Kaplan Celebrates National Ice Cream Month
Celebrated in the USA, #NationalIceCreamDay occurs on the 3rd Sunday in July and is part of #NationalIceCreamMonth, which is celebrated throughout the whole month. As one of the hottest times of the year, this is the perfect environment for enjoying a cold, frosty ice cream cone.
Introduced in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, National Ice Cream Month was created to praise the joys of ice cream, a food that was enjoyed by over 90% of the nation’s population. To celebrate, we’ve collected some ice cream photos from students at our English schools around the world, alongside some fun (and educational) facts about the origins of ice cream.
Shared by Ayak, Sydney
Did you know: America’s first ice cream parlor opened in New York in 1776.
Shared by Emilie, New York
Did you know: 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.
Shared by Lauren, Los Angeles
Did you know: It takes 3 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream.
Shared by Mauro, Sydney
Did you know: It takes 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.
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Shared by Alex, New York
Did you know: The perfect temperature for scooping ice cream is between 6°F and 10°F.
Shared by Gloria, Toronto
Did you know: Brain freeze occurs when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth.
Shared by Barbora, Auckland
Did you know: The tallest ice cream ever was scooped in Italy, and was 9 feet tall.
Shared by Ayak, Brisbane
Did you know: Americans are the number 1 consumers of ice cream in the world, where an average person eats 48 pints of ice cream a year.
Have you come across some fabulous ice creams during your travels? Share your photos with the hashtags #NationalIceCreamDay and #KaplanExperience. Tell us more about your travels in the comment section below!