Did you know that there was a special month and a day designated for ice creams? Not that ice cream lovers need a specific month, day or even time to enjoy this delicious more often than not sweet treat though savory versions including chili and mac-and cheese versions are also available.
Former President Ronald Reagan designated the month of July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day in 1984. Today, Sunday July 18, is National Ice Cream Day.An average American 48 pints of ice cream each year and 90 percent of the households in America consume ice cream.
Although there is no specific inventor to thank, ice cream was first eaten in China around 618-697 A.D. The Bible says that King Solomon enjoyed iced drinks as well. Caesar used to cover snow from mountains with fruits and juices. Italian explorer Marco Polo brought back a sherbet recipe from the Far East which became the first known recipe for ice cream.
In the U.S., a letter written in 1744 in Maryland by a guest of Governor William Bladen mentions its first recorded consumption. On May 12, 1777, it was the New York Gazette, who printed the first advertisement for ice cream.
Earlier, ice cream was a treat for leaders, the rich and the influential. Today, any American can pick up a scoop in innumerable flavors and textures though soft ice cream is by far the favorite among half the population of the nation.
We have listed the companies, retailers, chains, fast food giants, franchises delivery apps and more who have offers for you. Since each offer comes with terms and conditions including purchase in-store, through app, through delivery partner, for loyalty customers, or on minimum purchase or specific purchase, it is necessary for you to check out the website or app of the companies mentioned below:
- Baskin Robbins
- Burger King
- Cold Stone Creamery
- Dairy Queen
- Door Dash
- Insomnia Cookies
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
- Marble Slab Creamery
- Monkey Joe’s
- Whole Foods