Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Vanilla Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the 23rd of July each year.  The staff at National Whatever Day were unable to discover the origin of Vanilla Ice Cream Day.

Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavors. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners. In some cases, artificial flavorings and colorings are used in addition to (or in replacement of) the natural ingredients. This mixture is stirred slowly while cooling to prevent large ice crystals from forming; the result is a smoothly textured ice cream.

The meaning of the term ice cream varies from one country to another. Terms like frozen custard, frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. In some countries, like the USA, the term ice cream applies only to a specific variety, and their governments regulate the commercial use of all these terms based on quantities of ingredients. In others, like Italy and Argentina, one word is used for all the variants. Analogs made from dairy alternatives (non-dairy cattle milks or milk substitutes) are available for those who are lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy protein, and/or vegan.