July is national Ice Cream Month, that means its completely fine to eat as much ice cream as you want without feeling guilty (at least that’s what I’m telling myself!). According to Ice-Cream-Recipes.com , former President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the special month back in 1984. Because ice cream is consumed by more people in the United States than in any other country in the world, the third Sunday of the month – this year, July 18, 2010 – has been dubbed National Ice Cream Day.
The International Diary Food Association reports that Reagan recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90 percent of the country’s population. He urged Americans to celebrate the events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities,” including making their own ice cream.
There is a fantastic article by David Lebovitz about making ice cream without a machine, you can check it out here.
Whipped cream on top of ice cream is a classic treat. For the basic recipe for delicious whipped cream on top of ice cream follow these instructions:
Delicious Old Fashioned Whipped Cream
1 cup regular Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla (or to taste)
3 tablespoons powdered sugar (or to taste)