Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream in the United States (90% of the nation's population consumes ice cream) and stated that this event should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Not one to go against the wishes of a former President, my daughter and I visited “The Ice Cream Capitol of the World” this weekend.

According to the Le Mars website,

Le Mars, Iowa - "The Ice Cream Capital of the World". Officially designated as such in 1994, Le Mars has been the home to Wells Enterprises Inc. , makers of Blue Bunny® brand ice cream, since the company’s founding by Fred H. Wells, Jr., in 1913. Today, more ice cream is produced in Le Mars, Iowa, by a single company than in any other city in the world!

And they’re making even more ice cream after our visit – we ate a lot of their supplies – sorry about that! So Yummy!