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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month (July 17, 2011) as National Ice Cream Day. Photo Credit: James Ross/Getty Images
Did you know?
Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices and other commercially produced frozen dairy products.
The Northern Central states have the highest per capita consumption of ice cream at 41.7 quarts.
More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
Ice cream and related frozen desserts are consumed by more than 90 percent of households in the United States.
Ice cream consumption is highest during July and August.
The most popular flavor of ice cream in the United States is vanilla (27.8%), followed by chocolate (14.3%), strawberry (3.3%), chocolate chip (3.3%) and butter pecan (2.8%).
Children ages two through 12, and adults age 45 plus, eat the most ice cream per person.
The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop ice cream cone is approximately 50.
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