National Ice Cream Day is a great day to celebrate one of America’s favorite desserts and also to rally the community to come together to raise funds to fight America’s top health concern-cancer.

On this Sunday, July 17th, Ole Sal’s Cafe and Creamery in Little Falls, is taking part in “Help Lick Cancer” initiative, where $.25 per every cone or sundae served that day will be given back to the American Cancer Society.

We're encouraging other ice cream stands in the Mohawk Valley area to take up the fight with them! This will not only be a fun day with one of the nation’s top treats, but also a day where we come together to ‘help lick cancer’ once and for all!

According to National Day Calendar:

It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them. Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.

  • Ben Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson were known to have been regular eaters of ice cream.
  • First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball in 1813.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, was issued the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • It is said that today there are over 1,000 ice cream flavors.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July.

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