Eat away for National Ice Cream Day [SLIDESHOW]

Laura Donovan Contributor
Font Size:

Former President Ronald Reagan made many wonderful contributions to this country, one of them being his creation of National Ice Cream Day, which falls on July 17 this year.

In 1984, Reagan dubbed July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Calling ice cream the “perfect dessert and snack food,” the Gipper encouraged all Americans to observe the special day with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Though anti-obesity advocate first lady Michelle Obama might feel uneasy about National Ice Cream Day, we invite you to indulge a little this afternoon.

In honor of the late president and the tasty treats that cool us down during humid summers, scroll through our slideshow of ice cream pictures. If you plan on purchasing some ice cream later today, look at our selection of photos for ideas on what to order.