National Ice Cream Month

by | Jul 25, 2019 | Holidays | 0 comments

The month of July has very few national health awareness issues: cord blood, cleft palate, and juvenile arthritis. I already wrote about juvenile arthritis in a previous blog post and I have limited knowledge on the other two health issues, which meant I need to choose something else worthy of celebrating or importance. I got the blog idea from the radio: July is National Ice Cream Month! Yes, one of my favorite summertime memories is going to Dairy Queen to get an ice cream cone.

It is hard to believe that an entire month is dedicated to this sweet cold treat, but unfortunately, that is clever marketing. I wonder if dairy farmers question if ice cream made from coconut milk, almond or cashew milk, is real ice cream. I have several friends and family members who are lactose intolerant who enjoy having these options for a cold, sweet treat. What about sherbet or gelato; are they considered ice cream? I have always wondered about sherbet since it can be found in the ice cream section in grocery stores, but not made from milk.  The number of low sugar or no sugar ice cream has also increased, so diabetics can partake in this dessert.  It is one of an Americans favorite’s cold treat during the summer.

I leave this blog post with two questions for you: what is your favorite flavor and what is your favorite brand or store for purchasing this treat?  Please feel free to comment below and happy ice cream month!