What do former President Ronald Reagan, heat and July have in common? Clue: it's something we all scream for...
The answer is National Ice Cream Day! That's right, today Sunday, July 15 is that day. And we all scream for ice cream, right?
According to holiday insights, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. Reagan also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July.
With the recent heatwave that's gripping the nation and temperatures back into the 90's in the Triad, you should run, not walk, to get your favorite ice cream treat.
How much do we love ice cream? The International Dairy Association reports that the U.S. ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion in 2010, with take-home ice cream sales representing the largest section of the market, generating revenues of $6.8 billion or 67.7 percent of the market's overall value.
About 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation's dairy industry.
Click here to get more facts about ice cream, including who invented the first ice cream cone.