Happy National Ice Cream Day — PHOTOS

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Today is July 19th, which President Ronald Reagan declared in 1984 to be the day ice cream shall forever be celebrated in the middle of Summer. In his proclamation back then, the former president said that ice cream was “the perfect dessert and snack food.” I think someone really liked the sweet and cold treat and I can’t blame him at all!

You can celebrate by getting free ice cream for yourself at several participating locations or just indulging in a scoop (or two) at your favorite local shop.

For some ice cream inspiration, check out some pics I’ve posted to the Couch Potato Cook Instagram account over the past year. Enjoy! Yay for ice cream!

What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?

Mallory is the founder and foodie-in-chief of Couch Potato Cook. She is a writer and journalist based in Los Angeles by day, and a foodie in her spare time.