February 4th Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Created for the first Saturday of February, Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day began, apparently, in the 1960’s, in an effort to try and get her children to eat breakfast. Was it good for them? Well, no. But then when you consider the amount of sugar we have in most kids cereals these days eating ice cream isn’t really all that much worse! And milk is well… milk! So I guess if you want to make the kids happy for a day, eating ice cream isn’t the worse thing you could do. Just don’t make a habit of it! Heck, you might even want to join them for a change!

How to celebrate – Have ice cream for breakfast today. Figure out which ice cream is the healthiest for you. Someone make a bacon and eggs flavored ice cream!

January 15th National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

There was a time when the only ice cream that was available was vanilla. Then somebody got the idea of putting fruit in the ice cream, chocolate or any number of other things to add to the choice. (Peas did not work out so well) Strawberry ice cream gained favor, and flavor, when James Monroe served it at his second inauguration in 1813, wining over doubters and starting his second term as President off on the right foot! Those of us that love strawberry ice cream are very thankful for the day!

How to celebrate – Have some Strawberry Ice Cream. Learn to mix your own ice cream flavors. Have a party made up to re-enact Monroe’s Presidency.

November 25th National Parfait Day

Here’s a fun day, it’s a day to celebrate having ice cream, layered with whipped Cream and fruit or at least fruit syrup. (Some people use nuts or oats to layer into the mixture but that seems kinda healthy). You can even mix the fruits as well so you don’t have to use just one! You can also use yogurt in place of the ice cream but if you are thinking it’s going to lower the calories you will probably be disappointed. It’s a great way to cool down and enjoy both your parfait and the day.

How to celebrate – Have a parfait. Make your own new kind of parfait, maybe use vegetables. (Eech!) Most people use vanilla ice cream but try something different!

October 14th National Dessert Day

Finally a day we can all really enjoy, National Dessert Day!!! Pig pout on your favorite dessert today, or favorite desserts. (No one said it had to be only one kind of dessert!) Naturally some desserts are better for you than others…. a bowl of unsweetened fruit is far better that a bowl of Milky Ways! But this is the day to allow yourself to have something sweet, just because. And we all need that. If we deny ourselves any luxury we will eventually become grumpy, maybe a bit more healthy, but very, very grumpy. So indulge, enjoy, and diet tomorrow!

How to celebrate – Enjoy your favorite dessert(s). List all your favorite desserts to make sure you don;t forget one. Sample some new desserts, who knows, maybe you’ll find a new one thast becomes your favorite!

August 2nd National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Hey, why not have a sandwich today for a snack, oh and make it an ice cream sandwich so you can cool down at the same time! The original ice cream sandwich is credited to Jerry Newberg who served them up to the baseball fans at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field in 1945. I am sure he deserves the credit but I’d bet the ice cream sandwich was invented by someone long before then. But who cares? As long as we offer up another reason to have an ice cream sandwich!

How to celebrate – Have an ice cream sandwich. Create your own version of an ice cream sandwich. Compare several boxes of ice cream sandwich’s to see which one you like best.

July 10th Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Who needs a reason to have a picnic? If you do, well use your teddy bear as an excuse, they need to be happy too.I’m not going to go into the history of the teddy bear, I already done that like a hundred times, Teddy Roosevelt, the Washington Post and so on… The idea of the picnic day apparently came from a 1950’s children’s television show called Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The sponsor was Pet Ice Cream who featured Brown Bear and Brown Mule ice cream treats. No reason we shouldn’t keep the idea alive these days!

How to celebrate – If you don’t have a teddy bear, get one. Pack a picnic lunch but keep in mind it probably needs to include peanut butter and honey to keep you teddy happy. If you happen to attract a real bear at your picnic… run !

June 20th Ice Cream Soda Day

It was back in 1874 when the first ice cream soda was created, we think. Robert M. Green put ice cream in soda at a Philadelphia event for the Franklin Institute. Since then there have been more variations than Carter has pills (Another story for another time) where nearly every flavor of ice cream and soda have been mixed and matched. Probably still the favorite of all time, the Black Cow, or root beer float, has been served on those hot summer days when a cool refreshment just seems the right thing to do.

How to celebrate – Have an ice cream soda. Invent your own flavor of ice cream soda. Visit the Franklin Institute.

February 5th and 18th Ice Cream For Breakfast Day & Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Well there are technically 2 days in February around this theme. The 1st one in the month was created by Florence Rappaport, who had 6 kids, in the 1960’s and set on the first Saturday in February, which this year happens to be the fifth. The 2nd one is a day to bring awareness to childhood cancer. Most of us have cereal and milk for breakfast, and what is ice cream but milk normally with added sweet ingredients that might even be made out of cereal. So, nothing really all that odd about having ice cream for breakfast. Maybe even make it coffee flavored to get a complete breakfast in all in one bowl!

How to celebrate – Have some ice cream for breakfast today. You can try the Almond milk or Oat milk but I’m really not sure how that will work out. Throw and ice cream social breakfast. Support childhood cancer centers.

February 5th and 18th Ice Cream For Breakfast Day & Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Well there are technically 2 days in February around this theme. The 1st one in the month was created by Florence Rappaport, who had 6 kids, in the 1960’s and set on the first Saturday in February, which this year happens to be the fifth. The 2nd one is a day to bring awareness to childhood cancer. Most of us have cereal and milk for breakfast, and what is ice cream but milk normally with added sweet ingredients that might even be made out of cereal. So, nothing really all that odd about having ice cream for breakfast. Maybe even make it coffee flavored to get a complete breakfast in all in one bowl!

How to celebrate – Have some ice cream for breakfast today. You can try the Almond milk or Oat milk but I’m really not sure how that will work out. Throw and ice cream social breakfast. Support childhood cancer centers.

December 13th Ice Cream Day

Not to be confused with Ronald Reagan’s National Ice Cream Day which is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of July, today is simply, Ice Cream Day. Apparently no one claims it but still, ice ice cream, who can refuse!?! Ice Cream has been around for a long, long time. Recipes for ice cream date back to Christopher Columbus more than 250 years ago. So if you don;t like Columbus for all the any other reason you’ve at least got to give him some props for ice cream! The Ice Cream cone came along at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 invented by Charles E. Minches. Ice Cream began being sold commercially in Boston in 1851.

How to celebrate – Have some ice cream. Invent a new flavor of ice cream. Make your own home made ice cream (It’s really good that way.)