We All Scream for Ice Cream!

America celebrates National Ice Cream Day each third Sunday of July, first declared in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. He also called for “appropriate ceremonies and activities”—we think the Library is a great place to start.

Compiled by:
Jane R.

Children's Fiction

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

Tom Watson
Juvenile Fiction – J Watson

Stick Dog and his feral friends are looking for relief on a hot day—and they have their eyes on an ice cream truck.


Children's Nonfiction

From Milk to Ice Cream

Stacy Taus-Bolstad
Juvenile Nonfiction – J637.4 Tau

Follows each step in the cycle of turning milk into ice cream.


The Scoop on Ice Cream

Bonnie Williams
Juvenile Nonfiction – J641.862 Wil
Series: History of Fun Stuff

The first in a series about the history behind fun stuff.


Ice Cream History

Ice Cream: The Delicious History

Marilyn Powell
Adult Nonfiction – 641.862 Po

The story of ice cream, from ice harvesting in ancient China to ice cream cones painted by Andy Warhol in the twentieth century is filled with history, adventure, myth and facts.


Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America

Amy Ettinger
Adult Nonfiction – 641.862 Ett

A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the U.S. for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America.



The Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Book: Old-Fashioned All-American Treats for Your Ice Cream Maker

Robin Donovan
Adult Nonfiction – 641.862 Don

An all-in-one book on making cones, cakes, cookies and more—in classic flavors with natural ingredients. Also gives tips on getting the most out of your ice cream maker.


Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet: 75 Recipes for Dairy-Free Ice Cream, Fruit-Forward Ice Pops, Frozen Yogurt, Granitas, Slushies, Shakes, and More

Christine Chitnis
Adult Nonfiction – 641.862 Chi

Seventy-five recipes for a full range of frozen sweets, free of refined sugars and using fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.

No-Churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats

Leslie Bilderback
Adult Nonfiction – 641.862 Bil

How to make ice cream, using only a freezer, a mixer, a can opener, a bowl and a freezable container.