Even Though It’s December – Today Is National Ice Cream Day

HIGHLIGHTS:  Today is National Ice Cream Day.  Yes, in December.  And according to a new survey, people don’t mind . . . because they’re already eating so much sugar this month, they don’t feel guilty about a little more.

 

FULL STORY:  Today is National Ice Cream Day.  Yes, it’s in December.  Well, sort of.  There’s also a National Ice Cream Day in July.  Ice cream gets two holidays.

 

Anyway, according to a new survey, people kind of like having National Ice Cream Day now . . . because they’re already eating so much sugar this month, they don’t feel guilty about a little more.

 

80% of people say they eat more sugar around the holidays than they do the rest of the year.

 

The survey also found the most popular ice cream flavors by age group:  Mint chocolate chip for people under 17 . . . cookies and cream for people 18 to 24 . . . cookie dough for people 25 to 34 . . . and chocolate for people over 35.

 

Hot fudge is the most popular ice cream topping, followed by caramel syrup . . . whipped cream . . . a fudge brownie . . . and chocolate syrup.

 

(National Today)