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
National Sorbet/Sherbet Day
and most importantly:
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.
THE YEAR OF ICE CREAM HOLIDAYS
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 21 MOST POPULAR ICE CREAM FLAVORS
The YouGov public opinion survey asked 1,000 U.S. adults about their favorite ice cream flavor. The results:
Cookies ‘n’ Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate peanut butter
 Which flavor would you eat first (photo © McConnells)?
 Make a luscious parfait on November 25th, National Parfait Day (photo © ).
 National Baked Alaska Day is Februawry 1st (photo © Monkey Business | Dreamstime).
 Scoop up your favorite flavor on National Ice Cream Cone Day, September 22nd (photos #4 and #5 © American Heritage Chocolate).
 Have a chocolate cookie milkshake on September 12th, National Chocolate Milkshake Day.
 Head to Pinkberry on February 6th, National Frozen Yogurt Day (photo © Pinkberry).
 Coffee lovers: Make an affogato by pouring espresso over ice cream. September 6th is National Affogato Day (photo © Tony Liao | Unsplash).
 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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