It’s National Ice Cream Day Tomorrow July 16th 2017

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It’s National Ice Cream Day Tomorrow July 16th 2017

 

I don’t typically write about National This or That Day, but this one strikes near to the heart, or perhaps I should say stomach.

 

No doubt anyone else who is an ice cream lover would agree.

 

Yummy Ice Cream

 

And who says you just get to celebrate ice cream one day out of the year?! Although officially President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the 3rd Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day, way back in 1984. I started celebrating before that and continue to uphold the tradition!

 

Chocolate sorbet gelatoSo tomorrow is the big day, and a great time to celebrate a wonderful part of the dairy food group. No doubt there are plenty of opportunities in your area to enjoy the ice cream you like best, unless you are not a fan – whether it’s free offerings at retailers, chain ice cream stores (Baskin Robbins, Carvel’s), or buying your fave at the grocery store or the best local ice cream joint in town.

 

There are certainly fond memories of some terrific ice cream places over the year  - Scoops in the LA area; Fentons Creamery on Piedmont in Oakland; Graeter’s Ice Cream (in Cincinnati and elsewhere in the Midwest); Nauset Ice Cream, Emack and Bolio’s, the Brewster Scoop, and the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Store on Cape Cod; and a long time favorite when we lived in the Boston area burbs with the kids – Kimball’s Ice Cream, with more than 50 flavors and huge portions (at least that’s my memory).

 

There are some fond memories of making ice cream with my Dad when I was a kid, and we often made our own with our 2 girls over the years.

 

And of course I include gelato when thinking about ice cream, and alternate between the two whenever possible – the local place to get the best gelato is Gaia Gelato (the owners/chefs are from Rome) in Carlsbad Village. My very favorite is the choloate sorbet - to die for!! It brings back fond memories of numerous gelateria in Florence and Rome!

 

Another Carlsbad favorite includes Cold Stone Creamery on Carlsbad Boulevard. And I've heard good things about Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt. Aaaahhhh, the options I have to keep exploring!!

 

And we get to celebrate tonight, a day early, with plain old vanilla on a home-made berry lattice pie my wife just made, here ready to go into the oven!

 

Home-made Berry Lattice Pie

 

So what are your best recommendations to eat ice cream in your area? And what’s your favorite, if you have one? Any delicious photos you’d like to share?

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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Jeff... I love ice cream but avoid it as much as possible as I try to stay away from dairy and sugar. But in honor of today I may just have to give in and have a favorite... coffee with dark chocolate pieces.

Jul 16, 2017 04:21 AM #14
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I am not much into sweets but every day is national ince cream day to me and my npoodle thinks so too. He is just a plain old vanilla guy.

Jul 16, 2017 04:50 AM #15
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Oh and I'm sure you will appreciate this but, after going to Italy a few years ago, I am a huge fan of gelato, Jeff!  The absolute best is a local here but, if I'm not nearby, I'll grab some Talenti gelato at our grocer!

Jul 16, 2017 06:11 AM #16
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OK Jeff, 

None of this is fair to look at!  I haven't even had breakfast yet and I want some pie and ice cream! The photos are yummy!

Jul 16, 2017 07:32 AM #17
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Jeff, not a huge fan of ice cream, but the berry pie looks delicious, and hope you enjoyed celebrating early! 

Jul 16, 2017 07:56 AM #18
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How ironic Debe Maxwell, CRS ! I love Talenti gelato as well. Hard to resist ice cream and gelato, especially in the warmer weather! I'd say I've developed my fondness for gelato from multiple trips to Italy...they simply do it the best!!

That sounds healthy James Dray . Not having the ice cream, that is!

Jeff

Jul 16, 2017 02:34 PM #19
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You have more will power than I Nina Hollander  BUt that coffee and chocolate...yum

Nothing wrong with plain old vanilla Joe Pryor 

Jeff

Jul 16, 2017 02:36 PM #20
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  - well who says you can't start the day with ice cream?! Dairy, right?!

We did indeed Joan Cox  It was amazing, and there's a piece each for tonight, too!

Jeff

Jul 16, 2017 02:38 PM #21
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Okay, so here's how that Talenti went for me last night!

 

Talenti Gelato - GONE!

 

This is why I can't buy gelato...or ice cream! It's gone in a matter of hours! LOL

Have a great week, Jeff!

Jul 16, 2017 02:57 PM #22
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Jeff- we are not allowed to keep ice cream here....the operative word being keep. One of us in the household would go through it in a short amount of time. Personally, I love Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy!!! YUMMMMM

Jul 16, 2017 04:42 PM #23
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We used to have Handel's bu they closed last December; we have Ben and Jerry's and a lot of frozen yogurt places here.

Jul 16, 2017 05:59 PM #24
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Rebecca Gaujot
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My hubby and I love ice cream. Tonight we had vanilla with chocolate syrup.

Jul 16, 2017 08:36 PM #25
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Nina Hollander
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Well Jeff, the day came and went... and I never did get my ice cream I was so busy. My waitline thanks me... and there's always next year, afterall!

Jul 17, 2017 04:27 AM #26
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Jeff, I love ice cream and had some last night after I saw your Instagram post with that delicious looking pie. I hope you enjoyed yours!

Jul 17, 2017 06:03 AM #27
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Hello Jeff, I have my ice cream with a cherry pie last night.  Just could not past it up.

Jul 17, 2017 07:45 AM #28
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Hi Jeff --- I did not celebrate this day...nor this month...it is not allowed...absolutely not allowed.  That's my story...and I'm sticking to it.  

Jul 17, 2017 09:05 AM #29
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While the Milk Industry would argue that Gelato and Sorbet are not ice cream, that one photo looks like salted caramel ice cream, and now you have me craving it.

Jul 17, 2017 09:14 AM #30
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Hi, Jeff.  My wife made ice cream at home in honor of this day.  I would include a picture but it disappeared really quickly. 

Jul 18, 2017 05:24 AM #31
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Hi Jeff - ah darn, I missed it but like you I don't need a special day.  We have a Ben and Jerry's near us. We also have a Kitchen Aid attachment and have made great ice cream 

Jul 18, 2017 07:56 AM #32
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Well, darn it.  I missed it officially.  However, we have had ice cream in the freezer since my husbands birthday on July 6th and I've been eating that pretty frequently, so I guess I celebrated.  It's all gone now....:-)  Have a great week! -Kasey

Jul 18, 2017 07:41 PM #33
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