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National Ice Cream Month and Day: July and July 16, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.100

From the International Dairy Foods Association:

“The average American eats roughly 20 pounds of ice cream each year, or about 4 gallons. As the summer reaches peak temperatures in July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month as a way to cool off and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Ice cream has historically been a key feature of American communities. According to an IDFA survey, most ice cream companies are family owned and have been in operation for more than 50 years! Here’s more sweet news: Ice cream companies help support the U.S. economy, contributing more than $13 billion directly to the national economy and supporting nearly 29,000 direct jobs that generate $1.8 billion in direct wages, according to IDFA’s Dairy Delivers®. In 2021, ice cream makers in the U.S. churned out more than 1.3 billion gallons of ice cream.”

“In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.”

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 5219—National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day, 1984

Key Stats

Note: The table above contains certain columns and rows for ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing in the United States. Click on the image for the full table with 10 columns and all rows, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

More Stats

Source: 2018 - 2021 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).

Source: 2017 Economic Census

From Business and Economy > International Trade Data 

Note: After you create an account, you can search for imports and exports of commodities (such as ice cream) in a specified geographic area of interest. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide. USA Trade Online does not provide direct links to the data.

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Page Last Revised - June 22, 2023
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