The Best Ice Cream Holidays That Are Almost GuaranteedTo Keep You Cool This Summer

I Scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! That’s the usual refrain by anyone who’s ready to get the summer started. And why not? Ice cream is the perfect summer food and allows us all to enjoy a sweet treat — a treat that’s cool and the perfect antidote to the summer heat. And enjoying icy beverages for summer isn’t something that just started with the invention of refrigeration. The ancient Romans carried down huge blocks of ice at the end of spring so they could enjoy cool summer beverages. It’s been a tradition ever since.

In fact, we would say that summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. One wouldn’t be the same without the other one. That’s why we decided to do a little bit of research and find out the best ice cream holidays for people to enjoy this summer and every summer thereafter. These fine holidays are presented below so that everyone can have a nice long summer enjoying their favorite types of ice cream.

However, before we officially get started, we’d like to say that we only selected the ice cream holidays that fell during the summer months. That means that we didn’t include the ice cream holidays that happened before the summer solstice or after the autumn equinox. That means that days like National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (June 7th) and National Ice Cream Soda Day (June 20th) didn’t make our cut. Of course, if people want to go ahead and include these in their summer celebrations, then who are we to argue with them? This is just a guide to the best summer ice cream holidays — it’s not the end all be all of holiday articles. With that said, let’s check out the following holidays and enjoy some ice cream.

National Ice Cream Cake Day (June 27th)

Ice cream cakes are a delicious dessert that combines the best of two worlds: the best of cake with the best of ice cream. It’s a treat that’s adored by some people, and despised by other people. For people who are fans of this style of dessert, visiting Dairy Queen, Cold Stone Creamery, or even the local grocery store might be in order to get a delicious ice cream cake to officially kick off summer.

National Ice Cream Month

The very 1st day in July is National Ice Cream Month—which technically means that we can not only enjoy ice cream on this very day but can enjoy it every day this month. Well, we guess our job here is done, or it would be otherwise if our readers didn’t force us not to be lazy. So, we’ll guess we’ll have to cover other ice cream holidays this summer. We’ll just have to stock up on ice cream before we begin.

National Ice Cream Day (July 16th)

National Ice Cream Day isn’t dedicated to any particular flavor of ice cream, or even to any particular way of enjoying ice cream. People can enjoy chocolate, vanilla, rocky road, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie dough, or one of the other kazillion flavors of ice cream. Hey, there’s even a Hidden Valley Ranch ice cream. Likewise, people can also enjoy ice cream on this day in their favorite forms. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a bowl, cone, made into a cake or pie, or enjoyed in some other exotic fashion. All that matters is that people enjoy ice cream on this hot summer day.

National Peach Ice Cream Day (July 17th)

This holiday celebrates peach ice cream. While this flavor of ice cream might not be as popular as chocolate, vanilla, or even strawberry, once you eat it you’ll never want to eat any other kind of ice cream. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but man, this type of ice cream is delicious.

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day (July 23rd)

Some people might think that observing National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is beneath them because this flavor of ice cream is “basic.” Well, that might or might not be true, but let us remind all of our readers that vanilla is the second most popular ice cream flavor of them all, only coming in second to chocolate. Besides, is there anything better than a vanilla ice cream cone on a hot summer day? We don’t think so.

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2nd)

Ice cream sandwiches are another perfect fusion of two sweet treats, and whoever created them was a genius. You take two sweet chocolate “cookies” and then sandwich ice cream between them. That’s just amazing. Plus, it’s very easy to hold and to eat. Everyone should stock their freezer with them so they can enjoy them not only on this day but all summer long.

National Ice Cream Pie Day (August 18th)

Just like ice cream cakes and ice cream sandwiches, the ice cream pie is a perfect fusion of two incredible desserts. It’s a combination of pie and ice cream. Who can hate that? We don’t think anyone could, but just in case, we’d like to remind people that they can always just add a scoop of ice cream to their favorite pie if they don’t like ice cream pies.

National Soft Ice Cream Day (August 19th)

In our opinion, there are two different types of ice cream: soft-serve ice cream and everything else. Soft serve ice is such a treat to enjoy. It just melts in the mouth and is a beautiful dessert to enjoy during the dog days of summer. And there are countless places to enjoy this form of ice cream, so visit as many of them as you want on this summer day.

National Coffee Ice Cream Day (September 6th)

You wouldn’t think that coffee and ice cream go together, but in fact, it really does! They’re pretty easy to find in most grocery stores as well. However, if you can’t find a grocery store or ice cream parlor that sells them, then you can always try your hand at making your own. It’s not that hard and it’s a good summer project for people to take on.

National Ice Cream Cone Day (September 22nd)

What’s the best way to end summer? How about by enjoying National Ice Cream Cone Day? After all, the ice cream cone is one of the quintessential symbols of summer, so we might as well go ahead and enjoy this holiday as summer’s last hoorah.

Now that concludes our article on the best ice cream holidays to enjoy this summer. We hope that everyone has gotten their fill of this cold, creamy stuff. However, if they haven’t, they shouldn’t despair too much. After all, there’s always next summer to look forward to so that you can get our ice cream fix.