This year, July 16 isn’t your regular summer Sunday, it’s National Ice Cream Day! On July 9, 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared July “National Ice Cream Month” and July 15, 1984, as “National Ice Cream Day” with Presidential Proclamation 5219. While the resolution only mentioned a specific month and day in 1984, National Ice Cream Day is now celebrated every year on the third Sunday in July.
We invite you to Buca for National Ice Cream Day, National Ice Cream Month, and any other day you want a sweet treat to cool you down. The newest addition to our dessert menu, our vanilla, raspberry, and pistachio artisan gelato is rich, dense, and topped off with sugar cones. A delicious treat for any day of the year.
What’s the difference between ice cream and gelato?
- Ingredients: Gelato and ice cream each contain cream, milk, and sugar, but gelato uses more milk and less cream than ice cream. Gelato also doesn’t use a common ice cream ingredient—egg yolks.
- Butterfat and flavor: Ice cream usually contains between 14% – 25% butterfat while gelato usually contains between 4% – 9% butterfat. Less butterfat to coat your tongue allows for a more intense flavor experience.
- Air: Ice cream is churned fast and hard to whip in air, increasing its volume and giving it a fluffy texture. Gelato contains less air because it is churned at a much slower speed, keeping it dense, fluid, and creamy.
- Serving Temperature: Ice cream can be nearly frozen solid but the air in its mix means it can still be easily scooped. If gelato were stored at the same low temperature as ice cream, it would become a frozen block. Because gelato is served slightly warmer than ice cream, you can also taste it better because your tongue is less numb!
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by sharing a true taste of Italy with your family and friends! Come in and try a scoop of our vanilla, raspberry, or pistachio gelato. If you still prefer ice cream, then we suggest our eye-popping, mouthwatering Colossal Brownie Sundae. We create this masterpiece by layering twelve decadent chunks of freshly baked brownies with six scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and then top your sundae with caramel and chocolate sauces, whipped cream, and a cherry! Come to Buca for all your ice cream and gelato treats on National Ice Cream day and every other day this summer!