It’s our favorite month of the year – National Ice Cream Month is here! Each year we raise a cone to celebrate our favorite treat in the entire world: ice cream!
The Scoop on National Ice Cream Month
Ice cream plays a big part in life’s moments; it brings people together, softens sadness on a bad day, and is a staple for celebrations with family and friends. Did you know that, on average, Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year? That’s a heaping helping (and we are so here for it). It’s no surprise that ice cream consumption peaks during the month of July, which is why President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month back in 1984. And since a month just wasn’t enough to celebrate ice cream, there’s also a National Ice Cream Day, which falls annually on the third Sunday in July – this year that’s July 18th!
How We’re Celebrating National Ice Cream Month
National Ice Cream Month is like Christmas for us at Perry’s Ice Cream (Christmas in July anyone?), so we’re ready to celebrate all month long! Check out how we’re celebrating below.
Celebrate with Perry’s shipped directly to your home!
First up on our list of celebrations is a NEW Shop Perry’s launch! Check out our new Limited Edition Pint Packs, available exclusively on shopperrys.com! Each pack contains 4 different flavors, with 2 pints per flavor for a total of 8 pints shipped right to your door!
Tasty Traveler Pack
The Tasty Traveler Pack is for those with an appetite for adventure! Are you someone that would rather take a hike than lay by the pool on a nice summer day? This pack is for you!
The Tasty Traveler Pack contains 2 pints of each of the following flavors:
Deep Sea Treasure – Caramel ice cream with salty caramel swirls and caramel sea salt truffles
Off the Grid – Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirls and chopped peanut butter cups
Rocky Mountain Raspberry – White chocolate ice cream with almond raspberry fudge chunks and raspberry swirls
Panda Paws® – Vanilla ice cream with peanut butter panda paw cups and swirls of thick rich fudge
Chill Daze Pack
If you’d prefer to spend your summer days lounging on a beach chair, or even cooped up in the AC when the heat gets unbearable, this is the pack for you!
The Chill Daze Pack contains 2 pints of each of the following flavors:
Peanut Butter Cookie – Sugar cookie ice cream with peanut butter swirls and peanut butter cookie dough pieces
Cheat Day – Brown sugar ice cream with brownie batter swirls, brownie dough pieces, and cookie dough pieces
Brownie Batter – Brownie batter ice cream with brownie batter swirls and brownie dough pieces
Bad Breakup® – Sea salt caramel chocolate ice cream with milk fudge swirls and fudge filled hearts
Head to your favorite scoop shop!
One of our favorite ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Month is to visit local ice cream stands! Did you know that we have 80 different scoop shop flavors? Chances are you haven’t tried them all just yet, but National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to try some new flavors!
All these different scoop shop flavors can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, check out our summer guide to scoop shop flavors to help you get started!
Win sweet prizes!
National Ice Cream Month isn’t complete without a contest, of course. Luckily for you, we’ve got a few up our sleeves! First up, we’ll be giving away our pint packs with some other cool prizes, check out the deets below:
Tasty Traveler Prize Pack!
Have an appetite for adventure? Enter to win our Tasty Traveler Prize Pack filled with:
- ONE Tasty Traveler Pint Pack shipped directly to you containing 2 pints of Deep Sea Treasure, Off the Grid, Rocky Mountain Raspberry, and Panda Paws
- ONE portable camping hammock
- ONE insulated cooler backpack!
Chill Daze Prize Pack!
Ready to float all summer? Enter to win our Chill Daze Prize Pack filled with:
- ONE Chill Daze Pint Pack shipped directly to you containing 2 pints of Brownie Batter, Bad Breakup, Cheat Day, and Peanut Butter Cookie
- ONE ice cream cone beach towel
- ONE FUNBOY inflatable cooler
We’ve also teamed up with Six Flags Darien Lake to give away a Grand Prize full of summertime fun:
- Eight single-day general admissions tickets to Six Flags Darien Lake
- Eight early ride time passes
- Two single-day parking passes
- Perry’s Ice Cream party for eight
More ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Month
We could go on and on about how to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. From fun recipes, to ice cream flights, to cool combinations, there’s no wrong way to celebrate! For some more creative ideas, check out our blog here.
Tag us on Instagram and show us how you’re celebrating this year!
Happy National Ice Cream Month!
Contributor: Gabe Buck