July is the hottest month of the year in the United States. So it should be no surprise to hear it is also National Ice Cream Month. Most of the country has cold weather in the Fall and Winter so a lot of ice cream stores are only open in the Spring and Summer. We say those are “seasonal” businesses, since they only open during the warm season.
The most popular flavors of ice cream in the US are Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. This last one is actually a fairly new flavor; it was first served by Ben & Jerry’s in 1984 in Vermont.
A lot of Americans celebrate the 4th of July (Independence Day) with a backyard barbecue. So many, in fact, that July 4th is also National Barbecue Day.
Two of the most common foods on American grills will be hamburgers and hot dogs. It’s estimated that we will eat over 150 MILLION Hot dogs on July 4th. That’s almost half a hot dog for every single person in the US! Both barbecue classics have their own holidays too: Hot Dog Day is on July 23rd, Hamburger Day is July 28th.
Some fun things to try this month >>>>>>>