For some, Friday the 13th is viewed as unlucky, while for others it is just an ordinary day. Whether your “bad day” is connected to superstition, coincidence or behavior, just remember that National Ice Cream Day is just around the corner – on Sunday in fact. Recognized by President Reagan as a “nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States,” ice cream is now nationally celebrated each year on the third Sunday of July.

Although ice cream can still be a delightful treat when consumed alone, there are now many ways to enjoy this favorite summer pleasure. Whether between two cookies, shaped like a cake or with bananas and fudge, one of America’s long-time favorites is still the ice cream float. We at Sip & Savor encourage innovation – so start mixing new ice cream float combinations by visiting our “Delivering Choices” website to check out some of the myriad beverages our industry offers.

So enjoy your weekend with the quintessential summer dessert and celebrate surviving the often-dreaded Friday the 13th.