Independence Day is one of the greatest American holidays. We get to express our patriotism by waving the stars and stripes, picnicking with friends and family, and ooh-ing and aah-ing at fireworks lighting up the summer sky. We are so fortunate to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave with the ability to celebrate pretty much any way we want – like with ice cream. So in honor of National Ice Cream Month and the 4th of July, here are 10 of the best patriotic ice cream recipes to help you paint the town red, white, and blue on Independence Day.
July 16, 2014
As National Ice Cream Month surges forward, we can’t stop thinking about all the ways we love to eat it. A lick here and a scoop there, there really is no wrong way to savor the creamy treat. So we’ve come up with a list of the best ways to slip ice cream into your summer diet:
All in one sitting.
From the bowl.
July 3, 2014
Center: 2014-2015 Washington State Dairy Ambassador, Janis DeJager. Left: Washington State Dairy Ambassador Alternate, Marcella Bartelheimer. Right: Washington State Dairy Ambassador Alternate, Marissa Apperson
July 2, 2014
June 25, 2014
It’s officially summer! So let’s celebrate the solstice by gearing up for July Ice Cream Month the only way we know how: eating all the parfaits we can handle on National Strawberry Parfait Day. How’s that for too many good things to celebrate?! Parfaits are a tasty layered treat ideal for hot summer nights, whether you’re BBQing, throwing a party or craving a refreshing midnight snack.
With that, here are some of our favorite creamy, yogurty, parfait recipes you can enjoy all summer long:
June 18, 2014
Every day, Washington dairy farmers are exploring and implementing ways to be good stewards of their land, and others around the nation have begun to notice. For the fourth time since the U.S. Dairy Sustainability program began in 2012, a Washington state dairy farm has won a U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award. This year, Vander Haak Dairy in Lynden, Washington, won the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Renewable Energy."
Sustainability is key
June 11, 2014
We celebrate dairy all year round because it’s our job, and because it’s our passion. But we always look forward to June when everyone else gets to celebrate with us for National Dairy Month. It’s a time to enjoy two scoops of ice cream instead of one, add a splash of creamer to our black coffee, sink our teeth into an extra cheesy pizza, and top all our berries with real whipped cream. It’s also a time to recognize the hard work and dedication Washington dairy farmers put in every single day to care for their cows and bring us farm fresh dairy products.