As if we needed another excuse to eat ice cream, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day, and the whole month of July is National Ice Cream Month.

It was President Ronald Reagan who deemed July as the month to celebrate America’s favorite frozen treat, designating the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. He called upon the American people to “observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Can do, President Reagan.

As you plan your National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day celebrations, here are six Utah restaurants that serve unique variations of ice cream.

Penguin Brothers

Penguin Brothers began when brothers Blake and Brandon Barkdull opened an ice cream sandwich truck while attending Brigham Young University. They now serve their ice cream sandwiches from a store front in Provo.

Their sandwiches marry products from two other Utah favorite dessert companies: Rockwell Ice Cream and Sweet Tooth Fairy cookies. According to the Penguin Brothers’ website, the Rockwell ice cream is custom made for their store and includes flavors such as blueberry lemon thyme, French toast and almond joy. The cookie flavors offered include chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, lemon and more.

Red Iguana

With over 2,300 reviews and four and a half stars, Red Iguana is Salt Lake City’s most popular Mexican restaurant, according to Yelp. In addition to their well-known savory dishes, the restaurant also serves desserts such as fried ice cream.

Red Iguana’s fried ice cream includes vanilla ice cream, shredded coconut, cinnamon and sugar inside a flour tortilla that is fried and topped with caramel, chocolate, cinnamon sugar and whipped cream.

Fried ice cream is available at both the original Red Iguana location, 736 …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

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