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A Year Of Ice Cream Holidays & America’s Favorite Flavors

Ice cream is our favorite food—no kidding. We could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all the times in between. We can sit in bed watching late-night TV with a pint at our side. And we scrupulously take note of all of the ice cream holidays—each a reason to indulge.

Here are the 50 ice cream holidays, plus America’s favorite flavors.

But, there is not yet a:

  • National A La Mode Day
  • National Granita Day
  • National Kulfi Day
  • National Malted Milk Day
  • National Neapolitan Ice Cream
  • National Profiteroles Day
  • National Semifreddo Day
  • National Snow Cone Day
    and most importantly:

  • National Sorbet/Sherbet Day
    So if you’re in a position to create one of these holidays, we’d appreciate it.

    And make them in April and October, two months where there are no ice cream holidays, and the December holiday is rather iffy*.
    > America’s 21 top ice cream flavors are below.

    > The history of ice cream.

    > The different types of ice cream and other frozen desserts.


  • January 15: National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

  • 1st Saturday: Ice Cream For Breakfast Day
  • February 1: National Baked Alaska Day [recipe]
  • February 2: National Heavenly Hash Day
  • February 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day [recipes]
  • February 13: National Tortoni Day
  • February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day† [recipe]

  • March 24: European Artisanal Gelato Day [recipe]

  • April 14: National Pecan Day†

  • May 3: National Italian Ice Day
  • May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day

  • June 2: National Rocky Road Day [recipe]
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day [recipe]
  • June 10: National Black Cow Day [recipe]
  • June 20: National Ice Cream Soda Day [recipe]
  • June 21: National Cookie Dough Day† [recipe]
  • June 27: National Ice Cream Cake Day [recipe]
  • June 29: National Almond Butter Crunch Day†

  • July is National Ice Cream Month [recipe]
  • July 1: Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
  • July 7: National Strawberry Sundae Day
  • July 8: National Ice Cream Sundae Day
  • July 16: National Ice Cream Day (also the 3rd Sunday in July)
  • July 17: National Peach Ice Cream Day [recipe]
  • July 20: National Dole Whip Day [recipe]
  • July 20: National Ice Cream Soda Day [recipe]
  • 3rd Sunday: National Ice Cream Day
  • July 23: National Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day† [recipe]
  • July 23: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day [recipe]
  • July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day [recipe]
  • July 26: National Coffee Milkshake Day [recipe]

  • August 3: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 5: National Banana Split Day
  • August 6: National Root Beer Float Day
  • August 8: National Frozen Custard Day
  • August 8: National Mochi Day
  • August 11: National Raspberry Bombe Day
  • August 14: National Creamsicle Day
  • August 18: National Ice Cream Pie Day [recipe]
  • August 19: National Soft Ice Cream Day
  • August 21: National Spumoni Day
  • August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day

  • September: National Ice Cream Sandwich Month
  • September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • September 6: National Affogato Day [recipe]
  • September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • September 22: National Ice Cream Cone Day


  • November 11: National Sundae Day
  • November 25: National Parfait Day

  • December 13: National Ice Cream Day*

    The YouGov public opinion survey asked 1,000 U.S. adults about their favorite ice cream flavor. The results:

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Cookies ‘n’ Cream
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Butter Pecan
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Caramel
  • Neapolitan
  • Rocky Road
  • Chocolate peanut butter
  • Coffee
  • Pistachio
  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Peanut Butter
  • Birthday Cake
  • Raspberry
  • Butterscotch
  • Cake Batter
  • [source]


    Bowls of 5 different flavors of ice cream.
    [1] Which flavor would you eat first (photo © McConnells)?

    Vanilla Parfait With Raspberries & Hot Fudge
    [2] Make a luscious parfait on November 25th, National Parfait Day (photo © ).

    Baked Alaska Dessert
    [3] National Baked Alaska Day is Februawry 1st (photo © Monkey Business | Dreamstime).

    Chocolate Ice Cream Cones
    [4] Scoop up your favorite flavor on National Ice Cream Cone Day, September 22nd (photos #4 and #5 © American Heritage Chocolate).

    Chocolate Thick Shake
    [5] Have a chocolate cookie milkshake on September 12th, National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

    A Dish Of Pinkberry Watermelon Frozen Yogurt
    [6] Head to Pinkberry on February 6th, National Frozen Yogurt Day (photo © Pinkberry).

    Affogato Recipe Ice Cream & Espresso
    [7] Coffee lovers: Make an affogato by pouring espresso over ice cream. September 6th is National Affogato Day (photo © Tony Liao | Unsplash).

    Artisan Cherry Ice Pops
    [8] National Cherry Popsicle Day is August 26th. But you can go for an artisan cherry ice pop instead (photo © Fabbri).


    *This isn’t the same as the official holiday in July, but it does appear in various online articles. We found no factual information about who created this holiday. Like a number of others, it may be based on some local event.

    †This holiday is not specifically for ice cream but for the flavor in general.




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