WHO DECLARED NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH?
National Ice Cream Month was signed into public law by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984, with Presidential Proclamation 5219. It designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. The decrees originated in the Senate with Joint Resolution 298 (sponsored by Sen. Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky) and in the House of Representatives with Joint Resolution 543 (sponsored by Rep. Kika de la Garza of Texas). Congress then requested President Ronald Reagan to issue a proclamation in observance of these events, which he did!
"Cone-noisseurs" have celebrated National Ice Cream Month ever since.
WHY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH CELEBRATED?
National Ice Cream Month celebrates all things ice cream: the hard work of folks in the dairy industry (from farmers to manufacturers to distributors to shop owners) and the dessert itself. In the proclamation, President Reagan noted that “over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream were consumed in the United States in 1983” and that the ice cream industry contributes “substantially to the economic well-being of the Nation’s dairy industry.” Those are great things to celebrate!
HOW DO I CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY?
In his proclamation, President Regan wrote
“I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events
with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS:
- Feature & advertise Limited-edition creative flavor concoctions.
- Host Ice cream eating fundraiser contests for your favorite charity.
- Have a contest for your Customers to "Create-A-flavor" & feature the winning entry for a limited time on your menu. (Great way to max out your social media buzz & increase your customer traffic.)
- BOGO or 50% days or hours.
- Get the word out! Encourage pix of your treats from your fans via Social Media posts and reviews. ADVERTISE with signage about Ice Cream Month.
- Feature a July 4th Red-white-&-blue sampler sundae for $4.44
You could also celebrate by screaming...
"You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream".
Toppings, Fudges & Variegates
Ice cream is just Ice cream without a little inspiration and creativity.
Offer a menu board with distinctive sundae combinations with "Catchy Names". Quick & easy to order with a higher profit margin. Or...add to your profits by suggesting a variety of toppings at point of sale.
Soft-serve ice cream becomes extraordinary combined with Italian Ice or Italian Ice bases.
Gelati: Layer scoops of gelato or ice cream with Italian Ice such as Blue Hawaii, Tiger's Blood, Candy Fish, Mango or Orange Cream.
Exotic Milkshakes: Blend a few pumps of a colorful and delicious Italian Ice Base with soft serve or gelato for a cool flavor combination such as Vanilla-Blue Raspberry, Mango Cream or Chocolate-Cherry. Pennies per pump with an extra bump in your profit margin for these exclusive designer shakes.
Check out the full line of unique bases, pastes, flavorings, toppings and variegates
for Ice Cream or Gelato manufacturing! Hazelnut, Pistachio, Strawberry & more.
Try Delicious REAL FRUIT FRUTTUP! Gelato
FRUTTUP! is Gluten free * Lower in Fat than ice cream * Soft serve & batch machine friendly! Make your customers happy with a treat that is GOOD TO EAT!
Gil's Wholesale Distributors
322 W Oak Lane
Glenolden PA 19036
610-237-6500 GilsWholesale.com IceCreamSupplesWholesale.com
Gil’s Wholesale Distributors/ Gil's Ice Cream Supplies is a family owned Pennsylvania based full service distributor with over 40 years of providing personalized service & product expertise for wholesale tobacco, cigars, cigarettes & tobacco related products, ice cream, Italian Ice, Gelato & frozen dessert manufacturing supplies, convenience store products, paper & plastic items, candy, concession, automotive and janitorial products.
Located 10 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, our delivery area is PA, NJ, and DE and we ship throughout the U.S. and abroad by common carrier, as well as offer convenient Pick Up services at our customer-friendly showroom.
With over 8,000 SKU’s, we stock Ice Cream Mix, Italian Ice Flavors & Bases, Gelato ingredients, Variegates, Toppings, Syrups, Cones, Candy, janitorial supplies, and concession items such as popcorn and snow cone supplies. We also carry paper & plastic items such as cups, utensils, straws, napkins and containers for serving, manufacturing, Take-Out and packaging to simplify your ordering.
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