cream party? This super cool ice cream bar table sign will make your bar stand out instantly.

Ice Cream Bar Table Sign

National Ice Cream Day Gifts and Accessories

Some ice cream themed gift ideas below for National Ice Cream Day or just any other occasion that requires ice cream really:-

CuisiPro Scoop and Stack

This scoop and stack device creates fun shaped cones and bowls. It’s able to cut through even the toughest ice cream.

The ice cream scoop and stack is available in white and green as well. Check out the scoop and stack HERE.

Ceramic Dessert & Ice Cream Cone Set

Colorful ceramic cones set of 4 with dessert spoons included. Suitable for fruits and desserts as well. Buy the dessert and ice cream cone set HERE.

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

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