Sunday, July 17, 2011

National Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!!
Ice Cream Sunday -- get it?

Apparently the proclamation for National Ice Cream Day was made by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.  But ice cream itself goes way back: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both made it and strawberry ice cream was all the rage at James Madison's second inauguration (all info. courtesy of my Parade magazine in the Sunday paper!).

For us?  I need to practice making apple pie anyway so we're going to serve it with a classic: vanilla ice cream.  And I'm sure we'll make it from scratch before the summer is through.