July 14, 2012

Ice Cream Tasting Party...

Seeing as July is National Ice Cream Month and July 15th is National Ice Cream Day, we decided to have an ice cream tasting program. We bought four different brands of various (Edy's, Breyer's, Krasdale and Häagen-Dazs) and two different brands of root beer (A&W and Doctor Brown's), so that we could do an ice cream taste test and then a root beer float taste test.

I labeled four cups with the letters A, B, C & D and another two with 1 & 2. My Pages and volunteers gave everyone scoops of each brand of ice cream and I asked each child to try each of the flavors in order and take a sip of water in between each tasting. At the end I asked each what was there favorite and tallied it on the dry erase board. To my surprise, Krasdale won.

After the ice cream tasting I gave each kid a scoop of their favorite flavor in the cups labeled 1 & 2 and filled them with the two types of root beer. They tried them and by a landslide Dr. Brown's  won.

When all of the "testing" was done I told the kids they could have more ice cream and they all jumped at the chance to eat what was left of the cartons. It was a lot of fun and way more successful than my last ice cream day party two years ago where I had them make their own ice cream in plastic baggies. When I did that one they made a totally mess and I got in so much trouble with the custodians, they still talk about it to this day and give me dirty looks.

Information on National Ice Cream Month*
July 1-31. First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, this month celebrates ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. Kick-odd celebration for the month is an ice cream party at Capitol Hill, Washington, DO, on June 21.

National Ice Cream Day*
July 15. To promote America's favorite dessert, ice cream , on "Sundae Sunday."  Annually, the third Sunday in July.

* = Information is from Chase's Calendar of Events 2012


  1. urgh why the heck does it keep telling me i cant access your blog!? dumb internet lol

    anyway, ice cream parties??? sounds like my kind of a party!!! so funn!!

    1. I don't know. I don't have anything blocked or anything. :-(

      It was tons of fun!

  2. Here's one for you, we went to our local library recently for a mobile reptile party complete with snakes, crocodiles and other animals.
    The kids had the time of their life as did other Library visitors. The gig was put on by the local council for a School Holiday program.