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National Ice Cream Month

7 Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

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Think there's little to celebrate post-fireworks, grill outs, and July 4 parties? Then think again, because it's National Ice Cream Month, a momentous occasion that no doubt needs to be acknowledged with a scoop (or three). We've got seven solid suggestions for unique ways to celebrate this monthlong holiday.

  1. Splurge on seasonal flavors of a regional favorite, like Graeter's Summer peach ice cream from Cincinnati, or Jeni's goat cheese ice cream with red cherries from the other end of the state in Columbus, OH.
  2. Bust out the ice cream maker. Never made ice cream before? Read these tips first, then dive right into this vanilla, a from-scratch ice cream recipe.
  3. Test your knowledge. Want to truly honor the legacy that the frozen dessert's left behind? Then take our quiz to see what you know about the crowd-pleaser known as ice cream.

Read on for more celebratory ice cream ideas.

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  1. Make your kitchen a one-stop ice cream shoppe. Toss your prepackaged cones for the scent of freshly made waffle cones, or offer friends and family soft-serve, complete with jimmies, nuts, and other toppings.
  2. Indulge your creativity: From banana pudding to burnt orange, push the homemade ice cream envelope by challenging yourself to make unusual new flavors.
  3. Let them eat cake. What's better than ice cream on a cone? Ice cream in a cake, we'd argue, especially when it's this easy.
  4. Alternatively, make a sweet sandwich for dessert. Sandwich your creation between two cookies — the crazier the flavor combinations, the better.
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