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California Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month; National Ice Cream Day is the third Sunday in July

California is the leading producer of ice cream. We take this creamy, dreamy treat very seriously and have created a dozen scream-worthy sundaes to try at home. In fact, California produced over 136.5 million gallons in one year alone. To celebrate, here are fun facts about every one's favorite summertime treat and some grown up sundaes to help you enjoy!

President and Californian Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month in 1984. In his proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." He also designated the third Sunday in July National Ice Cream Day is there a better reason to throw an old fashioned ice cream social for your family and friends?

  • 12 lbs. of Real California Milk are used to make just one gallon of California ice cream.
  • The average ice cream lover in the U.S. enjoys around 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year. That's more than any other country!
  • About 90% of the American population regularly enjoys ice cream.
  • What's the most popular topping for an ice cream sundae? Chocolate syrup, of course.
  • As a cherry on top, our nation's ice cream industry does more than just provide a delicious summer treat it also generates more than $21 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens.
  • Finishing off a single-scoop ice cream cone take an average of 50 licks.
  • All ice cream lovers do their best to savor every drop. Did you know that approximately 13% of men and 8% of women admit to licking the bowl clean after eating ice cream?
  • The world's largest ice cream sundae was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988 and weighed over 24 tons.
  • The world's largest ice cream sandwich weighed about 2,500 pounds.
  • The ice cream headache every ice cream lover's nightmare. What's the best way to get rid of it? To stop this attack of brain freeze, which is a reaction to cold objects touching the roof of your mouth, we found a few cures. 1. Short and sweet wait it out. Give it 30-60 seconds and it should come and go on its own. 2. The best offensive is a good defense avoid touching the ice cream to the roof of your mouth. 3. Our personal favorite grab some Real California whipped cream. Eating whipped cream can help the headache subside. Not to mention, it will taste great!

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