Tina Seitzinger is a stay-at-home mom who traded the corporate world to host play dates and go on exciting day adventures with her two boys. Tina believes that each day brings a new opportunity for an adventure that can be spontaneous and inexpensive. She also dishes about her family and experiences on her personal blog, www.lifewithoutpink.com

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National Ice Cream Month

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Pretty exciting if you are a huge ice-cream fan like myself!

Here are a few ways you can celebrate America’s favorite dessert and have a little summer fun in the meantime:

1. Host an ice-cream social and let the kids build their own sundaes.

2. Learn how to make homemade ice-cream.

3. Test your ice-cream knowledge by taking this quiz.

4. Recycle popsicle sticks to make a picture frame, little house or a fun new design.

5. Try an ice-cream inspired recipe.

6.Read your children a book all about ice-cream.

7. Try a new craft or activity that will help you plan an ice-cream related lesson.

Fun facts:

  • In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.
  • 57% of us say no sundae would be complete without hot fudge while 43% go nuttiest for nuts, according to a recent Harris Poll.
  • The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens.
  • About 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation’s dairy industry.
  • According to the NPD Group’s National Eating Trends Services, the top five individual flavors in the United States are: vanilla (28.7%), chocolate (10.4%), cookie n’ cream (4.4%), strawberry (3.9%) and chocolate chip mint (3.3%).
  • According to the USDA, the U.S. leads the world in annual production of ice cream and related frozen desserts at about 1.5 billion gallons in 2008.

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  1. raejean 07/08/2010 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on National Ice Cream Day. Now I know what we'll be having for a treat on July 18th!

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