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National Ice Cream Month: The Full Story

July is National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. But you probably already knew that. Both events came into being when President Reagan signed a proclamation in 1984. But you probably already knew that too. But did you know that it wasn’t President Reagan’s idea? Or that […]

Scooper Bowl 2010

I read about the Scooper Bowl last year, when the girls from the Scoopalicious blog talked about it. It’s a yearly event in Boston that’s been going on for 28 years now — you pay a small fee, and then eat as much of the 37 flavors of ice cream, from 9 different companies, as […]

Häagen-Dazs Five

I love the idea behind Häagen-Dazs’s “Five” line of all-natural ice cream. Milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and a fifth ingredient for flavor. And absolutely nothing else. No stabilizers, no corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, just homemade ice cream at a grocery store. They have 7 flavors, but I just had to know what […]

First Post: National Ice Cream Day

I love ice cream! What other food has such a perfect balance of flavor, texture, and temperature. How many other foods actually change state—from a solid to a liquid—as you eat it. Take milk, cream, and sugar, mix them up, and what do you have? Well, not much. But freeze it, add some air, and […]