Sunday, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day. Back in 1984, President Reagan proclaimed July National Ice Cream Month and made the third Sunday of the month National Ice Cream Day, recognizing ice cream as a “fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90 percent of the nation’s population.”
Surely Prez Reagan was refering to non-dairy ice cream, cuz we all know milk is bad news. There’s nothing fun or nutritous about a fatty, pus-filled frozen product of animal exploitation. It’s an outrage that the dairy industry is using this holiday to push their crappy goods on the sugar jonesing children, cotton mouthed potheads, and all us heat stroked folks who fall somewhere in between.
We vegans must strike back! Contact Viva!USA to find out how you can organize a free vegan ice cream give away in your neighborhood. They’ll provide all the educational materials. Soy Delicious will provide organizers with coupons they can use to purchase tubs of the non-dairy ice cream locally.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably interested in preparing for the holiday by eating as much ice cream as you can now, just to set the mood. I recommend giving Temptation a whirl. The company is owned by longtime ChicagoLand vegans Ryan and Dan. As if that’s not cool enough, they only use certified fair trade coffee, green tea, and chocolate in their ice creams and all the products are made on dairy, tree nut-, and peanut- free equipment. NYC folks can now pick up a tempting tub at several locations, including Perelandria, the Park Slope Food Coop, and the Chelsea Whole Foods. Don’t forget the Soyatoo!