National ice cream day is celebrated on every third Sunday of July in the United States. The celebration was introduced in the U.S. Senate with Joint Resolution 298 sponsored by Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky on 17 May 1984 and Joint Resolution 543, sponsored by Reporter Kika de la Garza on Texas on 11 April 1984, in the United States House of Representative. The resolution declared “National Ice Cream Month” in July 1984 and “National Ice Cream Day” in July 1984. President Ronald Reagan signed it into federal law with the Presidential Proclamation 5219 on July 9th, 1984.
Date of National Ice Cream Day 2020
This year National Ice Cream Day will take place on 19th July 2020.
Reagan has also declared the month of July to be the National Ice Cream month and has described ice cream “as a nutritious and wholesome food for more than ninety per cent of the people of the United States.” The resolution was not specified until that year, but since the third Sunday (or sundae!) in July ice cream manufacturers and retailers have maintained the tradition.
This day has a reputation for being the ideal dessert and snack. About 87 million gallons of ice cream in the United States were eaten in 1983. An interesting thing about Thomas Jefferson – the Old School Vanilla Ice Crème recipe is considered to be the oldest ice cream recital in the United States. The following recipe is provided by the Congress Library. The transcript can be easily followed by the word for word.