Happy National Ice Cream Month!
Isn’t July the perfect month for national ice cream month? I love ice cream all year long. But its especially delectable on a hot summer day, I think.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan deemed July as national ice cream month, and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day.
So in honor of this holiday today, (if you need an excuse)go eat some yummy ice cream , or at least some time in the next couple weeks, to honor the month and all. You owe it to yourself. And to Ronald Reagan who said that the holiday should be celebrated with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” which basically means eating a lot of ice cream. What would be more appropriate than that?
Or, you could make ice cream from home. Here is a yummy and simple chocolate ice cream recipe. I’ve got a couple other ice cream recipes posted on the blog as well.
Chocolate Ice Cream
1 cup cocoa powder
3 1/4 cup half and half (or heavy whipping cream)
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1. Combine cocoa powder and sugars in a large bowl.
2. Add half and half and milk and stir for about 5 minutes.
3. Add vanilla.
4. Pour into ice cream maker and allow to mix for 30 minutes.
5. At this point ice cream is like soft serve. Move to a bowl and cover and place in freezer for 2 hours for harder ice cream.
Enjoy with a side of brownie or topped with yummies.