7 Reasons to Enjoy Ice Cream

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

June is National Dairy Month, and what better way to celebrate our introduction to summer than ice cream. For many of us, that means heading to the nearest ice cream or frozen yogurt shop.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy some form of ice cream, and even those who are lactose intolerant can find this delicious treat on the grocery shelves and in some specialty frozen-treat stores.

Before you dive into the reasons why ice cream might add unwanted pounds (because I know you are thinking that) let’s consider why we should dive into this, thick, lick-able, lovable treat.

  1. Fun – Ice cream events aren’t known for sad times but for celebrations. Instead everyone is celebrating something grand. Baseball wins and losses, family time, friends togethers. Romantic getaway. Even a beautiful day.
  2. Memory Maker – When I think about ice cream, I think about the times I’ve experienced it with family and friends. Sometimes where we ate, when, or why comes to mind. How often have you captured an ice cream moment on camera?
  3. Health – Dairy products are filled with ingredients that are good for us. Super nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and dairy products help fight nasty diseases like osteoporosis and cancer. In fact, we should eat ice cream year around.
  4. Social Time -Too often we get stuck at work or home with no one to share a conversation. If you add ice cream to the event, people talk…like they have frozen tongues.
  5. Variety – Ice cream comes in many forms and flavors. Regular, low-fat, non-fat, sugar-free, and home-made. Whatever our pleasure, we can find a specialty. Some people prefer a cone, a bowl, or topped with flavored syrup, fruit, candy, and nuts. Or make up something original. I’ve read some rather unique ingredients.
  6. Support Dairy Farmers – We value a great cause, and supporting dairy farmers shows we respect their hard work.
  7. No Reason – Do we really need a reason to dive into ice cream?

Now it’s your turn. What is your favorite reason to enjoy ice cream?



DiAnn’s Library Corner

Library Tip: June is National Dairy Month. Create a display that centers around the benefits of dairy.

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