Today is National Ice Cream Day!

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Ice cream. Those two words conjure up so many emotions. Elation: imagining the cold, sweet, treat melting on my tongue on a hot sweaty day. Desire: I want a bowl of McConnell’s Turkish Coffee ice cream now. Guilt: Wait, did my spoon just hit the bottom of the carton? Let me get this out of the way. I love ice cream. I prefer it over virtually any other dessert. My perfect bowl? Super premium coffee ice cream with fresh whipped cream and possibly a splash of Kahlua liquor.

According to Wikipedia, President, Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and appointed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Reagan stated that these two events should be observed with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

So, how are you celebrating National Ice Cream Day? What’s your favorite flavor? This is your day to indulge! Are you lactose intolerant or vegan? Don’t worry, you can celebrate too. Dish up a fresh fruit sorbet or for an awesome substitute, try So Delicious Purely Decadent Coconut “Ice Cream.” Amazing!

We don’t have any “appropriate ceremonies or activities” planned, but we do have this nifty visual to help you figure out how healthy your ice cream is. Click on the image to see the infographic or visit:

Happy Licking!

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Image: Jonas & Shabina Dalidd