In 1984, Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. He also named the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. So that means this Sunday, July 18 deserves a special celebration!
I heard earlier this week from a friend, it was National Ice Cream day, so a few of us met down at to Cold Stone after work to enjoy some ice cream yummy-ness. As we enjoyed our treats, we talked about the best kinds of ice cream flavors. We even briefly debated heading over to another ice cream shop, up the street, as we did not want the fun to end! Yes, we are that serious about our ice cream. Sadly, after standing around for a while and becoming full, we decided that maybe the next week we should create a meeting for another treat day. Say National Cupcake day (is that a day already??) or have an Ice Cream day Part II -the Remix. It was a lot of fun!
Whatever way you plan on celebrating your ice cream, check out the links below for some great ideas. Check out the Ice Cream store for kewl gadgets to make ice cream at home!
Here are a few recipe ideas from various sources I love for celebrating this yummy occasion on Sunday:
Tara’s Kitchen Online Fav Ice Cream Recipes.
Ice Cream Recipes via http://www.ice-cream-recipes.com
Martha Stewart’s Ice Cream Treats.
Food Network’s Ice Cream Recipes
Here you will find the traditional ice cream recipes, but you will also find some pretty out there combos of favor. Spicy beet ice cream anyone? *smiles*
Traditional Ice Cream: For everyone.
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- French Vanilla Ice Cream
- Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
- “Serious” Vanilla Ice Cream
- Fresh Coconut Ice Cream
Adventurous Ice Cream: For those who like to live on the culinary flavor edge.
- Sour Cherry and Black Pepper Ice Cream
- Banana Ice Cream
- Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream
- Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream
- Ginger Ice Cream
- Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
- Peach Ice Cream
- White Pepper Ice Cream
- Blueberry Ice Cream
- Fresh Lemon and Lavender Ice Cream
- Island Sweet Potato Ice Cream
- Lavender (or Peppermint) Ice Cream
- Carrot and Orange Ice Cream
- Avocado Ice Cream
- Green Tea Ice Cream
- Kahlua Chip Ice Cream
- Date Ice Cream Sundae
- Chicory Coffee Ice Cream
- Jasmine Tea Souffle with Lemon Grass Ice Cream
- Spicy Beet Ice Cream
- Wattleseed Ice Cream with Homemade Macadamia Nut Cookies
Ice Cream Drink Recipes: For general happiness add a shot of rum to all recipes below.
- Toasted Almond Supreme
- Chocolate Milk Shake
- Raspberry Chocolate Shakes
- Rootbeer Rocket
- Iced Coffee Mocha Float
Ice Cream Fixings: To make an already amazing treat, even better.
- Uncle Bill’s Hot Fudge Sauce
- Candied Pumpkin Ice Cream Syrup
- Chocolate Raspberry Sauce
- Crepe Ice Cream Cones and Cups
- Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce
- Lemon-Scented Caramel Sauce
Whatever your taste, I hope you find a recipe to interest you and hope you get your ice cream on! Check out the Ice Cream store for all your ice cream needs!