Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Today, July 19, was designated National Ice Cream Day in 1984 by President Ronald Regan. This was in conjunction with the  month of July having been designated as National Ice Cream month.

In the proclamation, Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream in the United States (90 percent of the nation’s population consumes ice cream) and stated that these two events should be observed with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Appropriate “ceremonies and activities,” however, doesn’t mean that you should eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby. With more than 1,300 calories and 80 grams of fat, that activity would be a dietary bomb. Instead, why not treat yourself to one of these more diet-friendly choices:

  • Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches – 140 calories in a satisfyingly large portion
  • Dove Chocolate Miniatures – At just 60 calories apiece, these portion-controlled snacks make it a snap to enjoy your ice cream and not ruin your diet
  • Whole Fruit Bars – Look for a brand without HFCS or other sweeteners – there are many brands available

One other great option is to make your own ice cream or try Arctic Zero, possibly the best ice cream ever.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Orange Chocolate Ice Cream

Mint Ice Cream

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