National Ice Cream month recipes for July

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In 1984, Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. Although this may not be Reagan’s crowning achievement in most Americans’ minds, ice cream fans might argue that founding National Ice Cream Month was among his most important endeavors. In fact, he also named the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day, which means that Sunday, July 18 deserves a special celebration.

Here are a few recipe suggestions for celebrating this Sunday:

Brownie berry ice cream sandwiches

This fruity chocolate combination boasts that it will “bring smiles for its strawberry, chocolate, and ice cream decadence.”

The recipe features homemade chocolate cookie crust with chocolate chips and cocoa, strawberry jam, vanilla or strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and mint sprigs. Sounds like a great dessert to serve at an annual Ice Cream Day celebration!

‘Perfect’ ice cream

How would one go about concocting ‘the perfect ice cream’? The Guardian did some research and came up with what they believe is the best possible ice cream recipe.

According to their taste tests, the best homemade ice cream recipe possible contains real vanilla, whole milk, skimmed milk powder, egg yolks, and caster sugar.  Looks delicious!

Homemade ice cream cones

David Lebovitz’s book “The Perfect Scoop” offers a recipe for homemade ice cream cones. (Perfect for holding homemade ice cream!).

According to Yum Sugar, the recipe is do-able without any extra equipment and results in brag-worthy cones with a “nice delicate vanilla flavor.” If ice cream fanatics fancy giving these homemade cones a try, the recipe uses egg whites, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, flour, and butter.