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.
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