It's hard to believe we're already halfway through summer. We hope you're taking advantage of the extended daylight hours and packing your weekends with outdoor activities. If you need an excuse to indulge in some sweets this weekend, stop by your local ice cream shop on Sunday to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.
We celebrate this day every July thanks to President Ronald Reagan, who designated it so back in 1984, asking people to observe the day with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” So, let’s do it! If you’ve been updating your data and spearheading connected planning all week, it’s time to connect with your inner sweet tooth.
Check your favorite local ice cream shop or stop into a national chain—many have special deals to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Some of the most popular include:
Baskin Robbins: Get two pre-packed quarts of ice cream for $7.99 all day long.
Dippin’ Dots: Get a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots during a two-hour window.
Want to carry the fun into the workplace? July is National Ice Cream Month—it’s a great opportunity to bring your employees together. Last month we did just that, treating our interns in the Minneapolis office to some ice cream on their first day at Anaplan.
Anaplan interns enjoy a sweet treat from Wonders Ice Cream.Our interns enjoying ice cream on their first day.
Want to bring your employees together and give them a much-needed break? Plan an ice cream social and throw in a little ice cream trivia. Here are some fun facts about ice cream, according to IceCream.com:
New Zealand is the top consumer of ice cream in the world.
Vanilla is the most popular flavor in the United States.
87% of Americans have ice cream in their homes at any given time.
On average, an American eats 48 pints of ice cream each year.
California makes the most ice cream in America.
“Brain freeze” happens when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth.
One in five people shares their ice cream with their pet.
It takes about 50 licks to finish one scoop of ice cream.
We hope you take time to enjoy National Ice Cream Day with your family, friends, and coworkers. Happy scooping!
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