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It’s National Ice Cream Day!

July 16

It’s National Ice Cream Day! 🍦🍨🍦

Did you know? Ice cream dates back thousands of years, but wasn’t brought to the United States until the 1700s. Though popular and widespread today, in its early American years, the treat was generally enjoyed by the upper classes.

Founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were all fans of ice cream – Washington even spent $200 on ice cream one summer at Mount Vernon (!) 💲🍨💲

The top ice cream flavor in the U.S. is, perhaps unsurprisingly, chocolate. 🍫🍦🍫

 

Cover of “The Ladies Home Journal” from July 1923, painted by Maud Tousey Fangel, 1923

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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