Teen Think Tank: National Ice Cream Month

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!! Did you know there's an entire month to celebrate ice cream? Me neither! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month as well as a day to celebrate ice cream: the third Sunday of July, which is July 17th this year.

Ice cream has been around in some form for quite some time; the emperors of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) are believed to be the first to enjoy a frozen, milk-like confection. It became popular in Europe in the Middle Ages, and arrived in America from European settlers. The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York in 1790, and George Washington is said to have spent $200 on his craving for ice cream that same year.

I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy this cool treat on a hot day this month!

#READ: Rose's Ice Cream Bliss by Rose Levy Berenbaum

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From the kitchen of legendary best-selling author and expert on all things sweet Rose Levy Berenbaum, here are 100 easy-to-follow recipes for irresistibly dreamy ice creams and other frozen treats.


#LISTEN: Podcast – The Scoop on Ice Cream on Gastropod.com

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That's right—in this episode of Gastropod, we serve up a big bowl of delicious ice cream, topped with the hot fudge sauce of history and a sprinkling of science. Grab your spoons and join us as we bust ice-cream origin myths, dig into the science behind brain freeze, and track down a chunk of pricey whale poo in order to recreate the earliest published ice cream recipe.

#EXPLORE: Make Easy 5-Minute Ice Cream

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You can make ice cream with a handful of basic ingredients in this recipe from 4 Sons R Us!

#JOIN: Attend a program virtually or in person! 

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For virtual programs, registration is required to receive the Zoom link; use the link in the program information to register.

For in person programs, registration is required; if space allows, walk-ins will be admitted. Use the link in the program information to register.

#KEEP READING: For more sweet reads involving frozen yummy goodness, check these out:


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